Jordan began his acting career at ‘The Dukes Playhouse’ in his home town of Lancaster, here he gained valuable experience in a professional environment and was given the opportunity to play a wide range of roles in their repertory seasons.

Following a run of ‘The Railway Children’ at the Dukes Jordan was invited to audition for the lead role of Alex in an American Danish co-production called ‘The Island on Bird Street’. Jordan was successful in being cast in the role, and filming commenced in early 1996.  Other actors involved in the project included Patrick Bergin, Jack Warden and James Bolam. Danish director Søren-Kragh Jacobsen directed the film. Søren’s work includes ‘Mifune’ which was part of the dogma canon of films.

‘The Island on Bird Street’ had huge successes at the major film festivals around the globe. Including; Berlin, Cannes, Fort-Lauderdale, Chicago and Las Vegas. At the 1999 Emmy Awards the film won three awards including ‘Outstanding Performance in a Children’s Special’ for Jordan’s portrayal of Alex.

In 2001 Jordan was cast in the lead of ‘Benny’ in a short film for ITV called ‘Starman’. Here he played a deaf boy from the ‘wrong side of the tracks’ in Redcar in the northeast. The film won a Royal Television Society award for ‘Best non-factual production’.

Following this Jordan took a break from acting and went to study at the University of Leeds. After a three year degree in New Media, Jordan was determined to continue acting, and took the decision to move to London to go to drama school and train professionally in the craft.

Photos: Top: Jordan as Alex in
'The Island on Bird Street' © Astrid Wirth
Below: Jordan as 'Benny' in Starman © YiPP Films