Owen Aaronovitch

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Owen Aaronovitch
Born 1956 (age 60–61)
Parliament Hill Fields, Camden, London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Fiona Bruce

Owen Aaronovitch (born 1956) is an English actor, known for portraying Jon Lindsay in Coronation Street.


Aaronovitch was born in Parliament Hill Fields, London.[1] He is the son of the late economist and communist[2] Sam Aaronovitch, brother of the journalist David Aaronovitch and writer Ben Aaronovitch.[3] Aaronovitch attended Dame Alice Owen's School in Islington, and at the age of eighteen moved to Newcastle to study creative arts.[1]

Aaronovitch is married to actress Fiona Bruce, with whom he has two children, Frankie and Ruben.[3]


Aaronovitch made his professional debut at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. His theatre work includes The Great Gatsby, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pinocchio, The Waltz and Red Dust Blue Dreams.[3]

Aaronovitch played the role of fake airline pilot Jon Lindsay, the con man responsible for Deirdre Rashid's imprisonment, in Coronation Street from 1997 to 1998. He also did a drag parody of this role, as a drag character called Jean Lindsay on Harry Hill (TV series).

His other television credits include Prime Suspect, A Touch of Frost, Reckless, The Bill and Doctors.

Aaronovitch also portrayed Olag Gan in the 2006 audio revival of Blake's 7.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Prime Suspect Tony
- Prime Suspect (1991)
Crime drama
1994 A Touch of Frost Man with Dog
- Stranger in the House
Police procedural
1995 Cracker Charnock
- Brotherly Love (1995)
Crime drama
1996 A Touch of Frost Fire Officer
- Paying the Price (1996)
Police procedural
Heartbeat Clive Kenway
- Obsessions (1996)
Period crime drama
Hillsborough Television film
1997 Coronation Street Jon Lindsay
Soap opera
Reckless Cab Driver Television serial
2003 Holby City Jonathan Collinson
- Private Lives (2003)
Medical drama
2004 The Courtroom Gary Cullen
- Like a Robot (2004)
Legal drama
2008 Doctors Marvin Elliot
- Stand Up and Be Counted (2008)
Soap opera


  1. ^ a b Owen Aaronovitch Profile Corrie.net. Retrieved on 2009-04-24.
  2. ^ Barker, Martin (1992). Haunt of Fears: Strange History of the British Horror Comics Campaign, University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 978-0-87805-594-4
  3. ^ a b c d "Blake's 7: The Audio Adventures // Cast // Oleg Gan – Owen Aaronovitch". Sci Fi Channel. 6 October 2007. Archived from the original on 7 October 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 

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