John Sessions (1953–2020)


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Actor and comedian known for his various roles on film, TV and stage. He was born in Bedford, England, in 1953. He has an older brother and a twin sister. His debut film was The Sender (1982), a horror feature in which he played a patient. His next film was The Bounty (1984) with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. He has also appeared in Henry V (... See full bio »

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(age 67) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Good Shepherd Valentin Mironov #1 / Yuri Modin
(2006)
The Bounty Smith
(1984)
(2004)
Stella Street Mrs. Huggett / Keith Richard / Jeremy Hickman / Joe Pesci / Dean Baraclough / News Reader / Jack Flatley / Johnny Van Damm / Muthatrucker / Lord Tony Stanford / Dustin Hoffman / The Vicar / Policeman / Al Pacino
(2004)

Filmography

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 2021 Belfast
Joseph Tomelty as Marley
 2020 The Great (TV Series)
Bishop Tarcinkus
- Moscow Mule (2020) ... Bishop Tarcinkus
 2019 Intrigo: Dear Agnes
Pumpermann
 2019 Victoria (TV Series)
Lord John Russell
- The White Elephant (2019) ... Lord John Russell
- A Public Inconvenience (2019) ... Lord John Russell
- A Coburg Quartet (2019) ... Lord John Russell
- A Show of Unity (2019) ... Lord John Russell
- Foreign Bodies (2019) ... Lord John Russell
 2018/II Balls (Short)
Brownlow
 2018 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Hugh Davenport
- Murder on the Day of the Dead (2018) ... Hugh Davenport
 2017 Finding Your Feet
Mike Abbott
 2017 Loving Vincent
Pere Tanguy (voice)
 2017 The Loch (TV Mini Series)
CI Frank Smilie / DCI Frank Smilie
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... CI Frank Smilie
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... CI Frank Smilie
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... CI Frank Smilie
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... DCI Frank Smilie
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... DCI Frank Smilie
 2017 Father Brown (TV Series)
Reverend Adam Gillespie
- The Eve of St John (2017) ... Reverend Adam Gillespie
 2016 Thunderball: The Radio Play (Video)
Dr. Wain (voice)
 2016/II Denial
Prof. Richard Evans
 2016 Friday Night Dinner (TV Series)
Mr. Murray
- The Carpet Cleaner (2016) ... Mr. Murray
 2016 Whisky Galore
Doctor McLaren
 2016 Upstart Crow (TV Series)
Lord Inquisitor
- Love Is Not Love (2016) ... Lord Inquisitor
 2016 Florence Foster Jenkins
Dr. Hermann
 2016 Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (TV Series)
The Partridge Playhouse Players
- Foxhunter + Radio Play (2016) ... The Partridge Playhouse Players (voice)
 2011-2016 The Comic Strip Presents (TV Series)
The Accountant / Tebbit
- Redtop (2016) ... The Accountant
- The Hunt for Tony Blair (2011) ... Tebbit
 2016 The Rack Pack
Ted Lowe
 2015 We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story (TV Movie)
Arthur Lowe
 2015/I Legend
Lord Boothby
 2015 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (TV Mini Series)
John Murray
- Chapter Six: The Black Tower (2015) ... John Murray
- Chapter Five: Arabella (2015) ... John Murray
 2014-2015 Outlander (TV Series)
Arthur Duncan
- By the Pricking of My Thumbs (2015) ... Arthur Duncan
- The Way Out (2014) ... Arthur Duncan
 2015 Moone Boy (TV Series)
Dr. Stephen Gnot
- Unidentified Feckin' Objects (2015) ... Dr. Stephen Gnot
 2015 Mr. Holmes
Mycroft Holmes
 2014 The Silent Storm
Mr. Smith
 2014 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Gus
- Mummy on the Orient Express (2014) ... Gus (voice)
 2014 The Trial (TV Movie)
George Carman
 2014 Blandings (TV Series)
Lord Didcot
- Necessary Rhino (2014) ... Lord Didcot
 2013/I Filth
Toal
 2013 Mr Selfridge (TV Series)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Episode #1.7 (2013) ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
 2012 Shameless (TV Series)
Father McGinn
- Business As Usual (2012) ... Father McGinn
 2012 The Domino Effect
Talk Show Host
 2012 From Russia with Love: The Radio Play (Video)
General / Rene Mathis (voice)
 2012 Dead Boss (TV Mini Series)
Sir Humphreys
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... Sir Humphreys
 2011-2012 Skins (TV Series)
Geoff Fitzgerald
- Franky (2012) ... Geoff Fitzgerald
- Franky (2011) ... Geoff Fitzgerald
 2011 The Iron Lady
Edward Heath
 2011 Little Crackers (TV Series)
Dr. Edward Cole
 2011 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Chief Inspector Haggerty
- Broke (2011) ... Chief Inspector Haggerty
 2011 Outnumbered (TV Series)
Vicar
- The Funeral (2011) ... Vicar
 2011 The Real American: Joe McCarthy (Documentary)
Joe McCarthy
 2010 Just William (TV Series)
Mr. Wellbecker
- William Holds the Stage (2010) ... Mr. Wellbecker
 2010 Spies and Lies (TV Movie)
Major Kenneth Folkes
 2010 Made in Dagenham
Harold Wilson
 2010 Sherlock (TV Series)
Kenny Prince
- The Great Game (2010) ... Kenny Prince
 2010 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Professor Rufus Strickfaden
- Falling Darkness (2010) ... Professor Rufus Strickfaden
 2010 The Making of Plus One
Derek - the line producer
 2009 Nativity!
Mr. Lore
 2009 The Last Station
Dushan
 2009 Breaking the Mould (TV Movie)
Edward Mellanby
 2009 Margaret (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Howe
 2008 Bitter (Short)
Paul Wyatt
 2008 Inconceivable
Finbar 'Finn' Darrow
 2007 Oliver Twist (TV Mini Series)
Mr. Sowerberry
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Mr. Sowerberry
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Mr. Sowerberry
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... Mr. Sowerberry
 2007/V Intervention
Joe
 2007 Ronni Ancona & Co. (TV Series)
Special Guest
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Special Guest
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... Special Guest
 2007 Hotel Babylon (TV Series)
Donovan Credo
- Episode #2.8 (2007) ... Donovan Credo
 2007 New Tricks (TV Series)
Dr Finlay McKenzie
- Casualty (2007) ... Dr Finlay McKenzie
 2007 Reichenbach Falls (TV Movie)
Professor Bell
 2006 The Good Shepherd
Valentin Mironov #1 / Yuri Modin
 2006 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Muddle Earth (2006) ... Storyteller
 2006 Low Winter Sun (TV Movie)
Barry Lennox
 2006 Marple (TV Series)
Cardew Pye
- The Moving Finger (2006) ... Cardew Pye
 2005 The English Harem (TV Movie)
Ridley
 2005 Absolute Power (TV Series)
John Kennedy
- Spinning America (2005) ... John Kennedy
 2005 Rag Tale
Political Editor - The Rag, Felix Miles Sty
 2002-2005 Judge John Deed (TV Series)
Brian Cantwell QC / Brian Cantwell, Q.C.
- Defence of the Realm (2005) ... Brian Cantwell QC
- Conspiracy (2003) ... Brian Cantwell, Q.C.
- Political Expediency (2002) ... Brian Cantwell QC
 2004 Five Children and It
Peasemarsh
 2004 The Merchant of Venice
Salerio
 2004 Lighthouse Hill
Mr. Reynard
 2004 Hawking (TV Movie)
Dennis Sciama
 2004 The Legend of the Tamworth Two (TV Movie)
Rival Editor
 2004 The Loch Ness Kelpie (Short)
Kelpie
 2004 Stella Street
Mrs. Huggett / Keith Richard / Jeremy Hickman / ...
 2003 The Key (TV Series)
Spencer
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Spencer
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Spencer
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Spencer
 2003 The Lost Prince (TV Movie)
Mr. Hansell
 2003 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Barrett Filby
- Painted in Blood (2003) ... Barrett Filby
 2002 A World in Arms (TV Mini Series)
Edmund Burke
- Freedom (2002) ... Edmund Burke
 2002 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Charlie Penn
- Dialogues of the Dead: Part 2 (2002) ... Charlie Penn
- Dialogues of the Dead: Part 1 (2002) ... Charlie Penn
 2002 Gangs of New York
Harry Watkins - Lincoln
 2002 George Eliot: A Scandalous Life (TV Movie)
George Henry Lewes
 2001-2002 Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time (TV Mini Series)
General Tannis
- Death Comes to Time (2002) ... General Tannis (voice)
- No Child of Earth (2002) ... General Tannis (voice)
- The Child (2002) ... General Tannis (voice)
- Planet of Blood (2002) ... General Tannis (voice)
- At the Temple of the Fourth (2001) ... General Tannis (voice)
 2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
John Corntel
- Well Schooled in Murder (2002) ... John Corntel
 1997-2001 Stella Street (TV Series)
Joe Pesci / Al Pacino / Mrs Huggett / ...
- Episode #4.6 (2001) ... Roger Moore / Al Pacino / Mrs Huggett / ...
- Episode #4.5 (2001) ... Mrs. Huggett / Roger Moore / Al Pacino / ...
- Episode #4.4 (2001) ... Pam Slurrey / Al Pacino / Marlon Brando / ...
- Episode #4.3 (2001) ... Keith Richards / Roger Moore / Al Pacino / ...
- Episode #4.2 (2001) ... Mrs. Huggett / Al Pacino / Marlon Brando / ...
 2001 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
Combe Fishacre
- O Happy Isle (2001) ... Combe Fishacre
 2001 Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini Series)
Prof. Rutherford
- The Kingdom of Bones (2001) ... Prof. Rutherford
 2001 High Heels and Low Lifes
Director
 2000 One of the Hollywood Ten
Paul Jarrico
 2000 Gormenghast (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Prunesquallor
- Episode #1.4 (2000) ... Dr. Prunesquallor
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... Dr. Prunesquallor
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Dr. Prunesquallor
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Dr. Prunesquallor
 1999 Around the World in 80 Days (Video)
Passepartout
 1999 The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (TV Special short)
Eileen Huggett
 1999 Faeries
Chudley (voice)
 1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Philostrate
 1999 The Man (TV Movie)
Jerry Barnes
 1998 Queen's Park Story (TV Short)
The Owl (voice)
 1998 Cousin Bette
Musical Director
 1998 The Scarlet Tunic
Humphrey Gould
 1998 In the Red (TV Mini Series)
Hercules Fortescue
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Hercules Fortescue
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Hercules Fortescue
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Hercules Fortescue
 1997 The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (TV Mini Series)
Henry Fielding
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Henry Fielding
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Henry Fielding
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Henry Fielding
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Henry Fielding
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Henry Fielding
 1997 My Night with Reg (TV Movie)
Daniel
 1996 The Adventures of Pinocchio (Video Game)
Schoolmaster
 1996 The Treasure Seekers (TV Movie)
Redman
 1996 The Adventures of Pinocchio
Professor
 1995 A Midwinter's Tale
Terry Du Bois (Queen Gertrude)
 1994 Nice Day at the Office (TV Series)
Tippit
- Dressing to the Right (1994) ... Tippit
- Stupid Cupid (1994) ... Tippit
- Acting Up (1994) ... Tippit
- The Enemy Within (1994) ... Tippit
- Petty Little Things (1994) ... Tippit
 1994 Princess Caraboo
Prince Regent
 1994 Citizen Locke (TV Movie)
John Locke
 1993 Screenplay (TV Series)
James Boswell
 1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7.
Scotty / Additional Voices (voice)
 1991 Jute City (TV Series)
McMurdo
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... McMurdo
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... McMurdo
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... McMurdo
 1991 The Pope Must Diet
Dino
 1991 The New Statesman (TV Series)
Lord Penistone
- Let Them Sniff Cake (1991) ... Lord Penistone
 1990 Die Fledermaus (TV Movie)
Frosch
 1990 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
The voice of
- Dramatic Fever (1990) ... The voice of (voice)
 1990 Single Voices (TV Series)
Bobby Buffet
- Some Enchanted Evening (1990) ... Bobby Buffet
 1990 Sweet Revenge (TV Movie)
John
 1989 John Sessions (TV Series)
 1989 Henry V
Macmorris
 1989 A Day in Summer (TV Movie)
Croser
 1989 Poirot (TV Series)
Radio Voice Overs
- Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1989) ... Radio Voice Overs (voice)
 1988 Menace Unseen (TV Mini Series)
Larry Knight
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Larry Knight
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Larry Knight
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Larry Knight
 1987 Gramsci: Everything that Concerns People (TV Movie)
Gramsci
 1987 Porterhouse Blue (TV Mini Series)
Zipser
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Zipser
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Zipser
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Zipser
 1987 Spitting Image: The Ronnie and Nancy Show (TV Movie)
Laurence Olivier (voice)
 1986 The Madness Museum (TV Movie)
Dr. Arthur Foulis Uwins
 1986 Whoops Apocalypse
Mr. Sweetzer
 1986 Girls on Top (TV Series)
Rodney
- Who's Ya Uncle Shelley? (1986) ... Rodney
 1986 Castaway
Man in Pub
 1986 Spitting Image (TV Series)
Prince Edward / Caspar Weinberger / Laurence Olivier / ...
- Episode #3.17 (1986) ... (voice)
- Episode #3.16 (1986) ... (voice)
- Episode #3.15 (1986) ... (voice)
- Episode #3.14 (1986) ... (voice)
- Episode #3.13 (1986) ... (voice)
 1986 Sky Bandits
Flight
 1986 Saturday Live (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (1986)
 1986 Boon (TV Series)
Barney Spitz
- Box 13 (1986) ... Barney Spitz
 1985 Tender Is the Night (TV Mini Series)
Young Scot
- 1929 (1985) ... Young Scot
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
Dean
- Cassie (1985) ... Dean
 1985 The Lenny Henry Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #2.1 (1985) ... Various Characters
 1984 Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Various Roles
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Muppet Performer (uncredited)
 1984 The Bounty
Smith
 1984 Did You See..? (TV Series)
Readings by
- Episode #5.21 (1984) ... Readings by
 1984 Danger: Marmalade at Work (TV Series)
Announcer / Scorpion
- Marmalade and Chef Robo (1984) ... Announcer
- 007½ (1984) ... Scorpion
 1982 The Sender
Patient
 1981 The Great Muppet Caper
Muppet Performer (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (11 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (62 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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He acted in Ben Jonson's play, "The Alchemist," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Stephen Moore, Gavin Richards, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Paul Bown, Daniel Peacock, Terence Longdon, and Griff Rhys Jones in the cast. See more »

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I'm pretty much one character really. A grumpy old fool. See more »

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