emily   –   January 11, 2024

Her music, her life, her legacy. Discover Amy Winehouse’s incredible story in the international teaser trailer for BACK TO BLACK starring Marisa Abela and directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. In UK cinemas April 12th and coming soon internationally.

A celebration of the most iconic – and much missed – homegrown star of the 21st century, BACK TO BLACK tells the extraordinary tale of Amy Winehouse. Painting a vivid, vibrant picture of the Camden streets she called home and capturing the struggles of global fame, BACK TO BLACK honours Amy’s artistry, wit, and honesty, as well as trying to understand her demons. An unflinching look at the modern celebrity machine and a powerful tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent. Featuring many of Amy’s hit songs recorded and performed in the film by Marisa Abela, BACK TO BLACK is made with the full support of Universal Music Group and SONY Music Publishing.

emily   –   December 05, 2023

The Ferrari premiere in London was held at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square last night. Jack was in attendance and he looked so handsome! You can find a bunch of photos from the premiere in the gallery. Enjoy!

Public Appearances > 2023 > Dec 04 | ‘Ferrari’ London Premiere
emily   –   October 18, 2023

A trailer for Jack’s new movie called Ferrari has been released! Jack is shown just for very short time, hopefully he does get some good screen time in the movie! The movie stars Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, and more.

It is the summer of 1957. Behind the spectacle of Formula 1, ex-racer Enzo Ferrari is in crisis. Bankruptcy threatens the factory he and his wife, Laura built from nothing ten years earlier. Their volatile marriage has been battered by the loss of their son, Dino a year earlier. Ferrari struggles to acknowledge his son Piero with Lina Lardi. Meanwhile, his drivers’ passion to win pushes them to the edge as they launch into the treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy, the Mille Miglia.

emily   –   January 31, 2023

Jack is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Country & Town House! You can find the photoshoot and scans from the magazine in our gallery!

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2023 > Country & Town House
Magazine Scans > 2023 > Country & Town House (January 27)

In the last few years, Jack O’Connell has found himself frozen stiff inside the Arctic Circle, surfing the sand dunes of the Moroccan Sahara and, most recently, careering around the Ferrari autodrome in Modena, Italy. He’s spent time falling off boats (for the BBC’s The North Water), jumping out of planes (for SAS: Rogue Heroes) and crashing cars (for Michael Mann’s forthcoming film Ferrari).

So you can see why, on the rare occasion he makes it home to the UK, he likes to take things down a notch. ‘I’ve got a nice little motorhome that I zip about in,’ he says, speaking from his house in north London. ‘I bought it because I like to go to Glastonbury and I was doing a few music festivals at the time. It just sort of appeared to be one of the best ways to do it.’

From musical beginnings the O’Connell festival bus has become something of a holiday staple. ‘I’ve managed to get a good bit of mileage on the clock. I’ve done a bit of Ireland, France; I’ve got down to Spain – it’s just a real nice way to go on holiday. No airport stress and you feel like you’re a bit more in charge. There are other stresses, don’t get me wrong – like emptying the shit tanks. But it’s good. It’s the best money I’ve ever spent.’

There can’t be that many other film stars who spend their time pootling about in a camper van, but then Jack O’Connell is not like other film stars. His upbringing in Derbyshire is well documented, to the point where he doesn’t want to go over the troubles at school and the run-ins with police again. But they’re all a part of him and his hometown evidently still means a lot: when he talks about how he came to be cast in Netflix’s recent Lady Chatterley’s Lover alongside Emma Corrin, for example, he still sees the world from a local boy’s perspective.

Becoming Lady Chatterley’s Lover
‘I was in Morocco, we were just finishing Rogue Heroes, it had been exhausting and then the last thing I wanted to do after that job was another job. But then it [Lady Chatterley] came in, I read the script and I discovered that DH Lawrence was based down the road from me [the author grew up ten miles from Derby]. So this was an opportunity to do some local literature on a pretty big stage.’

After Lady Chatterley he went on to film Ferrari, a biopic of Enzo Ferrari with Adam Driver in the title role. With Heat’s director Michael Mann at the helm, lots of fast cars and two of Hollywood’s brightest driving them, Ferrari has the makings of an instant boys’-own blockbuster. Jack plays the English racing driver Peter Collins, who raced for Scuderia Ferrari in the mid-Fifties.

Behind The Wheel Of Classic Cars
‘We shot the whole thing in Modena which is where the Ferrari garage has always been based,’ he says. ‘I was behind the wheel for most of the time and the cars we used, we had to destroy. Because they were replicas of classic cars that go for millions and Ferrari can’t afford to have replicas in circulation. So by the time we finished with them they had to be scrapped.’ Trashing Ferraris made sense in script terms – Peter Collins was killed in a crash in the 1958 German Grand Prix.
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emily   –   January 20, 2023

DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan and Lesley Manville have joined the ensemble cast of Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black, starring Marisa Abela as the Grammy-winning singer who died in 2011 at 27. Sam Taylor-Johnson is on board to direct the film from of StudioCanal, Focus Features and Monumental Pictures.

Focus will distribute the pic in the U.S., with Universal Pictures International handling international distribution excluding the UK, France, Germany, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux, Scandinavia and Poland which will be handled by Studiocanal. Filming is set to begin on Monday in London.

Deadline was first to report that Studiocanal and Taylor-Johnson were moving forward with the film as well as Focus’ recent involvement with the project.

O’Connell will play the love of Winehouse’s life, Blake Fielder-Civil. The two would marry in 2007, but after a tumultuous relationship that was filled with booze and drugs that led to stints in rehab, they divorced prior to Winehouse’s death.

Marsan will play Winehouse’s father, and Manville will play her maternal grandmother.

Winehouse is considered among the greatest recording artists in recent history, selling more than 30 million records worldwide and still generating more than 80 million streams per month. Her 2006 album Back to Black propelled her to stardom, earning five Grammys including Best New Artist and Record of the Year and Song of the Year for hit single “Rehab.” The film will focus on Amy’s genius, creativity and honesty that infused everything she did. A journey that took her from the craziness and color of 1990s Camden High Street to global adoration and back again, the pic crashes through the looking glass of celebrity to watch this journey from behind the mirror, to see what Amy saw, to feel what she felt.

Back to Black was written by Greenhalgh, reuniting the scribe with Taylor-Johnson following their collaboration on Nowhere Boy in 2009. Featuring many of Winehouse’s hit songs, the biopic has the full support of Universal Music Group, Sony Music Publishing and the Amy Winehouse Estate.

Alison Owen and Debra Hayward of Monumental are producing, with Nicky Kentish-Barnes executive producing. Nina Gold is leading the casting. EVP Global Production Ron Halpern and SVP Global Production Joe Naftalin executive produce and are overseeing for Studiocanal.

O’Connell continues to stay very busy with a 2022 that included the acclaimed Epix series SAS Rogue Heroes as well as the Netflix-Sony adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Next up he plays race car driver Peter Collins in Michael Mann’s Ferrari. He is repped by UTA, Conway van Gelder Grant and Sloane Offer Weber & Dern.

emily   –   November 11, 2022

Connie, born into wealth & privilege, finds herself married to a man she no longer loves. When she meets Oliver, the estate’s gamekeeper, their secret trysts lead her to a sexual awakening. She faces a decision: follow her heart or return to her husband and endure what society expects of her. Starring Emma Corrin & Jack O’Connell. Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Lady Chatterley’s Lover, only on Netflix December 2

emily   –   October 16, 2022

On Friday (October 14), Jack also attended a special screening and Q&A for his upcoming film Lady Chatterley’s Lover. He also attended a post premiere drinks reception. Check them out in the gallery!

emily   –   October 16, 2022

On Friday (October 14), Jack attended the premiere of Lady Chatterley’s Lover at the BFI London Film Festival. It was great to see Jack out! You can find the new photos in the gallery! The film is set to release on Netflix on 2 December 2022.

emily   –   August 01, 2022

Today is is Jack O’Connell’s 32nd birthday! Happy Birthday Jack! Thank you for bringing happiness into our lives with all of your projects. I can’t wait to see everything up and coming with you in the year. I hope you spend the day with all your friends and family! Here’s to another year of supporting you!

To celebrate Jack’s birthday at Jack O’Connell Web, I have added a few more additions from a photoshoot Jack did with GQ Hype last year! Enjoy!

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2021 > GQ Hype
emily   –   September 02, 2021

Hello Jack fans! Last night (September 1), Jack attended the GQ Men Of The Year Awards in London. It was great to see Jack out. He looked some handsome! You can find photos from the awards in the gallery.

Public Appearances > 2021 > Sep 01 | GQ Men Of The Year Awards
Public Appearances > 2021 > Sep 01 | GQ Men Of The Year Awards (Departures)