The Olivier winner is at the moment primary the solid of the West Conclusion revival of Cock, opposite Taron Egerton.
English actor Jonathan Bailey is the feature of a image shoot in this month’s GQ, and the Olivier winner opens up about going from theatre to tv, coming out, and starring in Netflix’s Bridgerton. He has created a residence for himself on the West End stage, creating his debut in A Christmas Carol at the Barbican Theatre in 1996. Bailey is currently playing the direct in the Ambassador Theatre’s revival of Cock, opposite Taron Egerton.
In 2018, Bailey starred in the gender swapped West End revival of Company which ran at the Gielgud Theatre for nearly a 12 months. He played the “(Not) Obtaining Married Right now”-singing Jamie, and received an 2019 Olivier Award for his effectiveness. The next year, he starred in the Netflix sensation Bridgerton as Anthony Bridgerton.
Speaking about his stage to theatre transition, Bailey says, “When you do a perform, you share it with the audience each night” and then it is more than, but GQ describes his recollection of working on Bridgerton as “all-enveloping.”
His other theatre roles involve starring as Jaime in The Last 5 Yrs at the St. James Theatre and Tim Value in the first London cast of American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre.
As the dialogue continues, the Olivier Award-winning actor opens up about his sexuality and his final decision to arrive out. Early in his vocation, an actor mate shared some unwell-fated advice they experienced been given, as Bailey shared. “There’s two issues we really don’t want to know: if you might be an alcoholic or if you’re gay.” That led him to believing he needed to conceal his sexuality to locate success and be content. Reflecting on his modified standpoint, Bailey shares, “I achieved a point in which I considered, fuck this, I would significantly prefer to keep my boyfriend’s hand in public or be able to set my own deal with picture on Tinder and not be so involved about that than receiving a component.”
Bailey is at this time starring in Cock, directed by Company director Marianne Elliott. It follows a gay-determining man, John (Bailey), who’s in a very long-term romantic relationship with his boyfriend (Egerton) but finds himself questioning his sexuality after striking a dreamy relationship with a woman. Elliott disclosed to GQ that she was pondering of Bailey when she arrived across the script. She stated, “We would read through several scripts with the distinct process of obtaining some thing for Jonny Bailey,” in advance of staying appeased by Cock, which began its run March 5.