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Overview (3)

Born in Salford, Lancashire, England, UK
Birth NamePatrick Francis McAleer
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Thomson was born on April 2, 1969 in Salford, Lancashire, England as Patrick Francis McAleer. He is an actor and writer, known for Inkheart (2008), The Fast Show (1994) and 24 Hour Party People (2002). He was previously married to Samantha Sharp.

Spouse (1)

Samantha Sharp (May 2005 - 2015) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

Was adopted by the Thomson family at 6 weeks old.
Although born in Salford, John grew up in Preston, Lancashire.
As well as an actor and comedian, he also plays the drums. In 2016, he appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) where he played in front of one of British rock's greatest ever drummers, former Genesis and Brand X star Phil Collins.
Confessed to having been unfaithful to his girlfriend of two years, Samantha Sharp, after sleeping with two fans whilst filming Cold Feet (1997) in Australia (February 25, 2002).
A recovering alcoholic, Thomson has been sober since 2007.
Was banned from driving for 3 years after being caught two-and-a-half-times over the drink-drive limit (August 28, 2002).
Became a father for the 1st time at age 33 when his fiancée [now wife] Samantha Sharp gave birth to their daughter Olivia Jayne Thomson via Caesarean section on November 14, 2002.
Became a father for the 2nd time at age 41 when his wife Samantha Sharp gave birth to their daughter Sophia Melody Thomson via Caesarean section in March 2010.

Personal Quotes (3)

I'm getting sick of playing chubby losers. It would be nice to play an action hero in a vest.
I always loved horror and sci-fi and ghosts and monsters, comics and all those kind of things. I relished pure escapism, so Doctor Who (1963) and Star Trek (1966), Blake's 7 (1978), all those kind of things just were so up my street.
[on Spitting Image (1984)] In its day it was a hugely popular show and a great break really, even though you didn't see me, it didn't bother me, I was working and it was doing something I loved. And that's why I'm so grateful every day that I do a job I love.

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