Screenwriting credits include episodes for TV series such as Z-Cars, Softly Softly, Crown Court, Spytrap, A Family at War, Sutherland’s Law, Emmerdale, Juliet Bravo, Rooms, The Practice (series creator), Rockliffe, Saracen, The Bill, Die Wache (Germany), Luifel & Luifel (Netherlands).
He has written for children’s drama, single plays and dramatised documentaries for television, including a BAFTA awardwinning BBC Omnibus on US crime writer Raymond Chandler. He scripted the Patrick Swayze movie Letters from a Killer and is contributor to the award-winning crime fiction collection, Mean Time.
Currently engaged in writing for theatre, he has had a number of plays produced in London and the South-West, where three of his plays have been successfully toured with Arts Council funding, and he is co-founder of Doppelganger Productions, a new writing theatre company. He has contributed short plays to Encompass’ new writing showcase Bare Essentials and the Paperback Pictures new writing showcase in London, the Beirkeller new writing platform in Bristol, and in the Nuffield Theatre’s Experiment series in Southampton.
John is an OFFIE nominee for ‘Best New Play’ for Chummy, performed at the White Bear Theatre, London. Two full-length plays, Tree in the Sky and No Exit Reloaded were performed respectively at Theatre N16, London, and the House of International Theatre, Copenhagen.
Supported by Arts Council funding, his play RIDE! toured in 2017/18 and was selected for performance in the Paines Plough 2018 Roundabout Festival. His free adaptation of Frankenstein for Sisata Productions toured in 2018 and a new play, Feral, toured in 2019. He is currently commissioned to write a screenplay for Studio Pow Productions and his film short, Faces of the Dead, was filmed in August 2019. His play Death of a Model Citizen will tour in 2020.