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Jack Reynor's rise continues as he lands major role in Hollywood WW2 movie

Sharon McGowan

Published 08/05/2015 | 07:17

Irish actor Jack Reynor
Irish actor Jack Reynor
Jack Reynor and Madeline Mulqueen
Actor Jack Reynor and director Gerard Barrett talk Glassland
Jack Reynor with his mum, Tara
Jack Reynor in Transformers

Jack Reynor has landed a role in another Hollywood blockbuster as it has been revealed he’s lined up to star in a new World War II movie.

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The Wicklow actor (23) has been named in the cast for wartime drama ‘HHHH’ alongside big names including Gone Girl’s Rosamund Pike.

According to Variety, the Glassland star will play a “resistance paratrooper” in the film, based on a book by author Laurent Binet.

The movie also stars Zero Dark Thirty actor Jason Clarke and Skins actor Jack O’Connell.

Jack O'Connell with the EE Rising Star Award
Jack O'Connell with the EE Rising Star Award

The young star, who also starred in Shakespeare’s Macbeth with fellow Irish star Michael Fassbender, revealed last month that the director cast him in the production without even hearing his Scottish accent.

“It was intimidating, never having done a period film, to throw myself into that,” Jack said.

“And Justin (Kurzel) the director on that movie, he hadn’t even heard my accent, he hadn’t heard me recite any verse, nothing like that. He just went ‘That’s the guy, just get him!’ So I just went in and did it, and it was great.

“It was another film where everyone was s***ting themselves so much that they all just got on with it.”

The What Richard Did actor opened up about what it was like to work with Kerry star Fassbender and admitted it was great to have someone he could talk to on set.

“I’d known Michael prior to it so he and I had a common terra firma that we could hang out or talk, whatever. It was just a brilliant experience.”

While he’s making a big name for himself across the pond, Jack – who is due to wed model Madeline Mulqueen in Limerick this summer – admitted he was delighted to come back to Ireland to film his latest movie Glassland after starring in Hollywood blockbuster Transformers 4.

“You definitely do feel a much smaller piece of a much larger puzzle when you go and do those tent-pole movies, but it’s two completely different things,” he said.

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“It was a lot of fun to go and make a big franchise movie, and I’m sure there’ll be others that I’ll make in the future. But I got into the industry because I wanted to make really substantial, memorable performances.

“It was just incredibly gratifying and a very cathartic experience.”

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