Jason Forbes

Actor & Writer
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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’.

Since then, he has made numerous appearances in film, TV and radio shows, in the UK and abroad. His 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 also co-creator, writer and star of BBC Radio 4’s Daphne Sounds Expensive, a radio adaptation of his award-winning stage shows, currently in its second season. 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 will reprise his role as news correspondent Nathan Muir in the second season of BBC Two’s weekly satirical show The Mash Report, and join the cast of the BAFTA-winning CBBC series Class Dismissed.

He is also the narrator of several audiobooks and documentary series due for release in 2019.

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