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TELEVISION
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  Cradle to Grave
Mr. Launchberry
ITV STUDIOS for BBC TV Sandy Johnson
  The Tudors ( IV)
Sergeant-At-Arms
HBO/SW Productions Ciaran Donnelly
  Criminal Justice
Richard Marshall
BBC Mark Jobst
  The Queen
Michael Adeane
BLAST! For C4 Edmund Coulthard
Office Monkey
Angry Dad
ITV2 Princess Television Productions
  Call Up The Stars
Bob Barking/Pearly King
VE Day TV Special BBC/Noel Gay TV
  Me and My Girl
Pearly King review
Television Special BBC Daytime TV
     
THEATRE
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  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I&II Palace Theatre, London John Tiffany
  Red Riding Hood
Herr Brush
Greenwich Theatre Andrew Pollard
  The Queen and I
Dr. Sir James Reid
Workshop Kate Golledge
  Jack and the Beanstalk
Mayor Boris
Greenwich Theatre Andrew Pollard
  The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
Bert Baxter
Workshop Luke Sheppard
  The Secret Garden - Concert
Ben Weatherstaff
UK National Tour Matthew Gould
  Shane Meadows’ 24/7 (Twentyfour Seven)
Alan Darcy (Lead)
Embassy Theatre, London Nathan Curry
  Passport To Pimlico! –The Musical 
Arthur Pemberton (Lead)

Passport To Pimlico! - Songs
Pimlico Lido
Care and Fancy Free
 
South Westminster Festival, London Kate Golledge
  It's A Wonderful Life - The Musical
Henry Potter
review
UK Tour Sallie Warrington
  SpongeBob SquarePants - The Musical
Mr. Eugene Krabs 
 review
UK National Tour Alison Pollard
  Footloose - The Musical
Reverend Shaw Moore
UK and Ireland Tour Karen Bruce
 
  Footloose - The Musical
Principal Harry Clark
UK and Ireland Tour Karen Bruce
 
  Heathrow Terminal 5 Launch
Actor/Singer
Heathrow Terminal 5
Heathrow Overture
Simon Garrett
MD: Steve Sidwell
  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Herman The Henchman
Towngate Theatre, Basildon Simon Fielding
  Sweethearts
Wilcox, the gardener
Finborough Theatre Kate Golledge
  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Herman the Henchman
Millfield Theatre, London Simon Fielding
  Footloose - The Musical
Reverend Shaw Moore
Novello Theatre, London Karen Bruce
  Footloose - The Musical
Principal Harry Clark/
Understudy Reverend Moore
Novello Theatre, London 
National UK Tour
 
Karen Bruce
  The Postman Always Rings Twice  
Barlow/Cop - Understudy Sackett/Kennedy
Playhouse Theatre
West-end, London
Lucy Bailey
  The Most Humane Way to Kill a Lobster 
Barnaby Castle pictures
503 Theatre (Latchmere Theatre)
World Premiere Production
Clare Lizzimore
  Annie – The Musical
President Roosevelt/Bert Healy. Understudied and Played Daddy Warbucks
Aberystwyth Arts Centre Richard Cheshire
  On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
Dr Conrad Fuller 
pictures
Bridewell Theatre Carol Metcalfe
  Jekyll & Hyde
Jekyll & Hyde 
review
East Anglia Tour Graham Devlin
  Me and My Girl
Parchester, The Family Solicitor 
review
UK National Tour Mike Ockrent
  Friends of Dorothy
Soloist/Ensemble
The Dome, Brighton Lisa Kent
  Me and My Girl
Bob Barking/Pearly King 
review
UK National Tour Mike Ockrent
  Sunday In The Theatre With Sondheim
Soloist/Ensemble
The Hippodrome,Birmingham Ensemble
  Me and My Girl
Pearly King/Parchester (U/S) 
review
UK National Tour Mike Ockrent
  The Ballad of Mary Bryant
Tench/Boswell/Composer/MD
South West Tour Sheila Snelgrove
  Cradle and All
Hansel/Storyteller/Composer
Essex Tour Ian Yeoman
  Remember When...?
The Old Man 
review
Essex Tour Rob West
  Bag Dancing
Neville
North West Tour Karen Simpson
  Indoor Fireworks
Father
East Midlands Tour Rick Hall
  The Three R's
Matthew/Reverend/Composer
South West Tour Sheila Snelgrove
  Who's A Clever Girl?
Cap'n Jake/Composer
East Midlands Tour Peter Holdway
     
COMMERCIALS
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  "Birth"
Store Manager
MFI - Internet Viral
M&C Saatchi
Happy
  PUMA WRC RALLY FORD FOCUS TV Ad
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Syndicated/Global Television
Hungry Man Productions
Robert Jitzmark
  Rennies Soft Chew
Sergeant Ottershaw
Carlton Television
ITV Christmas Ident
Paul D'Auria
  Bad Candy
Music Shop Manager
Swivel Films
Music Video
Dani Jacobs
  The Depaul Trust
Smart Car Driver
RSA Films Jake Scott
  Living TV
The Boss
Sky Digital Television
Flextech Television
Rebecca Hicks
  PIMMS - Happy Together
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Syndicated Television Ringan Ledwidge
  Cinema Halifaxo
Leonard of Leonard's Limousines
Syndicated Television Chris Palmer
       
FILM
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  Love Tales
Douglas
Feature Film Nihat Seven
  Born Yesterday
Sergeant
Film Short Kate Golledge
       
VOICE
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  Finish Dishwasher Tablets
Singing Man 1
TV Commercial
 
  Song for Marion
Additional Dialogue Replacement
Film
Various Male Characters
Paul Andrew Williams
       
MARTIN JOHNSTON
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  Height: 5'11"
Hair: Grey
Eyes: Blue
Voice: Lyrical Tenor (to Bb)
Equity: Full
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BIOGRAPHY
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  MARTIN JOHNSTON

BA (Hons) in Creative Arts from Newcastle.

Martin is an original cast member of the multi-award winning, world premiere production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II, at the Palace Theatre, London, where he plays the role of Station Master and has regularly played the roles of Professor Dumbledore, Amos Diggory as well as various wizards!

His film and TV work includes BBC TV’s comedy drama ‘Cradle To Grave’ playing Mr. Launchberry opposite Peter Kay. Two episodes of ‘The Tudors IV’ (SW Productions/HBO) playing the Sergeant at Arms. A juror in ‘Criminal Justice 2’ (BBC) and Michael Adeane, Private Secretary to Her Majesty in ‘The Queen’ (A docudrama for Channel Four). ‘Love Tales’, a feature film, where he plays the central role of Douglas, and the Police Sergeant in the enchanting short film ‘Born Yesterday’.

Theatre work has seen him as a seasonal regular in Greenwich Theatre’s acclaimed pantomimes playing the roles of Herr Brush in ‘Red Riding Hood’ and Mayor Boris in ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.

Martin has originated the lead roles of Doctor Sir James Reid in the new British musicals; ‘The Queen and I’; Alan Darcy in the musical adaptation of ‘24/7’ (TwentyFour Seven), based on the Shane Meadows film; Arthur Pemberton in the critically acclaimed promenade musical of the classic Ealing Comedy ‘Passport To Pimlico!’; Bert Baxter in the industry workshop staging of the new musical ‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole’.

On tour he has played Ben Weatherstaff in the U.K. Concert Tour of ‘The Secret Garden’. Eugene Krabs in the acclaimed UK production of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants - The Musical - The Sponge Who Could Fly’; Henry Potter in the musical of ‘It's A Wonderful Life’. Principal Clark and Reverend Shaw Moore in the original West End (Novello Theatre) and UK and Ireland touring productions of ‘Footloose - The Musical’. President Roosevelt and Bert Healy in ‘Annie - The Musical’, where he covered and played the role of Daddy Warbucks (Aberystwyth Arts Centre). Dr Conrad Fuller in the British Musical Premiere of ‘On A Clear Day You Can See Forever’ (Bridewell Theatre, London). The leading role of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, in the critically acclaimed new musical adaptation of ‘Jekyll & Hyde’, for Major Road Theatre Company (Tour). Herbert Parchester, the Family Solicitor in ‘Me and My Girl’ (Original UK National Tour). Herman The Henchman in ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ (Towngate Theatre, Basildon and The Millfield Theatre, London). Wilcox the gardener in ‘Sweethearts’ (Finborough Theatre). Barlow and Cop and understudying the roles of Sackett and Kennedy in ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’ with Val Kilmer, (Playhouse Theatre, West End). Barnaby Castle in ‘The Most Humane Way to Kill a Lobster’ by Duncan McMillan (Theatre503 at The Latchmere).

He has provided voice over character work for Finish Dishwasher products and Audio Dialogue Replacement in the film ‘Song For Marion’.

He was invited to perform for Her Majesty the Queen at the inaugural ceremony for the launch of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Martin worked extensively in drama, theatre-in-education and community theatre with companies such as Leicestershire Schools Theatre Company; two seasons with Rent-a-Role Drama Service, Plymouth; Roundabout Theatre Company, Nottingham; Action Transport Theatre, Cheshire and Theatre Van, Harlow.

In his youth his first theatrical work was appearing for several seasons with the Royal Opera Company at Covent Garden in productions of ‘Turandot’, ‘Boris Godunof’, ‘Tosca’, ‘Rigoletto’ and ‘Peter Grimes’, in which he had a role specifically created for him, Hobson's Apprentice, and one which he repeated at La Scala Opera House, Milan.

Martin was an Associate Director of Human Resources for a London based recruitment company, a position he held for 9 years. He has previously been employed as a social worker/drama therapist in Newcastle and London, where he worked with emotionally and behaviourally disadvantaged young people and their families. As an employment counsellor he developed training programmes for and worked with the long term unemployed in London's east end.