Layton was born in Bury and he began his career at the age of 12 securing himself the title role of Billy in London’s Billy Elliot. Layton then made his debut TV appearance as Kylie in the BBC comedyBeautiful People. In 2009 Layton went back into the West End to play one of the original young Michael Jackson’s in Thriller Live. He attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts which was documented on CBBC’s School For Stars.
He is perhaps best known for his role as series regular Stephen in the BBC Comedy Bad Education. He then reprised the role for the Bad Education feature film.
In 2014 he joined Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Company playing the role of Simon in the Lord of The Flies UK Tour and he also starred in the 2015 UK Tour/Sadler’s Wells production of The Car Man.
His most recent credits include Angel in the 20th Anniversary RENTLondon/UK Tour.
Layton loves to teach and inspire young talent by leading dance workshops around the country through @DanceWithLayton.
Layton is thrilled to be returning as Seaweed off the back of the Hairspray 2016 UK Tour.
He’d like to thank his family and friends for their continued love and support.