Jack Lowden Gives Us His ‘Benediction’

Posted in Interviews, Movies, Theatrical by - May 27, 2022
Jack Lowden Gives Us His ‘Benediction’

Jack Lowden is one to watch! The rising Scottish star is paving his way in Hollywood and people are taking notice!

Lowden, who can currently be seen in the Wartime drama, Benediction is coming off a whirlwind trip to the Cannes Film Festival.
The actor along with fellow winner Sheila Atim were awarded the prestigious Chopard Trophy which honors up-and-coming talent.

Julia Roberts presented the duo with their award at a glamorous gala dinner at the Carlton Beach Club alongside Chopard copresident Caroline Scheufele, as well as festival president Pierre Lescure and artistic director Thierry Fremaux.

Lowden is in the upcoming BBC drama “The Gold,” and starred in “Benediction” and alongside Gary Oldman in Apple TV’s “Slow Horses.” He started his career in theater, and also had notable roles in “Dunkirk” and “Mary, Queen of Scots.” The Scottish actor was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2020.

Benediction, written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Terence Davies, explores the turbulent life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowden). The writer and soldier was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and was decorated for his bravery but who became a vocal critic of the government’s continuation of the war when he returned from service.

His poetry was inspired by his experiences on the Western Front, and he became one of the leading war poets of the era. Adored by members of the aristocracy as well as stars of London’s literary and stage world, he embarked on affairs with several men as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality.

At the same time, broken by the horror of war, he made his life’s journey a quest for salvation, trying to find it within the conformity of marriage and religion.

Our Bonnie Laufer caught up with Jack Lowden via ZOOM to discuss the film and his career.

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