Douglas John Booth (born 9 July 1992) is an English actor. Booth rose to prominence following his portrayal of Boy George in the BBC Two television drama Worried About the Boy. He has more recently appeared in Christopher and His Kind. He has been cast, opposite Hailee Steinfeld, in the role of Romeo in Carlo Carlei's upcoming film adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Booth first attended Solefield School in Sevenoaks in west Kent, where he played the trumpet. He then attended Bennett Memorial Diocesan School in Tunbridge Wells and Lingfield Notre Dame School in Lingfield, Surrey. He previously acted with the National Youth Music Theatre and National Youth Theatre.
In an interview with Vogue magazine, Booth reflected on his struggle with dyslexia, stating, "I struggled with dyslexia when I was young, so I knew that whatever I did it wouldn't be academic. Then playing Agamemnon - well, at the age of 12 - I thought 'I rather like being the centre of attention', this is where I want to be." As a model, Booth has appeared in several campaigns for the luxury English label Burberry, including those alongside Emma Watson and Lily Donaldson. He played the role of Pip in the BBC One adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations broadcast in December 2011.