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Jason Riddington

Jason Riddington is a professional actor and teacher. He began his screen career playing Hareton Earnshaw in Peter Kosminsky's Wuthering Heights opposite Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes. Major television performances followed including Dr Rob Khalefa in the BAFTA award winning series 13 of Casualty; South-African Ashley Davies in Inspector Morse opposite John Thaw and Kevin Whately; further TV appearances include Eastenders, A Touch of Frost, Berlin breaks, Bugs, Second Thoughts, The Bill, Family Affairs, Highlander and most recently, Luther with Idris Elba and Birds of a Feather opposite Pauline Quirke, Lesley Joseph and Linda Robson. Further film credits include Edmund in Brian Blessed's King Lear, Paul in Where There’s Smoke, and The Man in Jason Hreno's Wondering Eyes.

A classically trained actor at LAMDA, London, many major stage roles include the title roles in Hamlet, (the rehearsal process and performances being featured in Tony Lee's BBC2 documentary Playing the Dane) and MacBeth; Geoffrey in The Lion in Winter opposite Brian Blessed, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights, and his first professional role as Peachum in The Beggar’s Opera with Nick Moran; and very recently with Nick Moran again (20 years later!) in Bill Kenwright's West End hit 12 Angry Men, playing a range of parts with, among the incredible cast, Martin Shaw, Jeff Fahey and Robert Vaughn - finishing the run in the leading role Juror 8. Jason wrote the original story for the award-winning short film Motherland, currently on Amazon Prime, in which he plays co-lead, opposite the captivatingly talented Sope Dirisu.

An experienced and highly qualified teacher of acting, until his SAH Jason combined performing with teaching at some of London’s top drama schools, he was also Head of Drama at prestigious Bedford Modern School 2003-2011. He has been a teacher and practitioner of T’ai Chi Qigong for 30 years.


He lives with his wife Faye in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. They currently have four horses and two dogs! He has three grown up children Emily, Mikey and Phoebe and grand-daughter Leila.

On June 29th 2021 he suffered a massive subarachnoid haemorrhage and was admitted to John Radcliffe Hospital for emergency brain surgery. He suffered further life-threatening complications with a seizure on the 10th July 2021. After a total of four bouts of brain surgery he was discharged from hospital on July 29th 2021. He now focuses upon writing, his Personal Training business, T’ai Chi practice and teaching, and recovering from his brain injury. 

Author's Books
Life, Death, Tai Chi and Me

Picture this: you wake in a hospital bed. Searing pain courses through your body from your toes to your head. On your head, there is a hole where they’ve placed a drain to counter the effects of the terrible subarachnoid haemorrhage you’ve suffered. You open your eyes, and the botched blood stil...

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