Welcome to Jack O'Connell Web, your newest source for the british actor Jack O'Connell. You may recognize Jack from the television series "Skins" or from the films "Starred Up,", "Unbroken," and Money Monster." The site aims to provide you with all the latest news, photos, media, and more on Jack and his career. Please take a look around the site and visit again soon!
Quotes
  • 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.
  • [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.
  • [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.
  • If I’m among my boys or people I’ve grown up with, I can be immature.
  • I need to mature a bit – then I might have something to show for it.
  • I quite like to sing, actually – just belting out numbers with my guitar. I find that it’s a form of tranquility.
  • I worked on a farm for a little bit.
  • I want to create a body of work that is entertaining and speaks to people for a long time. Longer than my life span.
  • I find the education I got from living in Derby and being streetwise and knowing the people that I know, the lessons that I had to learn growing up, have set me in good stead for this kind of working life.
  • 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.
  • I’d be lying if I said I never think about my female fans in certain shots and certain scenes. Like, when I’m topless, I might think: ‘This one is for the ladies.’
  • Since I started acting, I’ve always been aware of the sort of ‘beastly entity’ that is America and Hollywood, and semi-consciously, I devised a kind of route in – I’d seen a lot of people try and fail.
  • I feel like I’ve grown up on screen quite a lot.
  • I’m actually a hippy in real life. I had three dreadlocks on the back of my head once. They were spawning.
  • I feel like I’ve grown up on screen quite a lot.
  • I wanted to join the Army when football failed. That was my only realistic form of making an honest living.
  • I’ve had the good fortune of studying the 17th-century art of Amsterdam in preparation for a film.
  • My first experience on a feature film was with Shane Meadows on ‘This Is England.’
  • I was a youngster looking up to dudes like Vicky McClure, Joe Dempsie and Michael Socha – in fact, he was a big influence on how I was able to detach drama from the all-singing, all-dancing stigma.