Family threaten to sell stories to press, says actor Jack O'Connell

Actor Jack O'Connell has revealed that members of his family have threatened to sell stories about him to newspapers because they assume his Hollywood career has made him very wealthy.

O'Connell, from Derby, who became famous in teen drama Skins and recently starred in Angelina Jolie's Oscar-nominated war film Unbroken, said he has a complicated relationship with people back home in Derby.

He will soon be seen in Money Monster opposite George Clooney and Julia Roberts and revealed people think he is as rich as his co-stars.

He told ES Magazine:

The actor has starred in a number of Hollywood films. Credit: PA Wire

O'Connell told the magazine his tough background, which included a suspended prison sentence, has helped him to become the person he is today.

He said: