Armie Hammer in Mirror Mirror

Armie Hammer in Mirror Mirror

Armie Hammer has seem his star rocket in the last couple of years as a string of high profile roles as made him one of the most exciting young talents around.

And this week he has returned to the big screen to play the dashing Prince Alcott in Mirror Mirror, the re-telling of Snow White.

Like many budding actors Hammer kicked off his career in TV with appearances in the likes of Arrested Development and Veronica Mars in the mid noughties.

And it was to be TV were he had much of his early success with roles in Gossip Girl and Reaper towards the end of the decade.

But during that time his performance in movie Billy: The Early Years, in which he played Billy Graham, also earnt him praise.

However it was with his role as the Winklevoss twins Cameron and Tyler in The Social Network that Hammer really saw his star begin to rise.

The Social Network, which was directed by David Fincher, was a critical and commercial hit and dominated the awards circuit that year.

The movie went on to be nominated for Best Picture but it lost out to The King's Speech.

The beginning of 2012 saw him take on his biggest role to date, Clyde Tolson in J.Edgar. The Clint Eastwood directed picture was a biopic of J.Edgar Hoover and the birth of the FBI.

Hammer and co-star played the roles of Tolson and Hoover throughout the movie using prosthetics as their characters aged.

This week he has swapped the biopic picture for the fantasy drama as Tarsem Singh brings hit interpretation of Snow White to the big screen.

The movie sees Hammer team up with Lily Collins (Snow White) and Julia Roberts (Evil Queen) and the film is enjoying success both sides of the pond.

But 2013 will bring him his biggest acting role to date as he leads the cast in Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger.

Despite a string of issues getting this movie off the ground filming is finally underway with Hammer taking on the lead role.

The film also stars Johnny Depp as The Lone Ranger's sidekick Tonto while Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson and William Fichtner are all also on the cast list.

And the roles keep on rolling in for the young actor as he has also been linked to By Virtue Fall and 2:22.

Mirror Mirror is out now

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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