John Hopkins (actor)

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London, England
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John Hopkins
London, England

John Hopkins (born 1974) is an English actor, known for playing Sgt. Dan Scott on Midsomer Murders.


Hopkins trained at RADA. He read English at the University of Leeds from 1993-1996 and whilst studying joined the Leeds University Union Theatre Group student society, and performed in a number of plays including Equus, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Crucible. His performance as Nathan in A Short Play about Sex and Death earned him the Best Actor award at the Sunday Times National Student Drama Festival. After graduating, Hopkins joined the RSC.

In 2004, Hopkins starred in the British sci-fi thriller Experiment, directed by first-time feature director Dan Turner. It was shown across the world at film festivals where it won 16 awards.

After leaving the cast of Midsomer Murders after 14 episodes, Hopkins returned to the stage but has also appeared in a TV soap Family Affairs and the independent film Grand Junction, as well as Australian-British co-produced mini-series Tripping Over. He appeared in the American mini-series The Path to 9/11, followed by Robin Hood, Mutual Friends and Wire in the Blood. He appeared in the 2010 Tim Burton film, Alice in Wonderland.

His recent theatre work includes Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest, both for the RSC, in the latter performing alongside Patrick Stewart. He has also had a role in the 2007 BBC version of "Robin Hood" in the episode "Show Me the Money" as lovelorn knight John of York. He played the role of Richard Hannay for nine months in the West End production of the Patrick Barlow adapted show The 39 Steps.

In 2010, he guest-starred in the ITV crime drama Identity and Secret Diary of a Call Girl with Billie Piper.[1]

Between July-August 2014 he played Richard the Lionheart in David Eldridge's new play, Holy Warriors at Shakespeare's Globe


2001Love in a Cold ClimateRobert ParkerTV miniseries
2001Nicholas NicklebyLord
2001Pool, TheThe PoolFrank
2003SpooksAntonEpisode 2.3
2003Trial & RetributionIan Frogton QC1 episode: Suspicion: Part 1
2004–2005Midsomer MurdersSergeant Dan Scott14 episodes
2005ExperimentMorganDan Turner film
2005Mighty Boosh, TheThe Mighty Boosh1 episode: The Legend of Old Gregg
2005Family AffairsRex Randall15 episodes
2006Path to 9/11, TheThe Path to 9/11English reporterMiniseries
2006Tripping OverNathanielEpisode 1.4
2007Robin HoodJohn of York1 episode: Show Me the Money
2008Mutual FriendsSam Westwood JonesEpisode 1.4
2008Wire in the BloodDI Andy Hall1 episode
2009Bill, TheThe BillDaniel Pfeiffer2 episodes
2009Hotel BabylonPhil McGuinessEpisode 4.7
2010Alice in WonderlandLowell
2010IdentityJustin Curtis1 episode: Second Life
2010MerlinSir Oswald1 episode: Gwaine
2011CasualtyTom Russell1 episode: Because You're Paranoid
2011Scenes of an Adult NatureTomShort film
2013Dancing on the EdgePrince GeorgeBBC series
2013Ryse: Son of RomeMarius TitusVideo Game
2014Conor and Phoebe's WeddingAnnouncement JohnReading and various


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