By Andy Tong firstname.lastname@example.org
TONBRIDGE actor Jack Holden is set to dazzle audiences across the world after landing his first role in a major movie production.
Jack plays the part of Bert in the highly acclaimed Journey’s End, an adaptation of RC Sherriff’s seminal World War I play.
Directed by Saul Dibb, the all-star cast includes Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones and Miles Jupp. It went on nationwide release on February 2.
Jack is best known for his work on the stage, principally playing the lead, Albert Narracott, in another Great War classic, the multi award-winning War Horse at the New London Theatre.
The 28-year-old, who grew up on Baltic Road, attended Judd School until 2008 before studying at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic theatre school.
After War Horse he was feted for his remarkable portrayal of Joe Bonham in Johnny Got His Gun, another WWI drama.
It was a one-man show in which he plays a soldier who has lost all his limbs and sensory perception in a shell blast.
At the time Holden said: “What Johnny Got His Gun says is that war should never be fought in any way again.
“There’s a really fine line between romantic remembrance and the glorification of combat.”
The Independent described his performance as ‘a stunning tour de force’, while The Stage called it ‘magnetic, and the making of it’.
Jack’s only previous outing on the silver screen was last year in a British film called The Levelling.
He hosted an event at the Old Fire Station in October with the playwright James Graham, who wrote Ink, a drama about the rise of Rupert Murdoch in which Holden played two roles.