Jack Farthing

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Jack Farthing
Born (1985-10-14) 14 October 1985 (age 38)
North London, England
EducationWestminster School
Alma materSt Catherine's College, Oxford
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Years active2010–present

Jack Farthing (born 14 October 1985) is a British actor.

Early life[edit]

Farthing was born and raised in North London; the son of gastroenterologist Michael Farthing,[1] he attended two independent schools; The Hall School, Hampstead and Westminster School in central London.[2] He read History of Art at St Catherine's College, Oxford, before attending London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[3]

Acting career[edit]

He is notable for playing Freddie Threepwood in Blandings (2013–2014) and villain George Warleggan in the BBC One drama series Poldark (2015–2019).[4][5][6] He also appeared as George Balfour in The Riot Club (2014), Marc Fisher in the Netflix romantic comedy Love Wedding Repeat (2020) and Charles, Prince of Wales in the drama Spencer (2021).[7][8][9]


Year Title Role Company Director Notes
2011 Dunsinane The Boy Soldier National Theatre of Scotland / Royal Shakespeare Company Roxana Silbert play by David Greig



Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Riot Club George Balfour Directed by Lone Scherfig
2015 Burn Burn Burn Dan Directed by Chanya Button
2019 Official Secrets Andy Dumfries Directed by Gavin Hood
2020 Love Wedding Repeat Marc Directed by Dean Craig
2021 The Lost Daughter Joe Directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal
2021 Spencer Charles, Prince of Wales Directed by Pablo Larraín


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Pramface Mitchell BBC Three TV series 1 episode 4
Silk Patrick Telford BBC One TV series 2 episode 3
2013 Blandings The Hon. Frederick Threepwood BBC One TV series 1
Dancing on the Edge Young Waiter BBC Two TV series 1 episode 3
Da Vinci's Demons Botticelli Fox TV series 1 episode 4
Agatha Christie's Poirot Gerald Paynter ITV series 13 episode 2
2014 Blandings The Hon. Frederick Threepwood BBC One TV series 2
Cilla John Lennon ITV TV series (2 episodes)[10]
2015–2019 Poldark George Warleggan BBC One
2018 The ABC Murders Donald Fraser BBC One
2022 Chloe Richard BBC One TV series
2023 Rain Dogs Florian Selby 8 episodes. BBC One TV series
2023 The Serial Killer's Wife Tom Paramount+


  1. ^ https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/drama/poldark-jack-farthing-george-warleggan-interview/
  2. ^ Goldsbrough, Susannah (29 October 2021). "Jack Farthing interview: 'I knew that I had to fight Prince Charles's corner'". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  3. ^ "LAMDA and RADA grads on screen in Poldark Series 2 - Conservatoire for Dance and Drama". 30 August 2016. Archived from the original on 22 July 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  4. ^ Ellie Walker-Arnott. "Meet the cast of BBC1's comedy drama Blandings". RadioTimes.
  5. ^ "Who's who in Poldark? A guide to the characters, from Demelza to Drake".
  6. ^ Wise, Louis (4 September 2016). "He's no heartless villain, he's just misunderstood". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  7. ^ "The Riot Club (2014)". Archived from the original on 8 August 2017.
  8. ^ Elliott, Megan (10 April 2020). "'Love Wedding Repeat': Eleanor Tomlinson and Jack Farthing From 'Poldark' Reunite in New Netflix Rom-Com". Showbiz Cheat Sheet. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  9. ^ Goldsmith, Annie (26 August 2021). "Watch the New Trailer for 'Spencer,' Starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana". Town & Country. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  10. ^ "Cilla, a three-part drama for ITV". itv.com. ITV. Retrieved 6 January 2018.

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