• Jonathan Bailey was born in 1988 and is an actor known for his roles in 'Leonardo' (2011-2012) and 'Broadchurch' (2013-2015).
• He became interested in acting at the age of 5 and had his first professional experience at 10.
• His big breakthrough came in 2011 with the role of Leonardo da Vinci in 'Leonardo'.
• He has also been active on stage, lending his voice to various characters and video games.
• He has an estimated net worth of $200,000 and is single.

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Date Of BirthApril 25, 1988
SpouseSage Steele
FactHe has three elder sisters.

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.

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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.

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Career Beginnings

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).

Continual Success

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 Work

Jonathan 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.

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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. Bailey’s net worth is~$200,000.

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.

Interne Popularity

His official Instagram page is followed by ~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”.

General Info

Full NameJonathan Bailey
Date Of BirthApril 25, 1988
Height5ft 11in


SpouseSage Steele
ParentsStuart Bailey


MoviesThe Mercy, The Young Messiah, Testament of Youth, Five Children and It
TV ShowsLeonardo, Campus, Off the Hook, Baddiel's Syndrome, Broadchurch

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1He has three elder sisters.




The Mercy2017post-productionWheeler
Squadron 422017Video Game post-production
Hooten & the Lady2016TV SeriesEdward
The Young Messiah2016Herod
Crashing2016TV SeriesSam
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture2015Video GameRhys Shipley (voice)
W1A2014-2015TV SeriesJack Patterson
Broadchurch2013-2015TV SeriesOlly Stevens
Testament of Youth2014Geoffrey Thurlow
Forza Horizon 22014Video GameDan Williams (voice)
Doctor Who2014TV SeriesPsi
Fifty Years on Stage2013TV MovieCassio
National Theatre Live: Othello2013TV MovieCassio
Some Girls2013TV SeriesNick the Counsellor
Leonardo2011-2012TV SeriesLeonardo
Me and Mrs Jones2012TV SeriesAlfie
Pramface2012TV SeriesGlynn
Groove High2012TV SeriesTom
Campus2011TV SeriesFlatpack
Inspector Lewis2010TV SeriesTitus Mortmaigne
Off the Hook2009TV SeriesDanny Gordon
Fresh!2008TV SeriesDanny (2008)
The Bill2008TV SeriesChris Villiers
St. Trinian's2007Bedales Pupil 2
Permanent Vacation2007Max Bury
Elizabeth: The Golden Age2007Courtier
Doctors2007TV SeriesJohnno Mitchum
Walk Away and I Stumble2005TV MovieJustin
The Golden Hour2005TV SeriesStephen Martin
Five Children and It2004Cyril
Ferrari2003TV MovieAlfredo Ferrari
Baddiel's Syndrome2001TV SeriesJosh
Alice Through the Looking Glass1998TV MovieLewis
Bright Hair1997TV MovieBen Devenish
Bramwell1997TV Mini-SeriesWilliam Kilshaw


Doctor Who Extra2014TV Series documentaryHimself

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