Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Jack O'Connell Talks Starred Up

jack1.jpg

If Jack O'Connell isn't already on your radar, expect to see something matching the actor's description jamming it very soon.

Having already impressed with full-blooded turns in Eden Lake, Harry Brown, and, more recently, battleship heavy 300: Rise Of An Empire, O'Connell is about to make more waves in Hollywood with Unbroken, Anglina Jolie's blockbuster biopic about Olympian-turned-WW2 hero Louis Zamperini, whom he plays.

For now, however, evidence of O'Connell's explosive talent can be found in indie drama Starred Up, shining as a tearaway so violent that he's prematurely moved from a young offender's institute into the belly of a dog-eat-dog adult prison.

Such is the unflinching brutality of the film's setting, and such is the actor's candid nature, that when we sat down with O'Connell to chat, we can't say we were overly surprised to hear how he picked up some nasty injuries during filming.

Other topics breached include recruiting Angelina Jolie as an unlikely Derby County fan, and rumours linking him to J.J. Abrams' forthcoming Star Wars project. See the interview in full, below.

Starred Up is out in cinemas nationwide from 21 March

Related

garyoldmanhero.jpg

Gary Oldman Talks Robocop

nonstophero.jpg

Liam Neeson & Julianne Moore Talk Non-Stop

cube.jpg

Ice Cube And Kevin Hart Talk Ride Along

1.jpg

The 20 best-reviewed movies on Netflix

need-for-speed.jpg

11 upcoming video game films

bale.jpg

Good villains in bad films

Comments

More

Brendan Gleeson: "I was thrilled to be cut down by Daniel Day-Lewis"

Brendan Gleeson on being entertained by Gambon and killed by Day-Lewis

by Ralph Jones
22 Jun 2017

Can you guess the highest grossing film for every year since 1980?

Genuinely: no, you can't

by Gary Ogden
21 Jun 2017

Don't panic, but the Han Solo movie just lost both of its directors

Don't ruin this for us now

by Carl Anka
21 Jun 2017

Daniel Day-Lewis announces he's retiring from acting

His final film will air later this year

by Alex Finnis
21 Jun 2017

Netflix’s new Hulk Hogan documentary looks like essential viewing

It couldn't have come at a better time

by Tom Victor
16 Jun 2017

The 17 ultimate screen dads

The daddies of them all

16 Jun 2017

The 'Dodgeball' cast have reunited for a surprise mini-sequel

Watch it here

by Gary Ogden
15 Jun 2017

Stunning footage of Bruce Lee's only "real fight" has been unearthed

The martial arts expert looking just as masterful away from Hollywood

by Carl Anka
14 Jun 2017

Edgar Wright has teased the possibility of Hot Fuzz 2

The greatest buddy cop film of all time... Part 2?

by Carl Anka
09 Jun 2017

Nick Offerman: "I would have sold my family to play Gimli"

The moustachioed funny man on varnishing, magnets, and his Gimli ambitions

by Ralph Jones
08 Jun 2017