John Vernon

  • Actor
    Male / Greater London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    49 - 59
    Height
    6' 2" (1m 88cm)
    Weight
    15st. 13lb (101kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Large

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2016John Vernon, as Eliza's father, attains real Nestroy* class.*Johann Nestroy, often referred to as the 'Austrian Shakespeare'.
Werner Rosenberger
kurier.at
2016John Vernon as her father, Alfred, gives us a proletarian tour de force
Norbert Mayer
diepresse.com
2013The stand-out for me was Vernon, who told his story with personality and a lovely ability to switch voices.
Tony Peters
westendwilma.com
2013Vernon's a warm presence, a great storyteller, range of consistent voices create each character. His flair for comedy is evident.
Greg Jameson
entertainment-focus.com
2013There's no doubt that John Vernon is a brilliant actor. A natural, confident performer possessing a great command of language.
Jo Sutherland
onestoparts.com
2013John Vernon is superb. Vernon’s slow, thoughtful delivery aches with nostalgia for youth, also the world weary wisdom of age
Alex Hopkins
beigeuk.com
2013John Vernon, is the highlight of the night.. a professional, so completely at ease, He pulls the audience with him
Catherine Bennett
theupcoming.co.uk
2013John Vernon is excellent...quirky impressions of fellow drinkers creating the impression of more than one man on the stage.
Oliver J Weinfeld
playstosee.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Michael
Other
Whisky Wednesdays
Kwame Owusu
kickitdown productions
Zoom-film
2020U/S Serebriakov & Telegin
Theatre
Uncle Vanya
Ian Rickson
Sonia Friedman Productions
Harold Pinter Theatre
2019Benny
Film
Russian Whispers
Keif Gwinn
Sketch In Studios
2019Cover - John Malkovich as Barney Fein
Theatre
Bitter Wheat
David Mamet
Nimax
The Garrick Theatre
2019Cover David Suchet as Gregory Solomon
Theatre
The Price
Jonathan Church
Wyndham's Theatre
Wyndham's Theatre
2018Ensemble
Theatre
King Lear
Jonathan Munby
Ambassador Theatre Group
Duke Of York's Theatre
2017 - 2018Cover Stephen Mangan & Peter Wight
Theatre
The Birthday Party
Ian Rickson
Sonia Friedman Productions
The Harold Pinter Theatre
2017 - 2018Ensemble Cover
Theatre
North By NorthWest
Simon Phillips
Kay & McLean Productions/Jonathan Church Productions
Theatre Royal Bath / Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto
2016Ensemble
Theatre
A Room With A View
Adrian Noble
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
Bath Theatre Royal
2016Nat
Theatre
Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens
Rupert Hands & Mathew Chandler
Elegies (One-Off Charity Performance)
Charing cross Theatre
2016Understudying Martin Shaw as Hobson
Theatre
Hobson's Choice
Jonathan Church/Rupert Hands
Theatre Royal Bath Productions
Vaudeville Theatre
2015Alfred Doolittle
Theatre
Pygmalion
Philip Dart
Vienna's English Theatre
Vienna's English Theatre, Vienna, Austria.
2015Jimmy Kidd & Johnny Yates (cover - both)
Theatre
The Red Lion
Ian Rickson/Anna Girvan
The National Theatre
Dorfman Theatre
2014Vic
Film (Short)
Fishbowl
Aidan Sheridan
Holepunch Pictures
2013Man in Bar (Monologue)
Theatre
Californian Lives "Ben & Joe's"
Emma King-Farlow
Arbery productions
King's Head Islington
2012Sergeant Parry
TV
Call The Midwife
Jamie Payne
Neal St. Films.
2012Colin Scoggins
TV
9/11: Voices from the Air
Stephen Finnigan
Darlow Smithson
2010 - 2011Dear Dragon/Casimir/Toot-Toot
TV
Florries Dragons
Will Brenton
Wish Films
Village Productions
2011Lance Watkins
TV
Doctors
Graham Moore
BBC
2011Le Routier Anglais
Film (Feature)
Ma part du gâteau
Cedric Klapisch
Studio Canal
2010Tommy Robbins
TV
I Shouldn't Be Alive
Stephen Finnigan
Darlow Smithson
2009Studio Producer
Commercial
Anouk Lion Bar commercial (NL)Boom
2007Eddie (pawn broker)
TV
Eastenders
Karl Nielson
BBC
Elstree
2006Charles Bronson
TV
Longford
Tom Hooper
Ch4/HBO
2005Tachibana
Film (Feature)
Millennium Actress
Satoshi Kon
Manga Ent.
animated film
2005Fergusson
TV
Heartbeat
Roger Bamford
Granada
2005Mickey Blackstone
TV
The Bill
Jim Loach
ITV
Merton/location
2002Earl
Film (Feature)
Nailing Vienna
Jonathan English
Meltemi Entertainment
2001Baldrick
Film (Feature)
Crusade of Vengeance
Byron James
Warner Bros
Lithuania
2001Warner
TV
Starhunter
Patrick Malakian
Chum Television/Star Hunter Productions (Toronto)
Canada
2000D.N.E. Agent
TV
The Strangerers
Nick Wood
Absolutely Television & Taken for Granted Produtions Ltd.
1999Steve Doyle
TV
The Knock
Gerry Poulson
Bronson/Knight Productions
1999Rory Shaw
TV
Heartbeat
Frank W Smith
YTV/Granada
1999Lugar
TV
The New Adventures of Robin Hood
Petra Haffter
Tarnview Ltd./Warner Brothers
1997Hippo
Theatre
The Fall
Andrew McLean
Hurt productions
Chelsea Arts Centre
1996Course Narrator
Computer Game
Virtual Golf
Guy Miller
Core Design
1996Niles (and all male voices)
Computer Game
Blam Machinehead
Guy Miller
Core Design
1996Errendi 'Fark' Farquharson
Computer Game
Privateer 2: The Darkening
Steve Hilliker
Origin Systems Inc/EA
1996D.S. Barry
Film (Feature)
Princess In Love
David Greene
CBS
1996PC Paris
TV
Eastenders
Steve Garwood
BBC
Elstree
1996DS Oxley
TV
Staying Alive
James Hawes
Granada
1996Richard Cole
Theatre
In Broad Daylight
Patrick Sandford
Sandford Prod.
Tricycle Theatre
1995Martin Warren
TV
The Bill
Audrey Cooke
Thames Television
1995Conrad
Theatre
Orion and the Great Bear
John Vernon
Ho Hum Th Co.
Traverse Th. Edinburgh
1993Duncan
TV
You Me And It
Ed Bennet
BBC/Wall to Wall Productions
1993DS Monson
TV
The Bill
Derek Lister
Thames Television
1992A & R Man
TV
Harry Enfield's Television Programme
Geoff Posner
BBC
1992Roger Sullivan
TV
Medics
Richard Standeven
Granada
1992Macbeth
Theatre
Macbeth
Laura Thonpson
Pentabus Theatre Company
Pentameters, Hampstead
1990 - 1991Conrad
Theatre
Orion and The Great Bear
John Vernon
Ho Hum Theatre Co
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh & Croydon Warehouse
1991Richard Cole
Theatre
In Broad Daylight
Patrick Sandford
Tricycle Theatre
1991David Welwyn
TV
Agatha Christie: Poirot
Andrew Grieve
LWT
1991Nose/Mr Martin
Theatre
Our Man' & 'The Bald Prima-DonnaOur Man Th Co.
Finborough Theatre
1991Laertes/player King
Theatre
Hamlet
Laura Thonpson
Rose th co.
Rose Theatre
1988Percy Shelley
Theatre
Blood & Ice
Richard Shannon
Ho Hum Theatre Co
Battersea Arts Centre
1988Owen
Theatre
Translations
Nesta Jones
Goldsmiths
1988Macbeth
Theatre
Macbeth
Laura Thompson
Pentameters Theatre
1987Laertes/Player King
Theatre
Hamlet
Laura Thompson
Rose Theatre Kingston
1986L.R.O. Kimmon
Theatre
Q.Rs & A. Is Clearly State...
Tony Attard
Kings Head, London
Kings Head Theatre
1986Alec D'Urberville
Theatre
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Michael Fry
Floorboards Theatre Co.
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
1985Frank
Theatre
Alpha Beta
Denise Armon
AB Productions
Etcetera Theatre
1985Juan Davies
Theatre
Taken Out
Sue Glanville
Drill Hall
Drill Hall, London
1984Larry
Theatre
Fancy Footwork
Mandy Smith
Elephant Th Co
Elephant Theatre
1984Mephistophilis
Theatre
Dr Faustus
Andrew Johnson
BH Productions
Bridge House Theatre
1983Lars
Theatre
Diary of a Rat
Michael Almaz
Bear Th Co
De Hems Pub, Soho
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1982creative arts B.A. (hons)crewe and alsager college of he
    19792 yr. ActingCoventry School of Speech and Drama

    Additional Skills

    Voice over artist - have voiced many animations (series and films) over last 15 years - very experienced and versatile.

    Scriptwriting - written many adr scripts for animation series (including lip synch etc.) also re="dubs" of live action series, documentaries and films.

    Directing for Theatre (particularly new writing)

    Additional Information

    Stand-up comedy 1987-90

    Extensive fringe theatre experience 1983-present

    Experienced in TV and Film in UK and abroad (Europe and North America)

    15 years of experience in animation character voices for film and tv series (both UK and US character voices and impressions etc) and documentary voice overs ... also lip-synched dubbing of adapted/translated foreign-language live-action tv shows/series.

    About me

    Experienced actor - everything from:...

    1. Shakespeare to modern & classics to new writing - mainstream, off-west end and festival theatre.

    2. Featured characters in tv dramas.

    3. Featured artist in tv ad campaigns & voice-over artist on viral ads and promos.

    4. American and International Feature Films to Independent Low-Budget Movies and Student Films.

    I have written and directed for the theatre and have also written many ADR scripts for animation series (translations which have needed writing to animation for lip-synch recording) and original animation scripts and radio/tv/film documentary voice over scripts.

    I performed as a stand-up comedian on the circuit in London between 1987 and 1990 and appeared at venues like The Tunnel Club, Ealing Comedy, Hackney Cabaret, Chuckle Club; and on the same bills as Jerry Sadowitz, Jo Brand, Hattie Hayridge, Jim Tavare, etc.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • Croatian
    • Czech
    • Dutch
    • Farsi/Persian
    • French
    • German
    • Indian
    • Irish
    • Latvian
    • Lithuanian
    • Mexican
    • Norwegian
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Ukranian
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • Cornish
    • Devon
    • Essex
    • Geordie
    • Lancashire
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish Highlands
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Somerset
    • South London
    • Welsh, Standard
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • General American
    • Mexico
    • Midwest Farm & Ranch
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    • Texas
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Facial Characteristics
    • Goatee
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • No
    Character Types
    • Mischievous
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Scruffy
    • Tough