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Jonathan Charles Slinger (born 15 August 1972) is an English actor.

Jonathan Slinger
Jonathan Charles Slinger

(1972-08-15) 15 August 1972 (age 46)
Years active1995–present

Slinger was born in Accrington, Lancashire. He trained at RADA, graduating in 1994.[1] From there, he went to work at the Royal National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe. He has also worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including the Complete Works and This England: The Histories cycles, playing Richard II, Fluellen, Richard Duke of York and Richard III.[2] He played Bernard Woolley, the Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary, in the stage version of Yes, Prime Minister (Chichester/London, 2010). In 2011, he appeared again with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the title role of Macbeth, a new production by Michael Boyd which was the first Shakespeare play to appear in the revamped Royal Shakespeare Theatre.[3] In 2012 he played Malvolio and Prospero for the RSC in London and Stratford, and in 2013 he played Hamlet.[4] From May 2015, he started playing Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical in London at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.[5]


  1. ^ "Jonathan Slinger". RADA: The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Jonathan Slinger". Royal Shakespeare Company. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  3. ^ Review of the production by Michael Billington in The Guardian.
  4. ^ Gardner, Lyn (11 March 2013). "Jonathan Slinger on Hamlet: 'I'm going to try to achieve the impossible'". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
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