Jack Farthing

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Jack Farthing (born 14 October 1985) is an English actor who is notable for playing Freddie Threepwood in Blandings[1] and as villain George Warleggan in the BBC One drama series Poldark.[2] He also appeared as George Balfour in The Riot Club.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Born and raised in North London, Farthing has described his childhood as "lovely".[4] He was educated at Westminster School,[5] before reading History of Art at St Catherine's College, Oxford, and then attending LAMDA.[6]

Farthing has performed at the Royal Court Theatre and had a small role in Stephen Poliakoff's series Dancing on the Edge.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Riot Club George Balfour Directed by Lone Scherfig
2015 Burn Burn Burn Dan Directed by Chanya Button
2019 Official Secrets Andy Dumfries Directed by Gavin Hood


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Pramface Mitchell BBC Three TV series 1 episode 4
Silk Patrick Telford BBC One TV series 2 episode 3
2013 Blandings The Hon. Frederick Threepwood BBC One TV series 1
Dancing on the Edge Young Waiter BBC Two TV series 1 episode 3
Da Vinci's Demons Botticelli Fox TV series 1 episode 4
Poirot: The Big Four Gerald Paynter ITV
2014 Blandings The Hon. Frederick Threepwood BBC One TV series 2
Cilla John Lennon ITV TV series (2 episodes)[8]
2015–present Poldark George Warleggan BBC One
2018 The ABC Murders Donald Fraser BBC One


  1. ^ Ellie Walker-Arnott. "Meet the cast of BBC1's comedy drama Blandings". RadioTimes.
  2. ^ "Who's who in Poldark? A guide to the characters, from Demelza to Drake".
  3. ^ "The Riot Club (2014)".
  4. ^ Dougary, Ginny (22 July 2018). "Poldark's Jack Farthing on playing George Warleggan, stripping off on camera and his crush on Timothée Chalamet". Radio Times. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  5. ^ Maxx Design. "Famous Old Westminsters (OWW), Central London". westminster.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2015-01-13.
  6. ^ "LAMDA and RADA grads on screen in Poldark Series 2 - Conservatoire for Dance and Drama". 30 August 2016.
  7. ^ Laura Barnett. "'Next!': the secretive world of casting directors". the Guardian.
  8. ^ "Cilla, a three-part drama for ITV,". itv.com. ITV. Retrieved 6 January 2018.

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