Jack McMullen

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Jack McMullen
Jack McMullen et Elliot Barnes-Worrell.jpg
Jack McMullen and Elliot Barnes-Worrell in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe at Pilot Theatre
Born Jack Michael McMullen
(1991-02-22) 22 February 1991 (age 27)
Liverpool, England
Years active 2002–present

Jack Michael McMullen (born 22 February 1991) is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Finn Sharkey in Waterloo Road, as well as other appearances in Brookside and Grange Hill.

Career[edit]

McMullen debuted as Josh McLoughlin on the long-running Channel 4 drama Brookside playing the role from 2002 until the show's final episode, after being axed by Channel 4, in November 2003.

He won two British Soap Awards for his role in the show; the first for best newcomer, beating EastEnders star Shane Richie to the accolade, and the best on-screen partnership with co-star Sarah White, who played his on-screen mother, Bev McLoughlin. McMullen went on to appear as Timothy "Tigger" Johnson in Grange Hill from 2004; initially in a guest role, and later a regular cast slot until 2008. Tigger was the younger brother of Togger and nephew of original Grange Hill pupil Peter "Tucker" Jenkins. Both Brookside and Grange Hill were produced by Phil Redmond.

He was in an episode of the BBC drama The Street, then appeared in The Bill.[1] He played Andy Donnelly in the two-parter. Next, he starred in BBC Switch's Proper Messy.[2] He was in an episode of the BBC soap Doctors as half of a young gay couple, who run away from their homes. He then starred in another BBC drama, appearing in an episode of Moving On. The episode was called "Dress to Impress" and was directed by Gordon Hill. McMullen starred alongside Ian Hart and Dervla Kirwan, playing the part of Daniel, who is a cross-dresser. Hollyoaks star Guy Burnet was also in the episode as a young man who is also a cross-dresser.

From 2010 to 2012 he played Finn Sharkey in Waterloo Road.[3]

On 4 June 2011, he appeared in the BBC One medical drama Casualty as Ethan, the friend of a patient.

On 27 December 2011 McMullen appeared in Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me as the main role Freddie Copeland. Filming began in June for the special Christmas episode.

In 2013, the film The Knife That Killed Me was released. Jack played the lead role of 16-year-old Paul Varderman. Waterloo Road co-stars, Reece Douglas (Denzil Kelly) and Oliver Lee (Aiden Scotcher) also starred in the film.

Jack has appeared on stage in well received productions of Carthage (2014) at the Finborough Theatre and Kill Me Now (2015) at the Park Theatre.

In May 2017, Jack appeared in the ITV drama series Little Boy Blue portraying Dean Kelly, one of the gang members involved in the murder of Rhys Jones in 2007.

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002-2003 Brookside Josh McLoughlin 77 Episodes
2004-2008 Grange Hill Tigger Johnson 65 Episodes
2006 Casualty Simon Aspen
Doctors Will Hurran
2007 The Street Aran Jennerson
2008 The Bill Andy Donnelly 2 Episodes
2009 Doctors Jack Walters
Moving On Daniel
Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen Tommy Television Film
2010-2012 Waterloo Road Finn Sharkey 51 Episodes
2011 Casualty Ethan Miles
Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me Freddie Television Film
2014 Common Colin McCabe Television Film
2015 Together Warner
2016 Maigret Sets a Trap Mazet Television Film
2017 Little Boy Blue Dean Kelly

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Seamonsters Sam
2014 The Quiet Hour Tom Connelly
The Knife That Killed Me Paul
2015 Urban Hymm Dean
2016 The Works Edmund Short
Rue Boy Flukey Dave
Brotherhood Drew
The Hatching Russell

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jack McMullen : Actor - Films, episodes and roles". Uk-tv-guide.com. 1991-02-22. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Switch - Proper Messy". BBC. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived 4 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine.

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