Jolly (Jolyon but there’s more than one!) he is the son of Young Jolyon (Stay with me) who left his wife for his nanny.
His father, Jolyon stops Young Jolyon’s money and he and his new bride move to the country to live a hard (but happy
life) All this is actually a sub plot in The Forsyte saga.
Jolly and his
sister (wait for it…) Holly are very close, so when he goes to Oxford and finds out that Holly is seeing Val Dartie
(Julian Ovenden) he gets angry. When he confronts Val they make a pact and join up to fight in the war.
very confusing show to remember who is who’s brother cousin etc. and as Val and Jolly look similar that is another confusing
element. His performance is very fitting with the show and it’s great to see him with his family – Amanda Ryan
(as his sister) and Rupert Graves (his dad) he really fits with the 1900’s look – infact not much of his work
has been contemporary.