The Rake

‘I AM CONSIDERED A FREAK… I’VE HAD TO DO THE SPLITS IN SOME SCENES’

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Oliver Jackson-Cohen is something of an enigma. When The Rake spoke to him, the 30-year-old was taking a six-month voluntary hiatus from acting, which for someone still establishing a career is highly unusual, albeit sincere. “I just haven’t read anything that is at all of interest to me,” he says. “The only thing you can really control as an actor is what you say no to.” The Mr. Selfridge star is tall, too, and he has found himself having to lower his 6' 3" frame on camera to please bigger egos. When you are as marketable as Jackson-Cohen — fluent in French and English, handsome and gifted — his billing as a rising star isn’t hard to understand, but with a few questions to clear up, and a genuine interest in this British talent, The Rake

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