Jason Watkins stars in "Taboo" on FX as Soloman Coop.

Jason Watkins is a BAFTA Award-winning British stage, film and television actor, who is best known for playing Gavin Strong in the comedy "Trollied," Simon Harwood in BBC's series "W1A," and Gordon Shakespeare in the "Nativity!" film series.

After training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Watkins established himself as a stage actor, and is a member of the National Theatre Company. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "A Servant for Two Masters" at the young Vic. Other theater work includes "Rafts and Dreams" at the Royal Court Theatre, "Philistines" and "Landscape with Weapon" at the National Theatre, London, and "A Laughing Matter" at the Liverpool Playhouse in 2003.

Watkins' most prominent television roles have included vampire leader William Herrick in "Being Human," crime suspect Jason Buliegh in "Conviction," Bradley Stainer in "Funland" and dog-walking crime witness Francis Cross in "Five Days." He played Oswald Cooper in "The Great and the Good" episode of "Inspector Lewis," Plornish in the 2008 BBC production of "Little Dorrit," and Cabbage Patterson in the BBC's ongoing production of "Lark Rise to Candleford." Watkins had a cameo in episode seven of the second series of "Life on Mars," as Gene Hunt's dissolute lawyer Colin Merric. In 2006 he played real-life pioneering radiologist Ernest Wilson in the BBC pilot for "Casualty 1906." He then featured in the second series of the BBC's comedy "Psychoville," as Peter Bishop. Since 2011, he has also appeared in the Sky1 sitcom "Trollied" as the store manager Gavin.

In early 2012 Watkins joined the cast of the BBC drama "Prisoners' Wives," appeared as Detective Gilks in "Dirk Gently" and in "Twenty Twelve." In 2013 he appeared in the "Doctor Who" story "Nightmare in Silver." He also played an anesthetist in "The Wrong Mans." In 2014, he appeared as Simon Harwood in the BBC comedy series "W1A." A second series was aired in 2015. In 2014, he played the lead role in a two-part ITV drama entitled "The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies," about the innocent initial suspect in the 2010 murder of Joanna Yeates, for which he won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor.

In 2016, Watkins played the role of Pastor Hansford in the four-part ITV drama "The Secret," which also starred James Nesbitt. Watkins can also be seen in the role of Mr. Humphries in the BBC revival of "Are You Being Served?," a role previously played by the late John Inman. The one-off special aired in 2016.

Watkins' most prominent film role to date has been the vividly camp gay wedding planner Gregory Hough in the 2006 comedy "Confetti." He has also played smaller roles in "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," "Tomorrow Never Dies," "The Golden Compass," "Wild Child" and "Nativity!" and its follow-up "Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger."


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Age: 51 years old
Birthday: July 30, 1966
Height: 5' 6"
Birthplace: England, UK

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