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Jon attended the Italia Conti acadamy in London where he trained for 3 years before graduating with honors in 2005. While at college Jon also had the oppurtunity to appear in the Harry Potter movies. 'Harry Potter & The Philosophers Stone' and 'Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azcaban'. Jon worked as a double for the character Percy and a Hogwarts Prefect on both these movies. An unforgettable experience which gave Jon the chance to bridge his gap between stage and screen.
Soon after finishing college Jon was cast as Sebastian in musical comedy 'The Thing About Men' at the Edinburgh festival. He then spent the rest of 2005 at sea as the lead production vocalist on the Ocean Majesty cruise ship.
After returning from his cruise Jon joined the cast of 'Tonight's the night' the Rod Stewart musical. He was also given the chance to understudy and play the two lead roles, Stu and Rocky. Jon spent the next six months touring theatres all over the UK.
When Jon returned from the tour he joined the International acclaimed 'Twelve Tenors'. He stayed with the group for the next nine months travelling round europe and America.
After returning from the Tenors tour, Jon was cast as 'John' in the UK premier of Broadway writer Andrew Lippa's 'John and Jen' at the Finborough theatre London. Jon was also given the chance to perform songs from the show with the composer at Andrew Lippa's concert in Knightsbridge.
However before doing this he has just enough time to play 'The Leopard' in a short run of Stiles & Drew musical 'Just So'. Again at the Edinburgh festival.
Whilst performing 'John & Jen' Jon began rehearing the role of 'Sky' for the International tour of smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! Jon toured all over the globe with the show for a year.
Jon headed to Vegas & Monaco in 2009 to Play Jerry Lee Lewis in 50's musical 'Rock Around The Clock'. However Jon was also busy off stage that year producing music. His 1st release was an album for west end performer Ryan Molloy "Sings Frankie". You can hear or purchase the album from www.ryanmolloy.com.
2010 saw Jon back touring the UK playing "Jerry Lee Lewis" in 50's jukebox musical 'Rock Around The Clock'.
In 2011, Jon recently finished a run of 'Slice Of Saturday Night' 'Upstairs At The Gatehouse' playing the role of Gary before embarking on a brief tour of 'Tap Dance Fever'.
Jon's debut EP 'Horizons' is now available on itunes.
More at www.jonhawkins.net
This biography is from Jon's own site, rather than translated from the press releases.
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