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Liam Mower (born 30 May 1992) is an English stage actor and one of the boys who plays the lead character of Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical. He's also the youngest person ever to win a Laurence Olivier Award.

Liam is from Kingston upon Hull. His father is an engineer, and his mother works in a sandwich shop. Liam has three brothers (Luke, Lewis and Leighton). Liam has been a boarding pupil at the Royal Ballet School, but has scaled down his connection to the Royal Ballet School in order to be able to meet his demanding show business commitments without losing out on quality of life.

Liam's first performance was on Press night (11 May 2005) and he continued performing until the end of September 2006. He also appeared in the Elton John video of Electricity and was featured in the BBC's Children in Need on 18 November 2005 performing Electricity. He also appeared on Blue Peter multiple times.

Liam made his final scheduled appearance in Billy Elliot on the 30th September, 2006. His departure was covered by the local and international press, as it spells the end to the original child cast of 'Billys'. He returns home to study for GCSE's, and is expected to appear in the local theatre scene over the Christmas season.

Liam made a brief return to Billy Elliot, performing in a charity gala for the childrens charity Place2Be on the 22nd November 2006. During the show he was joined by both Elton John and the X-factor judging panel who made cameo appearances as the RBS panel.

He has won, jointly with James Lomas and George Maguire, the Theatre Goers‘ Choice Award 2005 for The Most Promising Newcomer. And on February 26, 2006, Liam, James Lomas and George Maguire received a Laurence Olivier Award for their performances in the musical, making them the first to win one in a shared capacity. This makes Liam the youngest ever winner of this award.

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