Karl Johnson is a proficient stage and screen actor.
In 2011 and 2012, he played Selsdon Mowbray in Lindsay Posner’s production of Noises Off, transferring from The Old Vic to the West End after its sell out performances and rapturous critical acclaim.Read more >>
Karl Johnson is a proficient stage and screen actor. Television work includes Without Motive (as Jackson in series 1 and 2), The Mayor of Casterbridge, Born and Bred, Midsomer Murders (as Derek Lockwood), The Rise and Fall of Rome, The Chatterley Affair, New Tricks, The Trial of Tony Blair, Modern Men, Larkrise to Candleford, Small Island and, most recently in 2012, Call the Midwife, playing the part of Bill Masterson.
Stage work includes This is a Chair, directed by Dominic Cooke, and Not, Not, Not, Not, Not Enough Oxygen, directed by Ian Rickson; both were performed at the Royal Court Theatre. At the Royal National Theatre, he has played the parts of Shanks in Scenes from the Big Picture, and Abracadabra in Tales from the Vienna Woods. Subsequent to this, he played Caesar and Castro in Almost Nothing and At the Table respectively, both at the Royal Court, and then returned to the National’s production of The Seafarer, directed by Conor McPherson. In 2010, he played Gerry in The Absence of Women at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, and in 2011 worked under Danny Boyle’s direction, appearing as Delacey in Frankenstein at the National. In 2011 and 2012, he played Selsdon Mowbray in Lindsay Posner’s production of Noises Off, transferring from The Old Vic to the West End after its sell out performances and rapturous critical acclaim.
Film work includes playing the lead Colin in Stephen Poliakoff’s Close My Eyes, the title role in Derek Jarman’s Wittgenstein, and parts in Heidi, The Illusionist and Hot Fuzz. Other roles include The Best Time of our Lives, Is There Anybody There? and I Know You Know, all in 2007. 2010 saw him gain the part of Mr Millar in The Deep Blue Sea. He has subsequently played George in Good Vibrations and Larry McCarthy in The Pier, both in 2011, and the part of Blunden in The Sea, in 2012.