Jonathan Kerrigan

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Jonathan Kerrigan
Born (1972-10-14) 14 October 1972 (age 42)
Lincolnshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996-present
Partner(s) Shelley Conn

Jonathan Kerrigan (born 14 October 1972 in Lincolnshire) is an English actor well known for various leading roles on TV including Casualty, Heartbeat, Merseybeat and Reach For The Moon. Films include Diana, The Somnambulists, The Best Possible Taste. He is also a musician and has composed for both television and film [1]

He had his screen debut in the Chemical Brothers music video, Life Is Sweet[1]

From 1996 to 1999 he played a Project 2000 Nurse, Sam Colloby, in BBC medical drama Casualty.

In 2012 he appeared in a Richard Jobson film called The Somnambulists about British servicemen and women reflecting on the action they saw in Basra during the Iraq War.[2] He composed some of the original music for the film including the opening title sequence.[1]

In 2012 he played John Alkin in BBC 4's The Best Possible Taste, a biography of Kenny Everett.[3]

In 2012 he shot the film Diana which stars Naomi Watts and directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel who also directed Downfall.[4] It is scheduled for release in 2013.

In May 2010 he appeared in episode 21 of the seventh series of the US crime drama NCIS playing the character Rex Carhartt[5]

On 5 September 2004, Kerrigan made his first appearance as police constable Rob Walker in the British highly popular and long-running primetime television drama series "Heartbeat", set in the 1960s in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

As well as starring in Merseybeat, Kerrigan also composed the theme tune.[6]

In April 2007, Jonathan announced his decision to quit his role as PC Rob Walker, (whom he had played since 2004) in long-running Yorkshire drama Heartbeat. Scottish actor Joseph McFadden replaced him as village constable Joe Mason in the following series of the show. Kerrigan's departure marked the end of another chapter in the series history, as the viewers of the show saw PC Rob Walker ride off on his motorcycle into the sunset at the end of Series 16.

In 2014, he played Neil in In the Club.


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  6. ^ BBC Drama Faces - Jonathan Kerrigan, retrieved 24 September 2008

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