Who is Jonathan Bailey?
Jonathan Bailey was born on 25th of April 1988, in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK, and is an actor who came to prominence through playing the title role in the TV series “Leonardo” (2011-2012), that follows the life of teenaged Leonardo da Vinci, legendary painter and proponent of the Renaissance era, while he is also known as Olly Stevens from the crime-drama series “Broadchurch” (2013-2015), among many other roles.
Early Life, Family, Parents, and Education
In regards to Jonathan’s early life, there isn’t much information about it; except it’s known that he is the youngest of four children, having three older sisters, born to his father Stewart, a retired honey factory worker, while the identity of his mother remains unknown.
He became infatuated with acting at the tender age of five, when his grandmother took him to see the musical play “Oliver” at the London Theatre. His family wasn’t much into performing arts, though his sister would start attending dancing lessons, which only further drew young Jonathan closer to the theatre.
Determined to become an actor, Jonathan had his first professional experience even before he was ten years old; in 1997 he appeared in the TV series “Bramwell” as William Kilshaw, and the same year featured in the television film “Bright Hair”. It was in 2001 that he had his first recurring role, as Josh in the TV comedy series “Baddiel’s Syndrome”, then spent the 2000s, building a name for himself, by appearing in such TV series and films as “Five Children and It” in 2004, portraying Cyril and starring next to Tara Fitzgerald, Freddie Highmore and Alex Jennings, and then in 2007 appearing in the biopic about Queen Elizabeth, entitled “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”, with Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen and Geoffrey Rush as the stars of the film. Jonathan had his first real starring role in 2009, as Danny Gordon in the short-lived comedy series “Off the Hook”.
Rise to Prominence
Though he started his career as a young boy, Jonathan waited a long time for his big breakthrough, until it finally happened in 2011, when he was chosen for the part of the teenaged Leonardo da Vinci in the TV series “Leonardo”, which lasted until 2012. This particular role celebrated Jordan as an actor and propelled him to stardom, so he soon secured another big role, this time as Olly Stevens in the TV crime-drama series “Broadchurch” (2013-2015).
Jonathan had now proven his acting skills, and new roles were offered to him almost on a daily basis. In 2014 he was Geoffrey Thurlow in the film “Testament of Youth”, starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harrington and Taron Egerton, and that same year was chosen as the lead for the TV series “W1A” (2014-2017), co-starring Hugh Bonneville, Monica, Dolan and Jessica Hynes. Most recently, Jonathan was Wheeler in the biopic about amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst entitled “The Mercy” in 2018, and is also a part of the new TV action series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”, scheduled for release late in 2018.
Career on Stage and Other WorkJonathan fell in love with acting when he first visited the theatre, so it was only natural that he tried his luck as a stage actor. He made his debut in 1997 as Gavroche in the play “Les Miserables”, performed at the Palace Theatre, London, since when he has had a number of successful roles, such as Pieter in the play “Girl with a Pearl Earring” in 2008, performed at Cambridge Arts Theatre, then as Cassio in “Othello” (2013), staged at Royal National Theatre, and as Edgar in the play “King Lear” in 2017, at the Chichester Festival Theatre.
Jonathan is also recognized for his voice, which he has lent to several characters through the course of his career, such as Tom in the animated comedy series “Groove High” (2012), and as Dan Williams in the video game “Forza Horizon 2”, released in 2014.
Do You Know How Rich Jonathan Bailey Is?
Since launching his acting career, Jonathan has featured in more than 30 film and TV titles, which have considerably benefited his wealth. Jonathan has also been active on stage, which further improved his modest fortune. So, have you ever wondered how rich Jonathan Bailey is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Bailey’s net worth is as high as $200,000. Pretty decent, don’t you think?
Do You Know About Jonathan Bailey’s Personal Affairs, Wife, Marriage?
When it comes to Jonathan’s personal life, he tends to keep his most intimate details hidden from public eyes. There were rumors about him being gay, largely because of an apparent lack in public of a girlfriend, but nothing has been confirmed. So Jonathan remains single, and presumably focused on his up-and-coming career.
Jonathan can be found on such social media networks as Instagram and Twitter, on which he has a decent fan base. His official Instagram page is followed by more than 12,500, with whom he has shared events from his personal life, including the announcement of the film “The Mercy”. He is also quite active on Twitter, with over 13,000 followers on his official account, used primarily to promote his career, sharing his most recent endeavors, such as his appearance in the show “Chewing Gum”. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent actor, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you, just skip over to his official pages.