Jules Knight

Jules’s performing career started at the tender age of seven when he sang as a chorister with the Winchester Cathedral Choir. For the next six years he toured the world, performing in prestigious venues such as Sydney’s Opera House, The Royal Festival Hall in London, and St Thomas’s Cathedral in New York, and had appeared as a soloist on the 7 critically acclaimed albums the choir made before he turned thirteen. Jules moved on to Eastbourne College on a choral scholarship. At Eastbourne he focused on music and acting and played the lead roles in several productions such as ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘Sweet Charity’, and ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’. At the age of eighteen, Jules won a scholarship to Wells Cathedral, where he sang for part of his GAP year, and then gained entry to St Andrews University where he studied alongside Prince William and Kate Middleton. There he completed an Master of Arts in Art History, and performed in several plays and musicals such as ‘City of Angels’, ‘Follies’, and ‘Antigone’.

At University, Jules decided that he wanted to be an actor, and applied to the Central School of Speech and Drama where he was offered one of the 20 places amongst over 3,000 applicants. He left Central in 2007, having specialised in Acting for Screen (MA), and launched himself into the world of entertainment.

Jules worked in the Houses of Parliament for an MP, in a PR company, a Headhunting company, ripped tickets in the Piccadilly theatre, picked up litter at the Wimbledon tennis tournament and handed out flyers for a bar in Covent Garden, in between training and auditions. To help pay the rent, Jules put a singing group together, using Facebook to find the other members. Two days after the group met for the first time to rehearse Jules found himself being offered a £1 million pound record deal by Universal Music, only 6 months after leaving drama school. Jules went on to make four chart topping albums with Blake, the debut album winning ‘Album of the Year’ at the Classical Brits in 2008 and going ‘Gold’ in under three weeks.

The group’s third album, ‘Together’ gained Blake their second Brit award nomination. Blake had extraordinary successes both with their albums and live touring across the world, in territories as far flung as the Philippines, South Africa, Australia, China, Russia, Scandinavia, and Japan, They were were regulars at such venues as the Albert Hall, the Olympic stadium Twickenham, Wembley and the Royal Festival Hall and were a firm favourite with Royalty and celebrities alike. Having seen them on TV, Dame Shirley Bassey invited the to sing at her sumptuous 70’th birthday party at Cliveden House and they performed several times for the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Jules went on to star in BBC One’s medical drama series ‘Holby City’ as arrogant but capable Doctor Harry Tressler and soon became one of the hit show’s most popular characters. The show regularly attracted over 5 million viewers per week and Jules quickly became an integral character, leading some gripping storylines. His leaving storyline caused a stir as Harry sustained major facial injuries, and the scale of prosthetics employed over a period of four episodes was a first, even for Holby. After two years, Jules left Holby and recorded his debut solo singing album with chart topping Producer Andrew Powell (Wuthering Heights) and Film and TV boss, Adrian Munsey. The album, ‘Change of Heart’ was released in April 20th 2015 and was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s state of the art studio, ‘Real World’ with some of the world’s finest musicians.

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