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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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Johnny Flynn STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
2023
Richard Burton

[TV]
MASTERPIECE on PBS Drama, 2019
Felix Tholomyes

[West End]
West End Production, 0
Lee

[Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company US Premiere, 2018
Mooney

[West End]
Original West End Production, 2015
Mooney

[West End]
Globe Theatre Transfer, 2012
Grey

Lady Anne

[West End]
2012
Viola

[West End]
Return Engagement [West End], 2011
Lee


Johnny Flynn Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Actor in a Play

Johnny Flynn, Hangmen

Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award

Johnny Flynn, Hangmen

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Johnny Flynn, Hangmen


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Theatre World Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance

Johnny Flynn, Hangmen

Olivier Awards - 2012 - Best Performance In A Supporting Role

Johnny Flynn, Jerusalem

Johnny Flynn News


Rialto Chatter: Could THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE Transfer to Broadway This Spring?

Sam Mendes' The Motive and the Cue, which ran at The National Theatre and then in the West End, is hoping to transfer to 'a Shubert theater this spring,' says Baz Bamigboye for Deadline.
National Theatre Live Screenings Begin at Alleyway Theatre

Ian McKellan will appear on screen at Alleyway Theatre this August, as National Theatre Live comes to Buffalo.
Photos: Dame Judi Dench Visits the Watermill For a Fundraising Event

Newbury’s The Watermill Theatre welcomed Dame Judi Dench on Friday 10 May for exclusive, one-off fundraising event - Shakespeare: Judi Dench in conversation with Brendan O’Hea​​​​​​​. Check out photos here!
Full Cast Set For the RSC's KYOTO

The RSC and Good Chance have announced full casting for the world premiere of Kyoto; a major new production which places audiences at the heart of the historic 1997 Kyoto climate summit.
THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE Will Come to UK Cinemas in March

The Motive and the Cue is headed to cinemas in the UK beginning in March! The production, which closes in the West End on 23 March, will be showing on the big screen beginning just days before on 21 March.
Johnny Flynn Bought Richard Burton's Rehearsal Diaries for £3

Actor Johnny Flynn managed to buy Richard Burton's copy of the rehearsal diaires for The Motive and the Cue for just £3.
Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE

All new photos have been released from opening night of the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions' The Motive and the Cue at the Noel Coward Theatre, as well as the post-show party at The Crypt, St-Martins-in-the-Fields.
Review: THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE, Noël Coward Theatre

Jack Thorne gives his audience a backstage pass in his new play, which has now transferred to the West End after a stellar run at the National Theatre. Helmed by Sam Mendes and starring all the original cast: Johnny Flynn as Burton, Mark Gatiss as Gielgud, and Tuppence Middleton as Elizabeth Taylor. Their roaring, gripping success continues.
'2023 Was the Year The National Theatre Stood Up to the Plate' - Alexander Cohen's Best Theatre of 2023

The National Theatre somewhat mutedly celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. There was ostensibly little fanfare. No public flotillas, no audiences with royal patrons or forty-one gun salutes. Instead we have been on the receiving end of presents, and a plethora of them in the form of one knockout production after another.
STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW Leads Our Top Ten Shows for December

The West End says farewell to 2023 in style with some incredible theatre. We visit the world before it went upside down, go inside the government during the pandemic and get a London transfer of a time-travelling comedy.
Photos: Inside Rehearsal for West End Transfer of THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE

Rehearsal images have been released for the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions critically acclaimed West End transfer, The Motive and the Cue.  See the photos below.
Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the West End Transfer of THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE

Rehearsal photos have been released for the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions critically acclaimed West End transfer, The Motive and the Cue.  Check out the photos here!
Tife Kusoro Receives The 54th George Devine Award

Tife Kusoro has been announced as the recipient of the 54th George Devine Award for her debut full length play G. Kusoro  has been awarded the £15,000 prize to pen her next piece of theatre. Formed in 1966 in memory of the Royal Court's founding Artistic Director George Devine, the Award is recognised as one of the most prestigious in new writing.
George Devine Award 2023 Shortlist Revealed

The George Devine Award has announced its 2023 Shortlist of nine playwrights. Formed in 1966 in memory of the Royal Court's founding Artistic Director George Devine, the Award is recognised as one of the most prestigious in new writing and seeks to shine a light on a playwright of promise.
Full Cast Set For THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE in the West End; Plus Watch A New Trailer!

The cast has been announced for the West End transfer of The Motive and the Cue. Find out who is starring int he show and check out an all new trailer here!
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.

Johnny Flynn FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Johnny Flynn been in?

Johnny Flynn has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Johnny Flynn been in?

Johnny Flynn has appeared on London's West End in 7 shows.

What was Johnny Flynn's first West End show?

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

What awards has Johnny Flynn been nominated for?

Johnny Flynn has been nominated for several awards including Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Hangmen, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Hangmen, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hangmen, Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Hangmen, and Best Performance In A Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for Jerusalem.

What awards has Johnny Flynn won?

Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Hangmen.

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