Jonny Owen

Actor / Writer / Producer

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Books

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Acting

Jonny played the leading role in the Welsh independent film A BIT OF TOM JONES.  This micro-budget production was the most successful Welsh indie film ever.  It won the BAFTA Cymru award for Best Film in 2010.  

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THIS IS ENGLAND '90

Tim

Shane Meadows

Channel 4

GLUE

Joe

Olly Blackburn

Eleven Film

Being Human

Gethin

Philip John

BBC

GEORGE GENTLY

Williams

Company Pictures / BBC1

DIRTY WORK

Bryn Griffiths

Sandy Johnson

Alomo / BBC Television

DOSE

Anthony Williams

Phil John

BBC Wales

LABOUR OF LOVE

Dai Stephens

Huw Evans

S4C

LIFE AND DEBT

Darren Foster

David Evans

HTV

MIND TO KILL

Tim Prothroe

Phil John

HTV / FIVE

MURPHY'S LAW

Walker

Phil John

BBC Wales

NUTS AND BOLTS

Richey Cartwright

Various

HTV

SHAMELESS

Ady

David Threllfall

Company Pictures / Channel 4

TORCHWOOD

Banana Boat

Ashley Way

DW Productions / BBC Wales

UNTO THE WICKED

Nick

Justin Chadwick

BBC Television

WEDDING BELLES

Joshua

Phil John

Channel 4

Film

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SVENGALI

Dixie

John Hardwick

Root Films

SATISFACTION

Andy

Eat Me Productions

HUNKY DORY

Martin

Marc Evans

Big Pond Productions

A BIT OF TOM JONES

Henry

Peter Watkins-Hughes

Tred Films

HUNKY DORY

Martin

Marc Evans

Big Pond Films

DECIDEDLY BLOODY DODGY

Wideboy

Craig Osborne

CRO Productions

GOOD ARROWS

Andy

Irvine Welsh

Dust Films / ITV

GULLIBLE'S TRAVELS

Henry

Peter Watkins-Hughes

Tred Films

LITTLE WHITE LIES

Steve

Caradog James

Red & Black Films

Other

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KEANE - 'ATLANTIC'

Irvine Welsh

Public Pictures

Film, TV & Theatre

Jonny is a multi-talented filmmaker who writes, produces and directs both narrative and documentary.

Jonny's feature film SVENGALI premiered at the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival to critical acclaim. 

The film which he wrote, produced and stars in alongside Vicky McClure, Martin Freeman, Matt Berry and Maxine Peak began life as a YouTube series and follows the fortunes of "Dixie", a music manager from the Welsh valleys who moves to London to sign a band he believes will be the next big thing.

"One of the most genially loveable protagonists in recent memory" The Hollywood Reporter

His current documentary project I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES is being co-produced by Henry Normal at Baby Cow.  It focuses on the double European Championship winning Nottingham Forest Squad of the late 70s, under the leadership of Brian Clough, and features interviews with the entire squad.  It’s already been called “The best film about football ever made” by The Guardian’s chief football writer. 

The film is due for release this October and an accompanying book is also in the works.  

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I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES

2015

Writer / Director / Producer

SVENGALI

2013

Root Films

Writer / Producer

Books

Jonny Owen was born in Wales. As well as acting in some of the UK's biggest TV shows and writing and starring in the Universal movie Svengali, Jonny has also written about football for the Guardian, The Times and the Western Mail. He currently lives and works in Nottingham and London.

Praise for I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES:
 

“[A] phantasmagoria of a book” Independent

I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES - HEADLINE

The astonishing story of Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest and their remarkable five-year journey from also-rans to European champions.

On January 6, 1975, Nottingham Forest were thirteenth in the old Second Division, four points above the relegation places and straying dangerously close to establishing a permanent place for themselves among football's nowhere men.

Within five years Brian Clough had turned an unfashionable and depressed club into the kings of Europe, beating everyone in their way and knocking Liverpool off their perch long before Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United had the same idea.

This is the story of the epic five-year journey that saw Forest complete a real football miracle and Clough brilliantly restore his reputation after his infamous 44-day spell at Leeds United. Forest won the First Division championship, two League Cups and back-to-back European Cups and they did it, incredibly, with five of the players Clough inherited at a club that was trying to avoid relegation to the third tier of English football.

I Believe In Miracles accompanies the critically-acclaimed documentary and DVD of the same name. Based on exclusive interviews with virtually every member of the Forest team, it covers the greatest period in Clough's extraordinary life and brings together the stories of the unlikely assortment of free transfers, bargain buys, rogues, misfits and exceptionally gifted footballers who came together under the most charismatic manager there has ever been.