|Occupation Actor, Writer|
Years active 1979–present
|Name Jonathan Watson|
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Movies and TV shows Only an Excuse?, Filth, Let Us Prey
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Jonathan Watson is a Scottish actor best known for his comedy sketch show Only an Excuse?, which parodies people and events from the world of Scottish football, and the BBC comedy Bob Servant Independent in which he appears with Brian Cox.
- Sportscene jonathan watson wind up 2006 it s only an excuse
- Comedy impressions
- Bob Servant Independent
Watson was born in Glasgow and educated at Hillhead High School. He trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and graduated in 1979. He joined the TAG Theatre Company then followed this with a season with the 7:84 company. He had a part in Bill Forsyth's 1983 film Local Hero.
He moved to London in 1986 and returned to Scotland two years later.
He appeared in all five seasons of Naked Video that were broadcast on BBC Scotland between 1986 and 1991, He was also in City Lights, Rab C. Nesbitt and Only an Excuse?.
In 2013, Watson appeared in Rob Drummond's Quiz Show at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. In 2014 he played Archie in John Byrne's adaptation of Chekhov's The Three Sisters for The Tron, Glasgow. He was also in The National Theatre of Scotland's production of Yer Granny, which toured Scotland & Northern Ireland.
He appeared in the horror film Let Us Prey that was released in 2015.
Early television appearances included minor parts in The Bill and Casualty. In Bob Servant which sees him playing opposite Brian Cox, as Bob’s trusty sidekick - Frank.
Following the success of a one-hour pilot, a six-part comedy series Two Doors Down was made which screened on BBC2 beginning in March 2016.
Watson is a supporter of Rangers.
Watson's Wind Up was a political satire show that was aired on BBC Radio Scotland. The show was recorded on Fridays at the Glasgow Film Theatre.
Bob Servant Independent
Watson's most recent acting role as Frank (Francis) has brought him accolades as the campaign manager of local cheeseburger magnate in the cult BBC Four Neil Forsyth comedy Bob Servant Independent. This show was first broadcast in the UK in January/February 2013; with a move planned to BBC2 later in the year.