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Jack O'Connell

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Birth name Jack O'Connell
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 august 1990 (33 years)

Jack O'Connell (born 1 August 1990) is an English actor. Born and raised in Derby, he trained in acting at the Television Workshop, which led to his film debut in the coming-of-age drama This Is England (2006).

O'Connell is largely known for playing angry, troubled youth. He first found fame as the hard-living James Cook on the E4 teen series Skins (2009–10), followed by other lead roles in the television dramas Dive (2010) and United (2011). His breakthrough came when he gave critically acclaimed performances in the independent films Starred Up (2013) and '71 (2014), and starred as war hero Louis Zamperini in his first major Hollywood picture, Angelina Jolie's Unbroken (2014). O'Connell subsequently won the BAFTA Rising Star Award.


After his father died, when O'Connell was 18, he coped in part by engaging in self-destructive behavior, later commenting, "I didn't stop partying for like seven years." While living in Bristol during his 2009–10 run on Skins, O'Connell acquired a reputation in the tabloid media as a "party boy," a "bad boy," and a "bit of rough," regularly giving interviews while hung over. His childhood nickname "Jack the Lad"—meaning "a conspicuously self-assured, carefree, brash young man"—is tattooed on his arm. His troubled youth has influenced his work, resulting in him playing mainly delinquents for the first decade of his career, while his juvenile criminal record initially prevented him from being cast in Hollywood productions as he was unable to obtain a U.S. visa. By age 24, O'Connell had largely changed his lifestyle, saying, "I'm not trying to have the most fun I've ever had ever, anymore. That used to be the mentality every time I left the house." He has credited Angelina Jolie, who directed him in the 2014 drama Unbroken, with influencing his outlook, describing working with her as an intervention in his life.

O'Connell has resided in east London since 2014.

Best films

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Unbroken (2014)

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Filmography of Jack O'Connell (23 films)

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Seberg (2020)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Crime
Actors Kristen Stewart, Anthony Mackie, Jack O'Connell, Margaret Qualley, Colm Meaney, Zazie Beetz
Roles Jack Solomon
Rating59% 2.9993652.9993652.9993652.9993652.999365
Dans le cadre de son programme COINTELPRO, le FBI surveille l'actrice Jean Seberg en raisons de ses liens avec l'activiste Hakim Jamal lié aux Black Panthers.
Tulip Fever, 1h47
Directed by Justin Chadwick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Peinture
Actors Christoph Waltz, Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger, Dane DeHaan, Alicia Vikander, Judi Dench
Roles Willem Brok
Rating62% 3.104123.104123.104123.104123.10412
A 17th century romance in which an artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.
The Man with the Iron Heart, 2h
Directed by Cédric Jimenez
Origin France
Genres War, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes Assassinat
Actors Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke, Stephen Graham, Jack Reynor
Roles Jan Kubiš
Rating64% 3.2026653.2026653.2026653.2026653.202665
Au début des années 1930, Reinhard Heydrich, militaire renvoyé de la Reichsmarine, rejoint le nazisme sur la suggestion de sa femme Lina. Il devient alors le bras droit du chef de la SS naissante, Heinrich Himmler. Celui-ci le nomme en 1939 à la tête du RSHA, l'organe principal de police secrète et judiciaire du Reich, dont l'une des sections est la célèbre Gestapo. Principal adjoint de Himmler, il est l’un des hommes les plus puissants du régime. En septembre 1941, Hitler lui donne en complément les attributions de vice-gouverneur de Bohême-Moravie, la partie occupée de la Tchécoslovaquie : pour cela, il a des bureaux à Prague où il règne en maître, car le gouverneur en titre Konstantin von Neurath est vieillissant et malade. Comme Heydrich est resté chef du RSHA, il a aussi pour mission de mener à son terme le plan déjà entamé d’extermination des Juifs d’Europe : la « solution finale de la question juive ».
Money Monster, 1h38
Directed by Jodie Foster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Psychologie, Films about television
Actors Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Lenny Venito
Roles Kyle Budwell
Rating64% 3.2486453.2486453.2486453.2486453.248645
Financial TV personality Lee Gates, who offers up stock advice on his hit show "Money Monster," is held hostage by a viewer, Kyle Budwell, who lost all of his money following a bad tip from Lee during his show.
300: Rise of an Empire, 1h42
Directed by Noam Murro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantasy, Action, Peplum
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Superhero films
Actors Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Hans Matheson, Caitlin Carmichael, Callan Mulvey
Roles Calisto
Rating61% 3.099023.099023.099023.099023.09902
Queen Gorgo of Sparta tells her men about the Battle of Marathon, in which King Darius I of Persia was killed by General Themistocles of Athens 10 years earlier. Darius' son, Xerxes, witnesses his father's death, and is advised to not continue the war, since only "the gods can defeat the Greeks". Darius' naval commander, Artemisia, claims that Darius' last words were in fact a challenge and sends Xerxes on a journey through the desert. Xerxes finally reaches a cave and bathes in an otherworldly liquid, emerging as the 8-feet tall "God-King". He returns to Persia and declares war on Greece to avenge his father.
Starred Up
Starred Up (2014)
, 1h46
Directed by David Mackenzie
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films
Actors Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Sian Breckin, Sam Spruell, Gilly Gilchrist
Roles Eric Love
Rating72% 3.647893.647893.647893.647893.64789
Le film retrace l’histoire d'Eric, un jeune garçon violent qui va être transféré dans une prison pour adultes. Là, il va tenter de se faire respecter par les autres détenus et les surveillants. Mais il va surtout tenter de contrôler ses pulsions grâce à Oliver, le psychologue du centre, et rencontrer un homme, Neville, qui va se révéler être son père.
Starred Up
Starred Up (2014)
, 1h48
Directed by Alain Resnais, David Mackenzie
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Jack O'Connell, Sandrine Kiberlain, Ben Mendelsohn, André Dussollier, Rupert Friend, Sabine Azéma
Roles Eric Love
Rating64% 3.217193.217193.217193.217193.21719
In Yorkshire, three couples--Kathryn and Colin, Tamara and Jack, Monica and Simeon--are shattered by the news that their mutual friend George Riley is fatally ill and has only a few months left. Thinking how best to help him, they invite him to join their amateur dramatic group, but rehearsals bring their past histories to the surface. When George decides to have a last holiday in Tenerife, each of the women wants to accompany him, and their partners are in consternation.
'71 (2014)
, 1h39
Directed by Yann Demange
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais
Actors Richard Dormer, Jack O'Connell, Charlie Murphy, Sean Harris, Martin McCann, Paul Anderson
Roles Gary Hook
Rating71% 3.596263.596263.596263.596263.59626
Gary Hook, a new recruit to the British Army, takes leave of his much younger brother Darren. Hook's squad of British soldiers is sent to Belfast in 1971 in the early years of The Troubles. Under the leadership of the inexperienced Lieutenant Armitage, his squad goes to a volatile area of Belfast where Catholic Nationalists and Protestant Loyalists live side by side. The unit provides support for the Royal Ulster Constabulary as it inspects homes for firearms, shocking Hook with their rough treatment of women and children. The Catholic neighbourhood has been alerted to the activity and a crowd gathers to protest and provoke the British troops who, though heavily armed, can only respond by trying to hold the crowd back.
Unbroken (2014)
, 2h17
Directed by Angelina Jolie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films, Athletics films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Jack O'Connell, Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson, Miyavi, Jai Courtney, John Magaro
Roles Louis Zamperini
Rating72% 3.6024953.6024953.6024953.6024953.602495
The film opens showing Louis "Louie" Zamperini flying as a bombardier of a United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber, during an April 1943 bombing mission against the Japanese-held island of Nauru. The plane is badly damaged in combat, with a number of the crew injured. The hydraulics of the plane are shot and damaged, but the pilot, Phil, manages to bring it to a stop at the end of the runway thanks to a flat tire.
Inside Llewyn Davis, 1h45
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund, John Goodman, F. Murray Abraham
Roles groom
Rating73% 3.698343.698343.698343.698343.69834
In February 1961, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is a struggling folk singer in New York City's Greenwich Village. His musical partner, Mike Timlin, has committed suicide; his recent solo album Inside Llewyn Davis is not selling; he has no money and is sleeping on the couches of friends and acquaintances.
Men in Black 3, 1h45
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Time travel films, Films about the Apollo program, Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bill Hader
Roles 1969 MIB HQ Guard
Rating67% 3.396443.396443.396443.396443.39644
In 2012, an alien criminal, Boris the Animal, a Boglodite, escapes from a maximum-security prison on the moon and arrives on Earth, bent on taking revenge on Agent K, who shot off his left arm and captured him in 1969. He confronts K, who is with his partner Agent J, telling him he is "already dead". J then discovers that K was responsible not only for capturing Boris, but for deploying the "ArcNet", a shield that prevented the Boglodites from conquering Earth and caused their extinction.
Tower Block, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Sheridan Smith, Jack O'Connell, Julie Graham, Ralph Brown, Russell Tovey, Jill Baker
Roles Kurtis
Rating59% 2.950292.950292.950292.950292.95029
Since the Second World War, blocks of flats emerged as places for affordable living, but fell into a breeding ground for crime and violence, leaving re-developers to demolish most of them except Tower Block 31, where only the top floor residents refuse to leave. One night in London, England, the tenants witness the murder of 15-year-old boy, Jimmy (Ralph Laurila). Only one person, Becky (Sheridan Smith), tries to help the boy from his masked attackers, but she is left unconscious. Detective DC Devlin (Steven Cree) and his partners attempt to identity the culprits, but they receive zero leads from all tenants who fear to get involved.
The Liability, 1h22
Directed by Noam Murro
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Tim Roth, Talulah Riley, Jack O'Connell, Peter Mullan, Kierston Wareing
Roles Adam
Rating58% 2.947242.947242.947242.947242.94724
Young and naive 19-year-old slacker, Adam (Jack O'Connell), lives with his mum, Nicky (Kierston Wareing), in the home of her intimidating gangster boyfriend, Peter (Peter Mullan) and is sent to conduct a day of driving for Peter's associate after Adam inadvertently views an incriminating video on Peter's laptop. This takes Adam on the road with aging hitman, Roy (Tim Roth), as he enters a world of murder for 24 hours. Roy tried to force him to kill a mysterious girl (Talulah Riley) in a forest, but he refrains from doing so, giving her the chance to escape and drive away in their vehicle.
United (2011)
, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors David Tennant, Jack O'Connell, Sam Claflin, Werner Daehn, Dougray Scott, Dean Andrews
Roles Bobby Charlton
Rating72% 3.647553.647553.647553.647553.64755
The drama primarily focuses on the relationship between assistant manager Jimmy Murphy and the young player Bobby Charlton. The film begins in the autumn of 1956 as Murphy gives Charlton his first chance to play a match with Manchester United's first team, nicknamed the "Busby Babes" due to their unique pedigree as an almost entirely club-nurtured team of players, with the exception of a few slightly older players who have been purchased from other clubs.
Weekender (2011)
, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Zawe Ashton, Jack O'Connell, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Stephen Wight, Emily Barclay, Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Roles Dylan
Rating55% 2.753822.753822.753822.753822.75382
1990: The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the United Kingdom, bringing phenomenal wealth to the organisers. In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in their early twenties and long to be more than just punters. As the government moves to outlaw the scene, it's now or never and they quickly rise through the ranks to join the promoting elite. They are taken on a wild journey from the exclusive VIP rooms of London clubs to the outrageous parties in Ibiza super-villas and the hedonism of Amsterdam. It's everything they dreamed of and more. But as their success continues to grow, they attract a more dark and sinister world. Matt and Dylan start to drift apart as they are forced to question the dreams they set out to achieve and their once solid friendship.