Jonathan Harden

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Jonathan Harden
Born Northern Ireland, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001 - present
Spouse(s) Bronágh Taggart (2008-present)

Jonathan Harden is a Northern Irish actor, born in Belfast in 1979 to an American mother and an Irish father. He is best known as series regular Sean Rawlins in ITV crime drama Unforgotten, Gregory in the final series of Peep Show, Walter Hill in Titanic: Blood and Steel and as Newman Noggs in "Nick Nickleby", a BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens novel, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, which he also narrated.[1][2]

In 2014, he featured in The Invisible Woman, directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes.

In 2015, besides Peep Show and Unforgotten, Harden also appeared in AMC/Channel 4 co-production, Humans, in David Farr's directorial debut, The Ones Below,[3] and in the long-awaited sequel to British gangster flick Rise of the Footsoldier.[4]

2016 saw Harden feature in a variety of projects, including Irish feature The Truth Commissioner, and in World War II drama Another Mother's Son, as well as on British TV screens in real-life drama The Secret and BBC period drama My Mother and Other Strangers as local drunk, Martin Brady.[5] Meanwhile, he completed filming on Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Stephen Frears' Victoria & Abdul, in which he plays Kaiser Wilhelm II.[6][7]

Harden's stage credits include Henry Joy McCracken in Stewart Parker's Northern Star at the Finborough Theatre and Children of the Sun at the Royal National Theatre under the direction of Howard Davies.[8]

Harden provided the voiceover for 2015 Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning short film, Boogaloo and Graham.[9]

Harden has also provided voices for several video games, most notably as Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.[10] In 2014, Harden was responsible for bringing a new species in the Halo universe to life on screen, playing Axl in the Ridley Scott produced, Halo: Nightfall.[11]

In 2015, Harden launched In anything at the minute? - The Honest Actors' Podcast, a project centred on interviews with other jobbing actors and available on iTunes.[12]

In 2017, Harden produced and directed his first film project, Guard, a female-led boxing film set in Belfast, Northern Ireland.[13] It had its debut at the Oscar-qualifying Galway Film Fleadh in July 2017, and soon after its North American premiere at the Oscar and BAFTA-qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival. [14] [15]

He has been married to writer/actress Bronágh Taggart since 2008.


Year Title Role Notes
2017 EastEnders Kye Anderson
2016 The Secret D.C. Devine
2016 SS-GB Assassin
2016 My Mother and Other Strangers Martin Brady
2016 Casualty Dion Bateman
2015 Peep Show Gregory
2015 Unforgotten Sean Rawlins
2015 Humans Andy
2014 Halo: Nightfall Axl
2013 The Mimic Connor
2012 The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby Newman Noggs
2012 Titanic: Blood and Steel Walter Hill
2010 Coming Up The Young Man
2009 Small Island Postal Worker #1
2017– EastEnders DS Kye Anderson Recurring role


Year Title Role Notes
2017 Gerald McNulty
2017 Victoria & Abdul Kaiser Wilhelm II
2017 Another Mother's Son Bookshop Owner
2016 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Resistance Monitor
2015 The Truth Commissioner Gleeson
2015 The Ones Below Mark
2014 Rise of the Footsoldier II Dave
2013 The Invisible Woman Charles / Mr Arnott
2012 Hives Bus
2012 The Good Man Stephen
2012 Jump Richie
2011 Whole Lotta Sole Sammy Pavis
2011 Dreams of a Life Cleaner
2009 Ghost Machine Benny
2009 Ditching Paul
2009 Five Minutes of Heaven David
2008 Fifty Dead Men Walking Young Man's Brother


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