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Julian Ovenden Biography

Birth Place:
Sheffield, England
Profession
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Son of Rev Canon John Ovenden, a former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II
  • Won a choral scholarship to St Paul's Cathedral School at age 7; and later, a music scholarship to Eton College
  • Appeared as a hunky builder in a UK Diet Coke commercial in the '90s, garnering him an overnight female fanbase
  • Appeared in the West End premiere of Merrily We Roll Along in 2000
  • Married soprano Kate Royal in October 2009, in a ceremony conducted by his father
  • Signed a recording contract with Decca in 2012, releasing his album If You Stay the same year

Awards

  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner

Relationships

  • Audrey Ovenden -- Daughter
  • John Ovenden -- Father
  • Christine Ovenden -- Mother
  • Johnny Beau Ovenden -- Son