Josh O’Connor is an English actor who’s basically enjoying it in the spotlight after starring in the 2017 film God’s Own Country. His extraordinary performance in the film earned him a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor. With the newfound fame, the actor landed critically acclaimed roles in Netflix’s The Crown, a series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, playing Prince Charles, and had a part in the BBC One’s miniseries of Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables.
His other acting credits include the TV series Ripper Street and The Durrells and films Only You, Hope Gap, Emma, and Mothering Sunday.
Josh O’Connor Biography
Josh O’Connor was born on the 20th of May 1990, in Southampton, England. He’s currently 32 years old.
|Birth Name||Josh O’Connor|
|Date of Birth||20 May 1990|
|Place of Birth||Southampton, England|
|Age||32 years old|
|Ethnicity||English, Scottish, Irish, and Ashkenazi/Sephardi Jewish|
Family and Education
Born as the middle son to parents John O’Connor, a teacher, and Emily Bunting, a midwife, Josh grew up alongside his two siblings, Barnaby, an artist, and Sebastian, an ecological economist in Cheltenham, England.
British sculptor John Bunting was his grandfather while British writer and commentator Madeleine Bunting is his maternal aunt.
Hailing from an artist family with roots in Irish, English, Scottish, Ashkenazi, and Sephardi Jewish, he decided to become an actor after playing a part in the production of The Wizard of Oz.
He attended St Edward’s School, Cheltenham, and studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He graduated from acting school in 2011.
Josh O’Connor Personal Life
Josh O’Connor is currently dating Margot Hauer-King, the daughter of restaurateur Jeremy King and sister of actor Jonah Hauer-King. She’s an accountant at the digital start-up BeenThereDoneThat. They happily live together in London.
|Height||Feet – 6 feet 1 inch|
Centimeters – 185 cn
Meters – 1.85 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 76 kg|
Pounds – 168 lbs
|Distinctive Features||Tall and lean frame|
Josh O’Connor began his television career with a guest spot in the ITV detective drama series, Lewis, in 2012, where he played the role of Charlie in an episode titled “Generation of Vipers”.
Josh made his feature film debut in 2012, playing a minor role in the film The Eschatrilogy: Book of the Dead.
It took a while for him to get on the radar, and five years later, he landed his first major role in a film called God’s Own Country. Directed by Francis Lee, he played Johnny Saxby, the title character, alongside Alec Secăreanu, in the film that captures a beautiful relationship between a young sheep farmer and a Romanian migrant worker. He received a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor.
On the heels of the success of the film God’s Own Country, he quickly landed a role in the Netflix historical drama series The Crown. The series, which is about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, had its worldwide premiere on November 4, 2016.
Josh’s character Charles, Prince of Wales was introduced during the third season of the series and he played his part through the fourth season as well, which was just concluded in 2020. He’ll return for the fifth season, which would probably release in 2022.
Though the series has itself won several awards in various categories, Josh has also won the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series in 2020. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Best Actor in 2021 for his performance.
Josh O’Connor Net Worth
At such a young age, Josh has already proved his mettle as an actor by taking up very challenging roles. He’s just in his thirties and has already carved out a successful career in his own right.
The exact net worth of Josh O’Connor is not available right now, but it is safe to say that he’s reached the million mark quite a few years ago.
Josh O’Connor Facts
In an interview, he stated that he suffered from dyslexia during his childhood years.
He aspired to become an artist or a football player when he was young, but he fell in love with acting while growing up and made it a career
He is a huge Southampton FC supporter.
Josh describes himself as a “liberal left-winger” owing to his support of the Labour Party.
He’s afraid of heights.