Julian Ovenden

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Julian Ovenden

Born

5/6/1976, Sheffield, England, UK

Birth Name

Julian Ovenden

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Male
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Biography

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Julian Ovenden, the Sheffield-born was raised in Sussex, Cambridge and Primrose Hill. A chorister at St Paul's Cathedral, he won a music scholarship to Eton and later read music at Oxford. A year-long postgraduate course in drama followed at Webber Douglas. His favorite pastimes include fencing, football, swimming…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2004, Julian appeared in a made-for-television movie A Christmas Carol as Fred Anderson.

    • Julian is the eldest of three children.

    • As of 2007, Julian divides his time between London and Los Angeles.

    • Julian had to take dance lessons for his role in the musical Merrily We Roll Along. In 2008, he also appeared in the musical Marguerite.

    • Julian is a great fan of the playwright Simon Gray, and in 2006, he appeared with Nathan Lane in Gray's Butley on Broadway.

    • Julian was awarded a music scholarship to Eton College. He was also awarded a choral scholarship to Oxford University.

    • At a tender age of 7, Julian received a scholarship to sing in the choir at St. Paul's Cathedral.

    • Julian made his television debut in the year 2002 in the made-for-television movie Come Together.

    • He is a real talent in music : Trumpet (Grade 8), Trombone (Grade 8), Highly skilled Piano (Grade 8), Exceptional Tenor Voice, B flat below mid C - Top C (35 recordings with Erato, Collins Classical & Hyperion.

    • He has many skills: stage combat, fencing, football, skiing (advanced), swimming, horse riding, golf, student teacher.

    • He is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 metres) tall.

    • He once starred in a Diet Coke advert in the UK, which garnered him a massive female fanbase.

    • He looked set to have a career in music until he chose to study at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art to learn more about stagecraft.

    • His father, Canon John Ovenden, is a chaplain to the Queen of England, and used to be a priest in Primrose Hills in London.

  • Quotes

    • Julian: (about his voice) I've got a classically-trained voice, not a boy band one.

    • Julian: (About how he met the Queen of England) I've actually met the Queen. There's a carol service at the end of every year, around Christmas, and the family all come to our house for drinks, which is quite strange, and very traumatic, really. They're very lovely and incredibly normal. Or as normal as you can be.

    • Julian: (About his first scene on television) My first scene was a bath scene actually. I'm naked in it so that wasn't an easy one to get me going.

    • Julian: (About the playwright Simon Gray) What I like about Simon Gray's writing is that he is very in touch with the human condition.

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