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John attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art after studying Fine Art at St. Martin’s. He has appeared in over 100 films including Alien, Midnight Express, The Elephant Man, 1984, Scandal, The Hit, Champions, The Field, Love and Death on Long Island, Shooting Dogs, The Proposition, 44 Inch Chest, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy with Colin Firth, Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia and Brighton Rock.

He has received numerous awards and nominations including five BAFTA nominations, three BAFTA awards, two Oscar® nominations, the Evening Standard Award and a Golden Globe® Award.
His television roles include The Naked Civil Servant, I Claudius, The Alan Clark Diaries and An Englishman in New York for which John received a special Teddy Award at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival for his outstanding acting performance.

John has made many theatre appearances, most recently in Heroes at Wyndhams Theatre in London’s West End and Krapp’s Last Tape at The Gate Theatre in Dublin and at The Barbican.
John was granted a C.B.E. in 2004 and was awarded a Fellowship by the British Film Institute in October 2009.