John Sessions

John Sessions

actor, writer, additional crew

John Sessions was born on Jan 11, 1953 in UK. John Sessions's big-screen debut came with The Great Muppet Caper directed by Jim Henson in 1981, strarring Muppet Performer (uncredited). John Sessions is known for Belfast directed by Kenneth Branagh, Jude Hill stars as Buddy and Lewis McAskie as Will. The most recent award John Sessions achieved is Berlin International Film Festival. The upcoming new movie John Sessions plays is Belfast which will be released on Nov 12, 2021.

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 Rêves sanglants (1982), a horror feature in which he played a patient. His next film was Le Bounty (1984) with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. He has also appeared in Henry V (1989) and Au beau milieu de l'hiver (1995), both directed by Kenneth Branagh, his friend and frequent collaborator. The two met at RADA in 1979. He continues to appear in Stella Street (1997) in which he plays a variety of middle-aged actors, alongside Phil Cornwell. One of his most memorable performances to date is the role of Dr. Prunesquallor in Gormenghast (2000), the BBC's lavish production of Mervyn Peake's novels "Titus Groan" and "Gormenghast." Onstage, he has appeared in many productions and performed numerous one-man shows. His ability to improvise landed him a spot as the first regular contestant on Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988). It was here that he showcased his great literary knowledge. He appeared on the BBC Radio 4 show "Dead Man Talking," as various "dead" characters, including J. Robert Oppenheimer and Michelangelo.

  • Birthday

    Jan 11, 1953
  • Place of Birth

    Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

Known For


2 wins & 0 nominations

Berlin International Film Festival
Outstanding Artistic Contribution
Winner - Silver Berlin Bear
US Comedy Arts Festival
Best Actor
Winner - Film Discovery Jury Award

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows