Jack Laskey

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Jack Laskey
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
Years active2007–present

Jack Laskey is an English actor best known for his theatre work and his role as DS Jakes in the ITV drama series Endeavour. He is the third son of Michael Laskey, a poet.[1] Laskey trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).[2]


Laskey played a recurring TV role as DS Peter Jakes in the ITV series Endeavour.[3]

Between 2015 and 2017, Laskey played the role of Alfred Graves 'a young man with a gentle soul' who 'is burdened with an uncommon condition - synesthesia in the TV show X Company.[4]

Other television credits include Squirrel Huntin' Sam McCoy in the Emmy Award-nominated Hatfields And McCoys, directed by Kevin Reynolds and Kevin Costner.[5]

Laskey played the role of the Photographer in Joseph Pierce's animation A Family Portrait.[6]


He made his film debut in 2011 as Carruthers in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.[7]

Laskey played the lead role of Konrad in producer Peter Fudakowski's 2014 adaption of Joseph Conrad's short story The Secret Sharer.[8] Almost half of the lines Laskey speaks in the film are in Mandarin - a language he had no previous knowledge of before starting work on the film.

In 2015 he appeared in the Julian Jarrold film A Royal Night Out, which starred Rupert Everett and Emily Watson.[9]


With the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2008, he played Bassanio in Tim Carroll's The Merchant Of Venice; Biondello in The Taming Of The Shrew; and Robert Hooke in Riot Group co-founder Adriano Shaplin's The Tragedy Of Thomas Hobbes, directed by Elizabeth Freestone.[10]

Laskey has played at Shakespeare's Globe theatre: he worked with artistic director Dominic Dromgoole on two productions, playing four characters in Trevor Griffiths's "A New World: A Life Of Thomas Paine" and Octavius Caesar in "Antony And Cleopatra"; for two seasons he played Bernard of Clairvaux in Howard Brenton's In Extremis, directed by John Dove; and in Thea Sharrock’s 2009 production of "As You Like It". He received an Ian Charleson Award Commendation for his performance as Orlando.[11]

He has toured internationally with the Young Vic theatre in two major productions: Luc Bondy's 2010 production of Schnitzler's "Sweet Nothings", in which he took the role of Theodore; and in 2011 he played The Other in Jon Fosse's two hander "I Am The Wind", Patrice Chéreau's only ever English language production.[12][13]

In 2013 at the Arcola theatre, Lasky played the role of Platonov in Helena Kaut-Hausen's production of "Sons Without Fathers",[14] which received a positive review from Michael Billington.[15]

His early theatre credits include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (English Theatre of Vienna), Cornelius/Reynaldo in Hamlet (Old Vic), Carney in Biloxi Blues (Couch Potato Productions), Juliet in an all-male production of Romeo and Juliet (Blood in the Alley), and Hamlet in Hamlet (Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke).[citation needed][16][17]




Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Isis Thomas Short
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Caruthers
2014 The Secret Sharer Konrad
2015 A Royal Night Out Lieutenant Pryce
Star Wars: The Force Awakens First Order Officer
2019 The Aftermath Wilkins


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Heartbeat Jez Flambard Episode: Mind Games
2012 Halfields & McCoys Squirrel-Huntin' Sam McCoy 2 episodes
2013 - 16 Endeavour DS Peter Jakes 10 episodes
2015 - 17 X Company Alfred Graves 28 episodes
2018- Trust (U.S. TV series) Dr. Mackenzie 3 episodes


  1. ^ Vonledebur, Catherine (12 April 2013). "Sons Without Fathers comes to the Belgrade Theatre". coventrytelegraph.
  2. ^ "Jack Laskey — RADA". www.rada.ac.uk.
  3. ^ "Jack Laskey | TV, Documentary and Other Appearances". AllMovie.
  4. ^ "CBC spy series X Company awakens Jack Laskey's senses | Toronto Sun". 17 February 2015.
  5. ^ Ue, Tom. "Behind the Scenes of Secret Sharer: An interview with Jack Laskey and Peter Fudakowski". Film International. 12: 129–136 – via www.academia.edu.
  6. ^ "A Family Portrait (2009)". BFI.
  7. ^ "Jack Laskey | Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.
  8. ^ "Secret Sharer (2014) - Peter Fudakowski | Cast and Crew". AllMovie.
  9. ^ "A Royal Night Out (2015)". BFI.
  10. ^ "Search | RSC Performances | Shakespeare Birthplace Trust". collections.shakespeare.org.uk.
  11. ^ "The 2009 Ian Charleson Awards". There Ought To Be Clowns. 10 June 2010.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ Taylor, Paul. "I Am the Wind, Young Vic, London". The Independent. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  14. ^ Brennan, Clare. "Sons Without Fathers – review | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  15. ^ Billington, Michael. "Sons Without Fathers – review | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  16. ^ "Jack Laskey | Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  17. ^ Watterston, Julie. "Hamlet review at Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke | Review | Theatre".
  18. ^ "Jack Laskey". BFI.

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