The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - News - By Colin Vickery

JOEL Jack­son re­fuses to be type­cast.

The Aussie ac­tor made such an im­pres­sion in Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door that view­ers were con­vinced he must be a song-and-dance man.

But Jack­son has been busy prov­ing he can do much more with roles in Nine thriller Hyde & Seek, asy­lum-seeker drama Safe Har­bour and ac­tion­ad­ven­ture movie Jun­gle along­side Daniel Rad­cliffe.

His lat­est role, as charm­ing jour­nal­ist Liam John­son on The Wrong Girl, con­tin­ues that push – this time into rom-com ter­ri­tory.

“As soon as Peter Allen be­came as pop­u­lar as it did, it was a goal of mine to find work that is chal­leng­ing and in­volves dif­fer­ent styles,” he says.

“You keep send­ing that want into the uni­verse and hope you’re lucky enough and work­ing hard enough that peo­ple re­spect you as an ac­tor and say, ‘ Yes, I’ll give you a shot’, and you don’t get stereo­typed.

“I’ve been blessed to meet pro­duc­ers and cast­ing di­rec­tors that are open enough to throw these chal­lenges at me and show me in a dif­fer­ent light.”

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