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Jack O'Connell
Jack O'Connell
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August 01, 1990
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11 wins & 6 nominations.
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Some Facts
Considered for the role of Jack Unwin in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014).
Trained at the Central Television Workshop in Nottingham, along with Vicky McClure, Joe Dempsie and Michael Socha.
His acting role models are Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Tom Hardy.
His maternal grandfather, Kenneth Harold "Ken" Gutteridge, was a professional footballer and manager.
Is a big fan of Derby County Football Club.
Personal Quotes
[on playing Cook in Skins (2007)] I think out of the characters I've played, me and Cook are the most similar. I don't know whether he changed me; he helped keep me on the straight and narrow for a bit, ironically, because I could focus any troublesome incentives of mine into a very productive line of work. If he changed me, it was for the better... There is a significant amount [of fan mail], and it comes from all over the world; it's so humbling to know that Skins (2007) reached out on a global scale, from something we were just fucking around with in Bristol.
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What's important to me is the longevity. I want to create a body of work that is entertaining and speaks to people for a long time. Longer than my life span. They're the real goals for me as an actor, not the fame side of things.
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I like the ideology of there being no such thing as perfection. But I'm of the opinion that I have witnessed perfection at various times, especially in art.
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[on his acting influences] Growing up, Gary Oldman has been a big role model of mine. Also Tim Roth, I've always loved his performances. A more recent example would be Tom Hardy. He decides to do what he does for his reasons, but I like the way he's been able to stay as Tom. He's not been warped in any way.
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