John was an actor for nearly 20 years working in theatre TV and Radio and receiving a Manchester Evening News Best Actor Award in 1997.
In 2001 he became a script editor working with Paul Abbott on ‘Alibi’ a 2 x 90 min drama for ITV before joining Company Pictures as one of the original creative team on ‘Shameless’. On series 2, John also wrote an episode.
On Series 3 he was the Producer, for which he received a BAFTA nomination, and for Series 4 and 5 was the Series Producer picking up another BAFTA nomination. After leaving ‘Shameless’, John went on to ‘Skins’, another Company Pictures show, producing Series 4.