John Sackville is a screen and stage actor.
Recent work in 2012 includes Dark Matters – Last Harvest, Dark Matters – Piltdown Man, The Secret of Crickley Hall, and...Read More
John Sackville is a screen and stage actor. After gaining the part of David in television series The Bill in 2001, Sackville went on to play Ian Sinclair in Heartbeat (2002), Captain Daniel Waring in The Royal (2003), and the architect in Midsomer Murders (2004). In 2006 he appeared in Rosemary and Thyme, and subsequently was cast in Brief Encounter of an Ordinary Woman (2007), The Sunday Night Project (2008) and as the Pope himself in Young John Paul II (2009). Recent work in 2012 includes Dark Matters – Last Harvest, Dark Matters – Piltdown Man, The Secret of Crickley Hall, and The House of Anubis. Film work includes the part of Phil in Universal Pictures’ The Wedding Date, and the lead role Paul in Fossil, due to be released in 2012/2013.
On stage, Sackville started off his career with numerous performances at the Palace Theatre, Westcliff, and Pitlochry Festival Theatre. He worked with Headlong in 1997 on their production of Hamlet, and appeared as Mr Knightley in a production of Emma, which showed at the Wimbledon Theatre and went on tour. He played Kevin in Party at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End (1998) and worked under Timothy Sheader, Edward Hall and Lindsay Posner’s direction in three RSC productions between 1999 and 2000.
In the early noughties, he toured around the UK and appeared in various high profile regional theatres, including the Watermill Theatre, Southampton Nuffield Theatre and York Theatre Royal, as well as in London’s Southwark Playhouse as Roderigo in Othello (2002). In 2006 he played William Roper in A Man for all Seasons at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End. He played Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Lisbon’s Festival Rota dos Monumentos in 2007, and Peter Pan in the play by the same title at the 2008 festival. In 2009 he appeared in The Winslow Boy at the Rose Theatre in Kingston and on tour, and in 2010 appeared as Richard in The Cage at the Edinburgh Festival. 2011 saw him appear as Chris Davis in Dust, and in 2012 he played Gerald Croft in Stephen Daldry and Julian Webber’s production of An Inspector Calls.Read Less