Donovan is the son of actor and Director Terence Donovan and television presenter Sue McIntosh.
In 1986, he began his career in the soap opera 'Neighbours' on the side of Kylie Minogue. In 1987 he won for his role as Scott Robinson the Logie Award for ' most popular actor ' and ' best new Talent '.
Minogue was already started her career in pop music, when Donovan also signed a contract with the Stock, Aitken & Waterman , PWL label. His first single "Nothing can divide us" was soon released. His singing career was launched, but it was only with his duet with Kylie ' Especially for you ' that his fame as a singer came big off the ground.
Donovan left ' Neighbours ' in 1989. After that, he was seen in the movie ' Heroes ', for which he received in 1990 the Logie Award for ' most popular actor in a Mini series ' got.
In 1989 took up ' Too many broken hearts ', he had his first solo number-one hit. There followed another single ' Sealed with a kiss '. His debut album Ten Good Reasons ' went smoothly over the counter. He soon became one of the best-selling artists ever. He won the 1989 Smash Hits Award for ' Britain's Best Album ' and ' best singer '.
Also his second album ' Between The Lines ', with the hits ' When you come back to me "and" Rhythm of the rain ' did well. He again got a Smash Hits Award, this time for the ' best singer of 1990 '.
In 1991, Donovan the musical tour on. he got the lead role in the Andrew Lloyd Webbermusical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' in 1991. The musical ran in a total of 2.5 years and attracted an audience of two million people. Donovan was the highest earning artist in the history of London's West End. One of the songs from the musical ' Any dream will do ' was released as a single and became a number one hit.
The same year, a ' Greatest Hits ' album. This was the chapter Stock, Aitken and Waterman closed.
In 1992 published The magazine The Face statements about Donovans orientation. Then he challenged the magazine to court and won the case. To prevent the magazine on the bottle would go, he refused the compensation.
Donovan signed a contract In 1992 with Polydor Records. He released a new album ' All Around The World ' with the singles ' Mission of love ' and ' As time goes by '. The album sold well, but the big success.
He returned to his acting career with the films ' Rough Diamonds ' in 1994 and "The Last Bullet" in 1995. By 1996 he was become a loyal customer in the famous nightclubs in London. After a few times to be dropped into each other in public, gave Donovan to take drugs since his break with Minogue.
After the musicals ' Camelot ' and ' Night Must Fall ' in London and ' The Fantastics ' in South Africa, in 1998 as Frank N Furter Donovan acted ' in ' The New Rocky Horror Show '. Despite the fact that he had to wear stockings and stiletto heels, he had no qualms about accepting the role. The musical was first staged in Australia and then in London. Both were a big hit. Backstage he met there his present girlfriend Angela Malloch.
In 1999 were expecting their first child Donovan and Malloch. Their relationship was already drawing to a close. Their daughter Jemma was born on 28 March 2000. Donovan stopped prompt his drug use. By June 2000, they were a couple again. Almost a year after the birth of Jemma, on 22 March 2001, their son was born, Zac.
Donovan appeared In 2002 in the Australian drama series ' MDA ' and in the movie ' Tempe Tip '. In 2003 there were three films ' Horseplay ', ' Alone In The Dark ' and ' Ned ' and the tv production ' Loot '.
Back in London he played Caractacus Potts in the children's musical "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," which many success. He also lent his voice for the PlayStation game 'Buzz'. In 2006, he played in two musicals ' Sweeney Todd ' and 'Festen'.
Donovan spent three weeks In november 2006 in the Australian jungle for the 6th series of ' I'm A Celebrity ...Get Me Out Of Here '. By his composure and sense of humor he earned the nickname ' Mr Dependable '.Eventually he finished in third place.
In May 2007 he toured Great Britain with its ' All The Hits And more ' tour. He brought out an autobiography in book form in 2007 and a concert dvd.
At the beginning of 2008 was to see Donovan in the British television series ' Echo Beach ' on ITV1. He popped up again In March the studio his new album ' Let it Be Me ', which was released on 10 november 2008.At the end of 2008, he again went on a concert tour of Great Britain.
In 2009/2010 was to see Jason Donovan as ' Mitzi ' in London West End musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Palace Theatre).
In 2010/2011 Jason Donovan played the role of The Artilleryman in Jeff Wayne's The War Of The Worlds-Alive On Stage-The 2010-11 Tour. During the 2012-2013 tour he played the role of Parson Nathaniel.
|Album (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Album Top 100
|Ten good reasons||05-1989||13/05/1989||23||23|
|Between the lines||05-1990||16-06-1990||45||10|
|Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat||1991||-||Musical|
|Greatest hits||09-1991||-||Compilation album|
|All around the world||08-1993||-|
|The Rocky Horror Show||1998||-||Soundtrack|
|The very best of Jason Donovan||11-10-1999||-||Compilation album|
|Greatest hits||04-12-2006||-||Compilation album|
|Let it be me||10-11-2008||-|
|Soundtrack of the 80s||11-10-2010||-|
|Sign of Your Love||16-03-2012||-|
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|Nothing can divide us||1988||-|
|Especially for you||1988||07-01-1989||6||10||as Jason/with Kylie /
No. 4 in the Single Top 100
|Too many broken hearts||1989||08-04-1989||3||11||No. 3 in the Single Top 100|
|Sealed with a kiss||1989||24-06-1989||11||7||No. 11 in the Single Top 100|
|Every day (I love you more)||1989||16-09-1989||tip12||-||No. 47 in the Single Top 100|
|When you come back to me||1990||13-01-1990||22||5||No. 20 in the Single Top 100|
|Hang on to your love||1990||19-05-1990||33||4||No. 26 in the Single Top 100|
|Another night||1990||04-08-1990||tip19||-||No. 43 in the Single Top 100|
|Rhythm of the rain||1990||-|
|I'm doing fine||1990||-|
|Any dream will do||1991||20-07-1991||tip5||-||No. 55 in the Single Top 100|
|Joseph mega remix||1991||-|
|Mission of love||1992||-|
|As time goes by||1992||-|
|All around the world||1993||-|
|Share my world||2007||-|
|Dreamboats and petticoats/Be my baby||2008||-|
|Single (s) with chart positions
in the Flemish Ultratop 50
|Especially for you||1988||-||with Kylie/
No. 3 in the Radio 2 Top 30
|Too many broken hearts||1989||-||No. 2 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Sealed with a kiss||1989||-||No. 1 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Every day (I love you more)||1989||-||No. 6 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|When you come back to me||1990||-||No. 3 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Hang on to your love||1990||-||No. 10 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Another night||1990||-||No. 8 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Rhythm of the rain||1990||-||No. 13 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|I'm doing fine||1990||-||No. 23 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|R.S.V.P.||1991||-||No. 20 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Any dream will do||1991||-||No. 13 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Happy together||1991||-||No. 16 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Mission of love||1992||-||No. 23 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Number (s) with markings
in the Radio 2 Top 2000
|' 99||' 00||' 01||' 02||' 03||' 04||' 05||' 06||' 07||' 08||' 09||' 10||' 11||' 12||' 13|
|Too many broken hearts||-||1953||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|