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Brenock O'Connor is an actor in the Television series of Alex Rider on Amazon Prime Video


Early life

O'Connor went to Chatsmore Catholic High School in Goring, and attended The Theatre Workshop Stage School in Brighton. He started performing on stage at the age of six in the Hammond Pantomimes at the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing, and won a theatre scholarship while attending.


Brenock O'Connor plays Olly in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones, a character introduced in the show, but does not make an appearance in the books published by George R. R. Martin. The character was introduced originally as a one episode character, to further the story between the Wildlings and the Night's Watch at Castle Black, but was later kept on the show to provide more backstory surrounding the deaths of Ygritte and Jon Snow in the fourth and fifth seasons, respectively.

Following his character Olly's betrayal and murder of Jon Snow in the fifth-season episode "Mother's Mercy", O'Connor stated that he received many negative messages from fans of the show, with O'Connor responding in an interview, "I'm so, so sorry if any of you were offended, but it was in the script. What could I do?" In the same interview he also stated that he has received other messages from people who understand that the show is "not reality," and praised his performance in the role. In a subsequent interview, O'Connor stated he was content with the controversial reaction to his character, noting "It's very rare for my character to get noticed really, so I was quite happy with the reaction that I got. When you do something bad, you want a bad reaction for it." Olly made his last appearance in the sixth-season episode "Oathbreaker", when he was hanged by a resurrected Jon Snow.

O'Connor has also appeared in several other roles, including Peter Cratchit in the BBC One series Dickensian, which premiered in December 2015. He will also star in the British children's adventure film Young Hunters: The Beast of Bevendean. He's appeared in a pop video with Noah and the Whale as well as several television commercials for Haribo, and as a lead character part in one episode of Holby City.

On stage O'Connor has performed in front of audiences on the tour of Cameron Mackintosh's Oliver!, playing the part of The Artful Dodger alongside Iain Fletcher, Neil Morrissey and Samantha Barks.

In addition to acting, O'Connor is a singer and guitarist, and has posted several cover songs on YouTube.

In 2019, O'Conner was cast for the part of Conor Lawlor in the musical adaptation of "Sing Street" based on the 2016 movie by John Carney, who also directed Once and was adapted for the stage as a musical as well. The "Sing Street (musical)" adaptation was originally presented at New York Theatre Workshop in December 2019. It is scheduled to premiere on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in 2020 with an Original Cast Recording already released.



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Young Hunters: The Beast of Bevendean Sam Aldrington
2017 Another Mother's Son Rex Forster
2018 The Bromley Boys David Roberts


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Holby City Angus Peters Episode: "Blood Money"
2013 Chickens Dribbler Episode: "Rebel Girl"
2014–2016 Game of Thrones Olly 17 episodes
2015–2016 Dickensian Peter Cratchit 12 episodes
2016 Casualty Peter Barnes Episode: "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
2017–present Living the Dream Freddie Pemberton Main role
2018 The Split Sasha Supporting role
2019 Derry Girls Jon Episode: "Across the Barricade"
2020 Alex Rider Tom Harris Main role

Awards and nominationsFF

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2015 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Game of Thrones Nominated
2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated


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