British actor, writer and Producer based in L.A. John’s route into acting and writing was somewhat unconventional. From 1974-1987, he was in the British Merchant Navy (Qualified Ships Captain). From 1988-2006, he was in the City of London, marine insurance, claims and law. Latterly Vice President for a major international shipping company (and occasional delegate to the United Nations.) In 2006, he took an intensive post graduate course in drama with The Actors Company, at the London Centre for Theatre Studies and became a professional actor and writer. In 2011, he moved to Los Angeles.
John is from a long acting dynasty: grandson of actress Ena Grossmith. Great-grandson of actor/manager/writer George Grossmith, whose brother was actor Lawrence Grossmith. Great-great-grandson of Gilbert and Sullivan actor George Grossmith who, with his brother Weedon Grossmith, wrote The Diary of a Nobody (2007).
Also, John is the brother of author Robert Mawson whose 1998 novel was made into the film The Lazarus Child (2005).
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