Acting

Jonathan began his acting career playing Troilus in Matthew Francis' acclaimed production of 'Troilus & Cressida' with the National Youth Theatre.

 

He subsequently trained at the Webber Douglas Academy Of Dramatic Art in London and since then his work has included West End theatre, TV, Film & Radio. 

 

Most recently he appeared as Lord John Wynnstay in 'Votes For Women' directed by Theresa Heskins at the New Vic, Newcastle -under- Lymme, Frank in Stephanie Dale's critically acclaimed new play 'The Lost Boy' directed by Kate McGregor (Gabriel)Dr Prospero in the hugely successful 25 Anniversary UK Tour of Bob Carlton's 'Return To The Forbidden Planet' and on film starred as David Taylor in 'Go With God' for which he won the Best Actor Award in the Global Revolution Film Festival, New York. 'Go With God' also won 'Best Film' at the Cardiff International Short Film Festival. 

Jonathan's other recent theatre roles include: Lloyd Dallas in 'Noises Off' and Frank Feller in 'Laurel and Hardy: Sons of The Desert' (directed by Bob Eaton and Ken Alexander respectively) at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool. Other roles include: Vince Steel in 'Satin n Steel', Gratiano in 'The Merchant Of Venice' (directed by Glen Walford) Captain Hook in 'Peter Pan' and Sherlock Holmes in 'The Hound Of The Baskervilles' all at the Queen's Theatre, London.

His diverse professional career has seen him perform in many theatre productions over the years, a selection of which include:  Lucentio in 'Taming Of The Shrew' (Open Air Theatre, Regents Park, London) and Mercutio in 'Romeo & Juliet',  Captain Hook in Bob Carlton's 'Peter Pan' (Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch) Jack Worthing in 'The Importance Of Being Earnest' (Northampton Royal Theatre) Ellyot in Noel Coward's 'Private Lives' and the dual roles of Rupert and Evelyn Farrant, twin brothers, in 'Corpse!' (both at The Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch). He has worked with Philip Ayckbourn on his new play 'The Essence Of Love' (UK Tour) where he played Martin, and he has appeared in all three highly successful recent revivals of Bob Eaton's 'Lennon' at The Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool (2010,2013, 2014) in which he played Ed Sullivan, George Martin and a whole host of characters from the Beatle's back story.

On television appearances include: Coronation Street (ITV) Doctors (BBC) Tina & Bobby (ITV) DCI Banks (ITV) Home Fires (ITV), Hollyoaks (C4) Fresh Meat (C4) Merseybeat (BBC), Peak Practice (ITV), London's Burning (ITV), Eastenders (BBC) My Dad's The Prime Minister (BBC) The Tomorrow People (ITV) Spatz (ITV)

 

On film he has appeared in 'Oscar & Lucinda' starring Ralp Fiennes (Fox Searchlight Pictures).

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