Jack Scanlon is an English actor and musician best known for his role in the Holocaust drama film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
Early years and personal life
Jack Scanlon was born on August 6, 1998 in the ancient city of Canterbury, in the English county of Kent. The boy studied at the school of Roger Manwood, near the city of Sanuija. He currently lives with his parents and younger brother in Deal and attends Bath Public University where he studies commercial music.
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Career and filmography
Jack Scanlon is best known for his role as the Jewish boy Shmuel in the drama film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. He went to the drama club and so got to the audition. Mark Herman, the film's director, narrowed down his choices to three possible candidates and gave them all a joint audition with actor Asa Butterfield, who starred in the film. As a result, Scanlon got the role of Shmuel, as, according to Herman, "Jack and Ace are very goodinteracted with each other".
Despite the fact that "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" was Scanlon's film debut, the boy had acted before. He appeared in an episode of The Peter Serafinowicz Show in 2007 and in the 10-minute short film The Eye of the Butterfly, thanks to which the young actor got to audition for his biggest role. Jack also had a small role in the British mini-series The Runaways which aired on BBC One as part of the homeless season.
Scanlon is currently attempting to break into the music business as Jack Whitby in the post-punk band Happy Accident. Jack also regularly performs solo, performing his own songs. In addition, at various times he played in various bands as a guitarist and bassist.