POLRDARK STAR JACK FARTHING Short Bio ● Fun Facts and more…

Jack Farthing (born October 14, 1985) is an
English actor who is notable for playing Freddie Threepwood in Blandingsand George Balfour
in The Riot Club. He has performed at the Royal Court Theatre
and had a small role in Stephen Poliakoff’s series Dancing on the Edge. Farthing has also recently been in BBC One’s
hit show Poldark, playing antagonist banker George Warleggan Jack Farthing studied in Westminster School
and the Hall School, in Hampstead, England. Later, he joined History of Art at St Catherine’s
College, Oxford, and then attended London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts. Jack Farthing Favorite Things
• Villain – George Warleggan, his character from Poldark
• Tipple – Vodka, ice, and fresh lime • TV Shows – Wolf Hall, Olive Kitteridge
(2014) Jack Farthing Facts
1. He got into acting when he was in school. 2. While he was still a student at the London
Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts, he was spotted and was chosen to play at the Globe Theatre
as Benvolio. 3. He can play a bit of drum, guitar, and keyboard. 4. His guilty pleasure is watching cooking shows. 5. If he weren’t an actor, he would have been
a musician. 6. He would play himself in the movie of his
life if he were chosen to do so. 7. His earliest childhood memory is jumping on
his cat and accidentally breaking its leg. 8. His most embarrassing moment has been his
entire time at LAMDA. 9. Jack’s biggest bugbear is selfishness. 10. As a child, he wanted to be Rufio, the leader
of The Lost Boys in Hook (1991). 11. His last meal on earth would be fish pie. 12. His dream dinner date would be with filmmaker
Paul Thomas Anderson. 13. The advice that he would give to his teenage
self is “Care less about what people think of you”. 14. When he looks in the mirror, he sees his parents. 15. His secret skill is making bird noises. 16. His hangover cure is a pint of Guinness. 17. He considers himself to be a cat person. 18. If he had a superpower, it would be finger-click
teleporting ability. 19. His motto in life is, “Don’t sweat the
small stuff. But it’s a struggle”. 20. The worst job he has ever done is feeding
feathers into industrial feather cannon for an outdoor circus act, which made him cough
for weeks. 21. His coffee of choice is Black Americano. 22. The first record he bought is Coolio’s Gangsta’s
Paradise. 23. The book that changed his life is Reader’s
Digest Complete DIY Manual. 24. His style icon is Toni Servillo in The Great
Beauty (2013). 25. If he could time-travel, he would travel to
1950s Hollywood, so he could see some of the iconic films as they came out, and stalk some
actors. 26. His most loved fairy tale is The Princess
Bride. 27. According to him, the most underrated virtue
is compassion and the most overrated virtue is strength. 28. His celebrity crush is Marion Cotillard. 29. He is often compared to Hugh Grant. 30. Jack finds The X Factor TV series to be a
turn-off and feels uncomfortable viewing it. 31. His earliest TV viewing memory is watching
the original BBC’s Chronicles Of Narnia (1988-1990). 32. He said that being active on social media
would make him unhappy. 33. Jack is not active on social media.

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