Jason Donovan

Jason Donovan
Release date
01 January 1970
Jason Donovan
01 January 1970 |

The child of actor Terence Donovan and TV presenter Sue MacIntosh, Jason Donovan‘s career has successfully run the gamut of show business, embracing soap opera, film, music, and theatre, both in his native Australia and in the U.K.

Fame first found Donovan where it found many other Australian performers – on the set of the soap Neighbours during the mid 1980s. One of the most popular shows in the U.K., it brought Donovan, as well as co-star Kylie Minogue, to the attention of music producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman. They turned Donovan into a teen-idol and he had several hits both in Australia and the U.K. during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Four Top Ten hits in Australia (including the number one duet with Kylie MinogueEspecially For Youpaled compared to his U.K. successes, which included three consecutive number one hits. His debut album, Ten Good Reasons, peaked at number five in Australia.

The 90s marked a change of direction for Donovan as he took several parts in both film and mini-series including Blood OathThe Heroes and Shadows of the Heart. Stage musicals Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Rocky Horror Picture Show followed.