ManCrush: Olly Alexander

Gaydar Blog

Gaydar Blog
26 October 2023

Who is Olly Alexander?

Early life

Born in 1990 in Harrogate, Alexander has had a passion for music and performance from a young age.

He studied Performing Arts at the Hereford College of Arts, but dropped out to pursue acting opportunities.

Acting career

Alexander landed his first major role in 2008. He’s since acted in television, film, and theatre productions.

Music career

Years & Years formed in 2010, with their debut single released in 2012.

It was their second single, Real – released in 2014 – that began to attract attention and helped them to build momentum.

Personal life

Alexander discusses his sexuality publicly and is a powerful advocate and role-model for the LGBTQ community.



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