Jonah Hauer-King plays Prince Eric in the new Little Mermaid.
Ariel’s charming love interest Prince Eric is portrayed by Jonah Hauer-King. The English actor Hauer-King, whose work has already been seen in “Howard’s End” and “Little Women,” gives a commanding presence to the part. His image as a rising star is further cemented by his portrayal of Lale in “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” in the near future.
Hauer-King, who holds dual citizenship in the UK and the US, was raised in London with two older sisters. Debra Hauer, an American theatre producer, and Jeremy King, a British restauranteur, raised him, and the actor claims he feels a connection to both nations.
With a degree in theology and religious studies from Cambridge University, he attributes his ability to get along with and form long-lasting friendships with his female costars to the fact that women predominated in his household growing up.