John Hopkins (actor)
Hopkins trained at RADA. He read English at the University of Leeds from 1993–1996 and whilst studying joined the Leeds University Union Theatre Group student society, and performed in a number of plays including Equus, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Crucible. His performance as Nathan in A Short Play about Sex and Death earned him the Best Actor award at the Sunday Times National Student Drama Festival. After graduating, Hopkins joined the RSC.
After leaving the cast of Midsomer Murders after 14 episodes, Hopkins returned to the stage but has also appeared in a TV soap Family Affairs and the independent film Grand Junction, as well as Australian-British co-produced mini-series Tripping Over. He appeared in the American mini-series The Path to 9/11, followed by Robin Hood, Mutual Friends and Wire in the Blood. He appeared in the 2010 Tim Burton film, Alice in Wonderland.
His theatre work includes Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest, both for the RSC, performing alongside Patrick Stewart. He has also had a role in the 2007 BBC version of "Robin Hood" in the episode "Show Me the Money" as lovelorn knight John of York. He played the role of Richard Hannay for nine months in the West End production of the Patrick Barlow adapted show The 39 Steps.
- In 2010, he guest-starred in the ITV crime drama Identity and Secret Diary of a Call Girl with Billie Piper.
- Between July–August 2014 he played Richard the Lionheart in David Eldridge's play, Holy Warriors at Shakespeare's Globe.
- In 2018 he played Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing at the Rose Theatre, Kingston alongside Mel Giedroyc.
|2001||Love in a Cold Climate||Robert Parker||TV miniseries|
|2003||Trial & Retribution||Ian Frogton QC||1 episode: Suspicion: Part 1|
|2004–2005||Midsomer Murders||Sergeant Dan Scott||14 episodes|
|2005||Experiment||Morgan||Dan Turner film|
|2005||The Mighty Boosh||1 episode: The Legend of Old Gregg|
|2005||Family Affairs||Rex Randall||15 episodes|
|2006||The Path to 9/11||English reporter||Miniseries|
|2006||Tripping Over||Nathaniel||Episode 1.4|
|2007||Robin Hood||John of York||1 episode: Show Me the Money|
|2008||Mutual Friends||Sam Westwood Jones||Episode 1.4|
|2008||Wire in the Blood||DI Andy Hall||1 episode|
|2009||The Bill||Daniel Pfeiffer||2 episodes|
|2009||Hotel Babylon||Phil McGuiness||Episode 4.7|
|2010||Alice in Wonderland||Lowell|
|2010||Identity||Justin Curtis||1 episode: Second Life|
|2010||Merlin||Sir Oswald||1 episode: Gwaine|
|2011||Casualty||Tom Russell||1 episode: Because You're Paranoid|
|2011||Scenes of an Adult Nature||Tom||Short film|
|2013||Dancing on the Edge||Prince George||BBC series|
|2013||Ryse: Son of Rome||Marius Titus||Video Game|
|2014||Conor and Phoebe's Wedding||Announcement John||Reading and various|
|2016||Stan Lee's Lucky Man||Charles Collins||3 Episodes: 7,8 and 9|
|2017||Poldark||Sir Francis Bassett||4 episodes: 3.2, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9|
|2017||The Child in Time||Home Secretary||BBC TV film|
- Billie Piper creates escort-elegance with Belle de Jour’s Parisian style Daily Mail. 30 August 2010
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