Jonathan Cullen

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Jonathan Cullen
Jonathan Cullen.jpg
Born 1960
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Cammie Toloui; Susannah Waters, divorced; 2 children

Jonathan Cullen (born 1960) is a British actor of stage, film and television.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Cullen's father was Tony Cullen, a founding member of the Northern Sinfonia. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, and went on to take a French and Philosophy degree at New College, Oxford. Despite his involvement with the Oxford University Dramatic Society and acting in thirteen productions during his time at New College, he graduated with a first-class degree in 1982.[citation needed]


After graduating at Oxford, he went on to train for a career in drama at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, leaving in May 1985 to appear at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, making his professional debut. Alongside his acting career, Cullen has also worked as a director and as a teacher at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, the American Conservatory Theater School (San Francisco) and the British American Drama Academy (London).


Cullen recently appeared in The Mentor at the Vaudeville Theatre, London. Other work in theatre includes: Market Boy,[1][2][3] Albert Speer,[4][5] Ghetto,[6] Fuenteovejuna, Bartholomew Fair and The Strangeness of Others at the National Theatre, London; Tis Pity She's a Whore and A Woman Killed with Kindness for the RSC; Nightsongs,[7] Under the Blue Sky, Our Late Night,[8] Rafts and Dreams, Talking to Terrorists,[9] and Gibraltar Strait/Falkland Sound at the Royal Court, London; Our Country's Good[10] for Out of Joint at the Young Vic, London; Grace Note at the Old Vic, London; Chatsky at the Almeida Theatre, London; Dr Faustus at Greenwich Theatre, London; Morning and Evening at Hampstead Theatre, London; The Master and Margarita, Nathan the Wise and The Seagull at the Chichester Festival Theatre; Goodbye Gilbert Harding[11][12][13] at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth and on tour; The Merchant of Venice at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield; Venice Preserv'd at the Royal Exchange; Vieux Carré at Nottingham Playhouse; Desire Under the Elms for Shared Experience; Equus,[14][15] Feelgood[16][17] and The Clandestine Marriage[18] in the West End. He has recently appeared in Happy Now?, a new play by Lucinda Coxon, and in Love the Sinner at the National Theatre (London).


His TV credits include: Outnumbered, Ghostboat, Why We Went to War, Midsomer Murders and Dalziel and Pascoe.


His film appearances include: Poppy Shakespeare, Fred Claus,[19] Finding Neverland[20] and Velvet Goldmine.[21]


  1. ^ "Productions: Market Boy". National Theatre. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Michael Billington (7 June 2006). "Market Boy | | Arts". London: Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Aleks Sierz (7 June 2006). "The Stage/Reviews/Market Boy". Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Productions: Albert Speer". National Theatre. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "A CurtainUp London Review, Albert Speer". 25 May 2000. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Joshua Sobol's play Ghetto at the National Theatre in London – About Maria Friedman". Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Albemarle – Archive". Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Michael Billington (26 April 2002). "Manhattan sex games". London: Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Aleks Sierz (7 July 2005). "The Stage/Reviews/Talking to Terrorists". Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Production Details". Young Vic. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Goodbye Gilbert Harding, Theatre Royal, Brighton, until 2 November". 30 October 2002. Retrieved 3 January 2012. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "London theatre tickets, discounts, news and reviews". Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "southerncounties – Going Out – Theatre – Review of Edward Woodward in Goodbye Gilbert Harding". BBC. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  14. ^ Jeremy Austin (28 February 2007). "The Stage/Reviews/Equus". Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  15. ^ Michael Billington (28 February 2007). "Equus | Arts". London: Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Albemarle – Archive". Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Feelgood, a CurtainUp review". Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Productions". 7 June 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Fred Claus – Cast – New York Times". 1 November 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "Finding Neverland – Cast – New York Times". 1 November 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "Velvet Goldmine – Cast – New York Times". 1 November 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 

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