Josh O’Connor - Updated Dec 2023

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Josh O’Connor

Josh O’Connor is a British film and television actor who portrayed a teenage Prince Charles in the Netflix drama The Crown (2019-2020), for which he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and nominations for two British Academy Television Awards. Josh O’Connor has also portrayed Johnny Saxby in Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country (2017), for which he received a British Independent Film Award for Best Actor

Early Life and Childhood

Josh O’Connor was born on May 20, 1990, in Southampton, Hampshire, England his age is 32 years old as of 2022 and Josh is a British citizen by nationality and follows the Christianity religion.

Similarly, his birth sign is Taurus currently, he is living in Cheltenham. Josh’s father and mother’s name is John O’Connor, who is a teacher, and Emily, who is a midwife respectively. Likewise, his brothers’ names are Barnaby O’Connor (Older Brother) (Artist), and Sebastien O’Connor (Younger Brother) (Ecological Economist).

However, Josh O’Connor was born in Newbury and raised there until the age of five, when his family relocated to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, where he was raised. Moreover, he comes from a creative family.

His grandfather was British artist John Bunting, his grandmother is a ceramicist, and his maternal aunt is Madeleine Bunting, a British writer, and commentator. His ancestors are Irish, English, Scottish, Ashkenazi, and Sephardi Jewish through his matrilineal great-grandmother.

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Caption: Josh O’Connor with his brothers. Source: Healthy Celeb

Josh O’Connor – Education

Talking about his educational background, O’Connor attended St Edward’s School in Cheltenham during the week and spent a lot of time on weekends at the Axiom, a local arts center. He grew raised in a Labour-supporting family, but he attributes his political awakening to the collapse of the art center when he was 11, feeling a deep sense of loss in the community. He is proud to have grown up outside of London, in a town with a rich regional theatre culture.

However, O’Connor praises his school’s theatrical program for helping him cope with his dyslexia for many years, particularly when studying for his General Certificate of Secondary Education tests (GCSEs).

He then attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he graduated in 2011 before moving to London. He signed up with an agency during his third year of drama school. Also, O’Connor is a Southampton Football Club fan.

Josh O’Connor – Career and Professional Life

Josh O’Connor’s first important part as an actor came when he was seven years old, when he portrayed a scarecrow in a school production of The Wizard of Oz, followed by a minor role in Bugsy Malone. Likewise, Josh made his professional television debut in 2012 as Charlie Stephenson in Lewis, followed by a part as a zombie in Eschatological: Book Of The Dead.

However, in 2013, he starred in “The Magnificent Eleven” as Andy, and Law and Order: the UK as Rob Fellows. He also played James in London Irish and Dodd in The Wiper Times. In 2014, he played Max in hiding & Seek James in Peaky Blinders, and PC Bobby Grace in Ripper Street.

In addition, in 2015, Josh portrayed Leo Beresford in Father Brown and a ballroom palace guard in Cinderella. He also appeared as Charlie in the short film Holding On For a Good Time. He then co-starred in the film Bridgend with his then-girlfriend Hannah Murray. The premiere of the film in Copenhagen was completely sold out.

Similarly, in 2017, he starred as a young sheep Shepard Johnny Saxby in God’s Own Country, a British drama film directed by the acclaimed Francis Lee. In 2019, he played Marius Pontmercy in the British TV show Les Miserables Adaptation. He also played Jamie in the renowned Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Hope Gap. Moreover, Josh O’Connor also made a surprise theater cameo in Romeo And Juliet in 2021, as Romeo.

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Caption: Josh O’Connor featuring in a movie. Source: Nicki Swift

Brand Endorsements

O’Connor has not endorsed any brand till now and also has not promoted anything and has not been seen in any collaborations with brands.

Awards and Nomination

During his acting career, Josh O’ Oconnor has been nominated and won many awards such as Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2021), The British Independent Film Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film (2019, 2017).

Additionally, Oconnor also got Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance (2021, 2020), Golden Globe Award for Best Actor (2021), Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series (2021), Empire Award for Best Male Newcome (2018), etc.

Josh O’Connor – Net Worth 2023

O’Connor is a wealthy actor his estimated net worth is around $20 million and his annual income is $1 million per year and his source of income is mainly his acting profession.

Relationship Status

O’Connor’s current girlfriend is Margot Hauer-King, the sister of actor Jonah Hauer-King. Margot is a former partnerships director at communications firm WPP and currently works as an account director for a digital start-up. However, O’Connor and Margot aren’t married yet and have no children but they both look best together and might tie the knot shortly.

However, talking about his past relationship his ex-girlfriend’s name is Hannah Murray who is an actress by profession.

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Caption: Josh O’Connor with his girlfriend. Source: Nicki Swift


Josh O’Connor criticized the British Culture Minister’s ‘outrageous’ fiction disclaimer. Also, on April 20, 2021, after the demise of the European Super League, he urged the public to continue opposing “greed.”

Body Measurements

Talking about O’Connor’s height he is 6 Feet 1 inch tall and weighs 76kg. Moreover, O’Connor’s eye color is brown and his hair color is black. Also, Josh’s shoe size is 12(US).

Social Media

O’Connor is very active on Instagram. He has 469k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @joshographee. Moreover, O’Connor is not available on any other social media sites including Twitter and Facebook.

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