Jonathan Bailey (Born on April 25, 1988) is a British actor, best known for the ITV drama Broadchurch, the BBC’s Doctor Who, W1A and Leonardo, and Channel 4 comedy Campus.
He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his portrayal of Jamie in the 2018 West End revival of Company.
Jonathan began acting at a very young age; when he was seven years old, he acted in ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Barbican Centre in London. In 1997, he appeared in the role of ‘Gavroche’ in the play Les Miserables. He has acted in many musicals and 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).
In 2004, Jonathan made his film debut in the role of ‘Cyril’ in the film, 5 Children and It (2004). He has acted in many British films, such as Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Permanent Vacation (2009), Testament for Youth (2014), and The Mercy (2018). He made his American film debut with The Young Messiah (2016) as ‘Herod.’ In 1997, he made his TV debut with the BBC series, Bright Hair in the role of ‘Ben Devilish.’
He has acted in many British TV series, like 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 Amazon Prime American series, Jack Ryan in the role of ‘Lance Miller.’ In 2020, he was cast in the role of ‘Anthony Bridgerton’ in the Netflix series, Bridgerton.
Jonathan has given his voice to many radio programs, such as The Forsytes (2016), Deliverers (2016), Just One Damned Thing After Another (2017), and Home Front (2018).
He has also given voice-overs 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).