As often happens with young British actors, Hauer-King has starred in his fair share of period dramas. As well as the WWII drama "World on Fire," he also starred alongside Hayley Atwell in "Howards End," and played Laurie in the 2017 BBC adaptation of "Little Women." He spoke to The List about his love of the genre, saying, "It's amazing, when you have people who are such artists and such craftsmen, so brilliant at bringing those periods in to life. It makes our life so much easier because you really do enter the world. The people making these costumes and building the sets are extraordinary. When you step on set for the first time wearing a three-piece handmade suit it's a very special moment."