Who is Jonathan Bailey?
Jonathan Bailey is an English actor. He gained recognition for his portrayal of Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton in the Netflix fiction-romance series Bridgerton.
Jonathan Bailey’s full name is Jonathan Stuart Bailey. He was born on April 25, 1988, in Wallingford, United Kingdom. He is 34 years as of April 2023.
Jonathan Bailey’s parents
Jonathan Bailey was born to his parents – Stuart Bailey (father) and Carole Bailey (mother). His father was a former DJ and managing director at Rowse Honey Ltd. Bailey’s mother was an audiologist. Further information about their marriage is scarce at this time. They have four children together.
About Jonathan Bailey’s father- Stuart Bailey
Stuart Bailey was a former DJ and managing director at Rowse Honey Ltd. He got married to Carole Bailey (Jonathan Bailey’s mother) and they have four children. Further information about him is scarce at this time.
About Jonathan Bailey’s mother- Carole Bailey
Carole Bailey was an audiologist popularly known as the mother of Jonathan Bailey. She got married to Stuart Bailey (Jonathan Bailey’s father) and they have four children. Further information about her is scarce at this time.
Jonathan Bailey siblings
Jonathan Bailey was born as the youngest of four children. The actor is known to have three elder sisters. Further information about his sisters is scarce at this time.
Jonathan Bailey’s sexuality
Jonathan Bailey is openly gay. Despite being gay, Jonathan Bailey often plays straight characters in his movies. His character in “Bridgerton” – Anthony Bridgerton – is also straight. In an interview with British GQ in 2020, Bailey opened up about his struggles with coming out as a gay man and accepting his sexuality.
I thought that to be happy I needed to be straight. I reached a point where I thought, ‘Fuck this’, I’d much prefer to hold my boyfriend’s hand in public and not be so concerned about that than get a part.
Speaking about his role in Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey revealed that his role as Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton forced him to think about love a lot.
You put your life experiences into the work. What’s most interesting is not necessarily having to talk about what that is, and keeping a sense of privacy.
In an interview with Digital Spy in 2020, the actor argued that gay men should be able to play their own experiences on the screen.
I think it shouldn’t matter at all what character people play, but of course, there is a very clear narrative, those openly gay men aren’t playing straight in leading roles. And also, there’s a reason why gay characters are so interesting. Because much like the women in Bridgerton, there are a lot of hurdles and there’s a lot of self-growth, and there’s a real strength to gay men.
So the fact that a lot of straight men have gone on to play iconic gay roles and to be lauded for that is fantastic, that that story is being told. But wouldn’t it be brilliant to see gay men play their own experience?
Jonathan Bailey’s marriage and husband
As of the time of publishing this article (April 2023), Jonathan Bailey is not married and does not have a husband yet. However, there are reports that the actor is in a relationship with James Ellis. The pair were spotted at the Olivier Awards in 2019 which sparked dating rumours.
List of Jonathan Bailey’s past relationships/boyfriends
As of the time of writing, “Bridgerton” actor Jonathan Bailey has only been linked to two boyfriends.
- Jonathan Bailey was romantically linked to Pippa Bennett-Warner in 2018.
- Jonathan Bailey was romantically linked to James Ellis in 2019.
About Jonathan Bailey’s relationship with James Ellis
According to reports, James Ellis is a British publicist who works for a British agency. Further information about him is scarce at this time.
Jonathan Bailey and James Ellis sparked relationship rumours after sharing a kiss at the 2019 Olivier Awards where Jonathan won an award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role in the West End revival of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Company’. They were also spotted in 2021 having dinner in Notting Hill. However, neither of them has officially confirmed the status of their relationship.
About Jonathan Bailey’s relationship with Pippa Bennett-Warner
Pippa Bennett-Warner is a British actress. She was born on July 23, 1988, in Banbury, United Kingdom. She is 34 years old as of April 2023.
Jonathan Bailey and actress Pippa Bennett-Warner have been spotted on several outings together with their last sighting being in November 2018, leading to rumours that the two might be romantically involved. However, neither of them ever confirmed if these rumours held any truth.
Jonathan Bailey’s kids
As of the time of publishing this article (March 2023), Jonathan Bailey does not have any kids yet. The actor is more focused on his career and has not revealed any plans on having children at the moment.