Played Ray in "Snake in the Grass" by Roy MacGregor
- Old Vic, London (1997).
2 Magazine Cover Photos
5' 11" (1.80 m)
Did You Know?
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 told Colin Dexter
that he would like to have played cricket professionally for England if he had not become an actor, so Dexter devised the storyline for
Deceived by Flight
in which Sergeant Lewis has to go undercover in a cricket team to investigate drug smuggling.