Karl Johnson

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Karl Johnson (born 1 March 1948) is a Welsh actor, notable for acting on stage, film and television. His most notable role to date was the title role in Derek Jarman's 1993 film Wittgenstein.[1] He is also well known for the roles of Cato the Younger in the television drama series Rome and of Twister Turrill in the BBC costume drama series Lark Rise to Candleford.[2]

Johnson is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University.

Selected filmography[edit]

Selected stage career[edit]

  • The Seafarer, as James 'Sharky' Harkin, National Theatre, London
  • Tales From The Vienna Woods, National Theatre, London
  • Scenes from the Big Picture, National Theatre, London
  • The Walls, National Theatre, London
  • Cardiff East, National Theatre, London
  • The Ends of the Earth, National Theatre, London
  • Machine Wreckers, National Theatre, London
  • The Shape of The Table, National Theatre, London
  • Black Snow, National Theatre, London
  • Golden Boy, National Theatre, London
  • The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, National Theatre, London
  • The Sea, National Theatre, London
  • Uncle Vanya, National Theatre, London
  • Don Quixote, National Theatre, London
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, National Theatre, London
  • The Fawn, National Theatre, London
  • Glengarry Glen Ross, National Theatre, London
  • Wild Honey, National Theatre, London
  • The Rivals, National Theatre, London
  • The Mysteries, National Theatre, London
  • Animal Farm, National Theatre, London
  • Almost Nothing/At The Table, Royal Court Theatre, London
  • Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen, Royal Court Theatre, London
  • This Is A Chair, Royal Court Theatre, London
  • The Night Heron, Royal Court Theatre, London
  • Boy Gets Girl, Royal Court Theatre, London
  • The Weir, Royal Court Theatre, London
  • Been So Long, Royal Court Theatre, London
  • Just a Little Less Than Normal, Royal Court Theatre, London
  • Sudlow's Dawn, Royal Court Theatre, London
  • Irish Eyes and English Tears, Royal Court Theatre, London
  • In The Company of Men, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford
  • TV Times, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford
  • Knight of the Burning Pestle, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford
  • Amadeus, Peter Hall Company
  • The Country Wife, Centreline Productions
  • The Last Yankee, Leicester Haymarket
  • Woyzeck, Foco Novo at Lyric Hammersmith
  • War Crimes, ICA
  • The Dresser, Leatherhead
  • Hedda Gabler, Yvonne Arnaud Guildford
  • Much Ado About Nothing, Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
  • As You Like It, Old Vic
  • Vieux Carre, West End
  • Frankenstein, National Theatre, London
  • Barking in Essex, Wyndham's Theatre[4]

Selected TV career[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Open Culture: Wittgenstein. Accessed 7 May 2014
  2. ^ BBC One - Lark Rise to Candleford. Accessed 7 May 2014
  3. ^ "Irish Film Board - Film Directory - Features - The Pier". Directory.irishfilmboard.ie. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  4. ^ "Lee Evans - 'I really wanted to get back into theatre'". whatsonstage.com. Whats On Stage. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 

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