JJ Feild

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JJ Feild
Born
John Joseph Feild

1978 (age 40–41)[1]
Alma materFine Arts College
Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art
OccupationActor
Partner(s)Neve Campbell
Children2
Parent(s)Reshad Feild

John Joseph Feild (born 1978), known professionally as JJ Feild,[2] is a British-American film, television and theatre actor. He started his television career in 1999. Feild played Fred Garland in Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North television adaptations. In 2007, he starred as Henry Tilney in the television film Northanger Abbey. The following year, he made his West End debut in a production of Ring Round the Moon. From 2014–2016, Feild portrayed Major John André in Turn: Washington's Spies. Feild's film credits include Telstar (2009), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Austenland (2013), and Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017).

Early life and education[edit]

John Joseph Feild was born in Boulder, Colorado, to English writer and former musician Reshad Feild and his American wife.[3][4] Feild and his parents moved to London when he was a baby; they later divorced and both remarried.[3][4] His stepfather is Jon Williams, the editor of BBC World News.[3] Feild attended the Fine Arts College and the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, both in London.[3] When Feild was seventeen, he and his older brother Robin travelled to and toured Tibet.[3]

Career[edit]

Feild received his first television role in 1999,[5] and has since appeared in several films and television shows. He played the role of Simon Doyle in the Poirot series adaptation of Death on the Nile,[6] and as Paul Osbourne in the Marple version of The Pale Horse.[7] He has also appeared in Reach for the Moon,[8] Northanger Abbey as Henry Tilney, and as Frederick Garland in the BBC adaptations of Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North.[9] His film roles include playing the younger version of Michael Caine's character in Last Orders, Hamish in The Intended,[10] and the role of Heinz in Telstar.[11][12]

In 2008, he made his West End debut in Ring Round the Moon.[13] In 2011, Feild co-starred in Captain America: The First Avenger as James Montgomery Falsworth. The same year, he starred alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Third Star and appeared in the BBC adaptation of Sarah Waters' The Night Watch.[14][15] He appeared as Henry Nobley in Jerusha Hess's adaptation of Shannon Hale's novel Austenland in 2013.[16][17] Feild filmed a role in Not Safe for Work in 2012.[16]

Feild appeared in the BBC's The Musketeers as Marsac in 2014.[18] From 2014 to 2016, Feild starred as Major John André in Turn: Washington's Spies on AMC.[19] He has been cast in the film adaptation of La sonrisa etrusca, alongside Brian Cox, Thora Birch and Rosanna Arquette.[20]

In August 2018, Feild was cast in biographical film Ford v. Ferrari as automotive engineer, Roy Lunn.[21]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2009, Feild spends half the year in Los Angeles and the other half in London.[4] In March 2012, Feild and his partner, actress Neve Campbell, confirmed that they were expecting their first child together.[16] Campbell gave birth to their son, Caspian, August 2012.[22][23] On 29 June 2018, Campbell announced she and Feild had adopted a son, Raynor, in January 2018.[24]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Last Orders Young Jack
2002 K-19: The Widowmaker Andrei
2002 The Intended Hamish Winslow
2003 The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story Floris Creps / Tulse Luper
2003 A Life in Suitcases Tulse Luper
2004 The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea Tulse Luper
2004 The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 3: From Sark to the Finish Tulse Luper Uncredited
2006 O Jerusalem Bobby Goldman
2009 Telstar Heinz Burt
2009 Goal! 3: Taking on the World Liam Adams
2009 Blood: The Last Vampire Luke
2010 Centurion Thax
2010 Third Star Miles
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger James Montgomery Falsworth
2013 Austenland Henry Nobley
2014 Not Safe for Work Killer
2017 The Etruscan Smile Ian
2017 Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Charles Guyette
2019 Ford v. Ferrari Roy Lunn Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Heartbeat Jonno Episode: "Kindness of Strangers"
1999 The Bill Jamie Episode: "Blowing it All Away"
2000 Reach for the Moon Anthony Harris
2000 The Railway Children Jim Television film
2000 Hope and Glory Dylan Ferguson
2001 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Frank Cheeryble Television film
2001 Perfect Strangers Richard
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Young Jack
2004 Death on the Nile Simon Doyle
2004 Waking the Dead Adam Western Episode: "In Sight of the Lord"
2005 To the Ends of the Earth Lieutenant Deverel
2006 The Secret Life of Mrs Beeton Samuel Beeton
2006 The Ruby in the Smoke Fred Garland
2007 Northanger Abbey Henry Tilney Television film
2007 The Shadow in the North Fred Garland
2009 Pure Mule: The Last Weekend Tom Stafford
2010 Agatha Christie's Marple Paul Osbourne Episode: "The Pale Horse"
2011 The Night Watch Robert Fraser
2014 The Musketeers Marsac Episode "The Good Soldier"
2014–2016 Turn: Washington's Spies Major John André
2016 Stag Ledge
2018 The Romanoffs Jack Episodes: "House of Special Purpose", "The One That Holds Everything"
2019 Turn Up Charlie David

Theatre work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Six Degrees of Separation Rich/Ben
2008 Ring Round the Moon Hugo/Frederic
2008 The Pride Philip

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fielder, Miles (25 June 2009). "Profile: JJ Feild". The List. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  2. ^ Marsh, Lisa (16 August 2013). "Hot Topic: JJ Feild". Elle. Retrieved 10 October 2013. No dots, no dashes, but quite often people spell JJ wrong. How you can spell it wrong? I get Jay Jay a lot.
  3. ^ a b c d e Husband, Stuart (14 May 2011). "In a taxi with ... Brit actor J J Feild". Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Randall, Lee (6 June 2009). "JJ Feild will be all over our screens soon". The Scotsman. Johnston Press. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  5. ^ Brown, Emma (14 August 2013). "JJ Feild, Gentleman Spy". Interview. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  6. ^ "The Box: Film Was Suchet Hard Act to Follow". Sunday Mercury. 11 April 2004. Archived from the original on 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018. – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  7. ^ Connolly, Paul (3 September 2010). "Come Dine with Me Is Overcooked". Daily Mail. Archived from the original on 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018. When we first encounter JJ Feild, playing Osbourne, he may as well have been twiddling an imaginary moustache and sporting a monocle so clear was it that he was a villain. – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  8. ^ Lawson, Mark (7 February 2000). "Yes, But Will it Fly?". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Frederick Garland (JJ Field)". BBC Online. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  10. ^ Wood, Robert Paul (22 March 2003). "The Intended". CineAction. Archived from the original on 15 October 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  11. ^ Scott, A.O. (2002) "Film Review; A Tender Ta-Ta For a Pub Mate", New York Times, 15 February 2002, retrieved 2011-07-08
  12. ^ Quinn, Anthony (2009) "Telstar, Nick Moran, 119 mins, (15)", The Independent, 19 June 2009, retrieved 2011-07-08
  13. ^ Billington, Michael (20 February 2008). "Ring Around the Moon". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  14. ^ "JJ Feild's heavy burden for film". The Belfast Telegraph. Independent News & Media. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  15. ^ "The Night Watch". BBC Two Programmes. BBC. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  16. ^ a b c Michaud, Sarah; Jordan, Julie (16 March 2012). "Neve Campbell and JJ Feild Expecting First Child". People. Time Inc. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  17. ^ "Keri Russell, JJ Feild & Bret McKenzie For Austenland", This Is Fake DIY, 6 July 2011, retrieved 8 July 2011
  18. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (9 February 2014). "The Musketeers: Episode 4 review – Sins of the past threaten France". Digital Spy. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  19. ^ Labrecque, Jeff (12 February 2016). "Turn's JJ Feild is winning the battle for American hearts and minds". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  20. ^ Pedersen, Erik (28 January 2016). "JJ Feild Joins 'The Etruscan Smile'; Netflix Sets Tony Robbins Documentary Bow". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  21. ^ Amanda, N'Duka (2 August 2018). "James Mangold's Untitled Ford/Ferrari Pic Adds JJ Feild; Elizabeth Mitchell Joins 'Welcome to Pine Grove!'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Neve Campbell: How I Chose My Son's Name". People. Time Inc. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  23. ^ "Life's just beachy! Neve Campbell debuts cute as a button baby... as she slips back into her bikini". Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  24. ^ Stone, Natalie (29 June 2018). "Neve Campbell Reveals She and JJ Feild Adopted a Baby Boy: 'We Are Madly in Love with Him'". People. Retrieved 30 June 2018.

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