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Dev Patel


Dev Patel began acting professionally at the age of 16, when he was offered a role in the three-time BAFTA award winning British TV series, Skins

His breakthrough into movies came in the box-office smash hit Slumdog Millionaire, which saw him take the lead role aged just 17. The film won an Academy Award and Dev was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe. Dev recently he won a Best Leading Actor BAFTA and was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his role in Lion

Away from the big screen, Dev has a black belt in Taekwondo and has competed in the World Championships, winning a bronze medal. He is also a style icon and regular at catwalk shows. 

Dev is a fan of Mandarin Oriental and the calming environment that always helps him to 'feel at home'. He is a particular fan of the serenity of Mandarin Oriental, Prague which was a monastery in a former life. He says his idea of luxury in a hotel is a "...great bathroom. That's where I learn all my lines and like to wash off the character." 

Dev’s charity of choice is Pure Earth.

View Six things we learned from our Dev Patel interview on Destination MO.

Photographed and filmed by award-winning photographer Mary McCartney.