Jonathan Bailey (born 25 April 1988) is an English actor, known for his roles in the ITV drama Broadchurch, the BBC's Leonardo, W1A, Doctor Who, and Channel 4 comedy Campus. He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his portrayal of Jamie in the 2018 West End revival of Company.
In 2011, Bailey was cast as Leonardo da Vinci in the BBC series Leonardo and went on to play opposite Sarah Alexander in the BBC comedy Me and Mrs. Jones.He was nominated for the award for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2012 for his performance in David Hare's South Downs.Bailey has played the role of Tim Price in the musical American Psycho alongside Matt Smith at London's Almeida Theatre in 2013.In September 2014, he played the character Psi 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. 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.
Bailey was born in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, and has three older sisters. He decided that he wanted to be an actor at age five after seeing a stage production of Oliver!In 2018, Bailey spoke about being gay in interviews with The Times and Attitude magazine.
He was educated at Quarry Bank High School, Liverpool, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he initially graduated in history before further study in the Divinity School, followed by ordination training at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. His ministerial training included a year as a shift labourer in a steel mill. Ordination as deacon in 1965 then priest in 1966 was to the parish of Sutton, St Helens. Next came three years at St Paul, Warrington the base for the Industrial Mission in the Liverpool Diocese. In 1971 he was appointed the first priest warden of Marrick Priory Residential Youth Centre in Swaledale North Yorkshire, using both the opportunities for outdoor pursuits and a mediaeval chapel, the Centre still offers facilities and programmes for individuals, church groups, schools and colleges.
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Through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family, there is wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England.
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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan
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Hooten & The Lady
Hugely charismatic, roguish American adventurer Hooten and his fantastically feisty partner in crime, Lady Alexandra travel the world, from the Vatican to The Himalayas, the Amazon to Egypt, in their ...
American Psycho the Musical
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A comedy drama that crashes straight into the lives and loves of six twenty-something adults living together as Property Guardians in a disused hospital.
The Young Messiah
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Testament of Youth
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The follow-up to 'Twenty Twelve' as Ian Fletcher takes up the position of 'Head of Values' at the BBC. His task is to clarify, define, or re-define the core purpose of the BBC across all its functions...
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The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
National Theatre Live: Othello
The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy. Othello, newly married to Desdemona – who is half his age – is ap...
National Theatre Live: Fifty Years on Stage
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain presents National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, bringing together the best British actors for a unique evening of unforgettable p...
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There is a British children's television series called Leonardo. Jonathan Bailey is starring in an adventure programme about a teenage Leonardo da Vinci. The 15th-century Florence is the location of t...
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Off the Hook
Off the Hook is a British sitcom about a group of freshers at university. The shows' cast includes Jonathan Bailey who plays the main character Danny, Danny Morgan as Shane and James Buckley as Fred....
Campus is a semi-improvised British sitcom created by the team behind the comedy sketch show Smack the Pony and hospital-based sitcom Green Wing, led by Victoria Pile who acts as co-writer, producer a...
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age
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Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
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The Doctor is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor saves planets for a living—more of a hobby actually, and the Doctor's ...
Five Children and It
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Alice Through the Looking Glass
A modern adaptation of the classic children's story 'Alice through the Looking Glass', which continued on from the popular 'Alice in Wonderland' story. This time Alice is played by the mother, who fal...
A solitary schoolgirl, prone to sudden blackouts after she's stumbled into a murder scene, gets involved with her English teacher. Then, when his wife is also murdered, questions about what's real and...
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