Actor Asa Butterfield, aka Otis in Netflix’ Sex Education, is coming to FACTS in Ghent!


  • Otis Milburn in Sex Education (Netflix)
  • Jake in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Calvin in Then Came You
  • Hugo Cabret in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo
  • Mordred in Merlin
  • Bruno in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • Norman Green in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
  • Gardner Elliot in The Space Between Us
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Asa Butterfield has been seen shining in many movies and series so far, but his most recent and perhaps even biggest rise to stardom is Netflix’ Sex Education (2019-2020). In that series, he portrays protagonist Otis Milburn, a highschool student who sets up an underground sex therapy clinic. This series also features ex-FACTS guest Gillian Anderson, who portrays Otis’s mother. This series is an international hit (Belgium’s 4th best watched Netflix title in 2019!) and its second season just premiered on January 17th, 2020.

Also in more recent productions, he shined as Calvin in Then Came You alongside Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, as Jake in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, as Ender Wiggin in the space action movie Ender’s Game, as Mars-born teenager Gardner Elliot in the romantic comedy The Space Between Us, as Second Lieutenant Raleigh in the World War I movie Journey’s End and much, much more. Needless to say, he’s mastered quite a few genres already.

In his early childhood, he was Hugo Cabret in Martin Scorsese’s fantasy movie Hugo, the German child Bruno the Holocaust drama The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Norman Green in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, and Mordred in the popular fantasy show Merlin, to name just a few.

If you add it all up, he has acted alongside an impressive amount of top-tier actors, but never in their shadow. The success of all of the above is just as much the result of Asa Butterfield’s stellar performances.

Mr. Asa Butterfield will be available for photoshoots, signing sessions and huge Q&A shows on Saturday April 4th and Sunday April 5th, in Flanders Expo, Ghent. Don’t forget to buy your entry tickets in presales!

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With the well-being, health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors, crew and partners as our main priority, FACTS has been closely following and monitoring the evolution of the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, the Corona pandemic, during the last days.

Since the situation in Belgium is becoming more critical every day and since the US government announced travel restrictions to Europe, FACTS has decided to cancel the FACTS Spring 2020 edition due to force majeure.

After considering all possible safety measures, we have ultimately decided to follow the guidance of the local health organisations and governments indicating that mass events should be cancelled.

As our main goal is to offer our amazing community the unique experience they deserve and to guarantee their safety, we simply were left with no other option.

It pains us to take this decision, but we are already looking forward to the next gathering with all our fans, exhibitors and guests on 24 & 25 October in Flanders Expo Ghent. In the meantime, we have worked very hard to guarantee an even more impressive line-up of stars and we are excited to announce that Ian Somerhalder, Rebecca Mader & Troy Baker have already confirmed that they will be present to meet all their fans in Belgium on 24 & 25 October. More guests and surprises will be announced in the coming months.

All our visitors, exhibitors and partners will be contacted personally by e-mail very soon, with more information regarding the next steps. All entry tickets will remain valid for FACTS in October, but visitors will get the choice: keep the ticket(s) for October or ask for a refund. More detailed info on that will follow soon.

We appreciate the support we have received in the past week. The feedback was invaluable in helping us determine this decision.

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The FACTS team