John Dorney

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John Dorney is a British writer and actor best known for stage roles including the National Theatre,[1] the BBC Radio 4 sitcom My First Planet; and his scripts for the Big Finish Doctor Who range.[2] His script 'Solitaire' was rated the most popular Doctor Who Companion Chronicle of 2010 on the Timescales website and was the runner up in Unreality Sci-fi net's poll for Story of the Year 2010-11.

As well as Doctor Who, he has written for Big Finish's Sapphire and Steel series and on radio co-wrote three series of BBC Radio 4's Recorded for Training Purposes. He won the BBC Show Me the Funny 'Sketch Factor' competition, was a finalist in the BBC 'Laughing Stock' competition, and has performed in Mark Watson's Edinburgh Comedy Award winning long shows as 'The Balladeer'. On stage, he has written plays for the Royal Court Theatre, Hampstead and Soho Theatres.[3]

He trained at LAMDA.

Writing Credits[edit]

Production Company/Broadcaster Notes/Dates
Recorded for Training Purposes BBC Radio 4 Co-writer, three series
Doctor Who: Second Chances Big Finish Productions Writer, June 2014
Doctor Who: The Crooked Man Big Finish Productions Writer, March 2014
Doctor Who: The King of Sontar Big Finish Productions Writer, Jan 2014
Doctor Who: 1963: The Assassination Games Big Finish Productions Writer, November 2013
Doctor Who: The Lost Stories - Lords of the Red Planet Big Finish Productions Writer (based on the synopsis by Brian Hayles), November 2013
Counter-Measures: Sins of the Fathers Big Finish Productions Writer, July 2013
Doctor Who: The Justice of Jalxar Big Finish Productions Writer, March 2013
Doctor Who: The Burning Prince Big Finish Productions Writer, September 2012
Jago and Litefoot: Beautiful Things Big Finish Productions Writer, March 2012
Doctor Who: The Wrath of the Iceni Big Finish Productions Writer, March 2012
Doctor Who: The Fourth Wall Big Finish Productions Writer, February 2012
Doctor Who: The Lost Stories - The Foe from the Future Big Finish Productions Writer, January 2012
Doctor Who: The Lost Stories - The Elite Big Finish Productions Writer, October 2011
Doctor Who: The Rocket Men Big Finish Productions Writer, August 2011
Jago and Litefoot: Swan Song Big Finish Productions Writer, June 2011
Doctor Who: The Lost Stories - "The Destroyers" Big Finish Productions Script by Terry Nation Co-Adapted with Nicholas Briggs, December 2010
Bernice Summerfield: Present Tense - "The Propaganda War Big Finish Productions Writer 2010
Bernice Summerfield: Dead Man's Switch Big Finish Productions Writer with Richard Dinnick, December 2010
Doctor Who: The Demons of Red Lodge and Other Stories Big Finish Productions Co-Writer, December 2010
Doctor Who: Echoes of Grey Big Finish Productions Writer, August 2010
Doctor Who: Solitaire Big Finish Productions Writer, June 2010
Sapphire and Steel: Remember Me Big Finish Productions Writer, 2008
Doctor Who: "Lepidoptery for Beginners" Big Finish Productions Writer, 2008
Cowboys Royal Court Theatre Writer, October 2000

Acting Credits (Selected)[edit]

Production Company/Broadcaster Role Notes/Dates
My First Planet BBC Radio 4 Richard 2012
Doctor Who: The Demons of Red Lodge and Other Stories Big Finish Productions Janson Hart 2010
Doctor Who: Farewell Great Macedon Big Finish Productions Alexander the Great 2010
Doctor Who: The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance Big Finish Productions Rhythm 2010
Doctor Who: A Death in the Family Big Finish Productions Henry Noone 2010
The Caretaker London Classic Theatre Mick Touring 2010
Humble Boy London Classic Theatre Felix Humble Touring 2008/2009
Peter Pan National Theatre Nibs 1998-99
Flight National Theatre Cossack 1998
Something Beginning With... Orange Tree Harry 2000
Volpone Wilton's Music Hall Corvino 2005
Beauty and the Beast Creation Theatre Company The Beast 2009
Honolulu Pleasance Courtyard Milo 2004
Better Watch Out Hampstead Theatre Matt Cooper 2003

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