Oliver Jackson-Cohen

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Oliver Jackson-Cohen
BornOliver Mansour Jackson-Cohen[1]
24 October 1986
Westminster, London, England
OccupationActor, model
Years active2002–present
ParentsBetty Jackson, David Cohen
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Oliver Jackson-Cohen
BornOliver Mansour Jackson-Cohen[1]
24 October 1986
Westminster, London, England
OccupationActor, model
Years active2002–present
ParentsBetty Jackson, David Cohen

Oliver Mansour Jackson-Cohen (born 24 October 1986)[2] is an English actor and model.[3]

Early life[edit]

Jackson-Cohen was born in Westminster, London.[4] His mother, Betty Jackson, is a British fashion designer, and his father, David Cohen, who is French-Israeli, is his mother's business partner. Because of his French heritage he attended French school at the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London[5] and claims to have a slight French accent.[6][7]

On leaving school, Oliver was advised to treat acting as a hobby rather than a career. After a role in a play at the Lyric Theatre got him an agent, he began attending auditions and put university on hold to apply for a place at drama school in New York. Shortly afterwards he received his first role.[8]

He also studied with Michael Luggio at the Malisa Theatre Academy.[9] He attended the Youngblood Theatre Company at weekends, and at 15 landed a small part in Hollyoaks. After school, he began a degree in French literature lasting "for about two weeks. I hated it." He soon got a job washing vases for a florist to keep him going between auditions. "It wasn't great but when you're that broke you'll do anything."[10]


He had a role in the television series Hollyoaks when he was 15,[11] and he later appeared in the ITV series The Time of Your Life in 2007.[12] In 2008, he played Phillip White in the BBC adaptation of Lark Rise to Candleford[12] and in the first episode of Bonekickers. He also played Marcus in The Rooftopsmiths by Helen Rowles with Natasha Freeman as Imogen and Philip Marden as Joel.[13] In 2009, he appeared in the indie film Life and Death at 17 starring Jennifer Lawrence and Richard Gere.[14] He played Damon in the 2010 film Going the Distance starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long.[15] He starred in the film Faster opposite Dwayne Johnson. In 2011, he starred as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in a series of Funny or Die with Allison Williams as newlywed Kate Middleton.[16] Jackson-Cohen stars opposite Cynthia Nixon in the miniseries World Without End as Ralph.[17][18] He appears in Mr Selfridge with Jeremy Piven where he plays the role of Roddy Temple.[19][20][21] In 2013, Jackson-Cohen was cast as Jonathan Harker, a journalist, in NBC's television series Dracula.[22][23][24] In 2014, Oliver Jackson-Cohen was cast as Misha in Despite The Falling Snow movie starring with Sam Reid, Anthony Head, Charles Dance, and Rebecca Ferguson (actress).[25][26]


2002HollyoaksJean-Pierre[27]TV series
2007The Time of Your LifeMarcusTV series (1 episode: "Episode No.1.4")
2008Lark Rise to CandlefordPhilip WhiteTV series (8 episodes)
BonekickersColmTV series (1 episode: "Army of God")
The RooftopsmithsMarcus
2009Life and Death at 17
2010Going the DistanceDamon
2011Will & Kate: Before Happily Ever AfterWillTV series (4 episodes)
What's Your Number?Eddie
2012The RavenJohn Cantrell
World Without EndRalphTV miniseries
2013Mr SelfridgeRoderick (Roddy) TempleTV series
DraculaJonathan HarkerTV series
2014Despite The Falling SnowMishaFilming


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  2. ^ Radish, Christina (2010-10-25). "Oliver Jackson-Cohen: Hot Brit Hunk in "Faster"". TeenHollywood.com. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Oliver Jackson Cohen - Portfolio". Models 1. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  4. ^ "Oliver Jackson-Cohen | World Without End". World-without-end.tv. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  5. ^ England. "Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". En.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  6. ^ "[Interview] Oliver Jackson-Cohen Talks 'Faster'". Thefilmstage.com. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  7. ^ "An interview with Oliver Jackson-Cohen :: Harper's BAZAAR". Harpersbazaar.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  8. ^ "Westside resident". Westside.greatbritishlife.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  9. ^ "Malisa Theatre Academy — New York's Leading Acting Program. Home of The Actor's Methodology". Malisatheatre.com. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  10. ^ Walker, Esther (2008-01-06). "Close-up: Oliver Jackson Cohen, actor - Profiles - People". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  11. ^ "Close-up: Oliver Jackson Cohen, actor". The Independent. January 6, 2008. 
  12. ^ a b All-star line up for Sunday night on BBC One in Lark Rise To Candleford. BBC, 2007-07-27. Retrieved on 2008-03-11.
  13. ^ The Sixth Form College Farnborough - News
  14. ^ "Life-and-Death-at-17 - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. 2012-06-05. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  15. ^ "Going the Distance - Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  16. ^ Oliver Jackson Cohen on Funny or Die
  17. ^ "Oliver Jackson-Cohen pictures, bio, movies". Poptower.com. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  18. ^ "Oliver Jackson Cohen: Interview with the latest heartthrob from UK. - Swide Magazine". Swide.com. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  19. ^ http://ianwylie.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/mr-selfridge-wylie-itv-production-notes.pdf
  20. ^ Amy Williams (2012-05-05). "Amy Williams: Front Row | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  21. ^ "Press releases | Programme press releases | Mr Selfridge - ITV Press Centre". Itv.com. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  22. ^ "Oliver Jackson-Cohen cast as Jonathan Harker on NBC’s ‘Dracula’ | House of Vampires". Houseofvampires.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  23. ^ "NBC's 'Dracula' Drama Finds its Van Helsing in Thomas Kretschmann". Hollywoodreporter.com. 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  24. ^ "'Dracula' NBC TV show official trailer released". Hypable.com. 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  25. ^ http://www.enlightenment-productions.com/despitethefallingsnow/cast/
  26. ^ http://movie-online.hol.es/despite-the-falling-snow-drama-with-rebecca-ferguson-sam-reid-oliver-jackson-cohen-charles-dance-condola-rashad-in-fox-ancient-egypt-show-hieroglyphs-netflix-marco-polo-epic-show/
  27. ^ Maureen Paton. "In a taxi with...actor and heart-throb Oliver Jackson-Cohen | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 

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