National Geographic's Genius, a biographical series about Albert Einstein, premiered Tuesday, April 25. The show depicts the ups and downs of Einstein's personal and professional life, from his youth on. Audiences will see Einstein as a young man, as well as the likeness we most associate him with: an older man with wild, grey hair. But, back to that young portrayal: I can't be the only one watching the Genius trailers and thinking "Who's that handsome young scientist?" So, who plays young Einstein on Genius?
Two men bring Einstein to life on National Geographic's Genius. Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush plays the Einstein you know best from iconic photos — an Einstein with untamed hair and an established reputation. Johnny Flynn plays the younger version of the famous scientist. The whole show will give new insight into the man behind the name. And his early career is probably lesser known to audiences who associate Einstein with his bombshell theory of relativity.
Before tuning into Genius on April 25, get to know the 34-year-old actor bringing Einstein's origins to television. Here's where you've seen Johnny Flynn before along with some things we were able to find out about him via his social media presence.