Julian Ovenden

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Born November 29, 1976 (Sagittarius)

Julian OvendenThe multi talented Julian Ovenden is both a singer and an actor. Ovenden was interested in a music career (opera) until he started studying more about stagecraft at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. He had a music scholarship at both Eton College and New College in Oxford. But Ovenden first came on the ladies’ radar when he appeared in a Diet Coke commercial in the UK. Julian Ovenden also has an increasing number of stints on American TV shows like Smash, Charmed, and The Assets.

Ovenden’s real life pedigree is worthy of Lady Mary’s hand in marriage, being the son of Queen Elizabeth II’s chaplain, attended the elite private boys’ school, Eton, and graduated from Oxford University. On Downton Abbey, Ovenden plays Charles Blake, a handsome and wily government man increasingly capable of keeping Lady Mary’s attention.