Johnny Harris was born in Lambeth, London.
Harris started his career on the stage in the fringe theatres of London. He was a company member of The Union Theatre in Southwark.
In 2000 he was cast in his first feature film, Paul McGuigan's Gangster No.1.
His first breakthrough role came in 2006 with his performance in the multi award-winning and BAFTA-nominated feature film 'London to Brighton'. Despite being made on a tiny budget, the film received huge critical acclaim worldwide and was voted into Time Out Magazine's '100 Best British Films of All Time' with noteworthy actors and directors regarding Johnny's performance as "outstanding" and astonishing."
In an interview in The Independent on Sunday at the time of the film's release, celebrated British director Shane Meadows said of Harris' performance in the film: "It's an incredibly bold and massively powerful performance, the best I've seen on celluloid for a long time."
Four years later, Harris' breakthrough role came when Meadows cast him in This is England '86 and his portrayal of Lol's abusive father in the show saw him receive both BAFTA and The Royal Television Society Award nominations for his performance. The following year he reprised the chilling role of Mick in This is England '88 with the show winning the BAFTA T.V award for 'Best Mini-series'.
Johnny continued his run of award-winning projects with a leading role in the hit BBC drama The Fades, clinching the BAFTA T.V Award for 'Best Drama Series'.
In 2012 he was back in our cinemas in Universal Pictures smash hit film Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron. He played one of the eight dwarfs alongside the late Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, and Eddie Marsan. Another feature film soon followed and Harris was seen in the brilliant Welcome to the Punch with James McAvoy, Andrea Riseborough, Mark Strong, and Peter Mullan, which went on international release in 2013.
Nev Pierce, Editor of Empire Magazine, has described Johnny as "An heir to Oldman, in terms of being able to be both sensitive and scary, indelible and real."
This year, in May 2015, Johnny has his first starring role in a big feature film in the eagerly anticipated, Monsters: Dark Continent. He'll play haunted and damaged U.S. soldier 'Noah Frater' in the follow-up to Monsters, Gareth Edward's international hit film of 2010.
He is also starring in Fortitude, a new 12-part drama for Sky Atlantic/Pivot alongside Sir Michael Gambon, Stanley Tucci, and Christopher Ecclestone. The show was filmed on location in Iceland and London.
Johnny's latest project is From Darkness, a new four part drama for BBC1. He'll play DCI John Hind opposite Anne-Marie Duff with filming taking place on location in Manchester and Scotland.
Name: Johnny Harris
Known for: Snow White and the Huntsman
BirthDay: 27, Oct ,1974