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Jack O’Connell reveals the reason his Hollywood career never took off like Skins star and Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya.

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Jack O'Connell, 33, has revealed that he believes his accent is the reason he has not been more successful in Hollywood.

Jack O’Connell has revealed that he believes his accent is the reason he has not been more successful in Hollywood.

The British actor, 33, has starred in numerous American productions, but has yet to become popular alongside others like Skins star and now Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya.

Jack starred alongside George Clooney and Julie Roberts in 2016’s Money Monster, directed by Jodie Foster, and was hand-picked by Angelina Jolie to lead the cast of her 2014 film Unbroken.

but he said Sunday weather: ‘The Derby accent is not marketable, I think Americans think I’m a redneck, supporting Trump, which I wouldn’t do.

“But here we go, there’s all I can do about it.”

Jack O'Connell, 33, has revealed that he believes his accent is the reason he has not been more successful in Hollywood.

Jack O’Connell, 33, has revealed that he believes his accent is the reason he has not been more successful in Hollywood.

The British actor has starred in numerous American productions, but has yet to become popular alongside peers such as Skins star and now Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya (pictured in 2021).

The British actor has starred in numerous American productions, but has yet to become popular alongside peers such as Skins star and now Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya (pictured in 2021).

Jack starred alongside George Clooney and Julie Roberts in 2016's Money Monster, directed by Jodie Foster (pictured) and was hand-picked by Angelina Jolie to lead the cast of her 2014 film Unbroken.

Jack starred alongside George Clooney and Julie Roberts in 2016’s Money Monster, directed by Jodie Foster (pictured) and was hand-picked by Angelina Jolie to lead the cast of her 2014 film Unbroken.

Back home in the UK, Jack appeared on the West End stage with Sienna Miller, starring in Netflix’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and the BBC SAS drama Rogue Heroes.

He will also soon be seen in the controversial Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black as the singer’s ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil.

Jack joined the teen drama Skins as James Cook in 2009 for its third season with a new group of actors replacing the original cast that included Daniel, Nicholas Hoult and Dev Patel.

London-born Daniel was catapulted to fame in 2017’s Get Out before winning Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the Black Messiah in 2021.

Meanwhile, Berkshire’s Nicholas was cast as Beast in Matthew Vaughn’s X Men First Class and will next be seen as Lex Luthor in the highly anticipated Superman reboot.

While Harrow’s Dev was nominated for a BAFTA for Slumdog Millionaire and recently starred in and directed the action film Monkey Man.

Elsewhere in the interview, Jack defended Back To Black, describing it as a “celebration” of the life of future singer Amy Winehouse.

The actor plays the star’s husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, in the upcoming film alongside Industry’s Marisa Abela, 27, as Amy, who tragically died from alcohol poisoning aged just 27 in 2011.

But he said:

But he said: “The Derby accent is not marketable, I think Americans think I’m a redneck, that I support Trump, which I wouldn’t do.”

Jack joined E4 teen drama Skins as James Cook (pictured) for its third series in 2009 with a new group of actors replacing the original cast which included Daniel, Nicholas Hoult and Dev Patel.

Daniel photographed on Skins in 2007

Jack joined E4’s teen drama Skins as James Cook (L) for its third series in 2009 with a new group of actors replacing the original cast which included Daniel (R in 2007), Nicholas Hoult and Dev Patel.

Berkshire's Nicholas was cast as Beast in Matthew Vaughn's X Men First Class and will next be seen as Lex Luther in the highly anticipated Superman reboot (pictured in The Great with Elle Fanning).

Berkshire’s Nicholas was cast as Beast in Matthew Vaughn’s X Men First Class and will next be seen as Lex Luther in the highly anticipated Superman reboot (pictured in The Great with Elle Fanning).

While Harrow's Dev was nominated for a BAFTA for Slumdog Millionaire and recently starred in and directed the action film Monkey Man (pictured).

While Harrow’s Dev was nominated for a BAFTA for Slumdog Millionaire and recently starred in and directed the action film Monkey Man (pictured).

Back To Black, which has been endorsed by Amy’s father Mitch (played by Eddie Marsan), has sparked outrage from the singer’s friends, who criticized it for its “macabre” depictions of the girl’s drug addiction. star and also for filming his funeral.

But when talking about whether it was “too soon” to make the biopic, Jack defended that the filmmakers asked what an “acceptable time frame” would be.

Saying, ‘Let’s put it this way: if we were trying to portray her in any form of negative light, then that might be a valid point and I can understand one or two people jumping on that. But if you talk to Sam [Taylor-Johnson, director] “We don’t even call this a biopic, it’s a celebration.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Jack defended Back To Black, describing it as a

Elsewhere in the interview, Jack defended Back To Black, describing it as a “celebration” of the life of later singer Amy Winehouse (pictured in the film with co-star Marisa Abela).

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