The actor's transition from TV screens to movies

Jack O’Connell is destined for success all over the world.

The actor – born on 1 August 1990 – has enjoyed an impressive career since he first appeared on TV screens in BBC series Doctors in 2005.

Jack’s next notable role is in The Bill where he stars as youngster accused of rape.

His character Ross Trescot is grilled by PC Gabriel Kent – portrayed by Todd Carty – over four episodes.

2006 is a pivotal year for Jack O’Connell as he bags his first film role – skinhead Pukey Nicholls in gritty movie This Is England.

He follows this with small parts in TV shows including Waterloo Road, Holby City and Wire In The Blood.

Proving he can act in front of a live audience too, Jack then signs up to play Daz in award-winning production Scarborough in 2008.

The show – performed at London’s Royal Court Theatre – sees Jack’s on-stage alter ego embark on an affair with his teacher.

In 2009, Jack is cast as troubled teen James Cook in the third season of E4’s Skins and he is propelled to fame.

He returns for the fourth series in 2010 and is named Best Actor at the TV Choice Awards soon after.

Jack O’Connell
reprises his role in the teen drama for a third time in 2013.

Jack’s ability to act has also been noticed by a number of film producers and directors throughout his time in the spotlight.

Harry Brown, Tower Block and Starred Up are among his most famous credits.

Jack continues to raise his public in 2014 as Calisto in fantasy war flick 300: Rise Of An Empire.

He also gets into character as Louis ‘Louie’ Zamperini in Unbroken.

This movie is directed by Brad Pitt’s wife Angelina Jolie and is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s factual book Unbroken: A World War II Story Of Survival, Resilience And Redemption.