Jack Donnelly

Jack Donnelly (born 28 October 1985) is an English actor, best known for his role in BBC series Atlantis, in which he played the role of Jason.

Jack Donnelly
Born28 October 1985 (1985-10-28) (age 37)
Bournemouth, England
Years active2010–present
(m. 2018)

Early lifeEdit

Donnelly was born the first of four boys in Bournemouth on 28 October 1985, the son of Chrissie Wickham and Tony Donnelly. His mother was the choreographer of Bucks Fizz's winning dance routine at the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest, as well as an actress and former Hot Gossip dance troupe member. He was raised primarily in Ringwood, Hampshire. He attended St Catherine's Primary School in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, and then St Peter's School in Bournemouth. He later joined the Big Little Theatre School in Bournemouth.[1][2][3]


Donnelly is a founding member of the improvisational comedy group "Chuckle Duster", which performs occasionally in east London.

Donnelly's first acting was as Jason Winkler in Nickelodeon's TV series House of Anubis.[4] He then guest starred in shows such as Doctors, Threesome, Misfits, Dancing on the Edge.[5] In 2013, he landed a lead role in BBC's fantasy series Atlantis, where he played the role of Jason who washes up on the shores of the ancient and mysterious city of Atlantis.[6] In 2014, he played the role of a cocky footballer Olly Hunter in the wholly improvised spoof documentary United We Fall.[7] In 2016, he guest starred as Samuel Walker in the TV series Death in Paradise.[8]

In 2017, Donnelly played lead role of Prince Adrian in the Hallmark original movie A Royal Winter alongside Merritt Patterson.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

In October 2017, Donnelly became engaged to Swedish-Canadian actress Malin Åkerman.[10] They were married in Tulum on 1 December 2018.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 United We Fall Olly Hunter
2020 Friendsgiving Jeff
2022 Slayers Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2011 House of Anubis Jason Winkler Recurring; 30 Episodes
2012 Doctors Harry Kilber-Bennett Episode: "Sentence"
Threesome Pull / Paul Episode: "Vacuum"
Misfits White Rabbit Episode #4.6
2013 Dancing on the Edge Leopold Episode #4
2013–2015 Atlantis Jason Lead Role; 25 Episodes
2016 Death in Paradise Samuel Walker Episode: "The Blood Red Sea"
2017 A Royal Winter Prince Adrian TV film


  1. ^ Juliet Stevenson and Mark Addy cast in BBC1's Atlantis, Susanna Lazarus, Radio Times, 27 March 2013.
  2. ^ Cast announced for BBC One's Atlantis, Media Centre, www.bbc.co.uk, 27 March 2013, 09.59.
  3. ^ BBC America – Who the Dr. Ordered Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine, Seth Arenstein, Cable Fax, 25 July 2013
  4. ^ Team, The Deadline (27 February 2014). "Jack Donnelly Inks With Gersh; WME Inks Trivia Game App QuizUp". Deadline. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  5. ^ "'Atlantis' Cast: Where Else Can You See Them? | BBC America". BBC America. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  6. ^ Metro.co.uk, Keith Watson for (26 September 2013). "Jack Donnelly goes insane for Atlantis role". Metro. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  7. ^ "United We Fall: What Jack Donnelly did next". Digital Spy. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Jack Donnelly: Death in Paradise is actually filmed in paradise – unlike Atlantis! | News | TV News | What's on TV". What' s on TV. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Cast | A Royal Winter | Hallmark Channel". Hallmark Channel. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  10. ^ Hautman, Nicholas (13 October 2017). "Malin Akerman Is Engaged to Jack Donnelly". Usweekly.com. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  11. ^ Chiu, Melody (1 December 2018). "Malin Akerman Marries British Actor Jack Donnelly in Mexico 1 Year After Engagement". People. Retrieved 1 December 2018.

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