The star of our new TV advert, Jack Warner is a man determined to live life to its fullest. Jack is an 84-year-old actor, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
After getting his first agent at 63, he has gone on to have minor roles in films such as Phantom of the Opera and Wimbledon, as well as appearing in music videos for Robbie Williams, Jamie Cullum and The Hoosiers.
Jack is from Alton in Hampshire and enjoyed acting as a youngster, but after his parents urged him to get a ‘proper job’ he spent 35 years working in the automotive industry before retiring at 60.
He said: “I noticed that a few of my retired friends were happy to sit and take life easy and I thought ‘there’s no way I’m doing that’ so, knowing how much I enjoyed acting, my wife of 63 years encouraged me to speak to an agent. So, I grabbed the bull by the horns.
“I was amazed how quickly I got a gig and I haven’t looked back – my job has taken me all over the world and to a host of impressive venues that I could only dream of visiting.”
He’s also proud of how savvy he is on social media and cites Facebook and Instagram as his go-to platforms; with the latter as it’s how the entertainment community engages with each other and he can share his work with his many followers.
He also counts indoor skydiving and helicopter rides among his favourite pursuits, goes for regular bike rides and long walks, and listens to music online – an eclectic mix of heavy metal through to opera.
Jack added: “Age is definitely a mindset – you mustn’t sit down and give in to it. My philosophy is ‘keep young and carry on’ which I intend to do for many more years to come.”