John Sessions


John Sessions was born in Largs, Scotland, United Kingdom on January 11th, 1953 and is the Comedian. At the age of 67, John Sessions biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 11, 1953
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Largs, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death Date
Nov 2, 2020 (age 67)
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Actor, Comedian, Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor
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University College of North Wales (BA, MA), McMaster University, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (GrDip)
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John Sessions Life

John Gibb Marshall (born 11 January 1953), better known by the stage name John Sessions, is an English actor and comedian.

He is best known for improvisation in television shows such as Whose Line Is It Anyway? as a panelist on QI and as a lead actor in numerous films, both in the United Kingdom and Hollywood.

Early life

According to most accounts in Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland, John Sessions was born on January 11, 1953. When he was three years old, his family moved to Bedford, England. His father, a gas engineer, was a gas engineer. Bill, his older brother, and Maggie, his twin sister.

Sessions were held at Bedford Modern School, an independent school for boys (now coeducational), and Verulam School in St Albans, followed by the University College of North Wales in Bangor, where he graduated with an MA in English literature. He had started appearing in shows like "Look Back in Bangor" and "Marshall Arts" at university, and he had to appeal to audiences with his comedic routine. He later earned a PhD at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, although he did not complete the degree.

He was unhappy at this point in his life. In a "Worst of Times" column for The Independent from 1990, he discussed how the cooler Canadian weather had harmed him, he was smoking "way too much cigarettes" and "had a couple of disastrous flings," and that his PhD dissertation was "200 pages of garbage."

Personal life

The session was anti-gay. When appearing in the comedy My Night with Reg, a play set in London's gay community, he was disobeyed in a 1994 Evening Standard article.

In 2014, a Eurosceptic, Sessions, expressed his support for the UK Independence Party (UKIP). "I get so bored with people going, "UKIP are a bunch of racists," he said. They're not of the kind. Nigel Farage speaks with more conviction than the majority of the politicians assembled. "The United States of Europe is madness."

He was also critical of Scottish nationalism and called for the removal of the Scottish, Welsh, and European parliaments. In August 2014, he was one of 200 public figures who had signed a letter from The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the UK in September's referendum on the subject.


John Sessions Career


Sessions attended RADA in the late 1970s while attending Kenneth Branagh's studies; the two will work together again later in their careers. Due to the presence of a John Marshall on the Equity Register, his name change occurred as he became a performer. He appeared on the tiny venue comedy circuit in the 1980s with mainly improvised freewheeling fantasies. During this period, he led a double bill with French and Saunders. He appeared in films including The Sender (1982), The Bounty (1984), and Castaway (1986).

With his one-man stage performance Napoleon, which appeared in London's West End for a time in the mid-1980s, Sess demonstrated his strengths in improvisation and comedy. On the original radio broadcast of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, He and Stephen Fry were the only two regular panelists. In the late 1980s, there were still no computers in the late 1980s. When Fry, the show's still hosted by Clive Anderson, started television, he dropped out of regular appearances, but Sessions remained a regular fixture in the second season, but he didn't appear again after his two appearances in the third series.

He drew heavily on his extensive literary education and established a reputation for himself as "a bit of a swot," with the ability to quote extensive passages of text and make endless historical and historical references. During his career in improvisation, his ability to switch between accents and personae flourished. Whose Line Is It Anyway?'s ability to affect the contrived witticisms of Restoration Comedy became an audience favorite. In 1987, Lionel Zipser appeared in Channel 4's mini-series Porterhouse Blue.

He appeared on his own one-man television show, John Sessions, in 1989. The show, which was shot at the Donmar Warehouse in London, involved Sessions performing before a live audience that was invited to nominate a person, a location, and two objects from a lottery, which will result in a strange performance for the next half-hour. Two more one-man TV shows were inspired by this collection: Tall Tales (1991) by John Sessions (1991) and John Sessions' Likely Stories (1994). These were still pre-planned, although they were initially thought of as improvisation. 'Who the Hell Does John Sessions Think He Is?' in an interview headlined "Who The Hell Is Who Does John Sessions Think He Is?' In a Q magazine in the early 1990s, he admitted that some of his impressions were not entirely spontaneous, but that if it were announced as scripted, it had to be amusing.' Sessions in Jute City, a three-part drama based on a sinister Masonic group of murderers based around a sinister Masonic band of criminals based on a three-part thriller starring actor Fish (Derek W. Dick, singer in the first incarnation of rock band Marillion).

In 1996, he was invited by the Royal Academy of Arts to write "Paint, said Fred," the life of Frederic, Lord Leighton, the pre-eminent Victorian artist, in a one-man exhibition that combined his comic writing skills and his gift for impersonation.

Sessions appeared in Stella Street, a surreal "soap opera" comedy starring celebrities such as Michael Caine and Al Pacino, who co-created with fellow impressionist Phil Cornwell, who appeared in multiple episodes together.

In the BBC adaptation of Gormenghast (1993) and 1998 as Hercules Fortesque, a BBC HR manager in the BBC radio drama based on Mark Taverner's book and BBC radio series, sessions returned to formal acting, with roles ranging from James Boswell (to Robbie Coltrane's Samuel Johnson) to Doctor Prunesquallor in the BBC version of Hercules Fortesque. In 1996, he appeared in The Adventures of Pinocchio. He appeared in several Shakespeare films, including Macmorris in Kenneth Branagh's Henry V (1989), and Salerio in the film The Merchant of Venice (2004) starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons. He also contributed "Sonnet 62" to the 2002 compilation album When Love Speaks (EMI Classics), which features well-known actors and musicians interpreting Shakespearean sonnets and play excerpts.

Sessions appeared on Have I Got News for You and, more recently, as a semi-regular panelist on QI. On the first episode of QI, he was one of four panelists, including permanent Alan Davies, in which he demonstrated his seamless recall of the birth and death dates of various historical figures (while simultaneously and apolozially dismissing such facts as "a sickness").

Sessions appeared on radio in December 1997, not as a sole musician but as an 112-year-old Viennese percussionist named Manfred Sturmer, who told anecdotes (about Brahms, Clara Schumann, Richard Strauss, Arnold Schoenberg, and others) so realistically that some listeners did not know it was a hoax. In subsequent years, other Sessions' creations appeared on Berkeley's show. Since Willie Rushton's death, Sessions had been in charge of narrating the famous Asterix stories for audiobook.

In a story called Death Comes to Time, in which he played General Tannis, Sessions appeared in a special webcast version of Doctor Who. Judge John Deed QC appeared on BBC shows as barrister Brian Cantwell QC. In 2007, he appeared in the Doctor Who audio adventure 100.

In 2006, Sessions collected some of the BBC's coverage of The Proms and was included in one of the two Jackanory specials, including voices of the characters and playing the storyteller. Muddle Earth is Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's children's book Muddle Earth. He appeared in the final episode of Hotel Babylon in 2007, playing hotel owner Donovan Credo, and as Geoffrey Howe in 2009. He played Kenny Prince in Sherlock in 2010.

Sessions appeared on the teen drama television show Skins in 2011 as one of Franky Fitzgerald's two adopted fathers. In an episode of Outnumbered on BBC One, he also appeared as a Brummie vicar.

Harold Wilson in Made in Dagenham and Edward Heath in The Iron Lady was one of two British prime ministers in film. He appeared in the premiere of the new play Longing in 2013.

Arthur Duncan made a brief appearance in Outlander in 2014. Sessions were held in October 2014 as Gus, the unexplained, psychopathic computer that ruled the eponymous train/spaceship in Doctor Who's "Mummy on the Orient Express," as well as appearing in the 2015 film Mr. Holmes as Mycroft Holmes.

In addition to playing Arthur Lowe in the 2015 drama We're Doomed! The Dad's Army - Ancestors' Story. In the 2016 film Florence Foster Jenkins, he appeared as Dr. Hermann.

In 2020, a 10-part radio version of The Adventures of Captain Bobo on Fun Kids, which was still running at the time of his death, was narrated.