Oliver Jackson-Cohen might play villainous roles like The Haunting of Bly Manor‘s Peter Quint and The Invisible Man‘s Adrian Griffin, but don’t let those projects scare you away. The 33-year-old actor likes to break the tension with laughs on set and actually seeks out acting opportunities that allow him to express his “sensitive” and “emotional” nature. That’s what made him such a compelling character when he portrayed Luke Crain in The Haunting of Hill House, which is where many fans fell in love with him for the first time.
He’s certainly no sweetheart in these new Netflix episodes — Peter Quint is manipulative and terrifying — so if you need help separating the actor from the role, keep reading. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite facts about Oliver that’ll help you rest easy. For example, did you know he was originally set to play a totally opposite part in Bly Manor?