Jack Lowden Biography
Jack Lowden (birth name: Jack Andrew Lowden). He was born in England but raised in Scotland, is a rising stage, television, and a Scottish film actor. He is best known after featuring in the 2016 BBC miniseries War and Peace which earned him international fame as well. He has also been a stage actor for quite a long period of time.
Jack Lowden Age
The War & Peace actor was born on 2 June 1990 in Chelmsford, Essex, England. He is 28 years of age as of 2018
Jack Lowden Family
Lowden was born in Chelmsford, Essex, England, and raised up in Oxton in the Scottish Borders in Scotland. His parents were Jacquie Lowden and Gordon Lowden. He also has a younger brother name, Calum Lowden
Jack Lowden Brother
His younger brother, Calum, was a ballet dancer from childhood, at the Manor School of Ballet in Edinburgh. He trained as a soloist in the English National Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School in London, he later became the first soloist in 2016 in Royal Swedish Ballet
Jack Lowden Girlfriend
He has been keeping a low profile about his relationship but sources reveal from his previous interview that he is having a relationship with a lady whom they are in love
Jack Lowden Height
- Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
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Jack Lowden Career
At the age of 18, in 2009, he starred in a popular national television advertisement for Irn-Bru, sending up High School Musical and later on in 2010, he had a small part as the character Nick Fairclough on an episode of the Glasgow-set television series Being Victor.
In 2010–11, Lowden was the starring with the role of Cammy, in the National Theatre of Scotland’s revival production of the Olivier Award-winning play Black Watch. The play is an incisive and topical look at the harsh reality of war and depicts soldiers of the legendary historic Scottish Black Watch regiment serving in Iraq. They underwent grueling physical training during the rehearsals period to get into military shape together with the rest of the cast.
The Scottish film actor played a star as Cammy in the PLay Black Watch, he also starred in the drama series The Passing Bell. Jack played a character role as Nickolai Rostov in the BBC miniseries War & Peace. He later played Zak Zodiac Bevis in the comedy-drama WWE film Fighting with my Family. In the film, Dunkirk Lowden featured as Royal Air Force fighting pilot in the World War II.
Jack Lowden Net Worth
Lowden has an estimated net worth of $1 Million.
Jack Lowden Movies and TVShows
Tom Morris, Jr.
The United Kingdom
England Is Mine
Mary Queen of Scots
Fighting with My Family
Lowden TV Shows
The Passing Bells
War & Peace
The Long Song
Jack Lowden The Tunnel
He plays Adam Roebuck in the TV series The Tunnel as the son to the stars Laura Roebuck, Karl’s wife,
Jack Lowden Dunkirk
He featured in the film Dunkirk, where he played the role of RAF pilot Collins .where in May 1940 Germany advanced into France, with the aim of trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground, they took cover from British and French forces, where troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every means and a civilian vessel that could be found.
Jack Lowden Dynasty
He is featured in the film Dynasty an American prime time television soap opera reboot which is based on the 1980s series. He plays Fallon who acts as a journalist.
Jack Lowden Saoirse Ronan
Jack Lowden is rumored dating the Mary Queen of Scots’ stars Saoirse Ronan after being seen at film’s New York City screening at Cinema Society on December 5 together and also spotted walking the red carpet side-by-side, too
Jack Lowden War And Peace
He starred in a TV series War & Peace a 2016 BBC miniseries, which enabled him to star in feature films
Jack Lowden Calibre
He stars in the TV series Calibre a 2018 British thriller film, as Matt Palmer. They compete at Edinburgh before moving to Netflix.
Jack Lowden Fighting With My Family
He has starred in the upcoming biographical sports comedy-drama film based on the 2012 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family as Zak “Zodiac” Bevis, Saraya’s older brother, Patrick and Julia’s son. Its all about a family that fights a little differently.
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Jack Lowden Interview
Published: Nov 15, 2018
What’s your earliest memory of theatre?
I and my brother were members of the Manor School of Ballet in Edinburgh. I went with him and it turned out I wasn’t very good! But I ended up doing a lot of the narrating involved in kids’ ballet.
An early memory and it’s what made me really want to be an actor was watching Black Watch. I saw that when I was 15 and it was the most amazing piece of theatre I’d seen and honestly probably still is.
Since then you’ve worked across stage and screen, but which came first for you?
Well amazingly, the first play I did professionally was black Watch! I did that for nine months around the UK and America.
Before that, I’d spent a lot of time on stage during high school and I did a lot of amateur opera down in the Scottish Borders, then went to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.
When I came out of drama school, my first two jobs were plays. I came down here and did Chariots of Fire in London. So basically for the first two years of my career, I was on stage.
More recently you’ve made the jump to a screen, and very successfully it seems. Congratulations on the Scottish BAFTA award for Best Film Actor!
Thanks! It feels so bizarre in a way, you never expect to win anything like that.
Especially now, I still feel like I’m just starting on a screen. So it was quite a shock but so lovely to win it forCalibre. My family was there and it was so nice to win something in Scotland.
Speaking of films, you’ll soon feature in Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots, who you’re reuniting with for Measure for Measure.
It’s been so cool, to work with her on that and then see her directing for a stage with this. That was Josie’s first film and it was nice to go into her domain.
Especially with Shakespeare now, she’s done a lot of Shakespeare and I really felt like I was in a good, safe pair of hands with this show.
On to Measure for Measure, how familiar were you with the play?
Not at all, really. The only ever time I’ve done Shakespeare was at drama school.
But quite quickly, it became apparent that it’s called one of his Problem Plays for a reason! It’s an unsatisfying end to the play. But when Josie told me what she wanted to do with it, to switch the characters and explore gender, it just sounded too good to be true in terms of a challenge.
For those unfamiliar: the play is played through twice, with you and Hayley Atwell playing the same roles and switching in each half. What’s it like doubling parts with another actor?
It’s a wonderful way of working, getting to see someone else do your part for you. Hayley and I have said that to ourselves quite a lot about making each other’s mistakes for us in the rehearsal room.
I’d sit in on rehearsals that Hayley was in and watch her scenes. And she did the same with me. It’s kind of a lazy way of learning the part, I guess!
How was it developed in the rehearsal room? Did you block one version first?
We originally started by doing it chronologically. So in the morning, whenever we got to a scene with both Hayley and I, in that same afternoon we would switch and do it the other way round.
But it became very apparent very quickly that that was too much of a head-fuck! It was sort of impossible to jump from one character to another, without having explored everything about one character.
Can you take us through your two characters?
Like Angelo, I think we are all geared towards wanting power in some kind of way. I’m not going to lie: it is fun playing a character who’s in power. You almost don’t have to work as hard during a play when you’re in power (and I guess that’s the same when you’re in power in real life!)
He’s a complete contradiction and a hypocrite. He’s very flawed, but he’s not a beard-twiddling baddie. He has a bit of conscience somewhere. That’s what I love about him, he admits his conscience to the audience but he still decides to do stuff anyway.
With Isabel in the second half, that’s someone that is so vulnerable and on the fringes of society that is played upon by someone in power. It’s especially fun and unique for Hayley and me to be able to be both vulnerable and powerful in front of each other every night, and use each other to achieve that.
You mentioned about Angelo sharing his thoughts with the audience. That must work so well in the intimacy of The Donmar Warehouse.
It’s fantastic. It’s almost like screen acting in a way, which is sort of my dream.
I have a pet hate for watching theatre when you’re 100 yards away or 100 yards up and you’re just watching talking bald spots. I kind of think, “What’s the point?” I wish all theatres were that size and that intimate.
So how have people been reacting to your Angelo in the first half?
I’ve been speaking to a lot of people post-show, which is lovely. I’ve been told how people feel so sympathetic towards Angelo in the second half (played by Hayley) because she’s very vulnerable, and they didn’t expect to feel that.
But a couple of nights ago, a girl said to me afterward that she found herself sympathizing loads with Angelo in the first half and then not at all with the character in the second half.
So there is no one reaction, everyone comes at it and brings different things with them. And I really enjoy that.
Seeing that man in power in the first half and his treatment of Isabel is incredibly timely. How are you finding it’s playing today?
Well when we first started, we were all very conscious of the current climate. When we were in tech, the Kavanaugh hearing was happening. We became even more aware of how it was playing: the fact that in the first half, we’re putting a woman in a vulnerable position who is not believed.
And of course, in the second half, we’re putting a woman in power and making her the abuser. You know, we could have run away from that and maybe swallowed it and thought, “Oh, let’s not do it”.
But that second half, I don’t think it’s saying that women are just as bad as men. I think it’s saying that women who abuse their power are ultimately a product of the patriarchy and that system in general. I’m quite proud of us that we didn’t shy away from doing that.
So reversing those roles, how have you found people have been sympathizing with your Isabel in the second half?
People have been sympathizing a lot. I like to think that people don’t see a man; they just see a vulnerable person. I think some people quite quickly forget the gender swap and they’re just watching two different actors do the same roles.
That said, there has been a difference some nights, some laughter actually. People have said that they laugh and it can be because they’re seeing a man in that position. Rejecting a woman and not wanting to save his brother’s life, they’re just wanting to scream, “Just shag her!” Some people laugh at that.
And then flipping that, there have been nights when I’m physically starting to abuse Isabel as Angelo and people laugh…which is extraordinary. It’s just the way the evening pans out. It’s always how the audience react to the first scene, do they feel like they have permission to laugh at anything?
When we came to see it, there was definitely some laughter at the Duke’s behavior towards your Isabel…
Yes. And you could say it’s because of the uncomfortableness of the situation and the rarity of it, people not seeing that that often. But it happens.
That moment when the Duke kisses me is interesting to explore and when I shove him off. In rehearsals, some people thought that could be seen as homophobic and that’s amazing, that people would say that! That the only reason Isabel is shoving him off is that he’s homophobic, which is completely missing the point. It’s because he’s grabbing this individual and presuming to have consent over their body. The fact that it’s a man is irrelevant.
And why can’t the reaction to that be violent? Because if he grabbed Hayley in the first act and tried to kiss her and Hayley threw him off, everybody would side with Hayley and think, “Yes, that’s what I would do”. But when a man does it, it’s somehow seen as homophobic. It’s amazing what the play can bring up.