Jack O’Connell and Holliday Grainger help refugees!

British TV star turned Hollywood actor Jack O’Connell is set to appear in a short film about the plight of refugees.

Jack, who made his name as troublesome Cook in E4 drama Skins (opens in new tab) before finding fame in the US in films such as Unbroken and Money Monster, heads the cast of Home alongside fellow Brit Holliday Grainger.

Holliday of course starred in Where the Heart Is and Waterloo Road before shooting to fame in worldwide hit series The Borgias and film blockbusters such as Cinderella and The Finest Hours.

As thousands of men, women and children attempt to get into Europe, Home follows a comfortable English family who experience a life-changing journey of their own.

The makers of the film, to be shown in selected cinemas and featuring music from Coldplay, hope it will help address the current refugee crisis and raise awareness to support World Refugee Day on Monday 20 June.

‘When I was living in a war zone, and then became a refugee, I used to think that if countries in freedom would feel what we are feeling at this moment, if they would see us as their families, just for one minute, they would help,’ says Home’s executive producer Arta Dobroshi. ‘And this is exactly what Home does. It puts you in the shoes of refugees.’

Nicholas Cannon
TV Content Director on TV Times, What's On TV and TV & Satellite Week

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