Jason Forbes

Actor & Writer
Jason Forbes - Photo by Michael Wharley

Jason Forbes is a British film, television, stage and radio actor, and writer for all four.

As a writer-performer, he won the London SketchFest Award for ‘Best New Act’ and was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2015 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 & Phil Wang).

His film and TV credits include Tracey Ullman’s Show on HBO (US) and BBC One (UK), in which he is a series regular, and the 2017 movie Borg/McEnroe. Alongside Sverrir Gudnason and Shia LaBeouf, Jason portrays American World No. 1 tennis player Arthur Ashe.

He is 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.

In 2017, the Radio Times named Jason Forbes as one of the 14 top talents to watch out for.

In 2018, he reprised his role as news correspondent Nathan Muir in the second season of BBC Two’s weekly satirical show The Mash Report, and joined the cast of the BAFTA-winning CBBC series Class Dismissed.

Jason is also the narrator of several audiobooks and documentary series, and was an impressionist on the 2020 reboot of the classic BBC series Spitting Image.

2022 saw him join fellow comedians Kemah Bob and Tom Allen on UKTV channel Dave as co-presenter of a brand new panel show called The Island, created by comedians Lloyd Langford, Ed Gamble, John Robins, and James Acaster.

He is currently filming Netflix’s new sci-fi, The Three-Body Problem, scheduled for release in 2023, as well as the upcoming The Ballad of Renegade Nell on Disney+.

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