Johnny Flynn

Actor, Composer

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Agent: Sarah Roberts
Associate Agent: Alexandra Rae
Associate Agent: Cat Palethorpe

Voiceover

Associate Agent: Jennifer Karniely

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Rose Cobbe
Associate Agent: Florence Hyde

Acting

Johnny Flynn is an award winning and critically acclaimed actor and musician who has worked extensively across film, television and theatre. Recently seen playing the iconic Knightley in Autumn De Wilde's debut feature EMMA, he starred in the BAFTA award-winning thriller BEAST and received a Critic’s Choice Award nomination for the Emmy-winning series GENIUS. He also starred in LOVESICK, currently streaming on Netflix, and VANITY FAIR for ITV. This year will see him portray a young David Bowie in independent feature STARDUST and star alongside Antonia Campbell-Hughes in psychological thriller CORDELIA.

Recent stage credits include Sam Shepard's playTRUE WEST alongside Kit Harington, playing at the Vaudeville Theatre; the Olivier award-winning HANGMEN (in both the original production at the Royal Court and its later transfers to the West End and off-Broadway); TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III; and JERUSALEM, for which he was nominated for an Olivier.

Flynn also recently starred in THE DIG opposite Carey Mulligan and WWII drama OPERATION MINCEMEAT, as well as THE SCORE for which he has also written the music. Flynn has scored and composed for numeous projects. His band JOHNNY FLYNN & THE SUSSEX WIT have released four albums and toured the world.

Johnny very recently completed filming a leading role in RIPLEY for Showtime opposite Andrew Scott:

https://deadline.com/2020/01/ripley-johnny-flynn-star-andrew-scott-steven-zaillians-tom-ripley-drama-series-at-showtime-1202838217/   

 

Nominations and Wins

In 2018, Johnny won a THEATRE WORLD AWARD for his performance in the revival of HANGMEN at the Atlantic Theatre, New York - a non-competitive award recognising excellent New York stage debuts. Every year, six actresses and six actors are presented with a Theatre World Award in recognition of their debut performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production.

He was also nominated for the following awards for this performance -  

DRAMA DESK – Outstanding Actor in a Play

OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE – Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

DRAMA LEAGUE – Distinguished Performance Award

Johnny was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Limited Series for GENIUS in 2017.

He has also been nominated for the 2013 IAN CHARLESON AWARD for his performance in TWELFTH NIGHT.

Best Supporting Actor for his performance in JERUSALEM at the 2012 Olivier Awards

London Newcomer of the Year 2012 What's On Stage Awards for THE HERETIC

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE OUTFIT

FRANCIS

Graham Moore

Film Nation Entertainment, Focus Features, Scoop Productions.

OPERATION MINCEMEAT

Ian Fleming

John Madden

See-Saw Films / Archery Pictures

THE DIG

Rory Lomax

Simon Stone

Netflix / BBC Films

STARDUST

David Bowie

Gabriel Range

Salon Pictures

THE SCORE

Mike

Malachi Smyth

Sentinel Entertainment

CORDELIA

Frank

Adrian Shergold

StudioPOW

EMMA

Knightley

Autumn de Wilde

Working Title Films

BEAST

Pascal

Michael Pearce

Agile Films

LOVE IS THICKER THAN WATER

Arthur

Ate de Jong & Emily Harris

Faceless Features

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

Christopher Gils

Olivier Assayas

CG Cinema

SONG ONE

James Forrester

Kate Barker-Froyland

Worldview Entertainment

APRES MAI

Lenny

Olivier Assayas

MK2/ IFC Films

LOTUS EATERS

Charlie

Alexandra McGuinness

Fastnet Films

A SMALLHOLDING

Tonkey

Chris New

CRUSADE IN JEANS

Dolf Vega

Ben Sombogaart

Kasander

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

RIPLEY

Dickie Greenleaf

Steven Zaillian

Showtime

LES MISERABLES

Felix Thomolyes

Tom Shankland

BBC

GENIUS: PICASSO

Alain Cuny

Laura Belsey

National Geographic / FOX 21

VANITY FAIR

William Dobbin

James Strong

ITV / Mammoth Screen

LOVESICK Series 3

Dylan

Aneil Karia

Clerkenwell Films

GENIUS: EINSTEIN

Albert Einstein

Ron Howard

FOX

LOVESICK Series 2

Dylan

Gordon Anderson

Clerkenwell Films

BROTHERHOOD

Toby

Dominic Brigstocke | Martin Dennis

Big Talk

THE NIGHTMARE WORLD OF HG WELLS

Alec Harringay

Adrian Shergold

Clerkenwell Films

DETECTORISTS

Johnny Piper

Mackenzie Crook

Channel X/ BBC 4

LOVESICK

Dylan

Gordon Anderson & Elliot Hegarty

Clerkenwell Films/ Channel 4

KINGDOM

David Matthews

Edward Hall

HOLBY CITY

Karl Massingham

Ian Barber

BBC

MURDER IN SUBURBIA

Josh Egan

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

TRUE WEST

Lee

Matthew Dunster

Vaudeville Theatre

HANGMEN (NY Transfer)

Mooney

Matthew Dunster

Atlantic Theater Company

HANGMEN (West End Transfer)

Mooney

Matthew Dunster

Wyndham's Theatre

HANGMEN

Mooney

Matthew Dunster

The Royal Court

THE LOW ROAD

Jim Trumpet

Dominic Cooke

Royal Court Theatre

RICHARD III

Lady Anne

Tim Carroll

The Globe/Apollo Theatre

TWELFTH NIGHT

Viola

Tim Carroll

The Globe/Apollo Theatre

JERUSALEM

Lee

Ian Rickson

Sonia Friedman Productions

THE HERETIC

Ben Shotter

Jeremy Herrin

Royal Court Theatre

TWELFTH NIGHT | TAMING OF THE SHREW (Propeller Project)

Edward Hall

Old Vic/Tour

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

MAGNITSKY THE MUSICAL

Sergei

Sasha Yevtushenko

BBC Radio 3

AS YOU LIKE IT

Amiens

Sally Avens (Producer)

BBC Radio 3

Film, TV & Theatre

Johnny Flynn is a composer, singer, musician and actor. His albums includes A Larum (2008), Been Listening (2010), Country Mile (2013) and Sillion (2017). He has composed for films including The Score (2021), Emma.(2020) and The Dig (2021), and for stage on shows including True West (Vaudeville), As You Like It (The Globe) and The Heretic (Royal Court). His radio musical Magnitsky (2021), co-written with Robert Hudson, won Best Original Single Drama at the BBC Audio Awards 2021.

His new album, written with Robert Macfarlane, Lost in the Cedar Wood, is out now. 

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

ZOG

2021

Rose Theatre, Kneehigh Theatre

Composer
Written by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Adapted and directed by Mike Shepherd

TRUE WEST

2019

Vaudeville Theatre, London

Composer
By Sam Shepherd
Directed by Matthew Dunster

AS YOU LIKE IT

2015

The Globe

Composer
Directed by Blanche McIntyre

THE HERETIC

2011

Royal Court

Composition
By Richard Bean
Directed by Jeremy Herrin

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE SCORE

2021

WestEnd Films, Sentinel Entertainment, Pont Neuf, Stigma Films

Composer
Written and directed by Malachi Smyth

EMMA.

2020

Working Title

Additional Songs
Adapted by Eleanor Catton from the book by Jane Austen
Directed by Autumn de Wilde

STARDUST

2020

Salon Pictures, Wildling Pictures

Additional Songs
Written by Gabriel Range and Christopher Bell
Directed by Gabriel Range

SONG ONE

2014

Worldview Entertainment, Marc Platt Productions

Composer, with Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice
Written and directed by Kate Barker-Froyland

BAG OF HAMMERS

2011

MPI Media Group

Composer
Written and directed by Brian Crano

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE LAST CZARS

2019

Netflix

Theme & Additional Music by Johnny Flynn in collaboration with Joseph Zeitlin.

DIGGING FOR BRITAIN

2022

BBC, Rare TV

Series 9 Theme song written by Johnny Flynn in collaboration with Robert MacFarlane

DETECTORISTS

2014 - 2017

BBC Four

Original Soundtrack

Radio

ProductionCompanyNotes

MAGNITSKY THE MUSICAL

2022

BBC Radio 3

Book and lyrics by Robert Hudson
Music and lyrics by Johnny Flynn

AS YOU LIKE IT

2016

BBC Radio 3

Music by Johnny Flynn