Johnny Harris Biography

Birthday: 1974-07-03
Place of Birth: Lambeth, London
Wiki Biography: Johnny Harris was born in Lambeth, London. He left school aged 13 with no qualifications, and served an apprenticeship as a Locksmith whilst pursuing a career as an amateur Boxer. In 1989 aged 16 he won the Junior ABA National Title. He left England aged 17 to live in Paris, France and whilst working as a dishwasher there was introduced to literature and discovered a love for cinema. On his return to London he enrolled at his local acting classes at Morley College in Lambeth where he trained for three years under the tutoring of Craig Snelling. He started his acting career in the fringe theaters of London and performed in countless plays and became a company member at The Union Theatre in Southwark. During one of these performances he was spotted by the casting director Jina Jay and cast in Paul McGuigans 'Gangster No1' Johnny's breakthrough came in 2006 with his performance in Paul Andrew Williams BAFTA award winning and highly acclaimed film London to Brighton. Since then he has worked with directors Stephen Spielberg, Woody Allen, Shane Meadows, Terry Gilliam, Joe Wright and Guy Ritchie. He played 'Jim Vane' in Ealing Studios adaptation of Dorian Gray... and 'Mold' in Chris Smiths Black Death, alongside Sean Bean. In 2010 his portrayal of 'Mick' in Shane Meadows This is England '86 saw him nominated for both the BAFTA 'Best Supporting Actor', and Royal Television Society's 'Best Actor' awards. The series won The South Bank Show Sky Arts Award for 'Best Drama' as well as winning awards at numerous film festivals. He reprised the role a year later to critical acclaim in This is England '88. In 2011 he played Neil Valentine in Jack Thornes cult hit 'The Fades' which received a Royal Television Society Award nomination for Best TV Drama. In April 2012 both The Fades and This is England '88 were nominated for BAFTA TV Awards for 'Best Drama' and 'Best Mini Series' respectively. 2012 sees the release of Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth in which Johnny plays 'Quert', one of the eight dwarves alongside Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Nick Frost, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, and Brian Gleeson. ...and Welcome to the Punch. A new film by Eran Creevey and co produced by Ridley Scott in which Johnny plays 'Dean Warnes' alongside James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Peter Mullen, and Andrea Risebourough

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Coming Up John 2003 Drama
Daylight Robbery 2008 Crime
Whitechapel DC Sanders 2009
This is England 86 Mick 2010 Drama
Hints (2010) Quert 2010
The Fades Neil 2011
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Gangster No. 1 2000 Crime, Drama, Thriller
It Was an Accident Robbie 2000 Comedy, Drama
London to Brighton 2006 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Daylight Robbery Terry 2008 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Brother Nidon 2010 Animation
Huge Warren 2011 Comedy, Drama
Snow White and the Huntsman Quert 2012 0, 0, 0
Welcome to the Punch Dean Warns 2013 Action, Adventure, Crime
The American Dream Tommy 2013 Drama
Last Days on Mars Robert Irwin 2013 Thriller
Monsters: Dark Continent Noah Frater 2014 Game Show, 0, Sport, 0