Guy Flanagan

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Guy Flanagan
Born New Longton, Lancashire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present

Guy Flanagan is an English actor, best known for portraying John Mitchell in the pilot episode of Being Human.


Born in New Longton, Lancashire,[1] Flanagan attended Cardinal Newman College, and went on to train at Drama Centre London.[2] Flanagans mother Poppy Flanagan is an actress as well, before that she worked as a teacher.[3]


After graduating from drama school, Flanagan joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Oswald in the RSC Academy production of King Lear.[2][4] His other theatre work includes Cymbeline and Mimi and the Stalker.[5]

Flanagan has appeared in the films Millions (2004), Stoned (2005) and A Bunch of Amateurs (2008).

Flanagan played the lead role of John Mitchell in the pilot episode of Being Human;[6] the character was played by Aidan Turner in the subsequently produced series.[7][8] His other television credits include Messiah: The Harrowing, Holby City, Totally Frank, Doctors and The Bill.



Year Show Role Notes
2003 Henry VIII Tall servant Television serial
2005 Messiah: The Harrowing Tim Evans Television film
2006 Holby City Trev Stone
- Passing On (2006)
Medical drama
Totally Frank Callum
- Episode 2.1 (2006)
Comedy drama
2007 Party Animals Felix Carrera
- Episode 1.3 (2007)
TV series
2008 Being Human John Mitchell
- Pilot (2008)
Supernatural drama
2009 Doctors Lance Bright
- Towards the Light (2009)
Soap opera
The Bill Jason Devlin
- Conviction: Cover Up (2009)
- Conviction: To the Limit (2009)
- Conviction: Breaking Point (2009)
- Conviction: Walk the Line (2009)
- Conviction: Riot City (2009)
- Conviction: Judgement Day (2009)
Police procedural
2013 The White Queen James Friars
- Episode 04 (2013)
Historical drama


Year Show Role Notes
2004 Millions All Saint 3 Feature film
2005 Stoned Dino Feature film
2008 A Bunch of Amateurs Box Office Guy Feature film
2009 Together Brother Short film
2012 Dark Shadows Bearded Hippie Feature film
2012 Hammer of the Gods Jokul Feature film


Year Production Venue(s) Role
2002 King Lear Swan Theatre / Young Vic / Spain, Italy, France Oswald
2007 Cymbeline Barbican Centre Iachimo
2008 Mimi and the Stalker Theatre503 Larson / Barnes


  1. ^ "Taxi News" (PDF). Preston City Council. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Performing Arts Course: Performance" (PDF). Cardinal Newman College. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Ron Ellis (15 September 2014). "A Separate Table for am-dram Grand Dame". Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  4. ^ The RSC Shakespeare - King Lear See listing for 2002 RSC Academy production. Retrieved on 10 August 2009.
  5. ^ Guy Flanagan | London Theatre Database Retrieved on 10 August 2009.
  6. ^ "Guy Flanagan plays Mitchell (The Vampire)". BBC. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Neil Wilkes (4 November 2008). "Exclusive: New 'Being Human' cast revealed!". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Daniel Martin (2009-02-13). "How online fans rescued BBC3's Being Human". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 

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