On graduating from Doreen Bird College of Performance, in 2014 Jonny had very quick significant success, appearing in Leon Lopez’s film Soft Lad in 2015. He was shortlisted for a BIFA newcomer award for his performance, playing the role of David.
More recently Jonny’s TV and Film credits include playing Jamie Renton BBC’s Doctors, a character that struggles with alcohol addiction which stemmed from his inability to tell the truth. Jamie’s relationship with fiance Hannah is on the line as an unexpected run in with an ex teacher brings up the cause of his addiction.
Shakespeare and Hathaway
Jonny then went on to join the cast of Shakespeare and Hathaway playing Toby Philkes in another ‘Who done it?’ murder investigation. As ballroom champion Toby’s expectations from his mother are high. The literal twists and turns of his engagement with partner Olivia causes all sorts of problems and adds to the mystery of who ends up behind bars.
MAGIC MAGIC MAGIC
Currently, Jonny is working on his first ever One Man Play which has been in development for the last 4 years called ‘MAGIC MAGIC MAGIC’ written by Jersey writer Martha Macdonald. Co-Produced by ArtHouse Jersey, Jonny and his team have done a first stage of R+D on the island Directed by Phil Griffin and filmed by Will Jack Robsinson, and is hoping to be in theatres this year.
Jonny is probably though best known for playing Paul Coker in EastEnders. Jonny joined the cast in 2015 as the grandson of Les and Pam Coker, who fell in love with Ben Mitchell. Paul was later killed off in an homophobic attack, leaving the BBC soap in 2016.
Verge of Strife
In 2016, after leaving Eastenders, Jonny took an exciting role in the “Verge of Strife” at the Assembly Rooms in George Square. He played the part of the English poet Rupert Brooke, who became notorious in the early 1900s for his idealistic war sonnets and promiscuous behaviour.
Jonny has recently finished a 6 month run in the West End starring as Scott Hastings in the original London cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom. Working for a second time with multi award winning Director/Choreographer Drew McConie (First time in the origonal London cast of In The Heights).