Jack Rowan (actor)

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Jack Rowan
Rowan in 2021
Born (1997-02-18) 18 February 1997 (age 27)
Years active2015–present

Jack Rowan (born 18 February 1997) is an English actor. He was nominated for a British Academy Television Award for his performance in the Channel 4 drama Born to Kill (2017). He also starred in the BBC series Noughts + Crosses (2020–2022) and Wreck (2022), and the Sky Max series A Town Called Malice (2023). His films include Boys from County Hell (2020).

Early life


Rowan was born 18 February 1997 in Pimlico, London.[1] Before becoming an actor, Rowan was an amateur boxer from age 12, winning 18 of 27 fights.[2] He took acting classes with RAaW London.[3]



Known for his roles as Sam in Born to Kill and Bonnie in Peaky Blinders. He has also had small roles in numerous television dramas including Casualty, Silent Witness, and Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands.[4] from 2020 to 2022, he played Callum McGregor in the BBC drama series Noughts + Crosses.[5]

In 2022, Rowan joined the cast of the Sky Max series A Town Called Malice, where he plays protagonist Gene Lord in a cast which includes Jason Flemyng, Dougray Scott and Tahirah Sharif.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Polar Bear Adam Short film
2017 Trendy Daniel
2018 Benjamin Harry
2020 Boys from County Hell Eugene Moffatt
2015 Silent Witness Kevin Garvey 2 episodes
2016 Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands Brinni Recurring role - 12 episodes
2017 Casualty Sheldon Hawkins Episode: "What Lurks in the Heart"
Born to Kill Sam Main role - 4 episodes
2017–2019 Peaky Blinders Bonnie Gold 5 episodes
2020 On the Edge Kems Episode: "Adulting"
2021 Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries Rex Carr 1 episode -Death Alley
2020–2022 Noughts + Crosses Callum MacGregor Main role - 10 episodes
2022 Moominvalley Moomintroll (voice) Season 3, 12 episodes (replacing Taron Egerton)
2022 Wreck Danny Jones Main - 6 episodes
2023 A Town Called Malice Gene Lord Main - 8 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2018 British Academy Television Awards BAFTA TV Award for Best leading Actor Born to Kill Nominated [7][8]
BAFTA Cymru Best Actor (Yr Actor Gorau) Won [9][8]
Royal Television Society Programme Awards Best Actor : Male Nominated [10][8]


  1. ^ "Noughts & Crosses cast: Meet the stars of BBC One's new drama". standard.co.uk. 5 March 2020.
  2. ^ "TV To Go: He's played a (Peaky) blinder". metro.news. Archived from the original on 10 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ Duggan, Joe (15 July 2023). "RAaW London is Auditioning! - Weekend Film and Theatre Acting Opportunities with RAaW London". National Youth Theatre. Retrieved 8 December 2023.
  4. ^ "Who is Born To Kill star Jack Rowan? All you need to know about the actor". metro.co.uk. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  5. ^ Onafuye, Nikki (5 March 2020). "'I want viewers to feel uncomfortable': why race drama Noughts + Crosses is must-see TV". theguardian.com. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Jason Flemyng, Jack Rowan & Dougray Scott join crime thriller 'A Town Called Malice'". heyuguys.com. 6 January 2022.
  7. ^ "BAFTA television Awards 2018". bafta.org. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  8. ^ a b c "Jack Rowan Awards". IMDB (Index source only). Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  9. ^ "BAFTA Cymru Awards 2018". bafta.org. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  10. ^ "RTS Programme Awards 2018 in partnership with Audio Network". Royal Television Society. 13 October 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2022.