Alfie Allen is now 'Emmy-nominated actor Alfie Allen', thanks to his recent nod for his role playing Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones.
He's up for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and is set to duke it out with co-stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage, among others, for the prize.
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But because the internet has an infinite memory, many have noted that the majority of the sentiments in Lily Allen's song Alfie, written about her baby brother in 2006, no longer apply.
She penned the song for her first album Alright, Still, and it paints a picture of an slovenly young man, rather more concerned with sleeping all day, playing video games and smoking weed.
Some sample lyrics:
“Oh, Alfie get up it's a brand new day,
I just can't sit back and watch you waste your life away,
You need to get a job because the bills need to get paid,
Get off your lazy arse,
Alfie, please use your brain,
Surely there's some walls out there that you can go and spray,
I'm feeling guilty if I leading you astray,
Now, how the hell do you ever expect that you'll get laid,
When all you do is stay and play on your computer games?”
Well, he did end up getting a job, and he's done pretty well out of it too.
Imagine your famous pop star sister writes a whole ass song literally named after you about what a stoner jobless loser you are, and then you become one of the best characters on the most popular TV show in the world and get an Emmy nomination for it pic.twitter.com/lqmIKP6XVE— Jillian Sederholm (@JillianSed) July 16, 2019
So Lily Allen wrote a song on her brother Alfie (Theon Greyjoy) to show how big looser he is .. but he proved her wrong with Emmy nomination .. https://t.co/efDpXGPqjN— Santosh Karne (@santoshkarne) July 17, 2019
Meanwhile, there’s actually a staggering amount of people who are only finding out now that the pair are related.
I was today years old when I found out Lily Allen is Theon Greyjoy’s(Alfie Allen) sister— White Claw Mami (@VivaaDeLeon) July 17, 2019
Alfie Allen and lily allen are siblings ?!? And she wrote a song about him being a loser ?! pic.twitter.com/wLdda9GEyI— marianna (@marianuhhxo) July 17, 2019
The internet realising that Alfie Allen is the same Alfie in Lily Allen's song, just makes me feel old.— 🐨Adele K. Thomas🐨 (@AdeleKThomas) July 17, 2019
I was 25 when that song was released and we knew it was her brother back then.
I thought we were all celebrating his career rise together??? pic.twitter.com/lcMKmXrIW9
Me, watching the Youngers discover Theon Greyjoy is Alfie Allen, brother to Lily Allen and the subject of her song, ‘Alfie.’ pic.twitter.com/eM2vxScaRN— Justin Yandell (@ShotgunZen) July 17, 2019
Aside from his turn as the tortured Theon, one of the characters of the fantasy series with the most satisfying arc, he's starred in John Wick, The Predator and will be in the new Taika Waititi movie Jojo Rabbit later this year.
He's also set for How To Build A Girl, the adaptation of Caitlin Moran's novel, which also stars Beanie Feldstein, Paddy Considine, Jameela Jamil, Chris O'Dowd and Emma Thompson.
Seems he’s a bit less lazy these days.