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How tall is Joe Locke? Height and career of Heartstopper's Charlie explored

Amber Peake April 23, 2022
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Netflix’s Heartstopper has finally landed on the popular streamer, with fans now eager to know more about Charlie Spring actor Joe Locke including his height and career so far.  

The series follows Charlie as he develops a crush on fellow high schooler Nick Nelson after they are made to it next to each other. 

Here’s all we know about acting newcomer Joe Locke and his live away from the new release. 

**** Warning Heartstopper spoilers ahead ****

Heartstopper | Official Trailer | Netflix

Heartstopper | Official Trailer | Netflix
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How tall is Joe Locke?

Fans who have started watching the series will know that in one sweet moment Joe Locke’s character Charlie Spring is seen to go on his tiptoes as he and his rugby player friend Nick Nelson share a kiss. 

Following the moment some fans have wondered about Locke and his co-star Kit Connor’s height difference. Luckily Connor has previously clarified their heights on Twitter as he revealed Locke is 5ft 9in. 

The Nick Nelson actor shared his own height as he explained he is slightly taller than Locke at 5ft 11in.

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Get to know Heartstopper’s Joe Locke

In the new LGBTQ+ romantic drama, up-and-coming actor Joe Locke portrays 15-year-old high school student Charlie Spring. 

Off-screen, the rising star is actually 18 years old and hails from the Isle of Man

Locke has already built a sizable following on Instagram, where he has almost 340,000 followers on his verified page. 

On the Radio Times podcast earlier this month, Joe admitted his follower count on the picture sharing site rose from around one thousand to over 15k in a day. 

Following the Heartstopper’s drop on Netflix, were sure young talent’s following count will continue to rise!

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Heartstopper is the young star’s on-screen debut

While the Netflix series is Joe Locke’s first on-screen role, the star has had a passion for acting since he was a child. 

Chatting to 1883 Magazine, Locke explained he had always had an interest in acting growing up and was also a part of local amateur theatre before Heartstopper happened. 

As per a news article by the Isle of Man Arts Council, in 2020, the young actor starred in a National Theatre Connections production of the play Dungeness. 

Taking to Twitter following the release of Heartstopper, Locke admitted acting had always been a dream of his which has now come true: 

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.