Jonathan Lewis has a degree from Exeter University in Politics and Society. He then trained as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has worked extensively as an actor, writer and director for twenty years, and has won a number of awards for his work. Jonathan began his acting career with spells at a number of leading repertory theatres, and then went to the National Theatre. Recent theatre work includes playing opposite Rob Lowe in ‘A Few Good Men’ at The Haymarket Theatre in London’s West End. On the television, he is best remembered for his roles in ‘London’s Burning’, ‘Soldier, Soldier’ and ‘Coronation St.’
Jonathan is an award winning playwright, and has directed in theatres all over the UK. The first play he wrote, which he also directed, was ‘Our Boys’ and he won The Writers’ Guild Award for Best New Fringe Play and TAPS new Television Writer of the Year. 'Our Boys' had a hghly successful return to the West End in the Autumn of 2012. He has also written and directed for film and television, including primetime dramas for Granada, Carlton, LWT, Pearson and The BBC.
Jonathan has had considerable experience over the last ten years delivering personal development and impact skills training to the corporate world. He specialises in coaching and mentoring business leaders, and understanding the power of leadership and communication as performance. His work in this area has taken him all over Europe, the US and the Middle East.
He has spent several years creating his unique blend of performance and forum theatre, immersive role-play, improvisation and creativity masterclasses. He is co-director of Act Naturally, and has worked extensively for Makeyourself, The Hayfield Group, as well as iOpener, Develop UK and Dramatic Resources.
His past clients have included AMEX, Citibank, HSBC, BPP Law School, ACAS, the Value Engineers Brand Consultancy, Motorola, JWT, O&M Advertising, TBWA, Landor Design, Starcom, Publicis, WDMP (for whom he has worked as a pitch doctor) ,the IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising), Orkla Foods (Oslo), Stolt Nielson Shipping, AstraZeneca, Akzo Nobel, Dalco Medical, TNT, Wrigleys, Google, EMI, the Telegraph Group, the Met Police, Barclaycard, Yahoo, the London Business school, BT, ITN, and Christies.