Jason Watkins (actor)
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|Born||Jason Barrington Watkins
30 July 1966
Jason Watkins (born 30 July 1966) is a BAFTA award-winning British stage, film and television actor.
Since training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he has established himself as a stage actor, and is a member of the National Theatre company.
He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in A Servant For Two Masters (Young Vic, subsequently transferred to New Ambassadors Theatre).
Other theatre work includes Rafts and Dreams at the Royal Court Theatre, Philistines and Landscape with Weapon (by Joe Penhall) at the National Theatre, London (2007) and A Laughing Matter (by April De Angelis) at the Liverpool Playhouse in 2003 (for which he was hailed as "magnificent" for his portrayal of the actor David Garrick).
Watkins' most prominent television roles have included vampire leader William Herrick in Being Human, crime suspect Jason Buliegh in Conviction, Bradley Stainer in Funland and dog-walking crime witness Francis Cross in Five Days. He played Oswald Cooper in "The Great and the Good" episode of Lewis,  Plornish in the 2008 BBC production of Little Dorrit, and Cabbage Patterson in the BBC's ongoing production of Lark Rise to Candleford. Watkins had a cameo in episode seven of the second series of Life on Mars, as Gene Hunt's dissolute lawyer Colin Merric. In 2006 he played real life pioneering radiologist Ernest Wilson in BBC pilot Casualty 1906. He then featured in the second series of the BBC's comedy Psychoville, as Peter Bishop, owner of Hoyti Toyti, an antique shop specialising in toys. Since 2011, he has also appeared in the Sky1 sitcom Trollied as the store manager Gavin. In early 2012 he joined the cast of the BBC drama Prisoners' Wives, appeared as Detective Gilks in Dirk Gently and portrayed a smooth Church of England PR man in Twenty Twelve.
On 11 May 2013 he appeared in the Doctor Who story Nightmare in Silver featuring the Cybermen in their current design. The episode and written by Neil Gaiman.
In 2013, he played an anaesthetist in The Wrong Mans. In 2014, he appeared as Simon Harwood in BBC comedy series W1A. A second series was aired in 2015.
In 2014, he played the lead role in a two part ITV drama entitled The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, about the innocent initial suspect in the 2010 murder of Joanna Yeates, for which he won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor.
Watkins' most prominent film role to date has been the vividly camp gay wedding planner Gregory Hough in the 2006 comedy Confetti. He has also played smaller roles in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Tomorrow Never Dies, The Golden Compass, Wild Child and Nativity! and its follow-up Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger. His son, Freddie, played his pupil in Nativity!.
In 2011, Watkins's two and a half year old daughter Maude died of sepsis. Watkins dedicated his BAFTA award to her in 2015.
|2001||Olivier Awards||"Best Supporting Actor"||Jason Watkins - A Servant To Two Masters at the Young Vic and the New Ambassadors||Nominated|
|2002||Helen Hayes Awards||"Outstanding Lead Actor"||Jason Watkins - A Servant of Two Masters||Won|
|2015||British Academy Television Awards||"Leading Actor"||Jason Watkins - The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies||Won|
|"Mini-Series"||The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies||Won|
|2009–2012||Being Human||William Herrick||Recurring role|
|2010–2012||Dirk Gently||DI Gilks||Recurring role|
|2013||Doctor Who||Webley||Guest role|
|The Wrong Mans||Guest role|
|2014–||W1A||Simon Harwood||Third series to be screened in 2016|
|2014||The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies||Christopher Jefferies||Won two Television BAFTAs|
|1997||Tomorrow Never Dies|
|2004||Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason||Charlie Parker-Knowles|
|2006||Confetti||Gregory Hough||Comedy film|
|2007||The Golden Compass|
|2008||Wild Child||Mr. Nellist|
|2009||Nativity!||Mr. Gordon Shakespeare|
|2012||Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger||Mr. Gordon Shakespeare|
|2014||Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?||Mr. Gordon Shakespeare|
- ↑ actorJason Watkins @ Weblo Celebrities
- ↑ Jason Watkins @ National Theatre company database
- ↑ Jason Watkins @ Weblo Celebrities
- ↑ <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1192518/>
- ↑ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0914327/ Jason Watkins @ IMDB
- ↑ http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/articles/Confirmed-for-2013-Cybermen-and-Stellar-Cast
- ↑ http://www.olivierawards.com/winners/view/item98536/olivier-winners-2001/
- ↑ http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/bafta-tv-awards-2015-georgina-campbell-and-jason-watkins-win-best-actor-and-best-actress-10240187.html
- ↑ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3076644/Pictured-Jason-Watkins-two-year-old-daughter-dedicated-Bafta.html
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