John Burton is a British Stage and Television actor. He has appeared in numerous productions throughout the UK, including West Side Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, An Inspector Calls, Outside Edge, They Don’t Grow on Trees, Confusions, Bells Are Ringing, Cabaret, Me and My Girl, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a national tour of Peter Nichol’s award-winning play Blue Murder, a national tour of Four Nights in Knaresborough and most recently a Hull Truck Theatre residency and national tour of Richard Cameron’s hit play The Glee Club. John’s television credits include: DC Cody in “Coronation Street”, James Ogley in “Emmerdale”, PC Steve Watson in “Noah’s Ark”, Sgt Bob Ellis in “Undercover Customs”, Sgt Major Atlee in “Dalziel and Pascoe”, Dave Edwards in “Where the Heart Is”, Rob Bonner in “Cold Feet”, DS Reynolds in “Hollyoaks”, Paramedic Steve in “Clocking Off”, Peter Phillips in “Always and Everyone”, Keith Palmer in “Merseybeat”, PC Joe Sambrook in “The Bill”, Steve Brooks in “Crossroads”, Alan Gordon in “Brookside”, Ansell in “EastEnders”, Tony in “All About Me”, Dean Forster in “Casualty”, Daniel Carey in “Flood”, and Captain Steve Simmonds in “Hostage”, two episodes from the BBC series “Crisis Command”, Simon Marshall in the TV movie “All in the Game”, Bill Durrant in the second series of “Afterlife”, Martin Foreman in the last ever episode of “Dream Team”, 3 episodes of “Coronation Street” which included the 50th anniversary live episode as Watch Commander Trevor Lance, DS Andy Nicoll in “Catch Me If You Can”, Dave Pritchard in 2 episodes of “Eastenders” for the BBC, the role of Gallagher, in the new Sky TV drama “Obsession”, Sgt Daniel Goodfellow in 17 episodes of “Father Brown” for the BBC, Wilbur Douglas in BBC drama “The Crimson Field”, a return to “Father Brown” (series 4) reprising his role as Sgt Goodfellow in 10 episodes, a return visit to “Coronation Street”, reprising his role of Watch Commander Trevor Lance, creating the character of V59 – operational firearms commander, in a brand new BBC drama entitled “Lawful Killing”, a guest lead on the BBC drama “Doctors” playing Mick Harvey, a return to series 5 of “Father Brown” filming 15 more episodes for the BBC, followed by another return to film 10 more episodes in series 6 of “Father Brown” once again playing Sgt Goodfellow. John then played another guest lead role in “Doctors” playing Robert Hutton and went back to Father Brown completing another 20 episodes of the show for series 8 and 9, series 9 is due for transmission on BBC1 in 2022. John has also appeared in various commercials and corporate videos including Hallmark Cards, New York Life Assurance, British Telecom, Ariel Liquitabs, Redrow Homes, Saniflo Water Systems, Harvester Restaurants, The Pro Chef Quatro and Nudo knives both for JML, Sainsbury’s, Bombardier Trains, British Dietetic Society and Lloyds TSB, he has completed Health and Safety videos for Tarmac, British Telecom & Travis Perkins and recorded promotional material for the Brazilian company Covance and the French Canadian company, Saint Gobain. John can also be seen playing Metal’s Dad in the Jason Statham feature film Blitz, Doug Harman on the Halifax Building Society Homebuyers Guide, providing the voice for the superhero Rodrigo in Hero for Hire on the PlayStation, and numerous other voice overs for the NSPCC, National Westminster Bank, Legoland Windsor and Kelloggs.
John Burton
Name John Burton
Location United Kingdom
Playing Range 41 – 53 years
Height / Weight 6’1″ (1.85 m) / 15st. 8lb. (99kg)
Hair color Sandy
Eye color Green
Build Large, Fit
Skin Color / Ethnicity White/Caucasian
Hair Length Short
Accents (UK) RP (native accent), Northern Irish, Southern Irish,Yorkshire, Northern England, Somerset, Liverpool
Accents (US) Standard American
Experienced in TV, Film, Radio, Theatre, Voice-Over
Music / Dance Skills Baritone
Voice Character Friendly
Voice Quality Strong
Contact Details (Agent)
Nancy Hudson, Nancy Hudson Associates, 49 South Molton Street, London W1K 5LH
Telephone 0207-427-5681
E-mail [email protected]
Useful information
Equity M00138097
Spotlight 2694-5612-5752
After Dinner Speaker
Audio Books
Audio Drama
Disc Jockey
Musical Comedy
Musical Theatre
Radio Presenting
TV Presenting
Vehicle Licenses
Farm Machinery
Television and Film Stage/Commercial/Voice-Over and Corporate
Year Media Title/Role Channel/ Director
2021 TV Father Brown series 9 (10 episodes) BBC
Sgt Daniel Goodfellow Various directors
2019 TV Father Brown series 8 (10 episodes) BBC
Sgt Daniel Goodfellow Various directors
2018 TV Father Brown series 7 (10 episodes) BBC
Sgt Daniel Goodfellow Various directors
2018 TV Doctors BBC
Robert Hutton John Maidens
2017 TV Father Brown series 6 (10 episodes) BBC
Sgt Daniel Goodfellow Various directors
2016 TV Father Brown series 5 (15 episodes) BBC
Sgt Daniel Goodfellow Various directors
2016 TV Doctors BBC
Mick Harvey Christiana Ebohon
2016 TV Lawful Killing BBC
V59 Jaimie D’Cruz
2015 TV Father Brown series 4 (10 episodes) BBC
Sgt Daniel Goodfellow Various directors
2015 TV Coronation Street ITV
Watch Commander Trevor Lance David Kester
2014 TV The Ark BBC
Wilbur Douglas Richard Clarke
2014 TV Father Brown series 2 & 3 (17 episodes) BBC
Sgt Daniel Goodfellow Various directors
2014 TV Obsession Sky TV
Gallagher Jamie Crawford
2013 TV Coronation Street ITV
Watch Commander Trevor Lance Tony Prescott
2012 TV Eastenders (2 episodes) BBC
Dave Pritchard Richard Kelly
2011 TV Catch Me If You Can BBC
DS Andy Nicoll Gavin Ahem
2010 TV Coronation Street (The live episode) ITV
Watch Commander Trevor Lance Tony Prescott
2010 TV Coronation Street (2 episodes) ITV
Watch Commander Trevor Lance Graeme Harper
2009 Feature Film Blitz Lionsgate Films
Dad Elliot Lester
2007 TV Dream Team Sky One
Martin Foreman Ritta-Leena Lynn
2006 TV Afterlife ITV
Bill Durrant Charles Beeson
2005 TV All In The Game Tightrope for Channel 4
Mr Marshall Jim O’Hanlon
2004 TV Crisis Command – “Flood” BBC Television
Daniel Carey Lucy Cooke
2004 TV Crisis Command – “Hostage” BBC Television
Captain Steve Simmonds Rod Edge
2003 TV All About Me (2 episodes) Celador & BBC Television
Tony Richard Boden
2003 TV Casualty BBC Television
Dean Forster Mark Jobst
2003 TV Eastenders BBC Television
Ansell Jamie Annett
2002 TV Brookside (series regular) Mersey Television
Alan Gordon Various directors
2001 TV Crossroads (4 episodes) Carlton Television
Steve Brooks Various directors
2001 TV Merseybeat BBC Television
Keith Palmer Brian Kelly
2000 TV The Bill Pearson/Thames Television
PC Joe Sambrook Jo Shoop
1999 TV Always & Everyone (4 episodes) Granada Television
Peter Phillips Various directors
1999 TV Clocking Off Granada Television
Paramedic Steve Sarah Harding
1999 TV Cold Feet Granada Television
Rob Bonner Declan Lowney
1999 TV Dalziel and Pascoe BBC Television
Sgt. Major Atlee Steve Lauder
1999 TV Out of Sight Carlton UK
Richard David Cobham
1998 TV Hollyoaks Mersey Television
DS Reynolds David Richardson
1998 TV Noah’s Ark (2 series) Carlton Television
PC Steve Watson Various directors
1998 TV Undercover Customs Granada Television
Sgt. Bob Ellis Robert Khodidad
1998 TV Where The Heart Is Anglia Television
Dave Edwards Tony Garner
1997 TV Coronation Street (2 episodes) Granada Television
DC Cody Brian Mills
1997 TV Emmerdale Yorkshire Television
James Ogley Viv Cozens
Year Media Title/Role Channel/ Director
2013 Commercial Harvester Restaurants Mitchell and Butlers
Chef Declan Lowney
2008 Commercial Sainsbury’s Feed the Family Another Film Company
Dad Martha Delap
2007 Commercial Pro Chef Quatro JML Direct
Chef Simon Hinton
2004 Commercial Saniflo SFA
Plumber Marc Bregain
2002 Commercial Redrow Homes Quo Films
Husband Paul Ashlies
2000 Commercial Ariel Liquitabs Saatchi & Saatchi
Husband Paul Elerick
2000 Commercial New YorkLife Assurance GDT Films
Mike Collins Gerard Du Thame
2000 Commercial Nuisance Calls British Telecom
Policeman Robert Smith
1999 Commercial Hallmark Cards Leo Burnett
Dad Roger Wallis
2011 Theatre The Glee Club Hull Truck Theatre & UK Tour
Walt Hemmings Tessa Walker
2001 Theatre Four Nights In Knaresborough The Touring Consortium
Wigmore Paul Miller
1997 Theatre Blue Murder The Touring Partnership
Rex, Dennis and Jack Peter Nicholls
2013 Corporate Bombardier Trains (banter and isolation) Inclusive Learning
Gordon Benjamin Verrall
2013 Corporate Lloyds TSB (meeter greeter) Lloyds Banking Group
Bank customer Tom Ford
2013 Corporate British Dietetic Society – Racism at work Slinky productions
Raymond Cist Scott Ledbury
2010 Corporate Nudo knives JML
Chef Andrew Gaston
2010 Corporate MCRM Oxford aviation academy
Chief engineer Peter Salmon
2010 Corporate British Telecom (be safe not sorry) The Maclagen Men
Presenter Ross Clutterbuck
2009 Corporate Bullying – a parents guide PSE Publications
Presenter John Fisher
2008 Corporate Brititsh Telecom (H & S) The Maclagen Men
Presenter John Rosie
2008 Corporate Business Advice PSE Publications
Presenter John Fisher
2008 Corporate Travis Perkins (Traffic) The Maclagen Men
Presenter Glyn Chapman
2007 Corporate British Telecom (REIN) The Maclagen Men
Presenter Jonny Gallimore
2001 Corporate Home on the Range Halifax Building Society
Stephen Harrison Robert East
2001 Corporate Saint Gobain Tax Free Plan Lamplight Films
Presenter David Walsh
Interactive Video
2001 InteractiveVideo Stuntman forthe Playstation Logitechs Inc
The Stuntman Simon Reid
1998 InteractiveVideo Brookside CD-ROM Mersey Television
BobbytheScriptwriter Mark Chapman
2003 Voice-Over Hero For Hire Infograms
Rodrigo Andy Priors