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Josh O’Connor Bio, Challengers, Height, Age, Family, Spouse, Net Worth, Movies, and TV Shows

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Josh O’Connor Biography

Josh O’Connor is a British actor who attained a breakthrough portraying a sheep farmer in Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country in 2017. He won a British Independent Film Award for his performance in the film. He stars as Patrick Zweig in the romantic sports film Challengers which premiered on April 26, 2024.

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Josh O’Connor Height

O’Connor stands at a rough height of 6 feet and 1 inch.

Josh O’Connor Age

O’Connor is 34 years old. He was born on May 20, 1990, in Southampton, England. O’Connor annually celebrates his birthday on May 20th.

Personal Life

Josh O’Connor Family and Relatives

O’Connor was born in Southampton to John and Emily. His father worked as a teacher while his mother worked as a midwife. He grew up in Newbury during till he was 5 years old when his family relocated to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

O’Connor grew up in Cheltenham alongside three brothers. His older brother works as a painter while his younger brother, Seb, works as an ecological economist and a PhD researcher. Hailing from an artistic family, O’Conor’s grandfather was British sculptor John Bunting. Madeleine, John’s daughter, works as a writer and commentator. In addition, his paternal grandmother works as a ceramicist.

Josh O’Connor Partner/Is He Dating?

O’Connor manages to keep his marital and relationship status private. Previously, he lived in New York with his former partner before returning to Gloucestershire in 2023. In Gloucestershire, he purchased a house in Woodchester. He also resided in a Victorian house in Shoreditch. When free, O’Connor loves reading, camping, swimming, drawing, and gardening. According to elle.com.au, O’Connor was romantically linked to London marketing executive, Margot Hauer-King. They went to a Royal Academy Of Arts exhibition in 2019.

Josh O’Connor Education

During the week, O’Connor studied at a private co-ed school, St Edward’s School, Cheltenham. On weekends, he spent time at the Axiom, a local arts center. He then joined Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where he graduated in 2011.

Professional Life

Josh O’Connor Net Worth

O’Connor has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during his successful acting career.

Josh O’Connor Career

Since he was young, O’Connor wanted to be a professional artist but didn’t think he was skilled enough. Thus, he transitioned to rugby before he discovered acting. At the age of 7, he secured his initial big role where he portrayed the scarecrow in a school production of The Wizard of Oz, succeeded by a small role in Bugsy Malone at St Edward’s. In Bugsy Malone, he acted with his classmate, Tahliah Barnett, who later became an awarded singer under the stage name FKA Twigs.

O’Connor has commented that his school’s drama program assisted him in coping with dyslexia for numerous years, particularly when he was preparing for his GCSEs. He then joined Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where he signed with an agent during his third years.

After completing his training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, he secured roles in TV series like Doctor Who in 2013 and Peaky Blinders in 2014. His breakthrough came in 2017 when he portrayed a sheep farmer in Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country. He won a British Independent Film Award for his performance in the film.

In 2021, O’Connor received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for portraying Charles, Prince of Wales in Netflix’s The Crown (2019–2020). Next, he starred in Emma, Mothering Sunday, Aisha, La chimera, Lee, Bonus Track, and Challengers. He is slated to portray David in The History of Sound.

Other Ventures

O’Connor developed the Waterlogged initiative to collect funds for a mental health charity across England and Wales called Mind. He tried to swim 30 swims around the UK and Ireland in his 30th year after gaining inspiration from his mother who swam 60 times in her 60th year and by Roger Deakin’s Waterlog.

In January 2020, he alongside Olivia Colman went to the Stars Appeal aimed at boosting the patient experience at the Salisbury District Hospital. In December of that year, he alongside Emma Corrin presented their company for tea as part of a series of prize draws supporting War Child UK’s Torn From Home appeal. He appeared in Loewe’s campaign shot in the Baja California desert for the Eye/Loewe/Nature collection in March 2021. The campaign pledged 15 euros of every sale to Fundación Global Nature, which benefits wildlife and endangered species protection.

Josh O’Connor Political Views

O’Connor supports the Labour Party. In this capacity, he campaigned for Jeremy Corbyn in the 2019 general election, and has described himself as a “liberal left-winger.”

Josh O’Connor Ancestry/ Ethnicity

O’Connor has Irish, English, Scottish, Ashkenazi, and Sephardi Jewish roots. His Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jewish roots come from his maternal great-grandmother. According to Halakha law, he is Jewish.

Is Josh O’Connor Gay(Homosexual)?

Rumors of him being gay stem from him playing gay characters in films like Peaky Blinders and God’s Own Country. Information regarding whether or not O’Connor is gay is unknown as he manages to keep his marital and relationship status private. According to an interview with www.gq.com in April 2019, he commented,

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Movies and TV Shows

Josh O’Connor God’s Own Country

In 2017, O’Connor portrayed young Yorkshire farmer Johnny Saxby in the romantic drama film, God’s Own Country. The film follows his self-discovery journey and transformation as he starts a relationship with Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe. Through their connection, her starts to face his weaknesses and rearrange his life. For his role in the film, he experimented with method acting. O’Connor won a British Independent Film Award for his performance in the film.

Josh O’Connor Peaky Blinders

In 2014, O’Connor portrayed James in the period crime drama, Peaky Blinders for 3 episodes. James is the friend and housemate of Ada.

Josh O’Connor Emma

In 2020, O’Connor portrayed Reverend Mr Elton in the period romantic comedy film, Emma. Mr Elton is the local vicar who Emma Woodhouse, a wealthy and elegant young woman, tries to match with Harriet Smith.

Josh O’Connor The Crown

From 2019 to 2020, O’Connor portrayed Charles, Prince of Wales in the historical drama television series, The Crown. O’Connor said the role didn’t initially interest him and that he auditioned under persuasion. For his performance, he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, g the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, the Golden Globe Award, the Critics’ Choice Award, the Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards for Best Television Actor in a Drama Series.

Josh O’Connor Challengers

O’Connor stars as Patrick Zweig in the romantic sports film Challengers which premiered on April 26, 2024. Patrick is the former best friend of Art Donaldson(Mike Faist), a professional tennis champion, and former lover of Tashi Duncan(Zendaya), Art’s wife. Art and Patrick compete for Tashi’s affection as they work toward reaching the top of their tennis careers. O’Connor stars alongside

  • Zendaya
  • Mike Faist
  • Darnell Appling
  • AJ Lister
  • Nada Despotovich
  • Naheem Garcia
  • Hailey Gates
  • Jake Jensen

Josh O’Connor Other Films and TV Shows

During his career, O’Connor has starred in a couple of movies and TV shows;

  • Michael Myers in Love
  • The Eschatrilogy: Book of the Dead
  • Law & Order: UK
  • The Magnificent Eleven
  • Hide and Seek
  • The Riot Club
  • Bridgend
  • Cinderella
  • Holding on for a Good Time
  • The Program
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • The Durrells
  • Best Man
  • The Colour of His Hair
  • Only You
  • Hope Gap
  • London Irish
  • Ripper Street
  • Romeo and Juliet

Josh O’Connor Social Media

O’Connor has an active social media platform i.e. Instagram. He has a following of over 480K on Instagram.