Born in America but raised in Ireland, the Dublin-based actor Jack Reynor is starting to make an impact on the world of film. At the age of seven his acting career was set in motion through his role in Kevin Liddy’s feature, Country (2000). Reynor attended Belvedere College S.J. in Dublin, where he furthered his passion for acting by partaking in a number of theatrical productions, and eventually went on to get his breakthrough role in Lenny Abrahamson’s Irish success, What Richard Did (2012). Since 2012 the 23 year-old has worked alongside Hollywood superstars Mark Wahlberg, Vince Vaughn, Toni Collette, Marion Cotillard, Michael Fassbender, and many more, establishing himself as a genuine up-and-coming star in the industry. Reynor’s latest film, A Royal Night Out, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from 7th September, and EST from 4th September, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment; the romantic comedy that envisions the celebrations of Princesses Elizabeth and Margret on VE Day.
A Royal Night Out (2015)
Inspired by true events, this heart-warming, wonderfully nostalgic romantic comedy tells the riotous tale of a beloved future monarch experiencing the energy and spirit of one of the most unique nights in history. VE Day, 1945. Across Europe, people are celebrating the end of the war. London overflows with celebration and after pleading their case to their parents, two young girls are allowed to leave their house and join the party. Nothing particularly unusual about that… except, in this case, home is Buckingham Palace, and the two young girls are Princess Margaret (Bel Powley – The Diary of a Teenage Girl, TV’s Little Dorrit) and the future Queen of England, Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon – Belle, Dracula Untold).
Quickly giving their chaperones the slip, Elizabeth and Margaret are separated by the vast, lively crowds; and whilst Margaret is swept away by officers and taken into the heart of the party in Soho, Elizabeth finds herself enjoying a very different kind of evening; in the company of young, cantankerous, and rather handsome RAF airman Jack (Jack Reynor – Transformers: Age of Extinction, Macbeth), who happens to be AWOL, and is guaranteed to be arrested if he crosses the path of the Military Police…
Also starring Rupert Everett and Emily Watson, A ROYAL NIGHT OUT is a delightful look at what might have been – offering a wistful and thoroughly enjoyable insight into one of the country’s most memorable celebrations.
This upcoming adaptation of the famous Shakespeare tragedy tells the story of Macbeth (Michael Fassbender) after three witches inform him that he will one day become King of Scotland. Ambition and a persuasive wife (Marion Cotillard) guide Macbeth to take matters into his own hands by killing the current King, taking the throne, and fulfilling the witches’ prophecy. Reynor plays Malcolm, the eldest son of the murdered king and rightful heir to the throne. The impressive supporting cast also consists of Sean Harris and David Thewlis.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
The fourth instalment of Michael Bay’s epic blockbuster franchise shows Optimus Prime and his gang of Autobots hiding from a CIA Agent (Kelsey Grammer) set on terminating their existence. The Autobots seek aid from Cade Yeagar (Mark Wahlberg ) a mechanic and robotics expert. Yeagar, his daughter (Nicola Peltz), and her street racing boyfriend (Jack Reynor) help Optimus Prime take down the CIA task force and save the Autobots. Reynor is contracted to be in the next two Transformers films, completing the second trilogy.
Delivery Man (2013)
Vince Vaugn stars as Dave Wozniak in this outrageous comedy about an underachieving and irresponsible man who finds out he has fathered over 500 children due to a mishap at a fertility clinic where he donated for a year. Bound by a confidentiality agreement, Dave’s identity isn’t revealed to his children. However, his secrecy is soon brought into question when a large number of his children sue to find out who he is. Dave obtains the details of all his fatherless offspring and decides to visit them and get to know them, without mentioning he is their dad. The supporting cast includes Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders and Jack Reynor.
What Richard Did (2012)
Jack Reynor stars in Lenny Abrahamson’s critically acclaimed Irish drama as promising athlete and popular teen, Richard Karlsen. Richard and his group of friends have just finished school and are making the most of their summer before heading to university. The world is theirs and everything seems like it is going to pan out beautifully for the group of South Dublin teenagers. However, this feeling is short-lived as one night Richard uncharacteristically does something that changes everything. His friendships, family and life are never the same again. Reynor’s performance earned him numerous Irish awards and nominations, as well as put him on the map as a serious actor.
Jack Reynor and Tom Hopper star in Cold as two detached brothers who are brought together by the unexpected death of their father. They find it hard to get along until they find a girl, still alive, after she’d been discarded in the moors. As the film progresses, the brothers search for answers and ultimately grow closer and closer. The film is a stunning combination of love and loss that encapsulate the best of Irish cinema. The supporting cast includes Liam Carney, Rebecca Night, and Helen Pearson.
Glassland stars Will Poulter, Toni Collette, Michael Smiley, and Jack Reynor. Set in Dublin, the film centres around John (Reynor), a young taxi driver who lives with his alcoholic mother (Collette) in an impoverished suburb estate. After a nights work John returns home to find his mother overdosed from alcohol. Worried and fed up with her actions, John does everything in his nature to help her. She is eventually offered a chance to enrol in a rehab program, but with little money and no insurance the possibility of her recovering seemed unlikely. As a desperate, last-ditch, attempt to save his mother, John enters the criminal world of human trafficking.
A ROYAL NIGHT OUT arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from 7th September, and EST from 4th September, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment