Jack McMullen

Jack Michael McMullen (born 22 February 1991) is an English actor and writer, best known for his roles in Waterloo Road, Little Boy Blue, Brookside and Grange Hill.

Jack McMullen
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McMullen in September 2012
Born (1991-02-22) 22 February 1991 (age 31)
Liverpool, England
  • Actor
  • writer
Years active2001–present

Early lifeEdit

Jack Michael McMullen was born in Liverpool on 22 February 1991.


McMullen made his television debut as Josh McLoughlin on the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside, playing the role from 2002 until the show's final episode in November 2003. He won two British Soap Awards for his role in the show; the first for Best Newcomer, and the second for Best On-Screen Partnership with co-star Sarah White.[1] McMullen went on to appear as Timothy "Tigger" Johnson in the long-running BBC One children's television serial, Grange Hill, appearing from 2004, initially in a guest role, and later a regular cast slot until 2008.

He was in an episode of the BBC One drama series The Street, then appeared in The Bill.[2] Next, he starred in BBC Switch's Proper Messy.[3] He was in an episode of the BBC One medical soap opera Doctors as half of a young gay couple who run away from their homes. He then starred in another BBC One drama, appearing in an episode of Moving On.

From 2010 to 2012, he played troublemaker Finn Sharkey in the BBC One school-based drama series Waterloo Road.[4] On 4 June 2011 he appeared in the BBC One medical drama series Casualty, as Ethan, the friend of a patient. On 27 December 2011, McMullen appeared in Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me, as the main role Freddie Copeland.

In 2013, the film The Knife That Killed Me was released. Jack played the lead role of 16-year-old Paul Varderman.

McMullen has appeared on stage in productions of Carthage (2014) at the Finborough Theatre and Kill Me Now (2015) at the Park Theatre.

In May 2017, McMullen appeared in the ITV drama series, Little Boy Blue, portraying Dean Kelly, one of the gang members involved in the murder of Rhys Jones in 2007.

In June 2021, McMullen starred alongside Sean Bean and Stephen Graham in the BBC series Time.[5][6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Seamonsters Sam
2014 The Quiet Hour Tom Connelly
The Knife That Killed Me Paul
2015 Urban Hymm Dean
2016 The Works Edmund Short film
Rue Boy Flukey Dave
Brotherhood Drew
The Hatching Russell
2019 The Souvenir Jack
Ford v Ferrari Charlie Agapiou
2021 The Souvenir Part II Jack


Year Title Role Notes
2002–2003 Brookside Josh McLoughlin 77 episodes
2004–2008 Grange Hill Timothy "Tigger" Johnson 65 episodes
2006 Casualty Simon Aspen Episode: "The Truth Game"
Doctors Will Hurran Episode: "Daddy Cool"
2007 The Street Aran Jennerson Episode: "Twin"
2008 The Bill Andy Donnelly Episodes: "Forgotten Child: Parts 1 & 2"
2009 Doctors Jack Walters Episode: "Bad Blood"
Moving On Daniel Episode: "Dress to Impress"
Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen Tommy Television film
2010–2012 Waterloo Road Finn Sharkey 56 episodes
2011 Casualty Ethan Miles Episode: "The Gift of Life"
Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me Freddie Television film
2014 Common Colin McCabe
2015 Together Warner Episode: "The Lovers"
2016 Maigret Sets a Trap Mazet Television film
2017 Little Boy Blue Dean Kelly 3 episodes
2020 The First Team Jack Turner 6 episodes
2021 Time Daniel 3 episodes
2022 Screw Connor Joyce Series 1 Episode 3


  1. ^ "The British Soap Awards 2003". Celebrities Worldwide. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Jack McMullen : Actor – Films, episodes and roles". Uk-tv-guide.com. 22 February 1991. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Switch – Proper Messy". BBC. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  4. ^ [1] Archived 4 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Schwab Dunn, Billie (6 June 2021). "Time review: Sean Bean's prison drama is a hard watch – but worth every minute". Metro. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  6. ^ Chilton, Louis (4 June 2021). "Time: Cast of BBC prison drama endured Covid scares and real prison experiences". The Independent. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  7. ^ Lally, Kate (6 June 2021). "BBC's Time viewers are all hoping for one thing from tonight's show". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 7 June 2021.

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