Jack wins praise for role in BBC drama ‘Time’

Jack wins praise for role in BBC drama ‘Time’

by Tom Martin (June 2021)

AN actor from Litherland has earned praise for his starring role in new BBC prison drama Time.

Jack McMullen, 30, plays one of the inmates in the three-part TV series, which first aired on Sunday, June 6 and has already earned rave reviews.

Time is set in a gritty prison and stars newly arrived prisoner Mark Cobden, played by Sean Bean, and veteran prison guard Eric McNally, played by Stephen Graham.

Jack, a former pupil at Holy Family High School, told Country & Town House in an interview: “The story is told from the perspective of both the prisoners and staff – how they manage to coexist and  the problems that can arise when the often-fragile order is broken.

“It’s a story I’ve been interested in for a long time. People generally don’t know a lot about what life is like in prison. When somebody goes to prison that’s usually the end of the story, we rarely get to peek behind the bars.

“The wing is a social microcosm, with its own unique hierarchy, ethics, currency  and  language.”

Jack has previously starred in Hollywood blockbuster Ford v Ferrari, where he performed alongside Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Before that he was best known for playing the role of Finn Sharkey in Waterloo Road, and appeared in Brookside and Grange Hill.

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