Jack O'Connell (born August 1st 1990) Jack O'Connell is a British actor who won worldwide recognition with his appearance in Angelina Jolie's war film 'Unbroken'.
Film career: Jack O'Connell landed his first acting role in an episode of 'Doctors' in 2005, which was soon followed up by four episodes of 'The Bill'. His first film role was 2006's 'This Is England' directed by Shane Meadows. He won the International Fantasy Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the horror 'Eden Lake' and also appeared opposite Michael Caine in 2009's 'Harry Brown'. He landed a major part in teen drama series 'Skins', during which time he also appeared in the movies 'Weekender' and 'Starred Up', as well as the TV series 'The Runaways' and 'Dive'. In 2014, he joined the cast of '300' sequel '300: Rise of an Empire' and won a string of awards for playing war hero Louis Zamperini in Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken'. He also appeared with Sean Harris in IRA drama ''71'.
Personal life: Jack O'Connell grew up in Alvaston, Derby with his parents Alison and John. He went to Saint Benedict Catholic School but left at the age of 16.
Actors George Clooney and Jack O'Connell, and director Jodie Foster can be seen shooting a scene on the New York set of their new movie 'Money Monster'. Clooney is wearing a grey vest over his shirt which appears to be connected to a set explosive devices.
Clooney's wife Amal Clooney visited the New York set of the film.
Snaps from the set of George Clooney's upcoming thriller 'Money Monster' in New York gave a startling sneak peak into the movie's plot as we see the Academy Award winning actor strapped up in a most unusual (and terrifying) ensemble. We're too excited.
George Clooney stars in 'Money Monster'
Newly emerged images from the film set of the drama showed Clooney wearing what can only be described as a suicide vest over his shirt and tie. The costume featured pockets containing what are clearly meant to be explosive devices, while a shifty looking Jack O'Connell clutches the deadly remote switch.
Jack O'Connell - A variety of stars were photographed at the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards 2015 Official After Party which was held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015
Jack O'Connell - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards after party which was held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015
Jack O'Connell - The EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2015 Official After Party held at the Grosvenor House hotel - Arrivals at Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015
The 24-year-old actor won the award through a public vote, beating out his fellow nominees Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Margot Robbie, Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley.
Jack O'Connell was awarded with the Rising Star Award at Sunday evening's (Feb 8th) EE British Academy Film Awards after his starring role in Angelina Jolie's latest directorial effort, the WWII movie 'Unbroken.'
O'Connell with his Rising Star BAFTA at Sunday's award ceremony
The 24-year-old actor was prized with the honour after a public vote, which saw he compete against the other nominees Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Margot Robbie, Miles Teller, and Shailene Woodley.
The Bafta nominations have been revealed, leading to some shock by what has been missed out from the ceremony.
Friday morning's British Academy Film Awards nominations show the predicted BAFTA love for home-grown movies like 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory of Everything', but were even more notable for who was missing from the shortlists.
Timothy Spall - snubbed by the academy?
The most obvious snub was for Mike Leigh's acclaimed biographical drama 'Mr Turner', for which Timothy Spall won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. But the film only has a handful of technical nods (for cinematography, production design, costumes and make-up/hair), with nothing for Spall or Leigh, and most surprisingly no British Film nomination.
Continue reading: Bafta 2015 Nominations Reveal Secrets Of Awards Season
Last year the award was taken home by 'The Maze Runner’s' Will Poulter.
Shailene Woodley, Jack O'Connell and Margot Robbie will all be battling it out for this year’s BAFTA Rising Star award, along with Miles Teller and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The recipient will be announced during the BAFTA awards ceremony on February 8th, with the winner being decided by a public vote.
Shailene Woodley is among the BAFTA Rising Star Award nominees
While the nominees do not have to be newcomers, the award recognises those who “have demonstrated exceptional talent, and are destined to be bright stars in the future of cinema.” For all five nominees 2014 was the break out year in their career, with each giving at least one star making performance.
The weekend is looking good for new releases, but The Hobbit still dominates.
What does it say about the Christmas season that a true-to-life war story has topped a fairytale musical adventure at the box office? I’m talking, of course, about the Angelina Jolie-directed, Jack O’Connell starrer Unbroken, which raced past Into the Woods on Friday with $12,3 million, while the Disney reimagining of the popular musical came close with $12,2 million.
Meryl Streep as The Witch is kind of the best thing to ever happen to musical theatre nerds.
Unfortunately, that’s as good as it’s going to get for the new releases this weekend, with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies still dominating the chart. Peter Jackson’s fantasy epic checked in with $15,6 million this Friday and isn’t likely to slow down anytime soon. Of course, we won’t have the final word until later tonight, but you can already see where this is going, can’t you?
Jack O'Connell turns in a stellar performance in 'Unbroken'.
We'd all but discounted Angelina Jolie's Unbroken from the Oscars race after a set of middling reviews but if there's one thing the Academy likes it's a successful box-office biopic and Jolie's tale of triumph under adversity pulled in $850,000 in Christmas Eve showings at just 1,979 venues.
Jack O'Connell stars in Angelina Jolie's Unbroken
Universal then expanded the movie to 3,131 locations on Christmas Day given the huge competition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Annie.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' Opens to Massive Numbers on Xmas Eve
What do we know about Unbroken's Miyavi?
Relatively unknown in the Western world but most certainly a major star in Japan, musician Miyavi (AKA Takamasa Ishihara) has been thrown into the centre of the Hollywood film industry owing to his role in Unbroken.
What are the critics saying about 'Unbroken'?
The reviews are in for Unbroken and the film, directed by Academy Award winning actress Angelina Jolie, has received a mixed reception from critics ahead of its release on Christmas Day in the US and Boxing Day in the UK.
Jack O'Connell stars in Unbroken as Louis Zamperini.