Jonathan Bailey is a British actor known for his work in the British TV series Leonardo (2011), Broadchurch (2013), Doctor Who (2014), W1A (2014-17), and Crashing (2016). He is also known for his works in the plays King Lear and Company.
Jonathan Bailey was born on Monday, April 25, 1988 (age 32 years; as in 2020), in Benton, Oxfordshire, England. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He did his schooling at the local C of E Primary School in Benton.
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown (dyed Blond)
Family & Ethnicity
His mother was an audiologist, and his father, Stuart Bailey is a former DJ and also worked at Rowse Honey Factory. Jonathan has three elder sisters.
He started acting at a very young age, and when he was 7, he was cast in A Christmas Carol at the Barbican Centre in London. In 1997, he was cast in Les Miserables at Palace Theatre, London as ‘Gavroche.’
He has acted in many theatres plays, such as King John (2003), Beautiful Thing (2006), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2008), South Downs (2011), Othello (2013), King Lear (2017), and Company (2018-19).
Television & Films
In 1997, he made his TV debut with the BBC series, Bright Hair as ‘Ben Devilish.’
He has acted in many TV series, such as Baddiel’s Syndrome (2001), Doctors (2007), Campus (2011), Leonardo (2011), Me and Mrs. Jones (2012), Broadchurch (2013), Doctor Who (2014), W1A (2014-17), Hooten & the Lady (2016), Crashing (2016), and Chewing Gum (2017). In 2018, he made his web debut with the American series, Jack Ryan as ‘Lance Miller,’ which premiered on Amazon Prime.
In 2020, he was cast in Netflix’s Bridgerton as ‘Anthony Bridgerton.’ He made his film debut with 5 Children and It (2004) as ‘Cyril.’
He has acted in a few movies including the British films, Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Permanent Vacation (2009), Testament for Youth (2014), and The Mercy (2018), and also an American film, The Young Messiah (2016).
He has given his voice to many radio productions, such as The Forsytes (2016), Deliverers (2016), Just One Damned Thing After Another (2017), and Home Front (2018). He has also lent his voice to the video games, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (2015), Squadron 42 (2017), Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood (2018), and Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers (2019).
- Playwrights: David Hare, Duncan Macmillan, Simon Stephens, April De Angelis
- Plays: After the Dance by Terence Rattigan, Lungs by Duncan Macmillan, Light Out of Darkness by Jamie Wellerstein
- Musicals: Oliver! by Lionel Bart, Matilda the Musical by Dennis Kelly
- Books: Regeneration by Pat Barker
- Travel Destinations: Tanzania, Morocco, Cape Town
- He likes bartering, traveling, reading, and trekking.
- When he was a child, he saw the play, Oliver! with his Nana, and decided to become an actor.
- At the age of eleven, he used to do ballet dancing.
- He won the 2019 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Company at Gielgud Theatre.
- According to him, if not an actor, he would have been either a pilot or a musician.
- He is an avid dog lover and owns a dog, ‘Blumin.’