John Burton (actor)

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John Burton is an English stage and television actor.

John has appeared in numerous productions throughout the UK, including West Side Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, An Inspector Calls, Outside Edge, They Don’t Grow on Trees, Confusions, Bells Are Ringing, Cabaret, Me and My Girl, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a national tour of Peter Nichols’ award-winning play Blue Murder, a national tour of Four Nights in Knaresborough, a residency for Hull Truck Theatre prior to a national number one tour of The Glee Club playing Walt Hemmings and most recently The Midnight Hop by Soweto Kinch for Birmingham Rep playing Sir Percival Henshaw.

John’s television credits include: DC Cody in Coronation Street, James Ogley in Emmerdale, PC Steve Watson in Noah’s Ark, Sgt Bob Ellis in Undercover Customs, Sgt Major Atlee in Dalziel and Pascoe, Dave Edwards in Where the Heart Is, Rob Bonner in Cold Feet, DS Reynolds in Hollyoaks, Paramedic Steve in Clocking Off, Peter Phillips in Always and Everyone, Keith Palmer in Merseybeat, PC Joe Sambrook in The Bill, Steve Brooks in Crossroads, Alan Gordon in Brookside, Ansell in EastEnders, Tony in All About Me, Dean Forster in Casualty, Daniel Carey in "Flood", and Captain Steve Simmonds in "Hostage", two episodes from the BBC series Crisis Command, Simon Marshall in the TV movie All in the Game, Bill Durrant in the second series of Afterlife, Martin Foreman in the last ever episode of Dream Team, 3 episodes of Coronation Street which included the 50th anniversary live episode as Watch Commander Trevor Lance, DS Andy Nicoll in Catch me if you can for the BBC, 2 episodes of EastEnders playing Dave Pritchard, a new Sky drama entitled Obsession playing the role of Gallagher, a reprisal of his role as Sgt Daniel Goodfellow in the BBC drama Father Brown and a return to Coronation Street as Watch Commander Trevor Lance, most recently John has completed work on a new BBC primetime drama entitled Lawful Killing where he created the character of V59 and in 2016 filmed a lead role in the BBC daytime drama Doctors playing Mick Harvey.

John has appeared in various commercials and corporate videos including Hallmark Cards, New York Life Assurance, British Telecom, Ariel Liquitabs, Redrow Homes, Saniflo Water Systems, The Pro Chef Quatro and Nudo knives both for JML, Sainsbury's and Harvester restaurants, he has completed numerous Health and Safety videos for Tarmac, British Telecom, Lloyds TSB, Bombardier trains, The British dietetic society, Travis Perkins and assorted promotional material for the Brazilian company Covance the French Canadian company Saint Gobain, HMRC and Genworth.

John can also be seen playing Metal's Dad in the Jason Statham feature film Blitz, Doug Harman on the Halifax Building Society Homebuyer's Guide, providing the voice for the superhero Rodrigo in Hero for Hire on the PlayStation, and numerous other voice overs for the NSPCC, National Westminster Bank, Legoland Windsor and Kelloggs.

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