Before They Were Stars: John Oliver in “Bleak House”

I always find it fascinating when famous celebrities have this one lone credit on their filmography from when they were a child actor, followed by zero credits for the next several years until they became an adult. Believe it or not, one these celebrities is John Oliver! In 1985, when Oliver was seven, he had a bit part in the BBC mini-series adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, Bleak House. Oliver plays one of a large group of kids in this scene and he first pops up at the 1:11 mark as the lad named “Felix”.

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