Jack O'Connell

Jack O'Connell

Highest Rated: 99% Starred Up (2013)

Lowest Rated: 9% Weekender (2011)

Birthday: Aug 1, 1990

Birthplace: Derby, England, UK

With the ability to carry a level of intensity that was beyond his years, English actor Jack O'Connell rose to stardom playing conflicted characters such as Pukey Nicholls in "This Is England" (2006) and James Cook on "Skins" (E4, 2007-2013). O'Connell was born on August 1, 1990 and was raised in the suburbs of Derby, England by his parents Alison J. and John Patrick O'Connell. When he was a young aspiring actor, O'Connell made his professional acting debut as a teenager on the popular British medical soap opera "Doctors" (BBC One, 2000-), in 2005. In the following year, he made his film debut in the period piece drama "This Is England" playing a teenage boy named Pukey Nicholls who became immersed in the 1980s skinheads scene. After the release of "This Is England," the roles of troubled teenaged boys gravitated towards O'Connell, such as Brett, the villainous gang leader in "Eden Lake" (2008). In 2009, he joined the cast of E4's critically acclaimed teen drama "Skins" as the promiscuous but self-conflicted James Cook. His performance in "Skins" was lauded by critics and helped jump start his film career. His role as Eric Love in the crime drama "Starred Up" (2013) drew praises from the international film festival circuit, especially at the Dublin International Film Festival where he was awarded Best Actor. O'Connell then appeared in "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014), the sequel to the 2007 film adaptation Frank Miller graphic novel "300." In 2014, O'Connell starred as Olympic track star and World War II hero Louis Zamperini in the biopic of his remarkable life directed by Angelina Jolie, "Unbroken."

Highest rated movies

Starred Up
'71 Little Fish
Eden Lake
Jungleland
Killing Heydrich
Private Peaceful
Harry Brown

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
91% 81% Little Fish Jude (Character) $39.0K 2020
36% 51% Seberg Jack Solomon (Character) $413.8K 2019
73% 50% Jungleland Lion (Character) - 2019
61% 72% Trial by Fire Cameron Todd Willingham (Character) $143.3K 2018
67% 45% Killing Heydrich Jan Kubis (Character) - 2017
10% 43% Tulip Fever Willem Brok (Character) $2.4M 2017
59% 51% Money Monster Kyle Budwell (Character) $41.0M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Jack (Character) - 2016
96% 81% '71 Gary Hook (Character) $1.3M 2014
45% 51% 300: Rise of an Empire Calisto (Character) $106.6M 2014
51% 70% Unbroken Louie Zamperini (Character) $115.6M 2014
99% 84% Starred Up Eric (Character) $34.1K 2013
47% 37% Tower Block Kurtis (Character) - 2012
61% 36% The Liability Adam (Character) - 2012
63% 56% Private Peaceful Charlie Peaceful (Character) - 2012
9% 29% Weekender Dylan (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 71% United Bobby Charlton (Character) - 2011
63% 75% Harry Brown Marky (Character) $1.8M 2009
79% 66% Eden Lake Brett (Character) $5.8K 2008

TV

Credit
93% 89% The North Water Patrick Sumner (Character) 2021
31% 87% The Village Walt Barnes (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
83% 85% Godless Roy Goode (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 62% Bull Ed (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2014
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skins Cook (Character) 2009-2011 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waterloo Road Unknown (Character) 2007