MCM: Jacob Fortune-Lloyd


Jacob Fortune-Lloyd has been in a lot of frock flicks, but a lot of those frock flicks aren’t showing up online so this list might seem deceptively short. That said, I first became aware of him in The Queen’s Gambit (2020), and I’m seeing him crop up more and more in movies since then. So, I apologize for the seemingly short list here, but I assure you, you will recognize him in many more films than the ones listed here that had images available online.


Wolf Hall (2015)

Wolf Hall (2015)

One of the earliest roles I noticed him. I wish we would get another series out of Wolf Hall


Endeavor (2018)

I loved this series about the early years of the legendary Inspector Morse, probably more than the original series. Jacob Fortune-Lloyd plays one of the many characters the young Morse comes in contact with in 1960s Oxford.


The Importance of Being Earnest (2018)

Ok, this is actually a stage play, but there are good shots of the production online, so I’m including it. Fortune-Lloyd plays Jack Worthing, the play’s protagonist.


Medici (2018)

Medici (2018

Fortune-Lloyd plays Bishop Fracesco Salvieto in this (yet another) adaptation of the infamous Medici family.


The Queen’s Gambit (2020)

Queen's Gambit (2020)

He plays Townes in The Queen’s Gambit, one of Beth’s chess adversaries.

See How They Run (2022)

See How They Run (2022)

I really enjoyed this film, and I urge you all to watch it. Great costumes, great cast, great story.


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Sarah Lorraine

Sarah has an undergraduate degree in Clothing & Textile Design and a Master's in Art History and Visual Culture, with an emphasis on fashion history. When she’s not caught in paralyzing existential dread, she's drinking craft cocktails and writing about historical costume in film and television. She's been pissing people off on the internet since 1995.

5 Responses

  1. Luanna

    He’s also set to play the main role in Midas Man, an upcoming biopic of the Beatles’ (among others) manager, Brian Epstein. I’m hoping that turns out well, because Epstein was fascinating in his own right and could use more recognition. But it remains to be seen if the movie will actually do his life justice.

  2. Lily Lotus Rose

    I remember him from that episode of Morse. His character was a horrible person!

  3. Karin

    I would love a biopic about Brian Epstein, and he looks right for the part. But I agree, it is only to be hoped that they will do Epstein justice!


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