Jack O'Connell Biography

Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

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Director: Edward Zwick
Producer: Allyn Stewart, Edward Zwick, Kipp Nelson, Alex Soros
Studio: Roadside Attractions
Cast: Jack O'Connell, Laura Dern, Emily Meade
Genre: Drama
Length: 127 minutes
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Jack O'Connell Biography


Date of Birth: August 1, 1990

Born in Derby, England, Jack O'Connell has been slowly making a name for himself in British film and TV. The half-English, half-Irish actor had his big break when he was cast as blue collar teen Pukey Nicholls in 2006's This is England. The part was written for him by director Shane Meadows after Jack impressed him during the auditions.

Capturing the momentum, Jack quickly booked parts in two other movies. He played a murderous teen in the British horror flick Eden Lake, and a drug addict in Harry Brown, starring Michael Caine.

Jack made a big splash in the media when he was cast as James Cook in the successful British teen drama Skins, a role for which he has won a British TV Choice award for Best Actor.

In the Warner Bros. supernatural thriller Beautiful Creatures, he played his first romantic lead as a teen who uncovers dark secrets about his family through his relationship with the new girl at school. He most recently starred in 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) alongside Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green. He also starred in Angelina Jolie's Unbroken (2014). More recently, he starred in Money Monster (2016) alongside George Clooney and Julie Roberts, the period drama Tulip Fever (2017) starring Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz, and the biopic HHhH (2017) opposite Jason Clarke and Rosamund Pike.

HHhH (2017)
Tulip Fever(2017)
Money Monster(2016)
300: Rise of an Empire(2014)
Starred Up(2013)
Beautiful Creatures(2013)
Harry Brown(2009)
Eden Lake(2008)
This is England (2006)


Actor Trial by Fire (2019)
Actor Godless (Netflix) (2017)
Actor Tulip Fever (2017)
Actor Money Monster (2016)
Actor '71 (2015)
Actor Starred Up (2014)
Actor Unbroken (2014)
Actor Harry Brown (2010)