Big Little Lies is HBO's newest limited series and while it may not have dragons in it like Game of Thrones or robots like in Westworld, it still has murder. The show, which takes place in a beachside neighborhood in Monterey, California, is based on Liane Moriarty's bestselling novel of the same name, and follows the lives of three mothers whose children all attend the same school together. One of those mothers is Jane (Shaliene Woodley), who's a single mom and new to town with her son, Ziggy. So who plays Ziggy on Big Little Lies? Young actor and theater YouTuber Iain Armitage got the role and he's already incredibly accomplished, especially for his age.
Though Armitage is relatively new to acting, you may have seen his face before. Besides appearing in Big Little Lies, he also appeared in a recent episode of Law & Order: SVU and will appear in the films The Glass Castle, Our Souls at Night, and I'm Not Here, which are due out later this year and next year, according to IMDB. However, Armitage made his first appearance on television when he appeared on The View in 2014, to discuss his popular YouTube channel, IainLovesTheatre.
Armitage saw his first play when he was only 3 years old, and is now one of the most knowledgable theater critics out there. Oh, and did I mention that he's not even 10 years old yet? On his channel, Armitage does reviews of musicals and plays, and also performs some of his favorite songs as well. During a recent interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Woodley revealed that it was actually Armitage who introduced her to Hamilton when he burst into song while on set. Not only does Armitage know every song from the musical, but he even met Lin-Manuel Miranda on the red carpet of the 2016 Tony Awards, because this kid is obviously living his best life.
Armitage's theater knowledge even got him onto Steve Harvey's show Little Big Shots, where he discussed his work as a theater critic and showed off his tap dancing skills. This kid is apparently multi-talented.
Big Little Lies is obviously a major stepping stone for Armitage and I have no doubt people will be seeing even more of him in the near future. I, personally, can't wait to see what this kid does next with his already impressive career.