A digital native who uses the internet to connect with fans via his personal website, EdSpeleers.com, Ed chose to support YouthNet after hearing about its LifeSupport Appeal, which hopes to raise the funds needed to redevelop TheSite.org and revolutionise online support for young people.
In October 2009, Ed attended the launch of the Appeal in London’s Living Room, City Hall. In the future, he plans to help promote the charity through media interviews, photo calls, and engaging directly with young people via TheSite.org and EdSpeleers.com.
Ed won the lead role in Eragon when he was 17-years-old, beating 180,000 hopefuls to play alongside Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich and Rachel Weisz.
Keep track of Ed’s work with YouthNet on our Ambassador pages.
“I’m really enthusiastic about supporting YouthNet, because like the majority of young people, I couldn’t imagine life without the internet.
“Online is a great place to find guidance when you need it, but it’s really important for young people to find the right advice, which is why TheSite.org is invaluable, and why I want to help make sure it’s there for years to come.”
26 March 2010
Ed has confirmed he will shortly begin filming UK feature film Angel’s Peak opposite Melissa George (30 Days of Night, The Amityville Horror).
01 March 2010
Ed will be judging the film category of YouthNet’s LifeSupport: Change through art competition.