World War I drama. At the outbreak of war, two teenage boys - one German and one British - defy their parents to sign up.

The Passing Bells - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-11-03

The Passing Bells - Jack Lowden - Netflix

Jack Andrew Lowden (born 2 June 1990) is a Scottish stage, television, and film actor. Following a highly successful and award-winning four-year stage career, his first major international onscreen success was in the 2016 BBC miniseries War & Peace, which led to starring roles in feature films. Lowden starred as Eric Liddell in the 2012 play Chariots of Fire in London. In 2014 he won an Olivier Award and the Ian Charleson Award for his role as Oswald in Richard Eyre's 2013 adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts. Also in 2014, Screen Daily named him one of the UK Stars of Tomorrow. Since 2013 he has been in British television series and feature films, including substantial roles in The Tunnel (2013) and '71 (2014), and leading roles in the BBC miniseries The Passing Bells (2014) and War & Peace (2016). His subsequent film projects include the title role as golfing legend Tommy Morris in Tommy's Honour (2016), the starring role of Morrissey in the biopic England Is Mine (2017), a main-cast role as an RAF fighter-pilot in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017), and a starring role in the Scottish Highlands thriller Calibre (2018). In late 2016 the UK arts and entertainment magazine The List chose Lowden as one of The Hot 100 2016.

The Passing Bells - Early life and education - Netflix

Lowden was born in 1990 in Chelmsford, Essex, England, and grew up in Oxton in the Scottish Borders in Scotland. His younger brother, Calum, became a ballet dancer from a very early age, and later trained at the English National Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School in London; as of 2016 he is a first soloist at the Royal Swedish Ballet. As a child, Jack attended dance classes as well, but found he was better at, and more suited to, acting. When he was 10, Lowden's parents enrolled him in the Scottish Youth Theatre in Edinburgh. At age 12, he played John in a Peter Pan pantomime at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh. He attended Earlston High School, where he performed in the school's annual productions, including as Buddy Holly in Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, and he performed in various concerts as well. His conviction to become a professional actor came from seeing the play Black Watch on its first run in 2007. While in high school, he studied during summer school at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He also performed regularly at the Galashiels Amateur Operatic Society, where in 2008 he played the lead in The Boy Friend. Lowden received a BA in Acting from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow in 2011.

The Passing Bells - References - Netflix