It There are few young people (or younger - he turned 30 in lockdown) that everyone would tip for extraordinary things. Josh O 'Connor is one of them. is one of the most natural, chameleon-like and likeable talents in the world; already highly regarded forhis work, but also someone we will surely still be talking about in 50 years.
O 'Connor's breakthrough was that of a breeder of gruff sheep who falls in love with a Romanian immigrant in Francis Lee's debut album, God 's Own Country. It was an astonishing performance: physical, immersive (her involvement in research involved the birth of 150 lambs) and deeply moving. He and Lee will soon be teaming up again for a queer horror film focused on the course "about a sad young man alone in an epic desert"; their love and admiration for each other is one of the most applaud things on Twitter today.
God 's Own Country was a hit at Sundance in 2017, but it was his role as Prince Charles in The Crown that earned O ' Connor a recognizeinternational meeting. Opposite Emma Corrin 's Diana and Olivia Colman ' s Queen Elizabeth, O 'Connor has humanized a man who is mysterious, even buffoonish, to many - while embracing his more thorny aspects.
Himself a Republican (who campaigned for Jeremy Corbyn in 2019), O 'Connor said of Charles's role: "To take on a character from to be, in my eyes, entirely sympathetic, which apparently is not appreciated [but] strives to complete those incredibly difficult and huge boots, go to someone who is in this total rut of a marriage , it was the experience of a lifetime. "
Other key television roles included Larry Durrell in the ITV take care of My family and other animals, appearances in Lewis, Father Brown, Peaky Blinders and Marius Pontmercy in Les Miserables de la BBC.
On the big screen, he was very memorable in yournt as a man struggling with his girlfriend 's infertility in Only You, the conflicted son of estranged couple Bill Nighy and Annette Bening in Hope Gap and, still alongside Nighy, a very funny Mr Elton in Emma .
Earlier this year, O 'Connor played Romeo opposite Jessie Buckley's Juliet in a captivating and heavily loaded production; the first film proper of the National Theater. Credits from the previous scene include The Shoemaker 's Holiday and Oppenheimer.
O ' Connor will next be seen in Mothering Sunday , an adaptation of the novel by Graham Swift, which premiered in Cannes earlier this yearborn (and again features Colman in a maternal role). Set in 1924, he embodies the only survivor of a group of friends to have returned from the fighting in France during the First World War. Burdened with survivor guilt, he also takes on a crippling responsibility for the career path - and marital expectations - that lie ahead.
Post your questions for O'Connor in the comments section below by 10am BST on Thursday, October 14; his answers will be published in Film & Music on November 12, the UK Mothering Sunday release date.