Chandler Canterbury is Jamie Stryder

Jamie Stryder will be played by Chandler Canterbury.  Chandler was born December 15, 1998 and is quite an accomplished actor at his young age.  He has been in Knowing, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Repo Men.  I most recently saw him in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit on which he appeared in a couple of episodes.  Hopefully, you will be able to see him in A Bag of Hammers.  It premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) last March, and I was privileged enough to see it and to interview Chandler and the rest of the cast.  I am very excited to see him as Jamie Stryder.  If you are at all interested, you can see the Q and A with the cast of A Bag of Hammers (including Chandler) at SXSW here.

Can you see Chandler playing the younger brother to Saoirse Ronan?  I noticed sites are using pictures of him that are older and making him look like he is a little boy, so please keep that in mind.  The above photo is less than a year old.

Source: Variety

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  • Cant wait for the rest of the cast list! I am so excited for the movie!!

  • He is so cute!! I had a feeling he was gonna get this part, I was really hoping he would. He IS Jamie, isn’t he? He’s very close to the Jamie I imagined!

  • Nicole

    He’s adorable and the right age! I’m definitely going to cry when he begs Wanda to tell him that Melanie is still there.

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  • Tarynstahls

    Patting myself on the back because I pegged this under the comments for the casting rumors post.  Chandler is amazing and perfect for this role.  He has been a favorite of mine for a long time.  Now he is playing a part from my favorite book :)!  For those of you who do not know anything about Chandler, let me help out.  I went to a fan site (

    This is a most recent photo (he is the right age):

    Acting ability (check out the scenes from Fringe):

    I do have a couple of questions for the site administrator.
    Do you have a link to his SVU episodes.  I can’t find anything on that and he doesn’t have it on his credits for imdb.
    Do you have any information on A Bag of Hammers?  Where can I buy/see it?  I read reviews and it is supposed to be a standout and heartbreaking performance for Chandler.  

    • The SVU episodes were from last season and it was the same episodes that Maria Bello was in.  Pretty sure it was him.

      You can probably ask about the release date on A Bag of Hammers Facebook or Twitter page.  The last time I heard anything it was supposed to be on VOD in August 2011, but I don’t know if that happened.

      • Tarynstahls

        SVU = Not Chandler.  The kid in it looks like Chandler and I would have thought the same if I had not looked them up.

        A Bag of Hammers = Possible Spring release.  At least according to a post on the Facebook page.  Strange that it has taken so long to be released.

  • Christina R1987

    I have to agree he is perfect to play Jamie. So adorable. I cannot wait for this movie.

  • Guest

    He has beautiful, beautiful blue eyes.