Martin Johnston

Martin Johnston

He/Him at MartinJohnston.com
Actor, Singer and Screenwriter

London, England

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About Martin

BA (Hons.) in Creative Arts from Newcastle.

In 2022 Martin made his National Theatre debut in Lindsay Turner’s acclaimed production of The Crucible. He also originated the roles of Neil Kinnock and George W. Bush et al in Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera at The Park Theatre, London.

In 2021 his lead performance as Mike Richards in the feature film ‘Room 7’ won him the Best Actor in a Feature Film Award at the BSI Film Festival.

Theatre includes playing the roles of King Duncan, Old Man and Doctor in Macbeth, at The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch and on tour.

He is an original cast member of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II, (Palace Theatre, London) where he played the Station Master and regularly played the roles of Professor Dumbledore and Amos Diggory, as well as various Wizards and a Muggle!

A seasonal regular in Greenwich Theatres award winning pantomimes; Robin Hood; Sleeping Beauty; Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk.

Original West End cast of Footloose - The Musical (Novello Theatre),The Postman Always Rings Twice (Playhouse Theatre, West End) opposite Val Kilmer.

Martin originated lead roles in the new British musicals; The Queen and I; 24/7 (TwentyFour Seven) Passport To Pimlico!; and the industry workshop staging of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole.

On tour he has played Herbert Parchester, the Family Solicitor in; Me and My Girl (Original UK National Tour). The Secret Garden (UK Concert Tour). Eugene Krabs in the SpongeBob SquarePants - The Musical (UK Tour); It's A Wonderful Life (UK Tour); Footloose - The Musical (UK and Ireland Tour). Annie - The Musical (Aberystwyth Arts Centre). The leading role of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, in Jekyll & Hyde (Tour); On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Bridewell Theatre, London); Sweethearts (Finborough Theatre); The Most Humane Way to Kill a Lobster (Theatre503); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Millfield Theatre, London and Towngate Theatre, Basildon).

TV and Film work includes; Cradle To Grave playing Mr. Launchberry opposite Peter Kay. Two episodes of The Tudors IV playing the Sergeant at Arms. Other TV includes; Criminal Justice 2 (BBC) and The Queen (Channel Four). Feature Film; Room 7 (Mike Richards) and Love Tales (Douglas), and the short films; Broke, One Last Laugh, Scum, Ten Tiny Plays and Born Yesterday.

Early in his career, Martin worked extensively in drama, theatre-in-education and community theatre with companies such as; Leicestershire Schools Theatre Company; Rent-a-Role Drama Service, Plymouth; Roundabout Theatre Company, Nottingham; Action Transport Theatre, Cheshire and Theatre Van, Harlow.

In his youth he appeared for several seasons with the Royal Opera Company at Covent Garden in productions of; ‘Turandot’, ‘Boris Godunof’, ‘Tosca’, ‘Rigoletto’ and ‘Peter Grimes’, in which he had a role specifically created for him, Hobson's Apprentice, and one which he repeated at La Scala Opera House, Milan.

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Credits

  • Room 7

    Room 7 (2021)
    Film by Blind Pictures/Nihat Seven Mike Richards

  • One Last Laugh

    One Last Laugh (2021)
    Film (short) by LFS/Gavin O’Herily Granddad

  • Sleeping Beauty

    Sleeping Beauty (2019 - 2020)
    Theater by Greenwich Theatre/ Andrew Pollard Tsar Ivan Greenwich Theatre, London acclaimed pantomimes.

  • Macbeth

    Macbeth (2020)
    Theater by Queens Theatre/Derby Theatre King Duncan/OldMan/Doctor Shakespeare's darkest and most sinister thriller

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II (2016 - 2019)
    Theater by Sonia Friedman Productions/John Tiffany Station Master/ u/s Amos & Dumbledore

  • Red Riding Hood

    Red Riding Hood (2015 - 2016)
    Theater by Greenwich Theatre/Andrew Pollard Herr Brush

  • The Queen and I

    The Queen and I (2015)
    Theater by Kate Golledge Dr. Sir James Reid A new musical drama that tells the lesser known story of Queen Victoria's relationship with her Indian manservant, Abdul Karim.

  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    Jack and the Beanstalk (2014 - 2015)
    Theater by Greenwich Theatre/Andrew Pollard Mayor Boris

  • Cradle To The Grave

    Cradle To The Grave (2015)
    Television by ITV Studios/BBC TV Sandy Johnson Mr. Launchberry

  • Passport To Pimlico - The Musical

    Passport To Pimlico - The Musical (2013)
    Theater by Grass Roots Productions/Kate Golledge Arthur Pemberton ( Lead Character)

  • 24/7 (TwentyFour Seven) A Play with Music

    24/7 (TwentyFour Seven) A Play with Music (2013)
    Theater by DreamArts.org.uk/Nathan Curry Alan Darcy (Principle Lead)

  • The Secret Garden - Musical

    The Secret Garden - Musical (2013)
    Theater by Aria Entertainment/Matthew Gould Ben Weatherstaff

  • Adrian Mole The Musical (Workshop)

    Adrian Mole The Musical (Workshop) (2013)
    Theater by Curve Theatre/Luke Sheppard Bert Baxter

  • Song For Marion

    Song For Marion (2012)
    Voice-over by Steel Mill Productions/Paul Andrew Williams Additional Dialogue Replacement

  • It's A Wonderful Life - The Musical

    It's A Wonderful Life - The Musical (2011)
    Theater by Bruce James Productions Henry Potter

  • Love Tales

    Love Tales (2010)
    Film by Red Frame Films/Nihat Seven Douglas

  • The Tudors IV

    The Tudors IV (2009)
    Television by Ciaran Donnelly - HBO Productions Sergeant-at-Arms

  • Criminal Justice II

    Criminal Justice II (2009)
    Television by BBC TV/Mark Jobst Juror

  • SpongeBob SquarePants - The Musical

    SpongeBob SquarePants - The Musical (2009)
    Theater by Nickleodeon/Alson Pollard Mr Eugene Krabs

  • Born Yesterday

    Born Yesterday (2008)
    Film (short) by Kate Golledge Police Sergeant

  • Footloose - The Musical

    Footloose - The Musical (2008)
    Theater by Mark Groucher Productions/Karen Bruce Reverened Shaw Moore


Education

  • Newcastle Polytechnic - B.A. (Hons)
    (1981-1984)

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