Who is The Catch actor Jason Watkins? – The Sun | The Sun

JASON Watkins has become a familiar face on the box, having appeared in high profile shows like Line of Duty and Doctor Who.

The in demand actor has had an impressive career so far, which continues to soar.

Who is Jason Watkins?

Jason Watkins born on July 30, 1966 in Albrighton, Shropshire, and trained to be an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

He got his first role in the 1993 film Buddha of Suburbia playing the part of Terry and went on to have small parts in Hotel Babylon and Blue Murder.

Jason also started to develop a stage career and in 2001, he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in A Servant For Two Masters.

In 2009, he broke into TV properly, when he landed the role of powerful vampire William Herrick in the BBC Three horror comedy-drama Being Human.

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Jason is married to jewellery designer Calara Francis and they have two children, Bessie and Gilbert.

On New Year's Day 2011, their daughter Maude died from sepsis aged just two-and-a-half.

Jason also has two sons from his first marriage.

What else has Jason been in?

Jason is known for shows Miranda, Doctor Who and The Wrong Mans.

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In 2014, he was cast as Simon Harwood in W1A, the follow-up to the Bafta-winning comedy Twenty Twelve, and a new series is due to air in 2017.

The same year, Jason starred as Christopher Jefferies in the two-part series The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, for which he won the Bafta TV Award for Best Actor and which he dedicated to Maude.

In 2016, Jason starred as Pastor Hansford alongside James Nesbitt in the four-part drama The Secret and the same years appeared in two episodes of The Hollow Crown.

He was then cast as Malcolm Turner, Helena Bonham Carter's neighbour in Love, Nina and starred in an episode of Friday Night Dinner.

Jason also played Mr Humphries in the revival of Are You Being Served and in the Tom Hardy drama Taboo as Soloman Coop.

He also joined the cast of the BBC police drama Line of Duty for the fourth series.

Jason earned rave reviews for his turn as serial killer Ralph in the Theatre Royal Haymarket production of Frozen.

The actor also starred in the three-part BBC drama A Very English Scandal, alongside Hugh Grant, and Hold the Sunset, which also stars John Cleese and Alison Steadman.

Jason is also known for Netflix's The Crown, and ITV's McDonald & Dodds.

What films has Jason been in?

Jason starred as Principal Warfare Officer in the 1997 Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.

He also starred in the second Bridget Jones film Edge of Reason and camp wedding planner Gregory Hough in Confetti.

In 2009, he was cast as Gordon Shakespeare in Nativity, a role he reprised for the second and third film.

Who does Jason Watkins play in The Catch?

Jason takes the lead role of Ed, in Channel 5's The Catch.

His character is former naval officer who now fishes for a living.

Ed and his wife lost their son a number of years ago and he's now terrified of losing their daughter after her new boyfriend Ryan arrives on the scene.

Ed is also forced to confront a harrowing incident from his past when an anonymous figure begins taunting him.

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