Derbyshire-born actor in Singapore to perform in a play banned for 30 years

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Chesterfield born actor Jonno Davies is carving out a promising career only two years after graduating from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, the world’s oldest drama school.

He has made several TV appearances, including guest-lead roles in Casualty and Doctors, and the recurring character of Connor in Hollyoaks.

Jonno, 23, also played the role of Lee Unwin in the feature film Kingsman: The Secret Service, one of the highest grossing films of 2015. He played a Kingsman who sacrificed his life to save his colleagues Harry ‘Galahad’ Hart, ‘Merlin’ and ‘Lancelot’, played by Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Jack Davenport.

He is currently in a touring production of A Clockwork Orange which is visiting Singapore where it has been banned for 30 years. Jonno will be performing at one of the largest theatres in Asia.

The production has created a great deal of media interest in the city-state, with interviews of Jonno appearing in several Singaporean publications, including a four-page feature in the Singapore edition of Esquire magazine.

He is also scheduled to do live radio and TV interviews ahead of performances at the Esplanade Theatre.

In addition to his on-screen appearances, Jonno played the title role of Dracula at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he was nominated for a Best Actor award, and made his West End debut in Shakespeare In Love back in January.

Spotlight, the actors’ bible has tipped him as “a young actor to watch out for”

Jonno said: “It’s been a bit of a whirlwind since leaving drama school and fantastic to be earning a living doing something I love.

“I really caught the acting bug at Barlborough Hall School playing Joseph in the nativity play when I was about four years old. It’s stayed with me and it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.”

Prior to moving to Buckinghamshire, Jonno lived in Woodthorpe, near Staveley, with his parents Ian and Lesley Davies. He has many relatives in Derbyshire, including his grandmother, Mrs Betty Davies of Bolsover.