Jonathan Bailey (actor)
Bailey in April 2015
Jonathan Stuart Bailey
25 April 1988
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England
Jonathan Stuart Bailey (born 25 April 1988) is an English actor. He won a Laurence Olivier Award for his portrayal of Jamie in the 2018 West End revival of Company. His television work includes the ITV drama Broadchurch, the CBBC series Leonardo, the BBC Two series W1A, the Channel 4 comedy Campus, and the Netflix period drama Bridgerton.
Early life and education
Bailey decided he wanted to be an actor at the age of 5 after seeing a stage production of Oliver!. He attended a dance club in Henley-on-Thames, through which he auditioned for and landed an alternating role in the 1995 Royal Shakespeare Company production of A Christmas Carol at the Barbican Theatre in London when he was about 7.
He attended the local Benson C of E Primary School and then completed his A Levels at Magdalen College School in Oxford. He did not go to drama school and instead pursued a degree with the Open University.
Film and television
In September 2014, he appeared in the Doctor Who series 8 episode "Time Heist". Bailey portrayed reporter Olly Stevens in the ITV series Broadchurch. He also had a recurring role as Jack Patterson in BBC Two comedy W1A appearing in all three series of the show. He's also had one of the lead roles in Crashing and had a guest role in Chewing Gum.
Bailey was nominated for the award for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2012 for his performance in David Hare's South Downs. He played the role of Tim Price in the musical American Psycho alongside Matt Smith at London's Almeida Theatre in 2013.
In 2017, Bailey appeared alongside Ian McKellen, Sinéad Cusack and Dervla Kirwan in King Lear at the Chichester Festival Theatre. In 2018, Bailey was cast in the second West End revival of Company, playing Jamie (originally written as a female character, Amy). For his portrayal, Bailey won the 2019 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical.
|2004||Five Children and It||Cyril|
|2007||Elizabeth: The Golden Age||Courtier|
|2007||Permanent Vacation||Max Bury|
|2014||Testament of Youth||Geoffrey Thurlow|
|2016||The Young Messiah||Herod|
|2018||The Mercy||Ian Wheeler|
|1997||Bramwell||William Kilshaw||Series 3, episode 6|
|1997||Bright Hair||Ben Devenish||Television film|
|1998||Alice through the Looking Glass||Lewis||Television film|
|2001||Baddiel's Syndrome||Josh||Main role|
|2005||The Golden Hour||Stephen Martin||Miniseries; episode 4|
|2005||Walk Away and I Stumble||Justin||Television film|
|2007||Doctors||Johnno Mitchum||Episode: "See You in the Morning"|
|2008||The Bill||Chris Villiers||Episode: "The Hit"|
|2009||Off the Hook||Danny Gordon||Main role|
|2010||Lewis||Titus Mortmaigne||Episode: "The Dead of Winter"|
|2011–2012||Leonardo||Leonardo da Vinci||Main role|
|2012||Pramface||Glynn Three||Episode: "Edinburgh... in Scotland"|
|2012||Me and Mrs Jones||Alfie||Main role|
|2012||Groove High||Tom Mason||Main role|
|2013, 2015||Broadchurch||Olly Stevens||16 episodes|
|2013||Some Girls||Nick the Counsellor Three||Series 2, episode 1|
|2014–2017||W1A||Jack Patterson||Recurring role (series 1)|
Main role (series 2–3)
|2014||Doctor Who||Psi One||Episode: "Time Heist"|
|2016||Hooten & the Lady||Edward||6 episodes|
|2017||Chewing Gum||Ash||Episode: "Replacements"|
|2018||Jack Ryan||Lance Miller||3 episodes|
|2020||Bridgerton||Anthony Bridgerton||Main role|
|2014||Forza Horizon 2||Dan Williams|
|2015||Everybody's Gone to the Rapture||Rhys Shipley|
|2019||Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers||Crystal Exarch / G'raha Tia|
|TBA||Squadron 42||Aaron Seetow|
|1995||A Christmas Carol||Child Scrooge / Tiny Tim (alt)||Barbican Theatre|
|1997–1998||Les Misérables||Gavroche||Palace Theatre, London|
|2003||King John||Prince Arthur||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|2006||Beautiful Thing||Jamie||Sound Theatre|
|2007||Pretend You Have Big Buildings||Leon||Manchester Royal Exchange|
|2008||The Mother Ship||Elliot||Birmingham Rep Theatre|
|2008||Girl with a Pearl Earring||Pieter||Cambridge Arts Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket|
|2009||House of Special Purpose||Alexi||Chichester Festival Theatre|
|2011||South Downs||Duffield||Chichester Festival Theatre|
|2012||South Downs||Duffield||Harold Pinter Theatre|
|2013||Othello||Cassio||Royal National Theatre|
|2013||American Psycho||Tim Price||Almeida Theatre|
|2016||The Last Five Years||Jamie||St. James Theatre, London|
|2017||King Lear||Edgar||Chichester Festival Theatre|
|2018||The York Realist||John||Donmar|
|2016||The Forsytes||Jon||BBC Radio 4|
|2016||Deliverers||Lee||BBC Radio 4|
|2017||Just One Damned Thing After Another||David Sussman||Audiobook|
|2018||Cast Long Shadows: Ghosts of the Shadow Market, Book 2||Narrator||Audiobook|
|2018||Home Front||Daniel Marriott||BBC Radio 4|
Awards and nominations
|2012||Evening Standard Theatre Award||Outstanding Newcomer||South Downs||Nominated|
|2019||Laurence Olivier Award||Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical||Company||Won|
- "20 Questions with ... South Downs' Jonathan Bailey". What's One Stage. 19 April 2012. Archived from the original on 28 April 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
- Olivier Awards (7 April 2019). "The Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical goes to… @JonnyBailey for @companywestend! #OlivierAwards ". Twitter.
- "Introducing… Jonathan Bailey". Official London Theatre. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
- "A Christmas Carol". RSC Performances. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
- Cheesman, Neil (25 April 2012). "Interview With Jonathan Bailey: South Downs". Retrieved 10 January 2021.
- "Leonardo: Jonathan Bailey plays Leonardo". BBC Press Office. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
- Harrison, Emma (30 April 2013). "'Teacher inspired me' says Broadchurch star". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
- "Me and Mrs Jones: A new romantic comedy for BBC One". BBC. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
- DWTV (24 February 2014). "Series 8: Meet Danny Pink - Doctor Who TV".
- Earnshaw, Jessica (6 January 2015). "Broadchurch star Jonathan Bailey 'runs away' when pestered for series two plot details". Daily Express.
- Andreeva, Nellie (10 July 2019). "Phoebe Dynevor & Regé-Jean Page To Headline Shondaland's 'Bridgerton' At Netflix; 10 Others Cast". Deadline Hollywood.
- Thorne, Will (10 July 2019). "Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page Join Julie Andrews in Netflix Shondaland Series". Variety.
- "London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2012 — Longlist revealed". Evening Standard. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
- "American Psycho Cast". almeida.co.uk. Almeida Theatre. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- "Doctor Who's Matt Smith set to regenerate … as American Psycho". The Guardian. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- Mark Shenton (30 September 2017). "King Lear starring Ian McKellen review at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester – 'intensely moving'". The Stage.
- Johnson, Robin (12 July 2018). "Jonathan Bailey & Alex Gaumond join Company revival". Official London Theatre. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
- "Former 'Broadchurch' star Jonathan Bailey 'drew on own experiences' for new gay stage role". Attitude. 14 September 2018.
- Durrant, Nancy (31 October 2018). "From Broadchurch to the West End: the star of Sondheim's smash hit Company". The Times.
- "Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey talks sexuality and acting with Sir Ian McKellen". Attitude.co.uk. 30 December 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2021.