Dave Johns is a man of many talents. A celebrated comic with three decades of stand up under his belt, touring his one man shows world wide. You may have seen him on ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’, ‘8 Out of Ten Cats’, ‘The Football’s On’ and ‘The Chase: Celebrity Special’.
Dave is also a multi award-winning film actor and accomplished stage actor. He is perhaps best known for playing the lead role in Ken Loach’s feature film ‘I, Daniel Blake’ for which he won the 2016 BIFA for Best Actor. He also won Best Actor at the Dublin Film Critics Circle and Best Newcomer at the EMPIRE Awards. Other nominations included Best Actor at the 2016 European Film Awards, Evening Standard British Film Awards, Critics’ Circle Awards 2017. ‘I, Daniel Blake’ won the 2016 Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival and also the award for Outstanding British Film at the 2017 BAFTAs.
Most recently he has starred in the films ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ and ‘The Keeper’. Stage credits include Shawshank Redemption and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.
Dave is currently filming his new lead role ‘23 Walks’ alongside Alison Steadman due to be released in 2020
“Shifting from hilarity to uproar to genius in the blink of an eye.” The Guardian
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