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Jonathan Goodwin Wife, Partner, Net Worth, Ex Wife, Amanda Abbington Husband, Wiki, Age, Daughter

Jonathan Goodwin Biography – Jonathan Goodwin Wiki

Jonathan Goodwin is a retired escapologist and stunt performer. He enjoyed an incredibly successful career as a variety entertainer. He performed on New York’s Broadway, London’s West End, at the Sydney Opera House and appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2019 and America’s Got Talent in 2020.

His first television appearance was on Channel 4’s Dirty Tricks. He has subsequently appeared in TV specials The Seven Stupidest Things to Escape From, and Deathwish Live as well as Discovery Channel’s One Way Out and How Not to Become Shark Bait. He also appeared in an episode of the Channel 4’s Balls of Steel alongside his father.

In October 2021, Goodwin was paralyzed in a stunt gone wrong while rehearsing for America’s Got Talent: Extreme. The accident severed his spinal cord, broke both his shoulder blades, shattered both his legs, left him with third-degree burns and he needed urgent high-risk surgery.

Goodwin now has an “incredibly satisfying” new career as a screenwriter and professional hypnotherapist. He is the founder of Project Rewire, a treatment platform for hypnotherapy. According to the Project Rewire website, Jonathan has been involved in hypnosis and hypnotherapy for over twenty years and has a diploma from the Jacquin Academy of hypnotherapy.

Jonathan realized that there is a widespread mistrust and misconception about hypnotherapy created by the comical presentations of hypnosis in stage performances. He decided to form Project Rewire in order to move the needle and educate the public about the benefits of hypnosis.

Jonathan Goodwin Age

Jonathan Goodwin was born on 20 February 1980 in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, and grew up in Robeston Wathen. He is 43 years old as of 2023.

Jonathan Goodwin Wife

Is Jonathan Goodwin married? He isn’t married and therefore doesn’t have a wife. He is dating Sherlock actress Amanda Abbington.

Jonathan Goodwin Partner

Jonathan Goodwin is engaged to Amanda Abbington. Actor Amanda and stunt performer Goodwin met through social media and became engaged on their first date in Vienna. They live together in Hertfordshire.

Actor Amanda Abbington and stunt performer Jonathan Goodwin first connected on Twitter, now X, in 2012. “We were both in relationships at the time, but we admired each other’s work and occasionally liked each other’s tweets,” Amanda told The Guardian. Years later, when they were both single, their messages to each other became gradually more flirty. But it wasn’t until August 2021 that they discovered a deeper bond between them.

The Sherlock star explained that they connected after she split with fellow Sherlock actor Martin Freeman and separated from another partner – and when Goodwin had divorced from his wife.

Jonathan Goodwin Amanda Abbington

Jonathan Goodwin revealed on “Lorraine” that after the ‘AGT: Extreme’ accident left him paralyzed, he let wife Amanda Abbington know that she was within her rights to leave him.

“I said, ‘You have a get-out-of-jail-free card. If you want to walk away I understand,’ and she told me not to be so stupid,” he recalled.

In fact, since the life-altering injury, the couple’s relationship has only grown deeper.

“We are closer and tighter than ever and we have this unspoken thing,” Abbington said. “We said the other day that we are the people that are gonna say yes to stuff, life’s too short, be in the moment and grab it with both hands because you don’t know what’s around the corner.”

She added, “He’s a total inspiration to me. He’s an idiot, I’m a wally, so it’s fine. And all my friends and family love him, he’s very lovable.”

Jonathan Goodwin Ex-Wife

Jonathan Goodwin was previously married to his first wife Katy Goodwin from 2011 until their divorce in 2019. They share a child together.

Jonathan Goodwin Daughter

He has a young daughter named Milligan with his ex-wife Katy Goodwin.

Jonathan Goodwin Accident

In October 2021, escapologist Jonathan Goodwin was paralyzed from the waist down following a stunt gone wrong during the filming of America’s Got Talent: Extreme. After the accident, Goodwin was in critical condition, and had broken legs and shoulders, a damaged kidney, a punctured lung, fractured ribs and a complete spinal fracture.

According to TMZ, Goodwin was suspended 70 feet in the air in a straitjacket hanging by his feet from a wire, with two cars on either side of him swinging back and forth. He was attempting a stunt where he would free himself from the straitjacket and land on an air mattress before the cars crushed him.

She added: “He’s paralysed now, he’s in a wheelchair. Unless there’s a kind of stem cell surgery or that thing that Elon Musk is designing with the little chip, he’ll be like that forever.”

His fiancée, Sherlock star Amanda Abbington, revealed the news on the podcast Out to Lunch with Jay Rayner, stating: “He fell 30 feet and lost a kidney, broke both shoulder blades, shattered both legs. Third degree burns, broke his spine and severed his spinal cord and nearly died. And then on the operating table, he nearly died again.”


On 14 October 2022, Goodwin shared a post a year on from the accident that he said “resulted in very severe and permanently life changing injuries”.

He wrote: “A year on the cause of the accident has yet to be determined although I know I did everything I was supposed to do. I’m sure at some point we will find an answer. In the meantime do me a favour, hug those people who you love today. Hold them close and tell them how much they mean to you.”

Abbington shared her own post, writing: “A year ago, my hero and my true love went through one of the most traumatic and horrifying things a person can go through. The bravery and courage and sheer determination my better half showed during that time and continues to show is awe inspiring.

“Those days last year, were the hardest forty eight hours of my life. My brilliant and wonderful soul mate always suggests, ‘Hold your loved ones tight and tell them you love them.’ Nothing is more valuable or important or vital than being with the people you love. The world can change in a second. In a second.”


His Instagram handle is @jonathangoodwinofficial.