John Arthur

After leaving drama school in Birmingham in 1970, John repertory theatres all round Englandand soon joined Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s company in Scarborough where during this time he played central roles in nine Ayckbourn plays and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. In the West End, John appeared in Michael Frayne’s Look Look, Sir Peter Hall’s revival of Piaf and Alan Ayckbourn’s Communicating Doors. He has been in two Seasons at The Royal National Theatre, appearing as ‘Enery in Tons of Money and Desmond in A Small Family Business among others. As well as extensive experience in television John continues to work in the theatre, more recently for the RSC  in Christopher Luscombe’s Love’s Labours Lost and Much Ado about Nothing at The Royal Haymarket Theatre in the West End. In 2021 John won Best Film Actor at the fisheye Film Festival and Best Actor at the 2021 Dreamers of Dreams Film Festival for his role as Arthur in the short Sci-Fi film Fearfully Made directed by Jamie Foreman.


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JOHN ARTHUR stars as Godolphin in ‘The Ballad of Renegade Nell’ for Disney