Jonathan Charles Slinger is a professional English actor born on August 15th 1972 in Accrington, Lancashire. After his graduation, Jonathan worked at the Royal National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe. His long-term work with the Royal Shakespeare Company included Complete Works and This England: The Histories. In 2010, he played the Prime Minister’s Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley in the staging of Yes, Prime Minister at the Chichester/London. The next year, he appeared in the title role of Macbeth in Michael Boyd’s new play. In 2012, he played Prospero and Malvolio in Stratford and London for the RSC, and a year later he played Hamlet. Jonathan began to portray Willy Wonka in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London from May 2015.
He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1994.
His credits include The Duchess of Malfi at the National Theatre; Power at the National Theatre; Uncle Vanya at the Young Vic; The Gods Weep at the Hampstead Theatre; Yes, Prime Minister at the Chichester Festival Theatre; Urinetown at St James Theatre and Apollo Theatre; Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Trouble in Mind at Print Room; Fanny and Alexander at The Old Vic; Absolutely Hell at the National Theatre and City Of Angels at the Garrick Theatre.
Jonathan has also worked in various films such as Euripides, The Coram Boy, War & Peace, A High Wind In Jamaica, and Bel Ami.
His television credits include Cold Feet, Hustle, The Bill, Doctors (BBC), Nelson in His Own Words (BBC), January 22nd (BBC and HBO) and Salisbury (BBC 2).
Partial filmography: Includes The Salisbury Poisonings (2020) as Tim Atkins, Bait (2014) as Jeremy, Still (2014) as Ed and A Thousand Kisses Deep (2011) as Doug Selva, among others.