Friday, December 6, 2019

    Meet Billy Elliot: Amos Brotherus

    Note: Amos’s last show as Billy at the Helsinki City Theatre in Finland was on December 17, 2015.

    Debut: August 25, 2015 (Helsinki, Finland)

    Total Performances: 28  (No partial shows)

    Amos Thumb2Amos Brotherus was 14-years-old (d.o.b. = 2-Jun-2001) upon his debut as Billy. His family includes brothers Robert and Johannes, and sister Elsa. Their mother is dance artist Hanna Brotherus and their dad composer Antti Ikonen. Other than performing, Amos enjoys the trampoline and playing the cello.

    Prior to Billy Elliot The Musical, Amos appeared in several productions of the Finnish National Theatre, including:

    • Waiting For Godot
      Waiting for Godot

      A Tale of Love and Darkness (2014)

    • Frankenstein (2013)
    • A Christmas Carol (2011 & 2012)
    • Waiting for Godot (2011)

    He also provided the voice of Usvasaaren poika in the animated film Rölli ja kaikkien aikojen salaisuus, scheduled for release in 2016.

    Amos has danced in several productions created and produced by his mother, including:

    • Nunnu
    • Nobody Knows



    Life After Billy 

    • After Billy Elliot, Amos played the role of “Usvasaaren Poika” in the movie Rölli ja kaikkien aikojen salaisuus (Rölli and the Secret of All Time), directed by Taavi Vartia and released in 2016.
    • Also in 2018, he appeared in six episodes of the Finnish TV show, Has Been, and in the theatrical film One Last Deal, in the role of “Otto”.

    Amos Brotherus in One Last Deal

    • In 2018, Amos finished Junior High School at Kruununhaan Yläaste. Junior High School ages in Finland are ages 13-16. He was somewhat delayed in his studies because of all his performing commitments. He then went on to start at Kallion Lukio Performing Arts High School in Helsinki in 2018, high school ages being 16 and up to 21.

    2019 was a busy year for Amos, mostly in front of a camera.

    • He played small roles in the YLE TV mini series M/S Romantic directed by Jani Volanen and the TV show Roba directed by Inari Niemi
    • Amos played the lead role of “Taneli” in an episode of the TV series Maanantai in one of six independent stories.
    • He was in a minor role in the movie Dogs Don’t Wear Pants directed by JP Valkeapää and just released last month (November).
    • Amos will appear in the feature film Eden, which is currently in post production after filming in 2019. The movie, in which he plays the role of “Sampo”, will be released in 2020.
    • We Have Heaven is a short film, directed by Tuukka Vartiainen, in which Amos plays the role of “Petja”, the main character’s son. It will also be released in 2020.
    • Amos currently works as an barista and has attended some coffee competitions. This year, he finished third in the Finnish Brewers Cup.
    • His future plans are to graduate from High School next year, and apply to the Finnish Theater Academy in Helsinki.
    • For his next role, Amos has been signed to appear in an international TV series called Rahti.

    For more information about Amos, visit:

    Billy Elliot the Forum, Amos on IMDb


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