Guy Flanagan

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Guy Flanagan
Born 1980[1]
New Longton, Lancashire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present

Guy Nicholas Flanagan (born 1980[1]) is an English actor, best known for portraying John Mitchell in the pilot episode of Being Human.


Born in New Longton, Lancashire,[2] Flanagan attended Cardinal Newman College, and went on to train at Drama Centre London.[3] Flanagans mother Poppy Flanagan is an actress as well, before that she worked as a teacher.[4]


After graduating from drama school, Flanagan joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Oswald in the RSC Academy production of King Lear.[3][5] His other theatre work includes Cymbeline and Mimi and the Stalker.[6]

Flanagan has appeared in the films Millions (2004), Stoned (2005)[7] and A Bunch of Amateurs (2008).

Flanagan played the lead role of John Mitchell in the pilot episode of Being Human;[8] the character was played by Aidan Turner in the subsequently produced series.[9][10] 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
Shameless Raymondo
- Episode #6.16 (2009)
Police procedural
2013 The White Queen James Friars
- Episode 04 (2013)
Historical drama
A Touch of Cloth Animal
- Undercover Cloth: Part One (2013)
- Undercover Cloth: Part Two (2013)
Comedy police procedural


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
In Transit Hans Feature film
2009 Together Brother Short film
2010 Meet Pursuit Delange Jonty McInnes 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. ^ a b "Results for Births & Baptisms in Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records". Find my Past. Retrieved 14 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Taxi News" (PDF). Preston City Council. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Performing Arts Course: Performance" (PDF). Cardinal Newman College. Retrieved 10 August 2009. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Ron Ellis (15 September 2014). "A Separate Table for am-dram Grand Dame". Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  5. ^ The RSC Shakespeare - King Lear See listing for 2002 RSC Academy production. Retrieved on 10 August 2009.
  6. ^ Guy Flanagan | London Theatre Database Archived 30 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 10 August 2009.
  7. ^ Staff, (2015-02-03). "Guy Flanagan | Biography and Filmography". Retrieved 2017-10-13. 
  8. ^ "Guy Flanagan plays Mitchell (The Vampire)". BBC. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Neil Wilkes (4 November 2008). "Exclusive: New 'Being Human' cast revealed!". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Daniel Martin (2009-02-13). "How online fans rescued BBC3's Being Human". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 

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