Birth name: Raphael Pichey Gavron
Birth date: June 24, 1989
Birth Place: Hendon, Middlesex, England
Active since: 2006–present
This Jewish actor was born to Martha Pichey and Simon Gavron in Hendon, Middlesex in North London. His father, late Simon Gavron was a publisher while mother Martha is an American born writer. Rafi is the grandson of a famous printing millionaire named Robert Gavron. The actor is the eldest son of the Gavron family and has two brothers Benjamin and Moses Gavron.
The 20-year-old actor started his career with the film ‘Breaking and Entering’ in 2006. The romantic drama film was written and directed by award-winning director Anthony Minghella. Rafi played one of the major roles in the film by portraying the character of a young burglar named Miro. In the movie, Miro uses different techniques to enter into rich households and offices.
In 2007, the actor appeared in several episodes of top-notch TV series ‘Rome’. He depicted the role of Duro in the show, which deals with the tale of Julius Caesar’s Gaul invasion and continues till the death of Mark Anthony. Dour was a hired assassin who appeared in the second season of the Rome series. However, the show
ran for two seasons on HBO and the BBC.
The actor also worked in the hit action-drama series 24 in 2009. He played the role of the younger brother of the terror suspect. The name of the character was Hamid Al-Zarian, who appeared in as many as three episodes of 24 series. Rafi Gavron also appeared in teen comedy film ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist’ (2008). Directed by Peter Sollett, the film was based on the novel ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist’. The actor depicted the role of Dev, a friend of central character Nick as well as lead singer. Rafi also sang a song for the film.
Rafi Gavron also showed his acting skills in 2008 fantasy film ‘Inkheart’. It was directed by Iain Softley and included stars like Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren, Eliza Bennett, Paul Bettany and Jim Broadbent. Rafi played the role of Farid, one of Ali Baba’s thieves in the fantasy story book ‘Arabian Nights’. The movie is about different characters of fantasy books that come to life and joins the storyteller. ‘Inkheart’ was adapted from the novel of same name.
The British actor is currently associated with critically acclaimed family drama series, Life Unexpected. Created by Gary Fleder, the show revolves round a teenage girl named Lux and her relationship with biological parents. Rafi Gavron plays the role of Bobby Guthrie or Bug, one of the friends of Lux. The character of Lux is being played by Britt Robertson. Besides Rafi and Robertson, the show includes stars like Shiri Appleby, Kristoffer Polaha, Kerr Smith, Austin Basis and few others.
The show made its debut on TV on January, 2010 and since then it has been receiving appreciation from fans and critics. Earlier it was decided that show would go premiere under the title ‘Light Years’. But later on, the director dropped the title as it sounded much of a sci-fi drama. Life Unexpected is set in Portland, while the shooting was done in British Columbia. The show airs on every Monday on The CW networks.
Till date, Rafi Gavron hasn’t been able to grab any major award. However, the actor earned a nomination for British Independent Film Awards under the most promising newcomer category. Rafi was recognized for his excellent performance in the film ‘Breaking and Entering’. As Miro, the actor had to perform innumerable difficult tasks in the film.