Jason Forbes

Actor & Writer
Jason Forbes

Jason Forbes is a British film, television, stage, radio and video game actor, and writer.

Starting out as a writer-performer, Jason won the London SketchFest Award for ‘Best New Act’ and in 2015 was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards for his critically-acclaimed comedy show, Daphne Do Edinburgh, which he co-wrote and starred in as part of sketch comedy trio, ‘Daphne’ (Jason Forbes, George Fouracres, and Phil Wang). He then became a co-creator, writer and star of BBC Radio 4’s Daphne Sounds Expensive, a radio adaptation of his award-winning stage shows. Upon its release, Daphne Sounds Expensive was nominated for ‘Best Radio Sketch Show’ by the British Comedy Guide, and in 2017 the Radio Times magazine named him as one of the 14 top talents to watch out for.

His past film and TV credits include Tracey Ullman’s Show on HBO, in which he was a regular, and the 2017 movie Borg/McEnroe. In Borg/McEnroe, which stars Stellan Skarsgård, Sverrir Gudnason and Shia LaBeouf, he portrays American World No. 1 tennis player Arthur Ashe.

Jason recently wrapped filming for Paramount+’s A Gentleman in Moscow, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ewan McGregor. He is set to appear in Netflix’s highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Three-Body Problem, Disney+’s period drama Renegade Nell, and will be a regular in Amazon’s upcoming comedy-fantasy My Lady Jane. A versatile performer, his current projects include voicing several characters in the next season of Mr Bean: The Animated Series, and he has just joined the main cast of CBS/BBC’s King and Conqueror, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and James Norton.

Jason has narrated several audiobooks and documentaries, and is a keen voice actor and impressionist. In 2023 he played Chris Rock in the UK-made TV show Deep Fake Neighbour Wars (ITVX), the world’s first ever impressions show to use deep-fake face-replacement technology.

He is a veteran performer playing multiple characters in the award-winning audio-drama spinoff of Doctor Who. His video-game credits include: the hit action game Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (2022), in which he plays a soldier named Mwamba; multiple characters in the kids’ game Bratz: Flaunt Your Fashion (2022); Payday 3 (2023), in which he plays a villainous banker named Mason Laurent; and multiple characters in the epic open-world game Cyberpunk 2077 (2020; expanded 2023).