John Paton was born in Bristol, England. He attended Kingswood Grammar
School where he made his acting debut as Tiny Tim in an operetta of
Dicken's "A Christmas Carol." Much later, after a successful career in
marketing and fundraising, he gained his post-graduate diploma in
acting from East 15.
John made his professional debut playing Judge Turpin in "Sweeney Todd"
at the Brockley Jack; and since then has toured nationally and
internationally in theatre.
One of his earliest roles was in the musical "The Circus of Horrors"
which won a coverted Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
This success was followed up with productions of "Croak Croak Croak" at
the Bristol Old Vic, a tour of "The Rivals" for the Theatre Royal Bath
and playing Judge Danforth in "The Crucible" at the Watford Palace
In 2003 John was cast in BBC's "Casualty"; then went on to play the
Governor in Channel 4's "The Man Who Saved Children" and on film
appeared in Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd” and as Sir John Seymour in “The
Other Boleyn Girl”.
Biography by: Ellis J. Wells