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Martin Johnston

 
Birth Place:
London, UK
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BA (Hons) in Creative Arts from Newcastle. Martin is currently appearing in the award winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II, as ensemble and where he understudy's. Other theatre work saw him play Herr Brush in the 10th anniversary pantomime ‘Red Riding Hood’ and the role ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: London, UK

Bio:
BA (Hons) in Creative Arts from Newcastle. Martin is currently appearing in the award winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II, as ensemble and where he understudy's. Other theatre work saw him play Herr Brush in the 10th anniversary pantomime ‘Red Riding Hood’ and the role ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
World Premiere West End Production, 2021
Ensemble

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
World Premiere West End Production, 2021
Ensemble

Martin Johnston Biography

BA (Hons) in Creative Arts from Newcastle.

Martin is currently appearing in the award winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II, as ensemble and where he understudy's.

Other theatre work saw him play Herr Brush in the 10th anniversary pantomime ‘Red Riding Hood’ and the role of Mayor Boris in ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in Greenwich Theatre’ s acclaimed pantomimes.

He previously developed the role of Bert Baxter in the workshop staging of the new musical ‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole'.

Prior to this he toured the UK in the role of Ben Weatherstaff in ‘The Secret Garden’.

He originated the lead roles of Alan Darcy in the new stage musical adaptation of ‘24/7’ (TwentyFour Seven), based on the Shane Meadows film, and Arthur Pemberton in the critically acclaimed promenade musical of the classic Ealing Comedy ‘Passport To Pimlico!'

Henry Potter in the musical of ‘It's A Wonderful Life’ on tour.

His film and TV work includes BBC TV’s comedy drama ‘Cradle To Grave’ playing Mr. Launchberry alongside Peter Kay.

‘Love Tales’, a new feature film, where he plays the central role of Douglas.

Additional TV has seen him appear in two episodes of ‘The Tudors IV’ (SW Productions/HBO) playing the Sergeant At Arms. A juror in ‘Criminal Justice 2’ (BBC) and Michael Adeane, Private Secretary to Her Majesty in ‘The Queen’ (A docudrama for Channel Four).

He has appeared in the enchanting short film ‘Born Yesterday’, playing the role of the Police Sergeant and providing ADR in the major film ‘Song For Marion’.

He was invited to perform for Her Majesty the Queen at the inaugural ceremony for the launch of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Other stage work includes; originating the role of Mr Krabs in the critically acclaimed UK touring production of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants - The Musical - The Sponge Who Could Fly’.

He reprised the roles of Reverend Shaw Moore and Principal Clark in the 2008 UK and Ireland tour of ‘Footloose - The Musical’.

Herman The Henchman in ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ (Towngate Theatre, Basildon and The Millfield Theatre, London), Wilcox the gardener in ‘Sweethearts’ (The Finborough Theatre), Principal Clark and Reverend Shaw Moore in the original West End (Novello Theatre) and UK touring productions of ‘Footloose - The Musical’. Barlow and Cop and understudying the roles of Sackett and Kennedy in ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’ with Val Kilmer, (Playhouse Theatre, West End). Barnaby Castle in ‘The Most Humane Way to Kill a Lobster’ by Duncan McMillan (Theatre503 at The Latchmere).

President Roosevelt and Bert Healy in ‘Annie - The Musical’, where he also understudied and played the role of Daddy Warbucks (Aberystwyth Arts Centre). Dr Conrad Fuller in the British Musical Premiere of ‘On A Clear Day You Can See Forever’ (Bridewell Theatre, London). The leading role of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, in the highly acclaimed new musical adaptation of ‘Jekyll & Hyde’, for Major Road Theatre Company (Tour). Herbert Parchester, the Family Solicitor in ‘Me and My Girl’ (Original UK National Tour).

His first theatrical work was appearing 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.

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

Martin was an Associate Director of Human Resources for a London based recruitment company, a position he held for 9 years. He has previously been employed as a social worker/drama therapist in Newcastle and London, where he worked with emotionally and behaviourally disadvantaged young people and their families. As an employment counsellor he developed training programmes for and worked with the long term unemployed in London's east end.
 






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Full Cast Announced For THE CRUCIBLE At The National Theatre As Rehearsals Begin Photo Full Cast Announced For THE CRUCIBLE At The National Theatre As Rehearsals Begin
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

Lyndsey Turner (Under Milk Wood) will direct Arthur Miller's The Crucible in the Olivier theatre from 14 September until 5 November. The full cast is announced as rehearsals begin at the National Theatre. 

Photo Flash: MACBETH Opens at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Photo Photo Flash: MACBETH Opens at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2020

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch opens its Spring 2020 season with a revival of Shakespeare's bloodiest thriller, Macbeth. The revival continues the Theatre's tradition of quality, classic drama and is directed by Douglas Rintoul, following his acclaimed productions of Much Ado About Nothing and UK tour of The Crucible. Most recently, Douglas has directed this Summer's highlight musical adaptation of As You Like It; a European premiere in partnership with the National Theatre. This co-production with Derby Theatre follows successful collaborations on Abigail's Party, Abi and One Man, Two Guvnors.

Photo Flash: First Look At Queen's Theatre Hornchurch And Derby Theatre Production Of Photo Photo Flash: First Look At Queen's Theatre Hornchurch And Derby Theatre Production Of MACBETH
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2020

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch will open its Spring 2020 season with a revival of Shakespeare's bloodiest thriller, Macbeth. The revival continues the Theatre's tradition of quality, classic drama and will be directed by Douglas Rintoul, following his acclaimed productions of Much Ado About Nothing and UK tour of The Crucible. Most recently, Douglas has directed this Summer's highlight musical adaptation of As You Like It; a European premiere in partnership with the National Theatre. This co-production with Derby Theatre follows successful collaborations on Abigail's Party, Abi and One Man, Two Guvnors.

Casting Announced For Queen's Theatre Hornchurch and Derby Theatre Production Of MACB Photo Casting Announced For Queen's Theatre Hornchurch and Derby Theatre Production Of MACBETH
by Stephi Wild - Jan 7, 2020

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch has announced the cast for its production of Macbeth. The revival continues the Theatre's tradition of quality, classic drama and will be directed by Douglas Rintoul, following his acclaimed productions of Much Ado About Nothing and UK tour of The Crucible. Most recently, Douglas has directed this Summer's highlight musical adaptation of As You Like It; a European premiere in partnership with the National Theatre. This co-production with Derby Theatre follows successful collaborations on Abigail's Party, Abi and One Man, Two Guvnors.

BWW Review: HYDRA at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre Photo BWW Review: HYDRA at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - May 3, 2019

The highs and lows of a doomed relationship.

West End's HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Releases New Seats For Spring 2019 Photo West End's HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Releases New Seats For Spring 2019
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2018

Today, 30 July 2018, on the eve of Harry Potter's birthday, the anniversary of the world premiere and the start of the third year for the London Production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre, the Producers announce further tickets to be released for sale on 18 September 2018, at 11 GMT, for performances from 10 April - 28 July 2019. Tickets are priced from £15 per part and for every performance there are over 300 tickets at £20 or less per part.

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the New West End Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED Photo Photo Flash: Get a First Look at the New West End Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2018

The new West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child began performances at the Palace Theatre in London's West End on 23 May 2018. Jamie Ballard plays Harry Potter, Susie Trayling plays Ginny Potter and Joe-Idris Roberts plays their son Albus Potter. Thomas Aldridge plays Ron Weasley with Nicola Alexis as Hermione Granger and Helen Aluko as their daughter Rose Granger Weasley. Playing Draco Malfoy is James Howard with Jonathan Case as his son Scorpius Malfoy.

New Cast And New Tickets Announced For West End Production Of HARRY POTTER AND THE CU Photo New Cast And New Tickets Announced For West End Production Of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2018

Rehearsals began this week for the third West End cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child who will start their performances at the Palace Theatre in London on 23 May 2018 following the final performance from the current cast on 20 May 2018.

West End's HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Finds Full Company; Rehearsals Underway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The cloaking spell has been lifted! HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD has found its full West End company.

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage!


Martin Johnston Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Martin Johnston been in?
Martin Johnston has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Martin Johnston been in?
Martin Johnston has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Martin Johnston's first West End show?
Martin Johnston's first West End show was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Both Parts which opened in 2021