We are going to Crusher this next announcement for the Trekkies. Please welcome Ed Speleers in a rare convention appearance to the Washington State Summer Con lineup in Puyallup from June 21st through the 23rd.
Ed is an English actor and producer. He is known for playing the title role in the film Eragon, antagonist Stephen Bonnet in the TV series Outlander and Jimmy Kent in the television series Downton Abbey. He recently appeared as Rhys Montrose in the fourth season of the Netflix hit series You, and Jack Crusher in the third season of Star Trek: Picard.
His first professional role in 2006 was the lead in 20th Century Fox’s screen version of Christopher Paolini’s hit book Eragon. Speleers would later guest star in the BBC One miniseries Partners in Crime, an adaptation of two of Agatha Christie’s novels.
He had a supporting role in Disney’s fantasy adventure sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. The following year he appeared in Andy Serkis’ directorial debut, the biopic Breathe. Speleers appeared in seasons four and five of Starz’s time-travel drama series Outlander as Irish smuggler and pirate Stephen Bonnet.
In 2023, Speleers appeared in the fourth season of the Netflix hit series “You” as the main antagonist Rhys Montrose. He also appeared as Jack Crusher, the son of Jean-Luc Picard, in the final season of Star Trek: Picard. His performance earned a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series. This was his 3rd Saturn Award nomination overall.
In 2024, Speleers co-starred in the romantic comedy Irish Wish and was also a guest star in an episode of the British television series The Famous Five. He will appear in Midas Man, a biographical film on Brian Epstein who managed the Beatles.
Meet Ed Speleers at the Washington State Summe Con. He will be with us Saturday and Sunday meeting fans, signing autographs, taking individual, duo, and group photos, and speaking on a Picard panel. Tickets are on sale now: www.wasummercon.com