Oliver Jackson-Cohen: From Netflix Star to Versatile Actor in Film and TV

Discover the rise of Oliver Jackson-Cohen, the breakout star from Netflix's "The Haunting of Hill House," and his journey beyond the streaming giant. From Apple TV+ to the film industry, he's proven his versatility and embraced new horizons.

So, let’s talk about the man, the myth, the Netflix star – Oliver Jackson-Cohen! This talented actor rocked our screens in 2018 with his unforgettable performance in the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House. The show catapulted him into the realm of global fame, where he became the hottest thing since sliced bread. But hold on, folks, because fame in the streaming era can be as fleeting as a fly on a hot summer day.

In a recent interview with The Independent, Jackson-Cohen reflected on the ephemeral nature of fame. He described the peculiar experience of being “Netflix famous.” One moment, you’re the talk of the town, the most famous person in the world. But then, boom! The next show comes along, stealing your thunder and leaving you in the shadows. It’s like being the lead singer in a one-hit wonder band, only to be replaced by the next sensation.

Our beloved star didn’t let that dampen his spirits, though. He returned to the Netflix universe in 2020 with The Haunting of Bly Manor. However, he found himself trapped in a cycle of repetitive scripts that were mere knockoff versions of his previous successes. It’s the classic case of “if it ain’t broke, why not make a cheap imitation?”

But fear not, dear fans, for Oliver Jackson-Cohen didn’t let himself be typecast in the Netflix bubble forever. He ventured out into new territories, gracing our screens in Apple TV+’s Surface and Prime Video’s Wilderness. He even spread his wings in the film industry, making his mark in movies like The Invisible Man, The Lost Daughter, Mr. Malcom’s List, Emily, and Jackdaw. The man is on fire!

Oliver Jackson-Cohen has also proven his versatility by taking on morally corrupt characters and humanizing them. He sees it as a thrilling challenge to dive into the minds of these toxic men and find their humanity. But hey, even our talented actor knows when it’s time to shake things up and move on to new horizons. Variety is the spice of life, after all.

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