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John Exell

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Physical details

Gender: Male

Eye colour: Green

Hair colour: Brown

Hair length: Long

Playing age: 33 - 43 years

Actual age: 46

Height: 6ft 0ins

Weight: 78kg

Build: Stocky

Location: London

Nationality type: European

Appearance: White


Francis J Exell graduated from the Oxford School of Drama in 1991. Theatre credits include Porter in Ashes (Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Festival), The Player in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Chimera), Duncan/Porter/Doctor in Macbeth (Troika Collective), Dr. Bradman in Blithe Spirit (Incisor), Jesper Soderstroem in Modern Day Miracle (Foundling Theatre Company), Theseus and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Balladeer in Assassins, Pericles, and James II in Restoration Comedy. He also co-created and performed the one-man show MacGonagall in a moving theatre (minibus!) at the Edinburgh Festival

Film roles include the features Fanny Hill and numerous short films including The Woman in Black, A Deceptively Simple Plan, One Previous Owner and Vagabond Shoes, nominated for a Scottish BAFTA in 2006.

Formerly known as Francis J Exell.


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2008 Antonio, The Merchant of Venice , Actors Temple , Tom Radcliffe
2008 Jonny, Prairial, Year 215 , Greene Naphtali , Melanie Gilligan
2008 Packer, Man, Doctor, Vinegar Tom , Gilt and Grime , Tom Radcliffe
2008 Dorn, The Seagull , Inner Sanctum , Faye Hughes
2007 Porter, Ashes , Dancing Shadows Theatre Co/Pleasance Jack Dome , Samuel Miller
2007 Ort Galeran, The Song of a Forgotten Summer , Magic Factory/Teatro Technis , Dimitri Devdariani
2007 3rd Priest, Murder in the Cathedral , Iris Theatre/St Pauls Church/Covent Gdn , Daniel Winder
2007 The Player, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead , Chimera Productions/Rosemary Branch Theatre
2006 Doctor Bradman, Blithe Spirit , Incisor Theatre co/New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth , Natasha Langridge
2006 Jesper Soderstrom, Modern Day Miracle , Foundling Theatre Co/White Bear, London , Sam Miller
2006 Turkish Knight, Mummer's Play , First Draft Theatre Company , Sam Miller
2006 Duncan, Macbeth , Troika Collective/New Wimbledon Theatre , Mhairi Grealis
2003 Peter, A Taste of Honey , UCL Drama Garage , Louise Unwin
2002 Superintendent, Death of an Anarchist , UCL Drama Garage , Jonathan Digby
2002 Various, The Blunt Club , Blunt Productions , Ben Slotover/Paul Elliot
1999 William MacGonagall, MacGonagall , One Man Show/Edinburgh Festival , Tess Read
1993 Balladeer, Assassins , Old Fire Station, Oxford , Roger Haines
2008 Hero, Unicredit , Radical , Sebastian Strasser
2008 Scientist, Amstel , Hungry Man , Roderick Fenske
2007 Bird Man, Test Commercial , Motion Blue , Stian Smestad
2007 Man in Car Park, 4Radio on-Air Campaign , Channel 4 , Tom Tagholm
2008 Matt Taylor, Knock Knock , Sheriff Productions , Chris Sheriff
2007 Mr Craven, Legend of the Alleyman , Jellyfielders , Mike Jelves
2006 Arnold, Chat Show , AIB Screen Academy , David Stoddart
2006 Vinnie, AnYtOwN , Independent Production , Cliford Lloyd-Bryan
2006 Mr Kipps, Woman in Black , Avision Productions , Paul Jackson
2006 Hero, In the Cold Light of Day/All Because the LadyLoves , BBC Shropshire/Mister Glass Productions , James T Williams
2006 Enoch Drabin, A Deceptively Simple Task , Arts Institute, Bournemouth , Ellio Gillhooly
2006 Mr Langham, Once a Thief , Portsmouth University , Micahel Foster
2006 Frank, Soft Touch , London College of Communication , Paul Hancock
2006 Ralph Griffiths, Fanny Hill , Tigergoat Ltd , Bruno Colella
2006 Jason Arnold, Nat Gallery Transcriptions/The Arnold Portrait , London Film School/National Gallery , Henry Darke
2004 Pianist, Vagabond Shoes , Bare Films/Ugly Duckling Films , Jackie Oudney
2003 Cheese Shop Owner, One Previous Owner , Great Guns , Giles Greenwood
2008 Dave Targett, Backroom Heroes , Raw TV, Channel 5 , Tim Dalby
1992 Flower Shop Owner, It's A Mystery , ITV
Stage Tour
1993 Oberon/Theseus, Midsummer Night's Dream , Box Hedge Theatre/Various , Katie Meheux
Voice Over
1992 Husband, BBC Proms Advert , BBC Television


Accents & Dialects

Scottish, RP*, Scandinavian, Russian, Manchester, Southern Irish, Yorkshire, West Country, Cockney, German, Midlands


Piano, Melodeon, Guitar



Other skills

Video, Muscular, Singer, Sport, Dancer, Musician, Solo Singer, Horse Riding, Full Clean Driving Licence


Oxford School of Drama - Full Time 2 Year Course - 1989-1991