John-christian Bateman

John-christian Bateman


London, England

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John–Christian Bateman
Film, television, stage, and voice-over actor John-Christian Bateman is noted for his versatility. He has worked in the US and Europe, and performs in a variety of American accents as well as British RP and French.

He is the voice of the international advertising campaign for Bank of America Merrill Lynch (2014-19), and currently plays Captain Bridgewater in the popular French TV drama series, FR3’s Un Village Français (2009-2017); the real-life, World War II diplomat-spy Hans Bernd Gisevius in Mike Fraser’s film, The Honourable Rebel (2015); and a priest in the film Quiet (2015-16) by Cannes Lions award-winner Joakim Reveman previewing at the Berlin Film festival 2016. Recent Television credits include Outlander-Amazon Prime, X Company-CBC and Murder Maps-UKTV.

Jcb is noted for his Shakespearean roles, including The Duke in Two Gentlemen of Verona; Duncan in Macbeth and Claudius in Hamlet (which toured to the Tiefburg Theatre in Heidelberg, Germany, in 2014); has played Tchubukov, Luka and Vershinin in Chekhov’s The Proposal, The Bear and Three Sisters; and Barney Cashman in Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers and William Warren in California Suite.



  • Prowler

    Prowler (2018)
    Film Actor

  • Innozenz

    Innozenz (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Pawn

    Pawn (2016)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Actor Two brothers. One Business. Many problems...

  • Un village français

    Un village français (2014 - 2016)
    Television (Drama) Actor A French village and its inhabitants go through the ups and (mainly) downs of the occupation by the German army from 1940 to 1945. The village doctor is assigned as mayor, and confronted with the challenges, dilemmas and contradictory demands and situations. At the same time, there is a lot of personal interaction with a number of interesting characters. Written by jo-spyckerelle

  • The Purple Plain

    The Purple Plain (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor The forgotten story of the Mercury 13.

  • Tyrant

    Tyrant (2016)
    Television (Action, Drama and Thriller) Actor Barry Al-Fayeed has been living in the United States for twenty years, during which time he got married to Molly Olson, and had two children (Sammy and Emma), with both Molly and he working as physicians, Barry as a pediatrician, in Pasadena. This life belies the fact that at age sixteen, he, under his given name Bassam, escaped his family life in the middle eastern country of Abuddin, where the Al-Fayeeds have been the dictatorial rulers for generations, normally of violent and repressive regimes which he could not morally tolerate. He has not been back to Abuddin since. On the urging of his mother, Barry decides to go back to Abuddin with Molly and family in tow. He may find that leaving Abuddin this second time around is more difficult as he gets ensconced in the troubles the Al-Fayeeds are facing in general in continuing to rule the country as a repressive dictatorship. The longer Barry stays, the more it in turn affects the only life of democratic freedom Molly, Sammy and Emma ... Written by Huggo

  • Outlander

    Outlander (2016)
    Television (Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi) Actor Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. Written by Starz

  • X Company

    X Company (2016)
    Television (Drama and War) Actor Set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII, follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits, torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility.

  • The Honourable Rebel

    The Honourable Rebel (2015)
    Film (Biography) Actor The Honourable Elizabeth Montagu, writer, actress, musician, film dialogue director, linguist and lover, evaded the clutches of the Gestapo by escaping to work as a secret agent for Alan Dulles and the British Secret Service during the war. Written by Mike Fraser

  • Murder Maps

    Murder Maps (2015)
    Television (Crime and History) Actor This drama-doc series takes us back in time to the most shocking and surprising murder cases in history. Nicholas Day guides us into the world of the killer as we see how police ingenuity and early forensics helped bring them to justice. Written by 3DD Productions

  • The Wives Did It

    The Wives Did It (2015)
    Television (Crime) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Orna

    Orna (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Orna is a story about a woman in her 50s whose husband leaves her during a Passover dinner. We follow her through an emotional journey, both tragic and comedic, as she meets and falls in love with her husband in 1980, the subsequent trauma of their separation 30 years after and her struggle to reconcile her identity in spite of an interfering family. Ultimately, Orna is about awareness of the self and the inherent responsibility of being honest to yourself and living a true life.

  • Strangers in a Bed

    Strangers in a Bed (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor When Ali arrives at his hotel room during a snowstorm that cancelled his flight, he is surprised to see a man already staying in it. Little does he know that the coming night is to be the longest of his life as the two strangers are forced to share the room due to a mistake made by the hotel.

  • Fright Night 2

    Fright Night 2 (2013)
    Video (Horror and Thriller) Actor By day Gerri Dandridge is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a group of high school students travel abroad to study in Romania, they find themselves ensnared in Gerri's chilling web of lust and terror. Charley and "Evil" Ed must stop Gerri from drinking and bathing in the blood of a "new moon virgin," which just so happens to be Charley's ex-girlfriend, Amy. They enlist help from Peter Vincent, the vampire hunting host of a reality show called "Fright Night," to drive a stake through Gerri's plan and save Amy from a fate far worse than death. Written by Production

  • The Callback Queen

    The Callback Queen (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Actor Kate Loughlin is a vivacious young actress struggling to get her big break in the London film industry. When she lands an audition for the lead role in a massive movie franchise based on the 'Prince of Chaos' novels by legendary author Horatio King, she goes after the opportunity with all guns blazing. However a sleazy agent trying to pimp her to the director Vincent Catalano, pushes her to the other extreme. Determined to prove her strict professionalism, she starts second guessing Vincent's interest in her. Dáithí Carroll is an earnest young filmmaker studying in London. Chosen to direct one of his college's graduation films, he needs a crew. Enter Joanne Webber, a hard-nosed Londoner with a penchant for role-play and her eye on this vulnerable Irishman. Together they recruit a motley crew for their film, and Dáithí enlists Kate to star. A restless Vincent inserts himself onto their set through his friend and casting director Deborah Whitton, who is tutor to the young filmmakers. ... Written by Film Venture London

  • Popular Unrest

    Popular Unrest (2010)
    Film (Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Actor In this world, all exchange transactions and social interactions are overseen by a system called 'the Spirit'. Mysteriously a rash of unexplained killings have broken out across the globe.

  • Flea

    Flea (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor A man in his mid-thirties receives the news that his wife is unable to bear children. Devastated, he stops at a park bench to contemplate his future whereupon he notes the ease and fluidity of a seagull hovering above him. Stopping at a bookshop, he finds a book called 'the wisdom of birds' that draws a parallel between the lives of birds and humans. Reading the book beside the canal, the man encounters a woman and child and engages her in a conversation about parenthood. The encounter swiftly deteriorating as the woman expresses sympathy for his wife, drawing parallels between the collusive nature of birds that the man has just read about. Returning home, the man challenges his wife over dinner, linking her infertility to a desire to control him, likening himself to a little flea that has to 'hop, hop' to attention. Over the course of the next few days the man becomes increasingly obsessed with the book on birds, finding more and more parallels between their behavior and that of his ... Written by Dan Hartley

  • Somewhere, Anywhere

    Somewhere, Anywhere (2007)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Two middle class teenagers look to the countryside for escapism as they spend the day avoiding their problems, however a dark discovery brings them crashing back to reality.

  • Cold Cold Night

    Cold Cold Night (2007)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Call of Nature

    Call of Nature (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor A man enters a public bathroom hoping to be able to do his business and get out without any fuss. But today that isn't going to be how it pans out. His door won't lock and he has to get down to business totally vulnerable. As soon as he gets comfortable (as comfortable as he can be) he hears a man in the other cubicle talk. "Hello there?" A little worried, he responds, but the man keeps talking, "How are you?" Again he responds, hoping the conversation will end there: The man in the other stall seems incorrigible and keeps talking as though he's flirting. He eventually asks "can I come over?" and the conversation must end there! "NO! I'm busy at the moment!" There's a pause and the man in the other cubicle sighs. "Listen, I'll have to call you back. There's an idiot here who keeps answering all my questions." Written by Montobello Media Ltd.

  • Press Play

    Press Play (2006)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Actor In a near future world, economics has taken such control that artistic expression is outlawed. Underground groups gather together in the dark corners of Britain to listen to illegal music, while trying to remain one step ahead of the police. Alan Osborne is an accountant who stumbles into this world but once he is on the inside he must decide whether or not to take a stand. Written by Montobello Media Ltd.

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