Jack Holden

Actor / Writer / Producer

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Acting

Agent: Lindy King
Agent: John Hyslop
Associate Agent: Joel Keating

Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Eleanor Sax

Acting

Jack trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His first professional role was Albert Narracott in the National Theatre’s internationally award-winning production of War Horse. Since then, he has worked with reputable directors across the country and in the West End. Notable roles include Lysander in the RSC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Erica Whyman; Beverly Goodaway in Ink by James Graham directed by Rupert Goold at the Almeida and in the West End; and Captain Greville in The Madness of George III directed by Adam Penford at Nottingham Playhouse and for National Theatre Live.

 

He has worked across television, film and radio for BBC, BFI, ITV, Amazon and Channel 4. He is also represented by United Agents as a writer and producer, and by United Voices as a voice over artist.

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

JOURNEY'S END

Bert

Saul Dibb

Lionsgate

THE LEVELLING

James

Hope Dickson Leach

BBC iFeatures

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

TRAITORS

Will Anderson

Dearbhla Walsh

Channel 4 / Twenty Twenty

CARNAGE

James

Simon Amstell

BBC

OUTLANDER

Lt. Hector Dalrymple

Brendan Maher

Starz/Amazon

LEWIS (A GENERATION OF VIPERS)

Ben Newbound

David O'Neill

ITV

NATIONAL THEATRE: 50 YEARS ON STAGE

Albert Narracott, Ensemble

Nick Hytner

National Theatre / BBC2

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

CRUISE

Writer and Performer

Bronagh Lagan

Duchess Theatre

MY COUSIN RACHEL

Phillip Ashley

Anthony Banks

Theatre Royal Bath and UK Tour

THE CRUCIBLE

Reverend Hale

Jay Miller

The Yard

THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III

Greville

Adam Penford

Nottingham Playhouse | NT Live

INK

Beverley and Christopher Timothy

Rupert Goold

Almeida Theatre and Duke of York's

WHAT THE BUTLER SAW

Nicholas Beckett

Nikolai Foster

Curve Leicester Theatre

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Lysander

Erica Whyman

RSC

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUOR

Hastings

Lindsay Posner

Theatre Royal Bath

OPPENHEIMER

Robert Wilson

Angus Jackson

RSC (Vaudeville Theatre)

OPPENHEIMER

Robert Wilson

Angus Jackson

RSC

THE SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY

The King

Phillip Breen

RSC

AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS WITH ANIMALS I'VE F*CKED

Bobby

Ed Stambollouian

Underbelly, Edinburgh

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN

Joe Bonham

David Mercatali

Southwark Playhouse

MINOTAUR

Theseus

Toby Hulse

Bristol Old Vic

FIESTA

Pedro

Al Helfrecht

Trafalgar Studios

WAR HORSE

Albert Narracott

Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris

National Theatre

DAVID COPPERFIELD

David Copperfield

Christopher Scott

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

THAT FACE

Henry

Elle While

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

HEART OF DARKNESS

Meuss

Jamie Lloyd

BBC Radio 4

HOME FRONT

Roland Pemble (Regular)

Various

BBC Radio 4

Film, TV & Theatre

Jack’s debut play Cruise opened at the Duchess Theatre in London’s West End in May 2021. The first new play to open in the West End after the lockdown theatre closures, Cruise was a monologue written and performed by Jack, based on a true story he heard when volunteering for Switchboard, the LGBT+ listening service. A filmed version of Cruise was shown on Stream.Theatre. The play text is published by Methuen Drama.

Press for Cruise:

‘Life affirming and as searingly honest as It’s A Sin... A tour de force, the toast of the town.’ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (The Telegraph)

‘Stunningly funny, joyful and wholeheartedly life-grabbing. Holden is enchanting.’ ★ ★ ★ ★  (The Guardian)

‘Cruise achieves so much it’s tricky to decide which standout feature to rave about first.’ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (Gay Times)

‘Validation of all theatre can do.’ ★ ★ ★ ★  (WhatsOnStage)

‘Holden’s narrative grabs our attention with remarkable freshness and flair… Cruise is a meaty, gloriously theatrical writing debut.’ ★ ★ ★ ★  (The Stage) 

‘A sublime, beautifully written, 90-minute tour de force.’ (Sky News) 

 

Jack was a participant of the Royal Court Young Writers Group. He is currently under commission to Stockroom.

As a producer, Jack has overseen the production of short films, plays and outdoor theatre tours.

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

UNTITLED PROJECT

RSC

Jack is currently workshopping a new play idea for the RSC

KENREX

Stockroom

Co-written with Jack’s long-term collaborator, Director Ed Stambollouian

Theatre

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CRUISE

2021

Aria Entertainment / Lambert Jackson Productions / in association with Shoreditch Town Hall

As Writer and Performer
Available to stream April 2021
Duchess Theatre (West End) May/Jun 2021
Published by Methuen

SUNNYMEAD COURT

2020

Defibrillator / Tristan Bates

As Producer
By Gemma Lawrence
Dir. James Hillier

THE HANDLEBARDS

2018 - 2020

The HandleBards

As Assistant Producer
The world’s only troupe of cycling Shakespearean players

Short Films

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE REV

2021

Watersmeet/BFI

As Producer Executive Produced by the British Film Institute

NEAR

2019

Watersmeet

As Producer
Dir. Jassa Ahluwalia

BLOOD OUT OF A STONE

2018

Watersmeet

As Producer
Written & Directed by Ben Allen