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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

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


Melodeon, Piano, Guitar



Other skills

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


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