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  • Date of birth : 01/08/1990

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Jack O'Connell (1990)

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November 2010

Jack O'Connell , is a British actor, from Alvaston, Derby, England. He went to St Benedict Catholic School and Performing Arts College. He is perhaps most recognisable for playing Pukey Nicholls in This Is England , Marky in Harry Brown , and as James Cook in the E4 teen drama Skins.

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O'Connell made his acting debut in 2005 appearing in an episode of the British soap opera Doctors, along with four episodes as character Ross Trecot in The Bill. In 2006 O'Connell made his film debut in This Is England, a story about a boy growing up in 1980s England.

During 2007 O'Connell made several minor television appearances in Waterloo Road, Holby City, and Wire in the Blood. He would also go on to star in the play Scarborough, performed at the Edinburgh Festival, for which he later reprised the following year upon its transfer to the Royal Court Theatre, London. In October of that same year, O'Connell starred in an educational DVD, Between You and Me, produced by Derbyshire Constabulary, in which his character Alfie Gilchrist encounters a range of issues including underage drinking, fake ID, peer pressure, and car theft. Youth Work Now magazine described his performance as "outstanding".

O'Connell appeared in the horror/thriller Eden Lake as the film villain Brett, the ITV television serial of Wuthering Heights , and as James Cook in the third/fourth installment of the E4 Series Skins, which premiered in January 2009/10.

O'Connell appears in the British crime thriller Harry Brown with Michael Caine, playing the role of Marky. Subsequently, O'Connell featured in the music video of End Credits by UK Drum and Bass act Chase & Status, which was the official song released from the movie's soundtrack.

In July 2010, O'Connell starred along side Aisling Loftus in the BBC Two two-part drama Dive as the programme's lead male character, Robert, where a young teenage couple must come to terms with an unexpected pregnancy. His performance was described by The Observer reviewer Euan Ferguson as "a performance that is of an actor twice his years: mesmerising, comedic and soulful"

O'Connell won the best actor award at the 2010 TV Choice awards for his role as Skins character James Cook.

O'Connell was in a movie in early 2011 called Weekender.

O'Connell also features briefly in Chase and Status's song: "End Credits".

In April 2011 he appeared as the young Sir Bobby Charlton in the BBC2 film "United", about the Busby Babes and the Munich air crash, which claimed the lives of eight Manchester United players in 1958.

He plays Eamonn in Sky's six-parter The Runaway, adapted from Martina Cole's novel, which started on 31 March 2011.

In March, he appeared in a short WWII film called 'Shelter' about British Paras behind enemy lines in the Oosterbeek Perimeter during Operation Market Garden.

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