Johnny Flynn in The Motive and the Cue

Johnny Flynn stars as Richard Burton in The Motive and the Cue at the National Theatre in London.

Johnny Flynn is a British actor and singer-songwriter. He has starred as Dylan Witter in the Channel 4 and Netflix television sitcom Lovesick, and portrayed David Bowie in the film Stardust.

Flynn is the lead singer and songwriter of the band Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit. He has released five studio albums, and soundtracks and live albums.

Johhnny Flynn’s theatre credits include Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen, Bruce Norris’ The Low Road(Royal Court Theatre), Richard Bean’s The Heretic and Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem, all at the Royal Court Theatre.  

Other theartre credits include: Richard III & Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and True West opposite Kit Harington at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Flynn was longlisted in the Evening Standard Awards and the What’s On Stage Awards for best Newcomer for his role in The Heretic in 2012. He was nominated for an Olivier Award for his role in Jerusalem the same year. He won a commendation in the 2012 Ian Charleson Awards for his role as Viola in Twelfth Night at the Globe Theatre.

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InterviewJohnny Flynn: ‘I fall asleep to Richard Burton reading me “Under Milk Wood”’

The musician turned actor takes on his biggest role to date: legendary actor Richard Burton, in Sam Mendes’s new National Theatre play The Motive and the Cue

(Andrzej Lukowski, TimeOut, 02/05/2023) - The interview
InterviewOn my radar: Johnny Flynn’s cultural highlights

The actor and musician on attending an ancient wisdom school, indulging in Polish antiques, and the history book Suella Braverman should read

(Johnny Flynn, The Guardian, 15/04/2023) - The interview

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