Jordan Nash talks his acting journey that led him to making BBC award history

Jordan Nash may be young but has already had an impressive career. He recently starred in the lead role of Peter Pan in Come Away along with Angelina Jolie. Originally from North London, Jordan Nash received a best supporting young actor nomination at the Young Entertainer Awards 2019 for his role in the film Aladdin. For his role as the lead in Oliver: Lagos to London, Jordan Nash won at this year’s BBC Audio Drama Awards. Jordan Nash is also in the upcoming second season of Breedersthe film Infinite and is releasing his first album. Check out YEM’s interview with Jordan Nash before he takes over our Instagram account today!

Young Entertainment Mag: How did you get started in acting?

Jordan Nash: To be honest… I don’t know Hahaha! I started my acting journey when I was about four or five years old. And thought that I was going to playgroup when I was actually going to drama classes!

I got my first ever role in a feature film called “Dom Hemingway” and I starred as ‘Jawara’ Jude Law’s grandson and son to Emilia Clarke’s character – neither of these two people I knew at the time!

Since then I’ve just continued to act and perform, it’s been a epic ride.

YEM: You were recently in Come Away along with Angelina Jolie, David Oyelowo and Michael Caine. What was it like working with them?

Jordan: It was a great experience working with them. To be honest, I didn’t actually know who they were before working with them as I’m not a TV and Film watcher, even though I’m a professional actor! But as boring as it reads, they were all very professional and friendly.

My favourite  person so far has to be Angelina Jolie. I got to spend quality time with her and her family. We did some pretty dope things  – hanging out at Dave & Busters arcade with her and her kids and spent time in their home playing games like table tennis and swimming in the pool! We even did regular things like getting a Indian take away, But I had sushi instead Lol!!

YEM: What are some of the best memories you have from being on set?

Jordan: One of my favourite memories was having my birthday party on the set of Come Away! The catering crew made an awesome fruit cake in the shape of a pirate ship! Another fun memory was performing my own stunts as Peter Pan in Come Away and fighting with real swords! (Of course, we had to learn what we were doing with plastic swords otherwise we’d probably hurt each other!) I also got to fly like Peter Pan on set… but it got cut from the final edit.

YEM: You have the film Infinite coming out this year. What is it about?

Jordan: Without any spoilers, Infinite is a film about a man played by “Mark Wahlberg” who discovers that his hallucinations were actually past lives. It’s a sci-fi thriller and it’s set to come out this summer!

YEM: You are going to be releasing your first album. What can you tell us about the album?

Jordan: Well, I’ve been working on my music, writing songs and creating new beats. Because of the pandemic, I haven’t been able to get out to perform other than virtually or into the studio which was the plan for this year, I guess time will tell and hopefully we can crack on once it’s all safe. I do post some of my music and dance tutorials on YouTube and Instagram so if you’re curious, have a look and subscribe – my YouTube channel is “Jordan A Nash” and you can also follow me on Instagram “@jordannashworld”!

YEM: What have you learned about the process when you were making your album?

Jordan: I have learned endless amounts of things in my journey of creating music, I wouldn’t want to bore you by turning this cool magazine into an encyclopaedia! But one thing I’ve learned is to be patient when creating, and I think it’s the same with acting because you could audition for twenty projects and only get one of them, but it’ll eventually be your turn.

YEM: Has music always been something you have been interested in?

Jordan: I’ve been a musical person and have been listening to music daily for a loooong long time. I started playing the piano when I was 4 but I didn’t think I would ever get to the stage where I’d  be composing and creating my own music!

YEM: How have you been balancing your acting and music career?

Jordan: I’m not sure to be honest?! Since the beginning of the pandemic I have been able to do a lot more music in my spare time because hollywood also went into lockdown. Surprisingly we were able to get busy in England and i was lucky to book various acting projects during the pandemic, which was challenging with all the covid safety protocols and testing.

YEM: You have been nominated for quite a few awards. And you recently became the youngest recipient of the BBC audio drama awards! What does it feel like to get all of this recognition for your work?

Jordan: It’s an amazing feeling to be nominated for awards. And then actually going on to WIN AT THE BBC audio drama awards 2021 in the category of BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCE! But it definitely isn’t the same doing it on a lonely chair in front of a blank wall in your kitchen in front of a computer screen! I’m gutted at not being able to go to the event and walking a carpet. But It’s still a huge honour and I’m so grateful to have won.

YEM: What do you hope to see for yourself in the future? Do you hope to be pursuing both acting and music?

Jordan: I’m just going to take every day step by step and see what happens to be honest. I don’t really set goals as you might not stop chasing instead of creating. I’m enjoying what I’m doing at the moment so let’s see where it takes me.

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