Jack Cutmore-Scott is a crime-solving illusionist in Deception

James Cutmore-Scott learnt to perform magic tricks for the show, Deception.
Jack Cutmore-Scott learnt to perform magic tricks for the show, Deception.PHOTO: WARNER TV

Jack Cutmore-Scott is a British actor, one of several who have moved across the Atlantic, adopted an American accent and turned into a leading man on American television.

But unlike, say, Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor, 2017 to present) or Dan Stevens (Legion, 2017 to present), the 31-year-old former Londoner has not had much work experience in Britain, having jumped into American films and television shortly after graduating from Harvard University with a degree in English Literature. He "went over for uni and stuck around", as he says in a previous interview.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 03, 2018, with the headline 'Crime-solving illusionist'. Print Edition | Subscribe