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BIOGRAPHY

Early life

Jacob was born in Chertsey, England on 22nd August 1997. He was raised in North Yorkshire, where he attended St.Aidan's CofE High School. Excelling in Sports, he enjoyed being an ambassador for Adidas and The Youth Sports Trust in the run-up to the London Olympic Games, until a back injury led him to take up acting as a new hobby in sixth form.

 

Career

Moving to London to study The Spiritual Psychology of Acting and Film Production at the University of the Arts, Jacob began working with BBC WorldWide to produce content for Doctor Who:The Fan Show, BBC Classmates and 'The Great Curator', written by himself and acclaimed British comedian Jon Culshaw (They later went on to produce 'The Solo Jedi', another comedy short).

 

Between studies and commissioned work, Jacob grew a YouTube audience of over 100,000 subscribers. The most popular video ’40 Impressions Sing Hamilton’ flaunts over 1.56 million views. The success of his impressions has led to regular voice acting work, most significantly his role portraying the tenth and eleventh doctor in ‘Doctor Who’ for BigFinish/BBC. Other notable performances include audio series ‘The War Master’ and ‘The many Lives of Captain Jack’ (alongside Sir Derek Jacobi, John Barrowman and Alex Kingston).

In early 2018 he signed with Shepherd Management and quickly landed his first television role as the male lead of BBC teen drama The A List (Kindle Entertainment/Lionsgate). Weeks after production wrapped, Jacob earned a role in the third series of International Netflix hit ‘Medici’ as ‘Giulio de Medici’. 

 

Film-making

His directorial debut "Save The Rhino Vietnam"(2017), (a film produced by Paul Blackthorne in association with charity Save The Rhino International), was well received, and had the backing of many celebrities including Chris Hemsworth and Matt Smith.

WWF called it “Heart-Touching”, whilst online magazine TenEighty said it was “Stunning”.

 

What now?

He is currently filming Harlan Coben’s ‘The Stranger’ for Netflix, alongside Richard Armitage, Siobhan Finneran and Jennifer Saunders.

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