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JACK LASKEY

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Jack Laskey trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Since graduating in 2003, he has worked extensively in theatre, film and television.

Television credits include Squirrel Huntin' Sam McCoy in the epic Emmy Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, directed by Kevin Reynolds and Kevin Costner. In ITV's Endeavour, Jack plays the role of DS Peter Jakes.

Jack played the role of the Photographer in Joseph Pierce's multi award-winning animation A Family Portrait. The pair reunited in 2016 to shoot The Baby Shower.

In 2007 Jack co-wrote and appeared in the sketch show pilot Spilt Milk, which won a Royal Television Society Award.

Film credits include Carruthers in Guy Richie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows and the starring role of Konrad in Oscar-winning producer Peter Fudakowski's directorial debut Secret Sharer. 2015 saw the release of Julian Jarrold's A Royal Night Out, in which Jack plays Captain Pryce.

In 2007 Jack created the role of Roderick Usher for Punchdrunk's seminal site-specific promenade production The Masque Of The Red Death at London's Battersea Arts Centre. With the Royal Shakespeare Company the following year, 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.

Jack has played several seasons at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: he worked with 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 St Bernard of Clairvaux in John Dove's critically acclaimed production of In Extremis by Howard Brenton; and in Thea Sharrock’s 2009 production of As You Like It he received rave reviews and an Ian Charleson Award Commendation for his performance as Orlando.

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 English language production.

At the Arcola Theatre, Jack played the role of Platonov in Helena Kaut-Hausen's production of Sons Without Fathers – a new version of Chekhov's Platonov.

Most recently on stage, Jack played T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence after Arabia by Howard Brenton, directed by John Dove at the Hampstead theatre.

Other theatre roles include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet; Carney in Biloxi Blues; Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and the title role in Hamlet.

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