Actor Jason Matthewson was born in Donegal Ireland on May 16th 1986 to parents Shaun and Vera Matthewson. He is the eldest of his siblings, with two brothers Shane and Christopher making up the family. Jason started his acting career in school plays and other amateur theatrics in his home town of Rathmullan at the tender age of 6, and moved on to take part in local stage productions, which would be held in the local venues.
Jason continued acting in stage productions for the next number of years and took part in acting lessons at school while also building on his acting experience by acting in school plays and musicals. As Jason became more and more comfortable acting on stage it became clear to him that acting was the path he wanted to follow. After completing high school in 2005 Jason studied at the world famous Stella Adler conservatory in LA whose alumni boasts some familiar names such as Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Sydney Pollack and Martin Sheen to name but a few.
After training in LA, Jason moved back to Irelands capital city Dublin to study in the famous Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin whose alumni boasts some familiar names such as Colin Farrell, Olivia Wilde, Aidan Turner. While studying in Dublin Jason joined the local production companies in Ireland and the UK where he continued to work in Theatre, TV and Film in both Ireland and the UK, receiving great reviews from national media and press.
In 2009 after gaining notoriety and a wealth of experience over a slew of film and TV projects Jason decided it was time to take the next step to further his acting career. Jason took the decision to return to Los Angeles California where he had spent much of his youth to continue his acting career and open up more opportunity. Jason now resides between Los Angeles and London but London has been his base for the past 4 years. Since his return to LA Jason has consistently worked in TV and Film. In 2009 Jason landed the supporting role of ‘Jose’ in Threaten Too Kill opposite Massi Fullan (The Dark Knight Rises, Star Trek), The lead character of Joe McKelvey in Irish TV mini-series Execution (2012) Declan O’Riley in Black Ice (2013) opposite Love/Hate’s Killian Scott, Harmonics of Solitude (2013) and a whole host of short films with some of the best up and coming film makers.
Jason’s most recent credits and current projects include the lead in his forthcoming film 21 Files alongside Oscar winning actor Giancarlo Giannini, E4’s Glue, E TV’s The Royals and ITV’s Mr Selfridge, Episode 3 of a new Sky series and the lead in a TV pilot called Private Detectives. Jason also recently completed Beautiful Devils with Game of Thrones Ian Glenn, Modern Life Is Rubbish and Allied Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Jason will be seen guest starring on season 5 of Showtime’s episodes with Matt LeBlanc the latest Jason Bourne film directed by Paul Greengrass, The Mummy with Tom Cruise and Russell Crow Hunter Killer alongside Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman and most recently the fifth instalment of Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise and with other project that can’t be mentioned just yet Jason’s slate will have him very busy for the foreseeable future.