Since graduating from LAMDA Jack has worked in theatre, film and audiobook recording. Highlights include Mr Popper’s Penguins at Seattle’s Children’s Theatre with Pins and Needles, the UK tour of, Think of England directed Tilly Branson, and narrating the audio for Hood by Justin Bulpett.
Jack has undertaken extensive motion capture training with the MOCAP Vaults under the tutorage of Oliver Hollis-Leick, John Dower and Gareth Taylor, including working on the Centroid stage at Pinewood. His MOCAP experience includes Full Motion Capture, Working to Pre-recorded Audio, Improvisation, and Direct to Camera/Player Address.
A very physical actor, with a past career as an athlete, Jack has taken his physical skills and understanding of those disciplines, along with his weapons handling experience into the MOCAP volume and other performance mediums.
Other parts whilst training included, Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard directed by James Kerr, Jonathon in Port directed by Caroline Leslie, Aragon in The Merchant of Venice directed by Bill Alexander, and Mazeres in The Bloodie Banquet directed by John Baxter.
Think of England
Collard is brilliant as the more naïve and young officer, and I felt myself rooting for him for the majority of the show as well as wanting to know more of his story after the play ended.
★★★★★ The Theatre Tourist
Jack Collard portrayed his character flawlessly, developing it through to the bitter end.
The standout performance is however Jack Collard as JW: his, as horribly clichéd a phrase as it is, quiet intensity nicely offsets both the other characters and the writing itself: if this piece is ‘reflective’ at all it is because of him. And, although I won’t spoil the end, the cool and critical disinterest with which he regards his fellow characters is understandable as analogous to the way he views the world