EE Rising Star Award Nominee

Josh O' Connor

Josh O' Connor

See Josh in action in this clip from God's Own Country.

About the nominee

British actor Josh O’Connor trained with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has garnered critical acclaim for his roles across film, television and theatre, being named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow in 2016, and this year, a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit.

Josh made his big-screen debut in Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club opposite Sam Clafin and Douglas Booth and roles soon followed working with Stephen Frears both in The Program and Florence Foster Jenkinsalongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant

After starring in Peaky Blinders and Ripper Street in 2014, this year he reprised his role as Lawrence “Larry” Durrell for the second season of ITV’s hugely successful The Durrells, with a third season due to broadcast in 2018.

Josh can currently be seen as the lead in God's Own Country, one of the most successful British films of the year, a bold love story heralded as “Britain’s Brokeback Mountain”. He recently finished filming his next feature film Only You alongside Laia Costa which will be released in cinemas next year.

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