Character

Lucas

Played by Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Actor Bio

Oliver Jackson-Cohen stars as Lucas, a man trying to unlock the secrets of his forgotten past, on NBC's epic new drama series "Emerald City."

Jackson-Cohen was part of the Youngblood Theatre Company, which gave young aspiring actors the chance to work on plays and sketches they developed themselves. He worked alongside actresses such as Carey Mulligan, Imogen Poots and Ophelia Lovibond.

He recently appeared on the Australian historical drama miniseries "The Secret River," which followed the exploits of some of the first European colonists in New South Wales in the early 19th century. The series was nominated for eight Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards and Jackson-Cohen was nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama.

Jackson-Cohen recently wrapped filming on "The Healer," starring Camilla Luddington, Jorge Garcia and Jonathan Pryce. He has also recently completed work on the espionage thriller "Despite the Falling Snow," starring Charles Dance and Rebecca Ferguson.

Last year, he was seen on ITV's four-part historical miniseries "The Great Fire" in the role of James, Duke of York, alongside Jack Huston and Charles Dance. He also starred alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers on the television adaptation of "Dracula" for Sky Living and NBC.

Jackson-Cohen has starred on some of the U.K.'s best-loved television dramas. His first major television role was on the BBC's period drama "Lark Rise to Candleford," an adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel, where he played lead character Philip White. Following this, he was accepted into the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and relocated to New York to continue his studies as an actor. His first audition there was for the independent feature film "Life and Death at 17," for which he landed the lead role and starred opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Richard Gere.

In 2010, Jackson-Cohen starred in two feature films: "Faster," an action thriller directed by George Tillman Jr. in which he starred as the villain opposite Dwayne Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton, and romantic comedy "Going the Distance," alongside Drew Barrymore, Justin Long and Jason Sudeikis. He has also starred in "What's Your Number," with Anna Faris and Chris Evans, and thriller "The Raven" opposite John Cusack.

He is known for his role as painter Roddy Temple on ITV's Emmy Award-nominated "Mr. Selfridge," directed by Andrew Davies, where he starred opposite Jeremy Piven and Katherine Kelly. In 2012, he starred alongside Miranda Richardson, Cynthia Nixon and Ben Chaplin on the Emmy-nominated "World Without End." He was also seen on "Bonekickers," alongside Hugh Bonneville and Adrian Lester.

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