An award winning actor, Jack Reynor is perhaps best known for playing Envy Abrahamson in the film, What Richard Did. Raised in Colorado, he first developed an interest in acting at the age of seven, after playing a small role in the film, Country. However it wasn’t until 2010 that he made his official debut in the TV film, Three Wise Men.
Born on January 23, 1992 in Longmont, Colorado, he spent the first two years in the city of Boulder, before moving to Ireland at the age of two. Growing up, he went to school in his local village and often visited his parents in the rural countryside. Ultimately it was the movie, Country (1999)– in which he played an altar boy, that first sparked his interest in acting.
After finishing high school in the early 2000’s, Reynor went to Dublin where he studied at Belvedere College. Working towards his goal of becoming an actor, he participated in several theatrical productions during that time. Then in 2010, the Irish American made his official debut in the made for television movie, Three Wise Women. Two years later, he returned to the big screen in the drama film, Dollhouse (2012).
How Jack Reynor Rose to Fame
Then in October 2012, Reynor landed his breakthrough role in the movie, What Richard Did. Based loosely on the novel, Bad Day in Blackrock, the Irish film was screened at the BFI London and Toronto International Film Festivals. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, it saw him playing as the title character, Richard- a teen who during one summer break does something that effectively shatters the lives of those closest to him.
Met with critical acclaim, the film garnered positive praises from numerous publications, including The Guardian. Despite not being a high profile movie, What Richard Did did its part in establishing Reynor’s place in the show biz. For his role as Richard Karlsen, he received an Irish Film & Television Award for Lead Actor in a Film. To this day, it remains to be one of his greatest remembered roles on film.
Jack Reynor’s Continued Acting Career
From there, he appeared in a couple of short films including Stella (2012), and Car Film (2013). Then in November 2013, he joined the cast of the comedy movie, Delivery Man starring Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders, and Chris Pratt. However, it wasn’t until 2014 that Reynor returned as a lead character in Gerard Barrett’s drama film, Glassland.
Released on July 11, 2014, Glassland starred Reynor as John- a young man who tries to help his mother overcome her addiction with alcohol. Met with positive reviews, the movie also featured actors Will Poulter and Toni Collette, the latter of whom played as his on-screen parent. By 2015, the motion picture had received six Irish Film and Television Awards nominations, including one for Best Film.
Then in 2015, Reynor co-starred in the romantic comedy, A Royal Night Out alongside Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Rupert Everett, and Emily Watson. Set towards the end of World War II, it followed Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth as they decide to join the festivities outside against the Queen’s wishes. One of the main cast members, Reynor portrayed the part of Jack Hodges, one of the men whom they meet on their adventure.
Released in theatres on December 4, 2015 in the United States (a few months earlier in the UK), its reception was generally positive. By the end of its run, it had grossed $4.3 million worldwide.
Before the end of the year, the actor took part in another film, Macbeth- which was based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Despite the stellar cast however, the movie ended up being a flop, although ratings from critics were mostly positive.
The actor’s next big role was in that of the coming-of-age musical, Sing Sweet (2016). Set against a backdrop of 1980’s Ireland, the film centred around a boy who decides to start a band in order to impress a girl. While actor Ferdia Walsh-Peelo played as said teen, Reynor took on the role of Brendan, his older brother; the two were joined by Lucy Boynton, Kelly Thornton, Aidan Gillen, and Maria Doye Kennedy.
A huge hit, Sing Sweet ended up being nominated for a Golden Globe Award in early 2017. Praised for its bittersweet drama, its total earnings at the box office- $13.6 million more than tripled that of its budget of $4 million. Having put on another stellar performance, Reynor raked in yet another Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in April 2016.
Most recently, Reynor was among the cast for the action comedy, Free Fire (2016). One of the supporting characters, he was joined by Armie Hammer, rip Larson, Sharlto Copley, and Cillian Murphy. Despite a solid performance by the actors however, the film was a disappointment, having only grossed $3.5 million at the box office.
Jack Reynor’s Love Life
The last that we’ve heard, Reynor was still very much engaged to his fiancee, Madeline Mulqueen. After a period of dating, the actor had popped the question in 2014. According to reports, the love birds later celebrated their engagement with a low key party with family and friends. Will they be tying the knot anytime soon? Stay tuned.
Awards Received by Jack Reynor
As mentioned earlier, the 25-year-old actor has received several recognitions and awards throughout his acting career. So far his collection of accolades include a Special Jury Prize from the Sundance Film Festival, a Jury Prize from the Odessa International Film Festival, a CinemaCon Award for Rising Star, and two Irish Film and Television Awards for Best Actor.
Jack Reynor’s Snapchat Name – JackReynor
Like many celebrities, Reynor has jumped onto the Snapchat bandwagon. If you’d like to add the actor to your Friend’s list on the app, you can do so by clicking here.
Jack Reynor’s Other Social Media Accounts
Jack Reynor’s Facebook Account
Although it doesn’t seem to be regularly updated, you can follow the actor on Facebook at @OfficialJackReynor. Alternatively, you can also visit his fan page by clicking here.
Jack Reynor’s Instagram Account
Want to see some pictures/videos uploaded by none other than the star himself? You can easily do so by following Reynor over at Instagram- you can find him over at his official account @jack_reynor. Since he first created his account, he’s gained close to 5000 followers on the app.
Jack Reynor’s Twitter Account
Looking for an easy way to stay connected with the 25-year-old actor? You can do so by following him on Twitter- you can read his tweets over at @jackreynor. As of 2017, he’s already amassed close to 15K followers on the site!
Jack Reynor’s Youtube Account
From what we can tell, Jack Reynor does not have a Youtube channel.