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‘I love work but I also love tending to my plants’: actor Josh O’Connor on gardening, reluctant stardom and getting ripped for Challengers | Josh O’Connor

‘I love work but I also love tending to my plants’: actor Josh O’Connor on gardening, reluctant stardom and getting ripped for Challengers | Josh O’Connor

[ad_1] What makes a movie star? Josh O’Connor, the 33-year-old British actor best known until, well, last week as the thin-skinned, tight-lipped Prince Charles in seasons three and four of The Crown, has been mulling over this question of late. Earlier this year he completed a drama set in the first world war called The History of Sound, with Paul Mescal. “Paul’s a friend, and to watch him work was amazing,” says O’Connor. “I really can’t underplay how brilliant he is. Paul has that movie-star quality, whatever that is. I wish I could articulate it, but he’s just graceful about it all.” Zendaya is another one. O’Connor is currently in cinemas alongside her in Challengers, Luca Guadagnino’s critically acclaimed psychosexual tennis romp, which topped the box offices in both the UK and US last weekend. They play two sides of a lascivious love triangle, with Mike Faist as the third, but it is clear that Zendaya’s Tashi Duncan is the one pulling the strings. “I’ve never done premieres like I’ve done with Challengers,” says O’Connor. …

11 Roles You’d Forgotten Josh O’Connor Played Before Challengers

11 Roles You’d Forgotten Josh O’Connor Played Before Challengers

[ad_1] If you can’t stop thinking about Josh O’Connor after Challengers, you’re definitely not alone. The British actor delivered an unforgettable performance opposite Zendaya and Mike Faist in Luca Guadagnino’s thrilling new movie about a love triangle among three skilled tennis players. Josh was already very much on the rise after his Emmy-winning performance as a young King Charles in The Crown – along with memorable roles in films like Emma, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, and the romantic drama God’s Own Country. However, while Challengers is sending Josh’s popularity to new heights, he has actually been on the scene for longer than you might realise. Here are just some of his past roles that you’d probably forgotten seeing him in… Doctor Who (2013) Josh O’Connor in Doctor Who in the early years of his career Doctor Who fans might remember that Josh made an appearance in the much-loved sci-fi show during Matt Smith’s tenure as the Time Lord. Josh would’ve been around 23 in the season seven episode Cold War, in which he plays a soldier …

Deadpool and Wolverine: Cable actor Josh Brolin expresses disappointment over new Marvel film

Deadpool and Wolverine: Cable actor Josh Brolin expresses disappointment over new Marvel film

[ad_1] Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Josh Brolin has candidly reacted to his absence from the forthcoming Deadpool film. The actor played Cable in the first two films, but has revealed he did not get the invite to return for the new film, which, according to its director, is not a third film in the Deadpool franchise. Instead, it’s a film shared by both Deadpool and Wolverine starring Welcome to Wrexham star Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, who has reprised his role of the grizzled mutant despite seemingly retiring him in 2017’s Logan. In a new interview, it was pointed out to Brolin that, while he’s not attached to the project, his name appears on its list of credits on IMDb. When Bingeworthy asked him if this means he actually will be in the film, Brolin said: “Am I? Yes! I so wanted to be in that movie.” Explaining his absence from the film, the …

Josh Baker: Parents ‘broken’ at death of 20-year-old Worcestershire County cricketer | UK News

Josh Baker: Parents ‘broken’ at death of 20-year-old Worcestershire County cricketer | UK News

[ad_1] The parents of Josh Baker, a cricketer who died at the age of 20, have said they are both “broken” following his shock death. Worcestershire Country Cricket Club announced the death of the spin bowler on Thursday. Baker had made 47 appearances across all formats for the club, taking 70 wickets and was playing for the second team on Wednesday, less than 24 hours before the news was announced. Paul and Lisa Baker shared a photo of them with their son taken at a cricket ground saying Josh “achieved many of his dreams before reaching 21”. They added: “Take every opportunity to hug your parents and your children. We’ve taken great comfort from the many messages received so far.” Image: Baker had played on Wednesday. File pic: PA Tributes poured in for the young sportsman including England white-ball captain Jos Buttler writing on Instagram: “Incredibly sad news, thoughts and prayers with all Josh’s family, friends and all at Worcs.” Former England captain Michael Vaughan posted on X: “This is so sad… Thoughts with all …

Cricket star Josh Baker dies aged 20 – just two weeks before birthday

Cricket star Josh Baker dies aged 20 – just two weeks before birthday

[ad_1] Cricket star Josh Baker has died at the age of 20 just weeks before his 21st birthday. The sad news was confirmed by his cricket club, Worcestershire. A cause of death has not yet been revealed. Josh’s death came as a surprise to friends and family with the young sportsman playing in a competitive match on the day before his death. The bowler had managed to score three wickets against Somerset, before the match was called off as a draw on Thursday. © Jacques FeeneyJosh had played both on a county level and an international level The 20-year-old had competed in 22 first-class matches during his career and had taken 43 wickets. He also had an international career, appearing twice for the English U-19 team against Sri Lanka. The club’s chief executive, Ashley Giles said in a statement: “The news of Josh’s passing has left us all devastated. Josh was much more than a teammate; he was an integral part of our cricket family. We will all miss him terribly. All our love and …

Josh Charles on ‘The Veil,’ His Tortured ‘Poets,’ and That ‘Good Wife’ Death

Josh Charles on ‘The Veil,’ His Tortured ‘Poets,’ and That ‘Good Wife’ Death

[ad_1] In Always Great, Awards Insider speaks with Hollywood’s greatest undersung actors in career-spanning conversations. In this installment, Josh Charles looks back at his teen breakouts in Hairspray and Dead Poets Society, through to his recent acclaimed work in We Own This City and The Veil. When Josh Charles first got a call from his old friend Ethan Hawke about appearing in a Taylor Swift music video, he assumed it was a prank. “I thought, Am I getting punked here?” Charles recalls. “But Ethan’s not the kind of guy that would punk me. He’s just not that dude.” Indeed, Hawke was serious—as was Swift, about having the two veteran actors reprise their breakout characters from 1989’s Dead Poets Society for the flagship single from her new album, The Tortured Poets Department. It’s about as unusual as full circle moments get in this business. “Ethan and I just were like, How can we not do this?” Charles says. “It’s kind of amazing to see a film that you made so long ago still affecting so many …

Josh Baker: Worcestershire ‘heartbroken’ at death of ‘vibrant’ 20-year-old cricketer | UK News

Josh Baker: Worcestershire ‘heartbroken’ at death of ‘vibrant’ 20-year-old cricketer | UK News

[ad_1] Worcestershire County Cricket Club have announced that one of their players, 20-year-old Josh Baker, has died. The spin bowler made 47 appearances across all formats for his county club, taking 70 wickets and was playing for the second team on Wednesday, less than 24 hours before the news was announced. No details about the circumstances of his death have been published and Worcestershire, who said they were “heartbroken” at the loss, have asked for his family to be shown “privacy and respect”. Baker, a former England under-19 international, took three wickets against Somerset at Bromsgrove on Wednesday, with the game abandoned as a draw on Thursday, and also played in two Vitality County Championship games last month. Worcestershire said in a statement they were “heartbroken to announce the untimely passing of Josh Baker, who was aged only 20 years old. “During this profoundly difficult time, the club is dedicated to supporting Josh’s family, friends, and colleagues. We are united in our grief and committed to honouring his memory in a manner befitting the remarkable …

Worcestershire pay tribute to cricketer Josh Baker after his death aged 20 | Cricket

Worcestershire pay tribute to cricketer Josh Baker after his death aged 20 | Cricket

[ad_1] Worcestershire have been left “heartbroken” and “devastated” after the death of Josh Baker, their promising left-arm spinner, at the age of 20. Baker had been playing in a four-day second XI match against Somerset at Bromsgrove school this week, taking three wickets on the third day but then failing to show up on the fourth. His death was announced by the club on Thursday, the match having been abandoned at the lunch break. “The news of Josh’s passing has left us all devastated,” said Ashley Giles, the club’s chief executive. “Josh was much more than a teammate; he was an integral part of our cricket family. We will all miss him terribly. All our love and prayers go out to Josh’s family and friends.” No cause of death has been shared publicly at this stage, with ­Worcestershire requesting privacy as it consults Baker’s parents regarding a ­fitting tribute. The club is supporting teammates and staff members left shattered by the news. Quick Guide How do I sign up for sport breaking news alerts? Show …

Josh O’Connor Makes Surprising Admission About Challengers Churros Scene

Josh O’Connor Makes Surprising Admission About Challengers Churros Scene

[ad_1] If you’re anything like us, you’ll have run to see Challengers at the earliest available opportunity over the weekend, and spent every moment between then and now mulling over favourite parts. The hit sports drama features Zendaya in the lead role as a promising tennis star who finds herself on the receiving end of advances from two aspiring talents, played by The Crown star Josh O’Connor and former Broadway performer Mike Faist. As the action unfolds, what starts as a firm friendship between the two men develops into a professional rivalry, with Zendaya’s character finding herself somewhat caught in the middle of it all as the years go by. Mere days after its UK release, fans on social media have already been sharing some of their favourite moments – with the “churros” sequence being one popular choice. Josh and Mike – as Patrick and Art – share a churro in Challengers In the sequence in question, Josh and Mike’s characters chow down on the dessert at the latter’s university cafeteria as they discuss their …