Beans El-Balawi (born 11 July 1997) is an English actor and chorister. He began acting in 2004 with roles in Seed of Chucky and The Happiness Thief, Half Light (2006) and 28 Weeks Later (2007). In 2008, Belawi played Michael Banks in the Cameron Mackintosh's production of Mary Poppins for one year in the west end. Recently, Belawi has played roles as Jamie Keenan in Holby Blue and as Freddy Macey in Lark Rise to Candleford.
He attended Westminster Abbey Choir School singing in the Westminster Abbey Choir. He then attended Charterhouse School completing his IGCSE's there.