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DAVE JOHNS
Representing Agent: Debi Allen
Roles: Actor, Comedian
BIOGRAPHY:
Dave Johns is an actor, stand up comedian and talented improviser who played the lead role in Ken Loach's feature film I, Daniel Blake for which Dave won the 2016 BIFA for Best Actor. He also won Best Actor at the Dublin Film Critics Circle and Best Newcomer at the EMPIRE Awards whilst receiving Best Actor nominations at the 2016 European Film Awards and the Evening Standard British Film Awards. He is also nominated for Best Actor in the Critics' Circle Awards 2017 and has been awarded Performing Artist of The Year at The Journal Culture Awards, 2017. I, Daniel Blake won the 2016 Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival and also the award for Outstanding British Film at the 2017 BAFTAs. The film has received huge critical acclaim and has sparked much conversation regarding Britain's current welfare state, The Mirror labeling it "the most important film of 2016."





Praise for Dave in I, Daniel Blake

“Dave Johns gives a wonderful performance as Daniel, showing us the character’s humour, mischief and resilience as well his determination never to feel sorry for himself or to provoke pity in others.”
The Independent

“Johns, in a powerful performance, gives Daniel a plucky decency but a lonely anger underneath that simmers until it needs to explode.”
Variety

“Dave Johns’ performance is enthralling. He deftly balances the kindness and generosity with his gruff resentment towards the government.”
TIFF

Dave is also starring in Two Graves a new thriller feature film directed and written by Gary Young. He is a regular guest with the Comedy Store Players on their impro show in London's West End. He had toured with Johnny Vegas and Sean Lock and has performed at the Montreal, Kilkenny, Melbourne, Edinburgh and Adelaide comedy festivals. He has appeared on The West End stage in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, starring Christian Slater, has co-written the stage adaption of Stephen King's The Shawshank Redemption and has appeared on TV comedy panel shows Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 out of 10 Cats.

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ACTING CV:
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TELEVISION APPEARANCES
PRODUCTION CHARACTER DIRECTOR PRODUCTION COMPANY
'8 OUT OF 10 CATS' DOES 'DEAL OR NO DEAL' Himself Ollie Bartlett Channel 4

ANNUALLY RETENTIVE Himself Paul Duddridge BBC

8 OUT OF 10 CATS Himself N/A Channel 4

NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS Himself N/A BBC

COMEDY STORE Himself John L. Spencer Open Mike Productions

WRITING
PROJECT COMPANY NOTES
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION-STAGE ADAPTATION Bill Kenwright Ltd

PHOTOS




VIDEO
Dave Johns Reel