Richard Jackson is a longtime veteran character actor, and The Great Hanging crew is extremely lucky to have him join the cast. With a career that spans twenty years Richard can be seen in a number of feature films such as No Country for Old Men, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and Parkland. He can be seen in the upcoming films Texas Heart, Windsor, I Saw the Light, The Sector and Jercio.
For his role in The Great Hanging documentary re-enactments Richard will be playing William C. Young. Colonel Young was the prosecutor for the Citizen’s Court and with the influence of Minister Thomas Barrett, instituted a 2/3 majority rule, which stopped the executions. However, Col. Young was assassinated during the trials and because of this the prosecutions continued and 19 more suspected Union spies were executed.
You can see Richard as Col. William C. Young in The Great Hanging coming Summer 2016.