Owen Aaronovitch


Real name: Owen Aaronovitch
Born:
1956, Parliament Hill Field, Hamstead, London
Married:

Children:
Frankie (m: Fiona Bruce)

Contact:

Played:

  1. Ambulanceman (1989)
  2. Estate Agent (30 March 1992) who came to value No7 for Rita Fairclough
  3. Jon Lindsay (28 May 1997 - 17 April 1998)

Owen Aaronovitch was born in Parliament Hill Field, Hamstead, London in 1956. His Lithuanian father Sam is a doctor and his mother Lavender a house wife, his brother David is a TV critic for the Independent Newspaper. Owen was educated at the Dame Alice Owen School in Islington where he excelled at English.

As a child, Owen studied drama under Leslie Seyd at the local amateur dramatic group and also began taking guitar lessons. At the age of eighteen he moved to Newcastle where he studied drama. Owen joined a group called We Don't Want The Peanuts We Want The Whole Plantation Dance Band. He also became an activist in left wing politics.

Owen made his professional debut at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre where he taught drama to school children. Over the next twenty years Owen made a living teaching in schools and acting on stage and television along with other jobs to subsidise income including taxi driver and ambulance man. He also stands on the Equity Small Scale Committee.

His television appearances include Cracker, Heartbeat, Ron Goodridge in The Bill, a cab driver in Reckless, Mr Mac in Emmerdale, Gerry Pollock in Alarmed, Tony in Prime Suspect , Hillsborough and A Touch of Frost. Owen's stage work includes George Wilson in The Great Gatsby, Cisco Houston in Red Dust Blue Dreams, Rodin in The Waltz, Richard D'Oyly Carte in Dr Sullivan and Mr Gilbert and Clopin Troullefou in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Owen joined Coronation Street as love rat Jon Lindsay in 1997 and remained for a year. Owen lives with actress and teacher partner Fiona Bruce, whom he met whilst working at The Belgrade Theatre, they have a daughter, Frankie. Owen and Fiona live in Sheffield and Granada, Spain, where they both teach.

Also appeared in Hillsborough (Granada, 1997);

 


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