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Johnny Flynn

Johnny Flynn is a musician and actor.


In London’s West End: JerusalemTrue West, Richard III and Twelfth Night (also at Shakespeare’s Globe) and Hangmen at (also the Royal Court and the Atlantic, NY).

Other productions include: The Low Road and The Heretic at the Royal Court; Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew at the Old Vic, on international tour and at Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY;


The Lovers, Ripley, Les Misérables, Genius: Picasso, Vanity Fair, Lovesick, Inside No. 9, Genius: Einstein, Brotherhood, The Nightmare World of HG Wells, Detectorists and Kingdom.


One Life, The Outfit, Operation Mincemeat, The Dig, Stardust, The Score, Cordelia, Emma, Beast, Love is Thicker Than Water, Clouds of Sils Maria, Song One, Apres Mai, Lotus Eaters and Crusade in Jeans.


Work for theatre includes: As You Like It for Shakespeare’s Globe; The Heretic for the Royal Court; Zog on UK tour; and True West in the West End.

Work for Film/TV includes: The Score, Emma, A Bag of Hammers and Detectorists. His radio musical Magnitsky, co-written with Robert Hudson, won Best Original Single Drama at the BBC Audio Awards 2021.

Johnny Flynn recently composed music for Simon McBurney/Robert Macfarlane’s radio adaptation of Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising.


A Larum, Been Listening, Country Mile, Sillion, Lost in the Cedar Wood with Robert Macfarlane and various live albums and EPs.


Hangmen – Theatre World Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations

Jerusalem – Olivier Award nomination

Genius – Critics Choice Award nomination

Ian Charleson Award – Twelfth Night

Nominated as a London Newcomer of the Year at the 2012 WhatsOnStage awards


(Published April 2023. Photograph by Autumn De Wilde)