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Jason Watkins
Jason Watkins
Biographical Information
Born: July 30, 1966
Physical Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Hair Colour: Blonde
Eye Colour: Green
Birthplace: Wokingham, Berkshire, England, UK
Family Information
Family Members: N/A
Living or Deceased
Alive or Dead?: Living
Characters They Portray
Acting Appearances: Herrick - Being Human
Non-Acting Appearances: N/A

Jason Watkins plays vampire leader Herrick in BBC Three's television series Being Human.

Jason was born July 30th 1966 in Wokingham, Berkshire, England. Since training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he has 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 (2000 season) for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in A Servant For Two Masters (Young Vic, subsequently transferred to New Ambassadors Theatre). Other theatre work includes Philistines and Landscape with Weapon (by Joe Penhall) at the National Theatre, London (2007) and A Laughing Matter (by April De Angelis) at the Liverpool Playhouse in 2003 (for which he was hailed as "magnificent" for his portrayal of the actor David Garrick).

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 and Nativity!.

His most high profile television roles have included crime suspect Jason Buliegh in Conviction, Bradley Stainer in Funland and dog-walking crime witness Francis Cross in Five Days. He also played Plornish in the 2008 BBC production of Little Dorrit, and Cabbage Patterson in the BBC's ongoing production of Lark Rise to Candleford. Watkins performed a memorable cameo in episode seven of the second series of Life on Mars (as Gene Hunt's dissolute lawyer Colin Merric).[4]In 2006 he played real life pioneering radiologist Ernest Wilson in BBC pilot Casualty 1906.

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