Alvaston, Derby, England, UK
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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 Trescot 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. Writer/director Shane Meadows wrote the character Pukey Nicholls into the film specifically for O`Connell, because he was slightly too old to take the main part.
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 (2008) as the film villain Brett. The ITV television serial of Wuthering Heights (2009), and as James Cook in the third installment of the E4 Series Skins, which premiered in January 2009. On 12 March 2009 it was announced on the official Skins website that a fourth season of Skins has been planned, in which O`Connell along with his co-stars are expected to reprise their roles. After the fourth series, Jack, along with the majority of his co-stars, will be leaving Skins. This is to make way for the third generation of characters.
O`Connell appears in the British crime thriller Harry Brown with Michael Caine. Described as a `modern urban Western`, Jack plays the role of Marky.  A MARV Films production, it is directed by Academy Award nominee Daniel Barber and debuted at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival where it featured as a Special Presentation. 
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Saint Benedicts Roman Catholic School.
Jack O'Connell (born 1 August 1990) is an English actor. Born and brought up in Derby, he trained in acting at the Central Junior Television Workshop in nearby Nottingham, which led to roles in film, television, and theatre. His film debut as a teenaged skinhead, in the coming-of-age drama This Is England (2006), heralded his propensity for playing angry, troubled youth.
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==Jack O'Connell== Actor - ===Born=== August 1, 1990 in Derby, England, UK
===Height=== 5' 8" (1.73 m)
===Mini Bio (1)===
===Jack O'Connell=== was born in Alvaston, Derby, England, to Alison J. (Gutteridge) and John Patrick O'Connell. His mother is English, and worked at British Midland, and his father was Irish (from County Kerry), and worked on the railways for Bombardier. Jack went to Saint Benedict Catholic School, and began acting professionally playing Connor Yates in a 2005 episode of the television series Doctors (2000). His subsequent TV roles included 4 episodes of The Bill (1984), 6 of The Runaway (2010), and 18 of the popular teen drama Skins (2007).
===He made his film debut=== playing Pukey Nicholls in 2006's This Is England (2006), later co-starring in Eden Lake (2008), Harry Brown (2009), Private Peaceful (2012) and The Somnambulists (2011), before receiving critical acclaim for his lead roles as a jailed teenager in Starred Up (2013) and a British soldier in Belfast in '71 (2014).
===O'Connell=== made his Hollywood debut as Greek soldier Calisto in the graphic novel-based action-war film 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), and then played Olympic distance runner and World War II POW Louis Zamperini in the Angelina Jolie-directed war drama Unbroken (2014). His upcoming roles include The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) and Money Monster (2016), the latter with George Clooney and Julia Roberts.
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===Trade Mark (1)=== Midlands, slightly estuary accent
His father was Irish, from Kerry. His mother is of English background.
Is a big fan of Derby County Football Club.
Grew up wanting to be a footballer. Had trials with Derby County as a schoolboy.
His maternal grandfather, Kenneth Harold "Ken" Gutteridge, was a professional footballer and manager.
Was in a relationship with Tulisa from March-June 2012.
Was in a relationship with Kaya Scodelario, while starring in Skins (2007), until 2009.
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.
Considered for the role of Gary Unwin in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014).
Despite portraying Italian-American WWII Veteran Louis Zamperini in the film Unbroken, Jack himself is not of Italian descent. He dyed his natural brown hair black to appear more Italian for the role.
Friends with George Clooney.
Is good freinds with Joe Dempsie.
===Personal Quotes (4)===
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.
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.
[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.
[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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