Who is Years & Years' Olly Alexander?

Who is Years & Years' Olly Alexander?

January 15, 2022

OLLY Alexander is Years & Years' front man and star of hit drama It's A Sin.

At 31-years-old he is creating a reputable name for himself as an artist and LGBT advocate.

Who is Olly Alexander?

Olly Alexander is the lead singer in synth-pop trio Years & Years.

Olly was born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, in 1990. 

He studied at the Hereford College of Arts after completing his GCSEs, but later dropped out to pursue an acting career.

Olly starred in 2008’s Sumerhill, and also made appearances in 2009’s Tormented and 2014’s The Riot Club.

Olly is also musical, and formed Years & Years in 2010 with Mikey Goldsmith and Emre Turkmen. 

It was announced the pair had quit the band in January 2021, leaving Olly to continue as a soloist.

What is Olly Alexander's net worth? 

The star’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5million (£1.1m) by CelebNetWorths.com.

His earnings will come from his acting as well as singing and songwriting.

Does Olly Alexander have a boyfriend? 

There is no evidence at the moment to suggest that Olly is dating anyone.

In January 2021 he told The Guardian: "I’m hopeful to have more sex … it’s very difficult in the age of Covid if you’re single."

What are his biggest Years & Years songs?

Years & Years have had five top 10 hits in the UK charts.

Their debut single I Wish I Knew was released in July 2012, but it was 2015’s King that propelled the band to stardom, reaching Number One in the charts. 

Debut album Communion also reached the top spot on the UK Albums charts, while their second LP Palo Santo was released to critical acclaim in 2018.  

Other big hits include If You’re Over Me, Desire and Shine – all of which have made a big splash on the UK singles charts.

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Who does Olly Alexander play in It's A Sin?

Alexander played Ritchie Tozer in It's a Sin.

The series, named after the hit single by The Pet Shop Boys, follows the lives of three young men during the horror of the Aids epidemic of the 1980s. 

Olly plays Richie, an 18-year-old from the Isle of Wight who has not come out to his parents.

Once he reaches London, he finds freedom and pursues his dreams of being an actor.

It has become Channel 4's most-binged series of all time since its release.

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