Jonty Hearnden

Jonty Hearnden
Born Jonathan Philip Hearnden
(1960-11-28) 28 November 1960
Brentwood, Essex, England, UK[1]
Nationality British
Occupation Antiques expert and television personality
Years active 1979–present

Jonathan Philip "Jonty" Hearnden (born 28 November 1960 in Brentwood, Essex[1]) is an English antiques expert and television presenter. Though born in London Road, Brentwood (his parents owned a toy shop and a gentlemen's outfitters in Shenfield until shortly after his birth[1]), he was brought up in Dorchester-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.


Hearnden was educated at Shiplake College, an independent school in Shiplake, near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. Hearnden was diagnosed with dyslexia at an early age.


Jonty Hearnden began working with Bonhams Auctioneers London in 1979 as a furniture cataloguer. His further career included management of Lots Road Galleries, an auction room in London. In 1990 he started as an antiques dealer through his business, Dorchester Antiques, in Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.[2]

Television appearances

As of 2009, Hearnden has appeared on the following TV shows (all BBC):[2]



  1. 1 2 3 "Antiques star Jonty back to his roots". This is Total Essex. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
  2. 1 2 "Jonty Hearnden". Dorchester Antiques. Retrieved 2009-10-30.

External links

Jonty Hearnden at the Internet Movie Database

Presenter and Valuer for:

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