20 Facts About Jack Lowden


Jack Lowden was born in Chelmsford, Essex, the son of Gordon and Jacquie Jack Lowden.


Jack Lowden grew up in the Scottish village of Oxton.


Jack Lowden has stated that his personal ambition since childhood was actually to be a footballer.


When he was 10, Jack Lowden's parents enrolled him in the Scottish Youth Theatre in Edinburgh.


Jack Lowden performed regularly at the Galashiels Amateur Operatic Society, where he played the lead in a 2008 production of The Boy Friend.


Jack Lowden received a BA in acting from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow in 2011.


In 2009, at the age of 18, Jack Lowden starred in a television advertisement for Irn-Bru, sending up High School Musical.


From 9 May 2012 to 5 January 2013, Jack Lowden starred as Scottish runner and missionary Eric Liddell in Chariots of Fire, the stage adaptation of the film of the same name.


Jack Lowden's performance was widely praised, including by Libby Purves in The Times.


In 2014, Jack Lowden received both the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and the Ian Charleson Award, for his role as Oswald in Richard Eyre's adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts.


Jack Lowden performed Orestes in Electra at the Old Vic in the autumn of 2014.


Jack Lowden portrayed British politician Tony Benn in a supporting role in A United Kingdom, a 2016 film about Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams Khama.


Jack Lowden played a Royal Air Force fighter pilot, one of the leading roles, in Christopher Nolan's WorldWarII film Dunkirk, released in July 2017.


Jack Lowden co-starred with Martin McCann in a Scottish thriller, Calibre, which began filming in November 2016, debuted at the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival, and was released globally on Netflix on 29 June 2018.


An Olivier Award-winning stage actor now settling into a quietly potent, empathetic screen presence, Jack Lowden impressively holds it together through all these key changes, even when his character emphatically does not.


On stage, from 28 September to 24 November 2018, Jack Lowden starred opposite Hayley Atwell in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, at the Donmar Warehouse in London, directed by Josie Rourke.


Jack Lowden portrayed Lord Darnley in Mary Queen of Scots, opposite Saoirse Ronan and directed by theatre director Josie Rourke, and Zak "Zodiac" Bevis in the 2019 comedy-drama WWE film Fighting with My Family, opposite Florence Pugh and directed by Steve Merchant.


Jack Lowden appeared as FBI agent Crawford in the Al Capone biopic Capone, starring his Dunkirk co-star Tom Hardy.


In February 2019, Jack Lowden teamed up with Beta Cinema to form his own production company, Reiver Pictures, based in Edinburgh.


From 2019 to 2021, Jack Lowden resided in Leith, Edinburgh, before moving back to his native Scottish Borders in May 2021.