Born and brought up in Leeds, Jonny moved to London in 1984 to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has lived down south, give or take a year or two back in Leeds, ever since.
Since leaving drama school Jonny has enjoyed a career in all aspects of the profession from West End plays and musicals, theatre tours, rep, film, television and voiceovers where he has voiced many TV and radio campaigns.
Moving to the East Sussex countryside in 2010 Jonny took some time out to be a full-time dad, and with both children now grown up, returned to the profession playing Igor in the National Theatre’s production of THREE WINTERS directed by Howard Davies, The Premier of THE MOOR at the Old Red Lion Islington, HAPPY JACK at the Brockley Jack studio theatre, Oberon in MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and Malvolio in TWELFTH NIGHT. He also filmed MUSKETEERS for the BBC, DOCTORS, LUCKY MAN and AMERICAN MONSTERS. More recently he has been filming THE GIRL BEFORE again for the BBC, scheduled to be shown soon.
Jonny has just finished directing the UK premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s PRODIGAL SON with his now grown up son and completed the role of Antony in an open-air summer production of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA June 2022.
He is delighted to be appearing in Hamburg for the fourth time. Previous productions being ABSENT FRIENDS in 1994 and MOON OVER THE BREWERY in 2012, 39 STEPS in 2021/22 and just recently GREAT EXPECTATIONS in 2022/2023.