Jonathan was born and educated in Birmingham, and attended St.Peter's College,Birmingham Universitiy's Faculty of Education. After training as a Drama & Music Teacher, he taught in various schools & colleges.

As an examiner for Trinity College, London, he has examined Speech, Drama, Effective communication and Musical Theatre throughout the UK, and extensively in India and New Zealand.

Appearances in the West End include; Jesus Christ Superstar, Call Me Madam, Singin' In The Rain, Ziegfeld and Having A Ball

In the provinces Jonathan has played most major theatres, where some of his favourite roles include: Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (York), The King in The King & I (Weston),  Harry Roat in Wait Until Dark (Jersey), Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit and Mrs Swabb in Habeas Corpus (Isle of Man).  His national tours include:  Charlie Girl, Some Like It Hot and Singin' In The Rain which also went to Tokyo.

His Television work is extensive amounting to over 50 appearances, including Peter Nuttal, Kate O'Mara's stepson in 26 episodes of the BBC 1 soap Triangle. Peter Gillard in All Creatures Great & Small. Killer John in Prince Among Men, and London's Burning and Extremely Dangerous with Sean Bean for LWT.

Most recent work includes: Doctors (BBC) as Alan Hoggart 'The Great Lubberly Fellow' in Alan Bleasdale's Oliver Twist (Carlton) filmed in Prague with Julie Walters. Emmerdale (YTV) as nasty solicitor Mr. Sutherland , and as Peter Ward a dodgy tractor dealer in Heartbeat (YTV) 

His most enjoyable work though, has been in 'Coronation St.' for Granada TV, and he is delighted to have played two very funny & different characters. Initially he caused mayhem as The Great Orlando, psychic-hyponotist, casting his spell on Blanche, Curly, Tyrone & Les'. Recently he was reincarnated as The Rev. Ashbourne, trying to make sense of  Rita, Norris, Roy and Emily whilst they were 'high' on cannabis! And again at the dramatic christening of Tracy Barlow's baby. 

On Radio he has appeared in numerous plays and serials for BBC Radio 4, but is probably best remembered as Terry Barford in The Archers, a role he played  for 10 Years.  For two years he was also the voice of 'Uncle Offa' for BBC Radio 4's Farming Week, which Gillian Reynolds of  The Telegraph chose as her 'Pick of the year' on Radio 4.   Doctor Who fans will have heard him as Antronak on the CD 'The Eye of the Scorpion' opposite Peter Davidson, and as Hamiyun with Colin Baker in 'Her final flight'

Jonathan is one of the UK's leading Pantomime 'Dames', and 2008 marked his 30th year of Pantomime! For five years he has been resident Writer and Director for Bermuda's Annual Pantomimes, before dashing back to play the Dame in the UK.
A hot Summer was spent in Sardinia filming Machiavelli's comedy 'The Mandrake Root' , playing wicked preist 'Brother Timoteo'. The film was released in June 2008, and subsequently nominated for a Royal Television Society award.

He is also author of the stageplay 'Teapots and Superglue',  a  comedy-drama, which has received much critical acclaim.

The play has now been published online by Treepress. Click HERE to take a look.

TELEVISION
Alan Hoggart  Doctors BBC
Brother Timoteo The Mandrake Root  European Drama Network
Rev' Ashbourne Coronation Sreett Granada TV
Bob Langford Doctors BBC
Peter Ward Heartbeat Yorkshire TV
Mr Sutherland Emmerdale Yorkshire TV
The Great Orlando Coronation Street Granada TV
Peter Watten Doctors BBC
Great Lubberly Fellow Oliver Twist Carlton TV
Killer John Prince Among Men BBC
P C Harry Woof Carlton TV
Peter Nutall Triangle (26 eps) BBC
Peter Gillard All Creatures Great & Small BBC
Delivery Man Extremely Dangerous Carlton TV
Cinema Manager London's Burning LWT
Tony Carthew Family Pride Carlton TV
Pub Landlord Back-Up BBC
Biker Metal Mickey LWT
Soccer Hooligan The Basil Brush Show BBC
THEATRE
Steve Singin' In The Rain Palladium, London
Comedy Roles Ziegfeld Palladium, London
Hugo Tantinnin Call Me Madam Victoria Palace, London
Priest Jesus Christ Superstar Palace, London
Lenny Having A Ball Comedy Theatre, London
Comedy Roles Charlie Girl National Tour
Comedy Roles Some Like It Hot National Tour
Harry Roat Wait Until Dark Opera House, Jersey
Pseudolus A Funny Thing Happened... Theatre Royal, York
The King The King & I Playhouse, Weston S Mare
Number 8 Take Eight Royal Exchange, Mancs
Lenny Having A Ball Gaiety, Isle Of Man
Charles Condomine Blithe Spirit Gaiety, Isle Of Man
Herr Sheinkopf Fame Gordon Craig, Stevenage
Dr Prospero Forbidden Planet Gordon Craig, Stevenage
Badger Wind In The Willows Gordon Craig, Stevenage
Mr Tumnus The Lion, Witch & Wardrobe Gordon Craig, Stevenage
Mrs Swabb Habeas Corpus Gaiety, Isle Of Man
Fred Phipps Dry Rot Gaiety, Isle Of Man
Tweedle Dee Alice In Wonderland REP, Birmingham
Dandini Cinderella REP, Birmingham
Judge Wind In The Willows REP, Birmingham
Hugo Tantinnin Call Me Madam REP, Birmingham
Various Roles The Mystery Plays Belgrade, Coventry
Salerio Merchant Of Venice Belgrade, Coventry
Juvenile Six Characters In Search... Belgrade, Coventry
RADIO
Terry Barford The Archers (10 years) BBC Radio 4
Over 100... Plays, serials, comedies BBC Radio 4
Uncle Offa Farming Today (2 years) BBC Radio 4
Antranak Doctor Who:
Eye Of The Scorpion
Big Finish/BBC
Hamiyun Doctor Who: Her Final Flight Big Finish/BBC
Presenter/reader Faming Today,
Costing The Earth,
You & Yours,
Dirty News
BBC Radio 4
PANTOMIME

30 years of Panto.

20 years as 'Dame' At;  Southport, Torquay, Stevenage, Dartford, Derby, Hastings, Billingham, Bath, Weston S Mare, Stockport, Barnsley, Sheffield - Crucible, Birmingham Rep, Stevenage, Stoke, Belfast.

5 years resident Director & Writer for Pantos at BMDS in Hamilton, Bermuda.

VOICEOVER/CORPORATE
Simon's Cross Everyman BBC
150 Winter Recpies Good Morning BBC
Newsreader Crime Report Tesco
Mr Cadbury Waterside Cadbury World
Voice-Over Film Dixons
Voice-Over Film British Rail/TJI
Voice-Over Film London Transport/TJI
Voice-Over Film Boots

Plus hundreds of character voices in commercials for:

Heart FM, BRMB & Capital Gold, Beacon Radio, Manx Radio, Sound & Picture House, Optical Image, Spotlight Advertising, WKMP Productions, etc.

 

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