The thespian rose to fame playing teenage rebel James Cook on the British teen drama. O' Connell scored his first leading role with Angelina Jolie's chief film critic Todd Mc Carthy described O' Connell as a "a pleasure to watch at all times" during the movie.
His breakout role earned him the TV Choice Award for best actor in the U. "He has energy, seems watchful and resourceful by instinct, is open to others and, crucially, seems like a man who, even when he doesn't necessarily win, will nonetheless prevail." O' Connell won BAFTA's Rising Star Award in 2015.
But before O' Connell, 26, steps into the role of the famed British designer (the resemblance is almost uncanny), here are five things to know about the rising star: .“In 2009, Alexander Mc Queen put on one of his greatest shows – a stunningly beautifully re-working of his greatest designs from the past 15 years,” said Pathé in a statement.“It was a show that he dedicated to his mother and one in which he tried to make sense of his life and art.O’Connell lives in Worcester, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.English actor Jack O’Connell has been cast as Lee “Alexander” Mc Queen in Andrew Haigh’s forthcoming biopic of the legendary fashion designer’s life.