Derby's Own Jack O'Connell Shortlisted for BAFTA

Hollywood star, Jack O'Connell, is calling the city to get behind him after being shortlisted for a BAFTA.

Jack, from Derby, has earned a BAFTA nomination the EE Rising Star category, for his role in the critically-acclaimed film, Unbroken - directed by Angelina Jolie.

I don’t seem to shut up about Derby when I’m away from home - I’m very proud to say I’m from there.
— Jack O'Connell

Other nominees Jack is up against include Margot Robbie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley.

Since his acting debut in 2005, Jack has had a varied career which has gone from strength to strength. From his most recent role as Louis Zamperini in Unbroken, Jack also took the leading role in Starred Up and '71 and also played a part in 300: Rise of an Empire.

Vote for Jack

To vote for Derby's very own success story, simply visit the EE BAFTAS website and complete the short nomination form.

I could really use everyone’s support and votes - if I see anyone out in Derby who has voted for me, I’ll buy them a pint.
— Jack O'Connell