Boath, an energetic nine-year-old newcomer, was tapped to play adventure-loving Alex over hundreds of other hopefuls. His fearless personality convinced Stephen Sommers
that he was right for the part after only a few meetings, and the film's cast and crew agreed that he is much like the brave, action-minded Alex in real life.
The son of a banker father and producer mother, Boath attends a Catholic boys' school in London. Although he has taken weekly drama classes for several years with his older brother Jack and his little sister Millie, Boath's only experience before auditioning for The Mummy Returns had been lip-synching the John Travolta role in a class production of Grease.
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