Henry VI in the Other Place production (at Stratford upon Avon) of Henry VI in 1994
Did You Know?
I like acting and I want to be appreciated for it. But what I do is a job and it isn't rocket science. If you bear that in mind, then you probably avoid 90 per cent of the pitfalls of fame.
He and brother Colin Firth
have both played a Prince Albert of the British Monarchy. Jonthan played Albert, the Prince Consort to Queen Victoria, in
Victoria & Albert
. That character was the great-grandfather and namesake of the subsequent Prince Albert who became King George VI, played by Colin in
The King's Speech