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Johnny Harris (actor)



Johnny Harris (born 3 November 1973) is an English actor, screenwriter, producer and director best known for his roles in film and television, including Jawbone, This is England '86, A Christmas Carol, The Salisbury Poisonings, Medici, Troy: Fall of a City, Snow White and the Huntsman, Fortitude, Monsters: Dark Continent, The Fades, Welcome to the Punch, and London to Brighton.

Johnny Harris
Born3 November 1973 (age 47)
Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom
OccupationActor. Screenwriter. Producer. Director.
Years active2000–present

Harris's breakthrough role came in the feature film London to Brighton. He received BAFTA and Royal Television Society Award nominations for his performance in the Shane Meadows cult television series This is England '86.

Harris made his debut as a screenwriter with the 2017 feature film Jawbone in which he starred in the lead role alongside Ray Winstone, Ian McShane and Michael Smiley. Harris also co-produced the movie. The production was backed by BBC Films and released in cinemas in May 2017. Harris received a BAFTA Film Award Nomination in Outstanding Debut category for his work on the film.

In 2018, Harris appeared as Agamemnon in the BBC/Netflix drama series Troy: Fall of a City

In 2019, he played Franklin Scrooge in the BBC, Fox TV adaptation of A Christmas Carol alongside Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis and Stephen Graham. The show was exec produced by Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott and written by Steven Knight.

In 2020, Harris starred as Bruno Bernardi in the third and final season of the Netflix drama series Medici Season 3 (2019). Filming took place in Rome and Tuscany. In the same year, he also portrayed Charlie Rowley in the highly acclaimed BBC Drama Series The Salisbury Poisonings. A mini-series based on the tragic real life events of 2018.

Harris made his debut behind the camera in 2018, directing the music video for the Paul Weller single "Gravity".

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Career

Born in Lambeth, London, in November 1973, Harris studied acting at Morley College. He started his career on the stage in London's fringe theatre scene before landing his breakthrough role in the feature film London to Brighton. In an interview in The Independent on Sunday at the time of the film's release, celebrated British film director Shane Meadows said of Harris' performance in the film: "It's an incredibly bold and massively powerful performance, the best I've seen on celluloid for a long time."

Four years later, Meadows cast Harris in This Is England '86. Harris received both BAFTA TV Award and Royal Television Society Award nominations for his portrayal of Lol's abusive father Mick Jenkins. The following year he reprised the role in This Is England '88, with the show winning the BAFTA TV Award for Best Mini-Series.

Harris continued a run of award-winning projects with a leading role in the BBC drama The Fades, which won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Drama Series.

In 2012, Harris was then cast in the Universal Pictures movie Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. Harris played one of the ‘Seven Dwarves’ alongside Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, and Ian McShane.

Another feature film followed with Welcome to the Punch starring James McAvoy, and Mark Strong, being released internationally in 2013.

The Independent described Harris as "One of Britain's finest actors".[1]

In 2015, Harris played Ronnie Morgan in the Sky Atlantic/Pivot 12-part drama Fortitude alongside Sir Michael Gambon and Stanley Tucci. Fortitude was shot on location in Iceland and London, and aired on both sides of the Atlantic in January 2015.

In 2015 Harris was cast in his first starring role in a feature film as the American Platoon Sergeant Noah Frater in the feature film Monsters: Dark Continent, the sequel to the Gareth Edwards film Monsters.

In the same year, Harris returned as Mick Jenkins in This Is England '90, the final instalment of the successful series. He also starred as DCI John Hind, opposite Anne-Marie Duff in From Darkness, a new four-part drama for BBC1.

In February 2016, filming began on Harris' debut project as a screenwriter with the feature film Jawbone. He co-produced the film and also starred in the lead role, alongside Ray Winstone, Ian McShane and Michael Smiley.

Paul Weller composed and recorded an original soundtrack for Jawbone and former World Featherweight Boxing Champion Barry McGuigan and his son, the esteemed trainer Shane McGuigan served as boxing consultants on the film, as well as spending two years training Harris in preparation for his portrayal of ex-boxer Jimmy McCabe.[citation needed]

The production was backed by BBC Films and released in cinemas in May 2017, with Harris receiving a BAFTA Film Award 'Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer' nomination for his work on the film, as well as winning two National Film Awards for 'Best Action' and 'Best Breakthrough Performance'. Harris also received a Writers Guild of Great Britain 'Best Debut Screenplay' Award nomination.[citation needed] and BIFA Award Nominations in both 'Best Actor' and 'Best Debut Screenplay' categories.

In 2018 Harris returned to our television screens to play Agamemnon in the BBC / Netflix series Troy: Fall of a City. Filming took place on location in Cape Town, South Africa.

In the same year, he also made his debut behind the camera, directing the music video for the Paul Weller single Gravity.

In 2019, Harris appeared as Franklin Scrooge in the BBC/Fox TV adaptation of A Christmas Carol alongside Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis and Stephen Graham. The show was written by Steven Knight and produced by Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott.

In 2020, he starred as Bruno Bernardi in the third and final season of the Netflix drama series Medici Season 3 (2019). Filming took place in Rome and Tuscany.

In the same year, Harris also played Charlie Rowley in the BBC drama series The Salisbury Poisonings, a mini-series based on the tragic real life events of 2018.


Filmography

Film

Television

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References

  1. ^ Ian Burrell (24 October 2011). "Street-fighting man still packs a real punch" . The Independent. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  2. ^ Ian Burrell Media Editor (3 October 2015). "Johnny Harris: This is England star says the actors' party circuit is 'a sham'" . The Independent. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  3. ^ juliehamill (26 December 2015). "Julie Hamill • Fifteen Minutes With Johnny Harris, actor and" . Juliehamill.com. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  4. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (26 October 2015). "Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone, Paul Weller weigh into boxing drama | News | Screen" . Screendaily.com. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  5. ^ Johnny Harris (25 March 2015). "Further casting announced for BBC One's original drama From Darkness - Media Centre" . BBC. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  6. ^ Megan Conner (22 February 2015). "Johnny Harris: 'I thought I was a tortured genius but I was just a sad fella who thought booze was my friend' | Global" . The Guardian. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  7. ^ Eames, Tom (21 January 2015). "Fortitude: Michael Gambon and Johnny Harris talk rogue secrets" . Digitalspy.co.uk. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  8. ^ Jason Holmes Writer based in London (15 March 2013). "Johnny Harris: An Actor With a Rare Depth of Character" . Huffingtonpost.co.uk. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  9. ^ "BBC One - Breakfast, 07/03/2013, Actor, Johnny Harris on why you need a good "bad guy" in films" . Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  10. ^ http://www.moviescopemag.com/features/actor-johnny-harris-the-power-of-hindsight/
  11. ^ Lobb, Adrian. "Interviews Archives" . The Big Issue. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Archived copy" . Archived from the original on 2 May 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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