Oliver Jackson-Cohen

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Oliver Jackson-Cohen
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Jackson-Cohen in 2018
Oliver Mansour Jackson-Cohen[1]

(1986-10-24) 24 October 1986 (age 34)
Alma materLycée Français Charles de Gaulle
Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2002–present
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[2]
Partner(s)Jessica De Gouw (2013-present)
Parent(s)Betty Jackson (mother)

Oliver Mansour Jackson-Cohen (born 24 October 1986)[3] is an English actor and model.[2] He is best known for his role as Adrian Griffin in the 2020 adaptation of The Invisible Man and for his roles as Luke Crain and Peter Quint in the Netflix television programmes The Haunting of Hill House (2018) and The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020) respectively. He also had a recurring role in the 2013 television series Dracula.

Early life[edit]

Jackson-Cohen was born in Westminster, London.[4] His mother, Betty Jackson, is a fashion designer, and his father, David Cohen, is his mother's business partner. His mother is English, and from a Protestant background. His father is from an Egyptian Jewish family that moved to France in the 1950s; they were Orthodox Jews.[5] Jackson-Cohen attended a French-language school, and says he has a slight French accent.[6][7]

He attended the Youngblood Theatre Company during weekends, then began washing vases for a florist as a job to financially support himself between auditions.[8] He attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City due to not getting into drama school in London. His aim was to "do a foundational year and then reapply in London" but left after four months because he was offered a job.[9]


Jackson-Cohen landed a small role in the television series Hollyoaks when he was 15,[10] and he later appeared in the ITV series The Time of Your Life in 2007.[11] In 2008, he played Phillip White in the BBC adaptation of Lark Rise to Candleford[11] and in the first episode of Bonekickers. He also played Marcus in the short film The Rooftopsmiths by Len Rowles with Natasha Freeman as Imogen and Philip Marden as Joel.[12] In 2010, he played Damon in the romantic comedy film Going the Distance starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long.[13] and a hitman in the action film Faster, opposite Dwayne Johnson. In 2011, he starred as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in a series of Funny or Die videos with Allison Williams as newlywed Kate Middleton.[14] Jackson-Cohen starred opposite Cynthia Nixon in the miniseries World Without End as Ralph.[15][16] He appears in Mr Selfridge with Jeremy Piven where he plays the role of Roddy Temple.[17][18]

In 2013, Jackson-Cohen was cast as journalist Jonathan Harker in the NBC series Dracula.[19][20][21] In 2014, he was cast as Misha in the film adaptation of Shamim Sarif's 2004 novel Despite the Falling Snow.[22][23] In March 2014, Jackson-Cohen was cast as James, Duke of York in ITV's four-part period drama miniseries The Great Fire.[24]

It was announced in July 2014 that he would star opposite Sarah Snook in the 2015 ABC convict miniseries The Secret River, an adaptation of Kate Grenville's 2005 novel of the same name.[25][26] In 2015, Jackson-Cohen also starred in The Healer as Alec Bailey.[27] In the same year, Jackson-Cohen was cast as Lucas in Emerald City, which premiered in 2017 and was cancelled after one season.[28][29] Beginning in 2018, he stars in the anthology web television series The Haunting of Hill House.[30] The first season of the series received critical praise.[31] He next starred opposite Elisabeth Moss in the science fiction horror film The Invisible Man, portraying the titular role;[32] the film was released in 2020 to positive reviews.[33] He will star in the film The Lost Daughter, directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal.[34] He is also set to appear in the romantic comedy Mr. Malcolm's List, a film adaptation of the novel of the same name.[35]

Personal life[edit]

Jackson-Cohen resides in London.[34] Since 2013, he has been in a relationship with actress Jessica De Gouw.[36]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Rooftopsmiths Marcus Short film
2010 Going the Distance Damon
Faster Killer
2011 What's Your Number? Eddie Vogel
2012 Destinée Nick Short film
The Raven John Cantrell
2016 Despite the Falling Snow Misha
The Healer Alec Bailey
2019 Mr. Malcolm's List Short film
2020 The Invisible Man Adrian Griffin
2021 The Lost Daughter Toni Post-production
TBA Mr. Malcolm's List Lord Cassidy Post-production
TBA Emily William Weightman Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Hollyoaks Jean-Pierre Guest role
2007 The Time of Your Life Marcus Episode #1.4
2008 Lark Rise to Candleford Phillip White 8 episodes
Bonekickers Colm Episode: "Army of God"
2012 World Without End Ralph Fitzgerald 8 episodes
2013 Mr Selfridge Roderick 'Roddy' Temple 6 episodes
2013–2014 Dracula Jonathan Harker 10 episodes
2014 The Great Fire James, Duke of York 4 episodes
2015 The Secret River William Thornhill 2 episodes
Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama
2017 Emerald City Roan / Lucas 10 episodes
Man in an Orange Shirt Michael Berryman 2 episodes
2018 The Haunting of Hill House Adult Luke Crain 10 episodes
2020 The Haunting of Bly Manor Peter Quint 5 episodes
TBA Surface James Main role, upcoming series
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Will & Kate: Before Happily Ever After Prince William 4 episodes


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  26. ^ "Cameras roll on The Secret River miniseries". 1 July 2014.
  27. ^ "Camilla Luddington, Jonathan Pryce Board Rom-Com 'The Healer'". The Hollywood Reporter. 13 May 2015.
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  31. ^ Maas, Jennifer (30 January 2019). "'Haunting of Hill House' Star Victoria Pedretti Cast as Female Lead on 'You' Season 2". TheWrap. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
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