Alex Wyndham
Born (1981-01-01) 1 January 1981 (age 41)
EducationWinchester College
University of Oxford
Years active2004–present

Alex Wyndham (born 1 January 1981) is an English actor, known for his role as Gaius Maecenas in the HBO television series Rome (2007).[1]


He was educated at Winchester College and has a degree in history from the University of Oxford where he appeared in a number of student plays. During his studies he did a lot of stage performance, including touring Japan with an OUDS production of Love's Labours Lost. He then trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), graduating in 2005. Wyndham augmented his formal education by completing programmes such as: a camera acting course at BBC Elstree; earning the BASSC Certificate 1st class (distinction) armed and unarmed combat; and achieving the level of black belt (1st Dan) Shotokan Karate. He has many skills including period and Flamenco dancing, and sings baritone. His special interests include: athletics, films, travel, guitar and graphic design.[2]

His first job as a professional actor was playing Silvius in Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of As You Like It while he was still at drama school.[3] His other credits include an appearance in T4's girl-band soap Totally Frank as Ben,[4] The Line of Beauty and Little Dorrit.[citation needed] He also appeared in the BBC World War One medical drama The Crimson Field. He narrates the historical romance novels of Bliss Bennet (The Penningtons) and Stella Riley (The Rockcliffe series and The Roundheads and Cavaliers series).



Year Title Role
2006 As You Like It Sylvius
2007 Arn – The Knight Templar Armand De Gascogne
2009 The Hills Run Red Lalo
2011 Lotus Eaters Marlon
2011 Super Eruption Josh


Year Title Role Episode
2005 Totally Frank Ben 7 episodes in season 1
2006 The Line of Beauty Wani Ouradi Miniseries
2007 Maurice Maurice BBC Radio 4
2007 Rome Maecenas 7 episodes in season 2
2008 Little Dorrit Henry Gowan
2014 The Crimson Field Miles Hesketh-Thorne
2021–present Yellowjackets Kevyn Recurring

Video Games

Year Title Role
2017 Horizon Zero Dawn Balahn
2018 We Happy Few Arthur Hastings


  1. ^ [1] HBO Rome Official Site
  2. ^ Profile Archived 28 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art website; accessed 13 May 2014.
  3. ^ Cambridge-News: "Adaptation shot the way Branagh likes it,", 9 July 2007
  4. ^ BBC: "The Line of Beauty,", May 2006