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Jonathan Cake Biography

Birth Name:
Jonathan James Cake
Birth Place:
Worthing, West Sussex, England

Fast Facts

  • Toured Britain with London's National Youth Theater as a teenager
  • Appeared in a Cambridge University student production of Cyrano de Bergerac alongside Nick Clegg, who went on to become Britain's Deputy Prime Minister; Sam Mendes directed
  • Played rugby at Cambridge
  • Won a 2002 Barclays Best Actor Award in Britain for his role in a stage adaptation of the Tennessee Williams screenplay Baby Doll and a 2003 Theatre World Award for the Abbey Theater of Dublin's New York production of Euripedes' Medea
  • Played several notable villains including Nazi medical experimenter Josef Mengele (in the 2003 Showtime movie Out of the Ashes) and WWII-era British fascist leader Oswald Mosley (in the 1998 British miniseries Mosley)
  • Met wife Julianne Nicholson when they played spouses in a failed HBO pilot appropriately titled Marriage; also played the fiancé of Nicholson's character (Det
  • Wheeler) on Law & Order: Criminal Intent