In a career of well over fifty years he has appeared in plays, feature films, comedies, dramas, thrillers, one-man shows, musicals, revues, farces, television plays, television series, television comedy shows, and pantomimes. He has played in theatres, arts centres, venues, film studios, television studios, radio studios and on location everywhere in the British Isles from Aberdeen to Plymouth, Ireland (North and South), the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, across the Channel and across the Atlantic.
Out of so great a cloud of witnesses, on reflection we can mention the eight series he spent as Gunner Graham in ‘It Ain’t Half Hot , Mum’ and two one-man shows of Rudyard Kipling’s Life and Works, ‘A Place in the Sun’.
He was married to actress/director Mavis Pugh for forty-seven very happy years.
John has performed both parts of ‘In the Eye of the Sun’, a life of Rudyard Kipling, and spoken on and recited ‘The Rubayyat of Omar Khayyam’. He has entertained the Society with an evening of Noel Coward in 2014 and a talk on Thomas Hardy at the October 2015 meeting.