John Sessions Biography

Birthday: 1953-01-11
Place of Birth: Largs, Ayrshire
Wiki Biography: Actor and comedian known for his various roles on film, TV and stage. He was born in Largs, Scotland, in 1953. He has an older brother and a twin sister. His debut film was The Sender (1982), a horror feature in which he played a patient. His next film was The Bounty (1984) with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. He has also appeared in Henry V (1989) and A Midwinter's Tale (1995), both directed by Kenneth Branagh, his friend and frequent collaborator. The two met at RADA in 1979. He continues to appear in "Stella Street" (1997) in which he plays a variety of middle-aged actors, alongside Phil Cornwell. One of his most memorable performances to date is the role of Dr. Prunesquallor in "Gormenghast" (2000), the BBC's lavish production of Mervyn Peake's novels "Titus Groan" and "Gormenghast." Onstage, he has appeared in many productions and performed numerous one-man shows. His ability to improvise landed him a spot as the first regular contestant on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1988). It was here that he showcased his great literary knowledge. He appeared on the BBC Radio 4 show "Dead Man Talking," as various "dead" characters, including J. Robert Oppenheimer and Michelangelo.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Sunday Night Clive Himself 1994 - 1994
Gormenghast Dr. Prunesquallor 2000 - 2000 Adventure
Lost Prince 2003 Drama
Stella Street Keith Richard 2004 Comedy
Breaking the Mould 2009 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Castaway 1987 Adventure, Drama
Sweet Revenge John 1990 Comedy
Freddie as F.R.O.7 1992 Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Princess Caraboo Prince Regent 1994 Comedy, Drama, History
My Night with Reg 1996
The Adventures of Pinocchio 1996 Drama, 0, 0
A Midwinter's Tale Terry Du Bois 1996 Comedy
Cousin Bette Musical Director 1998 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Scarlet Tunic Humphrey Gould 1998 Drama, History, Romance
One of the Hollywood Ten Paul Jarrico 2001 Drama
Lighthouse Hill Mr. Reynard 2003 Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Hawking 2004
The Merchant of Venice Salerio 2004 0
Five Children and It 2004 Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Stella Street Mrs. Huggett / Keith Richard / Jeremy Hickman / Joe Pesci / Dean Baraclough / Ne 2004 Comedy
The Making of Plus One Derek - the line producer 2010 Comedy, Drama
Intervention Joe 2012 Drama
The Domino Effect Talk Show Host 2012 Drama
Pudsey: The Movie Thorne 2013 Comedy