Jonny Owen biography

Jonny Owen

Actor, Film actor

1971 –


Who is Jonny Owen?

Jonny Owen is a Welsh producer, actor and writer who has appeared TV shows including Shameless, Murphys Law and My Family. Jonny won a Welsh Bafta for his documentary The Aberfan Disaster which he co-produced in 2006.

As a teenager he was a Welsh Boys Club Boxing champion. In his later teens he was in the 1990s indie band The Pocket Devils as bass player and lead singer/songwriter. Signed to Sanctuary Records in the UK and Pop Music Records in the US they finally split after Owen landed the part of Richey in the Welsh drama series Nuts and Bolts in 1999.

From Nuts and Bolts he landed parts in UK Network series including Murphy's Law with James Nesbitt and Dirty Work with Neil Pearson. It was his meeting with Irvine Welsh when filming the Gene video "Is it over?" that proved pivotal in Owen’s career. He has since worked with Welsh on several dramas including Dose for the BBC, Wedding Belles for C4 and Good Arrows for ITV.

His 2006 film Little White Lies, won several film festival awards and was featured at the Moscow Film Festival. He played a BNP thug, receiving positive reviews. In 2007 he appeared as Banana Boat in Russell T Davies’s Torchwood.


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Jul 4, 1971
Merthyr Tydfil
Also known as
  • Jonathan Tudor Owen
  • Jonathan Owen
  • Lewis Owen
  • Jonathan Lewis Owen
  • United Kingdom

on July 23, 2013