Josh O'Connor (left) as 'Mr. Elton'
JOSH O’CONNOR (Mr. Elton) trained with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has garnered critical acclaim for his roles across film, television and theater, being named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow in 2016 and a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit in 2018.
In 2019, O’Connor featured in critically acclaimed projects including The Crown, starring alongside Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham-Carter in the role of Prince Charles. The show has been nominated for Golden Globes and SAG Awards. O’Connor also starred in the feature film Only You, alongside Laia Costa, for which he won the British Independent Film Award for Best Actor this year. He also was seen in the role of Marius in the BBC One adaptation of Les Misérables.
In 2017, O’Connor took the leading role in the critically acclaimed film God’s Own Country, a bold love story heralded as “Britain’s Brokeback Mountain,” which earned him a nomination for EE BAFTA Rising Star and an award for Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards, both in 2018. After appearing on TV in Peaky Blinders and Ripper Street in 2014, he undertook the role of Lawrence “Larry” Durrell in ITV’s hugely successful The Durrells, the final season of which broadcast in 2019.
O’Connor made his feature film debut in Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club opposite Sam Claflin and Douglas Booth and roles soon followed working with Stephen Frears, both in The Program and in Florence Foster Jenkins, alongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.
February 21, 2020