Jack Lowden – the Scottish star of new BBC drama The Gold, Apple TV’s Slow Horses and Oscar-winning war movie Dunkirk – says his Irish girlfriend Saoirse Ronan is better at doing his native accent on screen than he is.
Ronan and Lowden have been an item since they worked together on historical drama Mary Queen of Scots back in 2018. Both have seen their star rise quickly in the acting world, but Lowden says he is not competitive with his Oscar-nominated squeeze – for a very good reason.
“We are not competitive, not in the slightest,” Lowden told The Big Issue. “Because I’d lose. There is just zero competition, because there is no competition.”
As well as looking after their two-year-old Petit Basset dog, Stella, who “comes everywhere” with them, Lowden and Ronan run a production company alongside producer Dominic Norris.
Arcade Pictures’s next project will be adapting Amy Liptrot’s bestselling memoir, The Outrun. Saoirse Ronan leads the cast, playing Liptrot, while Lowden is on producing duties. It has been a joy working together, he said.
“I just love being around brilliant actors, and she’s one of the very best, so to watch her work again was just such a joy,” Lowden added.