Who is Winslow Fegley from Netflix’s Nightbooks?

Bruno Cooke September 15, 2021
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American dark fantasy film Nightbooks became available to watch today (15 September) on Netflix – it stars Winslow Fegley as protagonist Alex. How old is he, and what else has he been in?

What is Nightbooks about, and who is Alex?

Directed by David Yarovesky (Brightburn), and based on a children’s book of the same name by J A White, Nightbooks follows a young boy called Alex as he attempts to escape the clutches of a witch (Krysten Ritter).

Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis penned the screenplay. The book from which it is adapted came out in 2018. Principal photography for the film took place during the last three months of last year.

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During the course of the film, Alex meets the witch’s servant, Yazmin (Lidya Jewett). The two put there heads together in order to escape the magical labyrinth before the witch kills them both.

Kirkus called the book “a thrilling tale of magic that is just scary enough”.

How old is Winslow Fegley?

Actor Winslow Fegley, who plays Alex in Nightbooks, is the son of actors Michael and Merce Fegley. His brothers are also actors – their names are August and Oakes Fegley.

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Winslow has been in several films and television series, despite his youth. He appeared in a 2018 episode of Teachers (as Daniel), eight episodes of Fast Layne (Mel) in 2019, and an episode of The Good Doctor (as a pre-teen Shaun), also in 2019.

Per Famous Birthdays, Winslow Fegley’s age is currently 12 years old. He was born on 29 January, 2009. He hails from Allentown, Pennsylvania.

What else have the Nightbooks cast members been in?

Born 19 January, 2007 in Ethiopia, Lidya Jewett has 13 acting credits to her name, including Ivy & Bean, which is currently in production. 

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She played Sara Hill in Good Girls (from 2018 to 2021) and Kari in Feel The Beat (2020).

Krysten Ritter is recognisable for her roles in Jessica Jones (as the eponymous heroine), The Defenders (the same) and Big Eyes (Dee-Ann). She also appeared in nine episodes of Breaking Bad in 2009-10, as Jane Margolis.

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Bruno is a postgraduate student studying global journalism, with research interests in the intersection of the media, storytelling, culture and politics. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Packs Light and Forge Press, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com. He is a Student Ambassador for Tortoise Media, a big fan of Freddie Mercury and a novelist – his debut novel, Reveries, is available on Amazon.