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Flynn is the lead singer and songwriter of the band Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit. Flynn has starred as Dylan Witter in the Channel 4 and Netflix television sitcom Lovesick (previously known as Scrotal Recall), and portrayed David Bowie in the film Stardust.

Flynn performed in Propeller's all-male Shakespeare troupe, playing Curtis (The Taming of the Shrew) and Viola (Twelfth Night) in the 2007 season. He has also performed in several other plays including Richard Bean's play The Heretic at the Royal Court Theatre (2011). Johnny Flynn was cast in the role of Lee in Jerusalem, Jez Butterworth's hit play, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award for best supporting actor. In summer of 2012, Flynn appeared in Shakespeare's Globe Theatre's productions of Richard III, as Lady Anne, opposite Jerusalem co-star Mark Rylance and then as Viola/Cesario in the Globe's production of Twelfth Night with Rylance as well. The productions transferred to the Apollo Theatre in the West End until February 2013. In March 2013 Flynn played the lead role in Bruce Norris' play The Low Road at the Royal Court. In September 2015 he played Mooney alongside David Morrissey and Reece Shearsmith also at the Royal Court in Martin McDonagh's new play Hangmen.

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MASTERPIECE on PBS Drama, 2019
Felix Tholomyes

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Atlantic Theater Company US Premiere, 2018

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Original West End Production, 2015

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Globe Theatre Transfer, 2012

Lady Anne

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Return Engagement [West End], 2011

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Exclusive: SCROOGE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Soundtrack to Be Released on Vinyl With Luke Evans, Jessie Buckley & More

The album contains songs that are performed by the actors from the film including Luke Evans, Jessie Buckley, Fra Fee, Trevor Dion Nicholas and more.  Produced by Timeless Films in association with Axis Studios and directed by Stephen Donnelly, Charles Dickens’ ageless legend is reborn in this musical adaptation of the Christmas story.

Now On Sale: Sam Mendes' THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE in the West End

Following a highly acclaimed, sold-out run at the National Theatre, The Motive and the Cue transfers to the West End for a strictly limited 15-week run, playing at the Noël Coward Theatre from 9 December.

THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE to Transfer to the West End in December

The Motive and the Cue, which is currently running at the National Theatre through 15 July, will transfer to the West End on December 9, 2023. 

National Theatre Confirms Twelve New Productions

The National Theatre has announced twelve new productions including a new play by Tim Price and Dear Octopus by Dodie Smith. Olivier Award-winner Rebecca Frecknall will make her National Theatre directorial debut with Federico García Lorca’s modern masterpiece, The House of Bernarda Alba, starring Harriet Walter.

Could Sam Mendes' THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE Transfer to the West End and Broadway?

 Sam Mendes' The Motive and the Cue is now playing at the National Theatre. Baz Bamigboye has revealed that the production is hoping to transfer to the West End and then Broadway.

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE, Starring Mark Gatiss?

What did the critics think of Jack Thorne's new play The Motive and the Cue, which has now opened at the National Theatre?

Review: THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE, National Theatre

A wildly thrilling clash of theatrical titans becomes a love letter to the art form

THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE Leads Our Top Ten Shows For May

As we wait to throw off our thermals and the sun to show its face, London has some theatrical treats to tickle your tastebuds this May.

Tuppence Middleton Speaks About the Impact of her OCD on Rehearsals for THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE

Tuppence Middleton has said it's 'very daunting' playing Elizabeth Taylor and that she has 'woken up bolt upright in the middle of the night' since rehearsals began for her latest play, The Motive and the Cue.

Photos: In Rehearsal for THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE, Directed by Sam Mendes

Rehearsal images for The Motive and the Cue have been released. The show is directed by Sam Mendes and features a cast that includes Johnny Flynn, Mark Gatiss, Tuppence Middleton and Janie Dee.

Billy Porter, Viola Davis & More Win Audie Awards - Full List of Winners

The 2023 Audie Awards recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Billy Porter won for Best Autobiography/Memoir for his Finding Me audiobook. Viola Davis’ Finding Me, which she wrote and narrated, and published by HarperCollins Publishers, earned two Audie Awards. Check out the full list of winners!

Full Cast Announced for Sam Mendes' THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE

With a week to go before rehearsals begin, the full cast for Jack Thorne’s new play, The Motive and the Cue, directed by Sam Mendes, is revealed. 

Viola Davis, Jeff Daniels, Billy Porter And More Among 2023 Audie Award Finalists

The Audio Publishers Association has announced finalists for the 2023 Audie Awards®, the premier awards program recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Winners across 26 competitive categories will be revealed at the Audie Awards Gala on March 28. The ceremony will be streamed to the public from Chelsea Piers’ Pier Sixty in NYC. 

THE DARK IS RISING Preview Episode Released From The BBC World Service

Today sees the release of The Dark Is Rising series preview, a dramatisation produced by Complicité and Catherine Bailey Productions.

National Theatre Announces DANCING AT LUGHNASA, DIXON AND DAUGHTERS, and More

The National Theatre has announced three new productions for 2023 and the revival of the critically acclaimed The Father and the Assassin. A new production devised by The PappyShow will tour directly to 55 schools across England, and National Theatre Live brings The Crucible, Othello and GOOD to cinema goers around the world.

Johnny Flynn, Tuppence Middleton, and Mark Gatiss Will Lead THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE in 2023 Directed by Sam Mendes

The National Theatre has found its cast for The Motive and the Cue, opening in 2023. The cast will be led by Johnny Flynn, Tuppence Middleton, and Mark Gatiss, who will play Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and John Gielgud, respectively.

PRIMA FACIE, Starring Jodie Comer, Will Open at the Golden Theatre

Jodie Comer will make her highly anticipated Broadway debut in the US premiere of Prima Facie, a new play by Suzie Miller. Prima Facie opens on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at the Golden Theatre. Previews begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.

VIDEO: Netflix Shares SCROOGE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Musical Movie Trailer

Featuring re-imagined songs from the legendary and two-time Academy Award® winner Leslie Bricusse OBE, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol is one for a new generation to sing, Charles Dickens' ageless legend is reborn in this supernatural, time-travelling, musical adaptation of the definitive Christmas story. Watch the new video trailer now!

THE DARK IS RISING Comes To BBC World Service

Toby Jones, Harriet Walter and Noah Alexander to star in The Dark Is Rising from the BBC World Service, adapted by writer Robert Macfarlane and Complicité's Simon McBurney

Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, and Cush Jumbo Star in New Audible Theatre Releases

Audible has announced a new slate of six Audible Original theater titles, debuting exclusively on Audible on September 8, 2022. These releases continue to deliver the theater experience to a wider audience, through audio.


Johnny Flynn has not appeared on Broadway.

Johnny Flynn has appeared on London's West End in 6 shows.

Johnny Flynn's first West End show was Jerusalem which opened in 2011

Johnny Flynn has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Hangmen," Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Hangmen," Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Hangmen," Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance at the Theatre World Awards for "Hangmen," and Best Performance In A Supporting Role at the Olivier Awards for "Jerusalem."

Johnny Flynn has won the Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for his role in the show Hangmen.

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