He acted in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, "The Rivals," in the Prospect Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Anthony Quayle, Margaret Courtenay, Isla Blair, Christopher Neames, James Aubrey, Matthew Guinness, and Enn Reitel in the cast. Anthony Quayle and Ian Judge were also directors.
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John had a wonderful sense of humor which is belied sometimes by journalists' impression of him as irascible. He loathed the whole celebrity circuit. In between takes he was like an Irish storyteller in a bar - he wouldn't tell jokes, just stories and you would find yourself rolling around and crying with laughter. He was a wonderful mimic, particularly of people on the set rather than famous ...
Before becoming an actor, he trained as an accountant.