It was 2017, when the world had begun to know him Josh O’Connor, the star of God’s Own Country, a romantic film directed by Francis Lee that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim. Born in 1990, Josh O’Connor rose to fame gradually, almost too late by today’s standards: first he received theater training and a series of minor roles in British and American productions such as Doctor Who (2013), Peaky Blinders (2014) and Cinderella (2015). Now, she stars in Alice Rorwacher’s La Chimera and Challengers, directed by Luca Guadagnino alongside Zendaya.

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A good start

Little by little, with a series of smart choices and not afraid to play difficult or unpleasant roles, he has built a great reputation, even among his colleagues. Francis Lee called him “a rare performer, a humble chameleon” and Olivia Colman said: “Fragility, intelligence, strength, doubt: all present in one second with him.”

In 2019, he got the role that finally made him a “famous” actor: that of the then Prince Charles in the third and fourth seasons of the series “The Crown”. Charles, depicted in one of the most difficult moments of his life, the ill-fated relationship with Emma Corrin’s lovely and brooding Diana, doomed from the start, manages to come off as obnoxious yet fragile, torn between two women, but also in two drives (that of his family and that of his will) that are in complete opposition, and he is waiting for one thing, the coronation that will come a full 40 years later.

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Josh O’Connor and Italian Cinema

Another step forward: the second appearance (this time in the competition section and not “just” for a premiere) at the Cannes Film Festival for the Italian-French production La chimera. Directed by Alice Rohrwacher, the film takes place in the 1980s and tells the story of the so-called “tomb raiders” and the young English archaeologist involved in the illegal trade of finds. In addition to O’Connor, the cast also includes Carol Duarte, Isabella Rossellini and Alba Rohrwacher. Released and loved in Italy, now the film is released internationally. As she deserves!

His style

His personal style seems to match his choice of work very well. We could almost say that Loewe’s creative director, Jonathan Anderson, discovered him. The collaboration with the Spanish fashion house started at the end of 2017, proved to be very fruitful and has never stopped. The two have become friends, and speculation about what the star will wear to Cannes is rife: it will likely be something that doesn’t cross the Northern Irish filmmaker’s mind, just as it did at the Golden Globes and as it did when he first appeared at event, in 2021 for Mothering Sunday. His pink suit has inspired more than one headline. And for good reason: Josh wears Loewe clothes with naturalness and rare comfort.

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His hobbies

The actor tends not to talk about his personal life. That is why he is more talkative when it comes to his political views, activities and hobbies. These include photography and drawing. In short, this is a shy, charming and discreet superstar who uses his Instagram profile as a portfolio for his photos.

There, we can discover more about him to admire his artistic sensibility and, with a little imagination, guess the movements and background of his very selected works.