Julian Ovenden (born November 1976, Sheffield) is an English stage, television and film actor and singer. He is one of three children of Canon John Ovenden, chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II.
Ovenden sang in the St Paul's Cathedral Choir as a child. He later won a music scholarship to Eton College. He subsequently studied at the University of Oxford on a choral scholarship. Whilst he has received training as an opera singer, he has professionally used his music training in musical theatre. He continued academic studies in drama at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
Ovenden's roles in the theatre have included:
Ovenden also originated the role of J.M. Barrie in the musical version of the film 'Finding Neverland' produced by Harvey Weinstein and premiered at the Curve theatre, Leicester in 2012.
Ovenden has also sung musical theatre songs in several concerts at the Proms, in particular concerts of Stephen Sondheim and of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Ovenden's work in television has included: