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John Sessions

John Sessions has made his mark in British theater, film and television. Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Sessions has extensive theater credits; he has most recently starring in West End productions of The Common Pursuit, in the title role of Tartuffe, as well as in My Night with Reg, soon to be released as a feature film.

Sessions is also well known to British audiences for his television work in both dramatic productions and comedies. A few of his numerous credits are Boswell & Johnson's Tour of the Western Isles, Porterhouse Blue, Gormenghast and the improvisational show Whose Line Is It Anyway? A gifted impressionist, Sessions also contributed his voice to the hit program Spitting Image.

Sessions' films include The Bounty, with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins; Gangs of New York, with Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Martin Scorsese; and The Merchant of Venice, with Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons, directed by Michael Radford. Sessions has also appeared in the films Henry V and In the Bleak Midwinter, both for director Kenneth Branagh.

Having performed countless one-man shows all over the U.K. and in the West End, some of Sessions' original theater work includes Life of Napoleon, Traveling Tails, and most recently, Paint Said Fred at the Royal Academy of Art. His solo work for television includes Some Enchanted Evening, Tall Tales and Likely Stories. He also starred in and co-wrote the film Stella Street, based on the popular BBC sketch series.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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John Sessions Facts

Birth NameJohn Marshall
BirthdayJanuary 11, 1953 (70)

Selected Filmography

Not available.