Actor Jack Roth stars in the upcoming British film US AND THEM, a dark comic from director Joe martin, which is screening in Borehamwood from October 12.

In the film three rough and ready British lads, intent on making a grand and brutish statement on economic inequality in the UK, use one upper crust family as their sacrificial lamb. When disenfranchised Danny (Jack Roth) confronts wealthy banker, Conrad (Tim Bentinck), he plans to teach him a lesson he’ll never forget.

When daughter Philippa (Sophie Colquhoun) comes home with her supposed boyfriend, her parents are shocked to see he is from the “wrong” social class. They soon learn he is an imposter and thus begins this wild ride of a home invasion thriller. Tensions escalate as the intruders hold the family hostage and force the father (Tim Bentinck) to choose between wife and daughter in a game of Russian roulette. Danny’s seething anger is palpable and only countered by Conrad’s attitude toward privileged and entitlement.

I spoke to Jack, 34, to find out more…

Were you always interested in acting?

Sort of, although there many other topics I was interested in pursuing including English, ballet, painting and now politics

Did you study it after leaving school?

No, I flunked my way into acting after not being able to afford going to college. Thankfully Cameron Jack saves me from obscurity by giving me the lead role in clockwork orange at the Catford Broadway theatre.

How did you get involved in the film?

I had an audition in which the director and I seemed to really click and it went from there. Though he sent me around 10 pages of speeches to learn in not much time - I was able to stumble through. I feel it was my energy and ability to think on my feet that reeled him in.

Tell me about the storyline

Without spoiling everything. It’s about a disaffected youth with militant socialist politics, unhappy with wealth distribution in society as he decides to exact revenge on a rich family and upload it to social media - in his mind, creating fear and social change

Tell me about your character

I play that disaffected misguided youth with an unfocused intelligence not being used in any functional method who comes up with a plan

What was the filming process like?

It was intense. I decided to live in the house we were filming in to create the claustrophobic mentality my character had.

Have you seen the final cut – what do you think?

I think it’s great, very topical and it did exactly what it set out to do; not pick a side but show both which I think really affects the audience watching the film who carry agendas with them.

It was thrilling being able to guide two sides of the debate to a civil dialogue as people are desperate to have political discussions in this current age but are terrified to be honest. Due to each side’s incivility with respect to the other and the crazy twitter mob that seeks to search and destroy people’s lives wherever they see fit.

What’s next for you?

I’m currently doing Medici the Magnificent on Netflix playing the bad guy of the third series and loving every moment of it. Not only because it’s set and filmed in Italy with excellent actors but also because I get to work with Christian Dugay who I think is a complete artistic genius and someone I’m working very hard to make happy.

Reel Cinema, 84 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, WD6 1EH, October 12 to 18.