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Jason Watkins Biography

Birth Name:
Jason Barrington Watkins
Birth Place:
Albrighton, Wolverhampton, England

Fast Facts

  • Member of the National Theatre Initially intended to pursue a career as a PE teacher, but was unable to achieve the requisite grades
  • Attended RADA at the same time as Ralph Fiennes, Iain Glen and Jane Horrocks
  • Dedicated his 2015 BAFTA TV Award win to his late daughter, Maude, who died of sepsis at age 2 in 2011
  • Played Mr
  • Twit in the Royal Court production of Roald Dahl's The Twits in 2015


  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2015BAFTA Television Awards-Best Actor: winner


  • Bessie Watkins -- Daughter
  • Maude Watkins -- Daughter
  • Alan Watkins -- Father
  • Avis Watkins -- Mother
  • Freddie Watkins -- Son
  • Gilbert Watkins -- Son
  • Pip Watkins -- Son
  • Clara Francis -- Wife