Dave Johns
Dave Johns



The U.K. Premiere of Turtles (Les Tortues) will take place on Thursday, 25th July 2024 at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne, with a Q & A session taking […]

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Just a few photographs from the red carpet at Cannes in 2016


Dave joins the cast of Whitstable Pearl as a guest lead in this South East Coast drama for Season 3. Starring Kerry Godliman as Pearl.

BOSTON FILM FESTIVAL - Jury Prize for Les Tortues for Best Narrative Feature

Winner of Top Jury Prize at Turin Film Festival

LES TORTUES - OPENS ACROSS EUROPE ON 15TH MAY 2024. David Lambert's Les Tortues, the film that tells the story of the marital crisis of two homosexual pensioners, wins Top […]

Les Tortues (The Turtles) which premieres at the Love Film Festival in Mons, Belgium and the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas in March 2024. The film opens in May 2024.

Thom at his market pitch

Winner - Best Actor San Diego Film Festival 2024

Dave has won the Best Actor Award at the San Diego Film Festival 2024 for his performance in the film "Making Up"

It's a wrap

The crew of Les Tortues at La Palais de Justice in Brussels


I am excited and thrilled to announce my new film.  Turtles (Les Tortues) will have its North American Premiere at the Prestigious SXSW ( South by South West International Film […]

Writer of the Year Award

I am so honoured to have been awarded Writer of the Year at the North East Cultural Awards for my stage adaptation of "I, Daniel Blake".

2023 North EastCulture Awards

Dave has been nominated for the Writer of the Year Award for his stage adaptation of "I, Daniel Blake" at the 2023 North East Culture Awards.

Les Tortues

Dave's new film which was shot on location in Brussels, Belgium. The film is scheduled to be released in 2024. More information will be forthcoming early next year.

Best Actor Award

Dave has been awarded the Best Actor Award in a Short Film at the 2023 Overcome Film Festival.

"I, Daniel Blake" Stage Adaptation by Dave Johns Autumn Tour Dates now available - see my Tour Dates page

"I, Filum Star/I Stand Up"

Dave brings his incredibly funny and heartwarming story to Leeds Playhouse. "I, Filum Star/I Stand Up" is Dave's incredible journey from bricklayer, to stand up, to film star at the […]

In Conversation with Ken Loach

A unique opportunity to hear from British film director, Ken Loach, as he sits down with collaborator Dave Johns for one night only. Ken Loach's films include "I, Daniel Blake", […]

2022 Update

Dave has been filming in Belgium this Spring, in a new film directed by David Lambert.  "Les Tortues" will see Dave take on the role of an English ex-pat living […]

The Shawshank Redemption

The stage adaptation of The Shawshank Redemption is currently doing a nationwide tour and will be performed at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle from 17th to the 21st January 2023.

"I, Daniel Blake" Stage Adaptation at Northern Stage, Newcastle

Dave has written a stage adaptation of the Ken Loach film "I, Daniel Blake"  (screen play by Paul Laverty) which is to be performed at the Northern Stage Theatre on […]

A Comic's Tale - Edinburgh Festival 2022 Reviews

Links to 6 x 5 Star reviews for Dave's stand up show 'A Comic's Tale'  at the Edinburgh Festival 2022. Best-reviewed Edinburgh Fringe shows 2022 - British Comedy Guide https://entertainment-now.com/2022/08/dave-johns-a-comics-tale […]

Fisherman's Friends 2

Fisherman's Friends 2 - One and All was released in cinemas UK wide on 19th August 2022.  

Fisherman's Friends - Minack Theatre, Cornwall

Dave can be seen in the new British comedy/musical "Fishermens' Friends" shot in and around the beautiful village of Port Isaac in Cornwall. The film opens in cinemas across the […]

Shawshank Redemption Performance Rights

Dave and fellow comedian, Owen O'Neill's stage adaptation of "The Shawshank Redemption" is now licensed with Broadway Licensing, New York for all performances in North America. https://broadwaylicensing.com/shows/musicals    Then scroll […]

23 Walks

Dave is shooting a new film called "23 Walks", directed by Paul Morrison.  Paul Morrison has a distinguished track record as a drama and documentary film-maker.  His first feature film […]

Mini documentary on the making of Fisherman's Friends

Link to a mini documentary on the making of Fisherman's Friends https://www.comedy.co.uk/film/fishermans_friends/videos/17643/fishermans...

Fisherman's Friends

Fisherman's Friends, the latest film starring Dave Johns,  released on 15th March 2019

News round-up

  "Trautman", the story of ex German prisoner of war and Manchester City goalkeeper, Bert Trautman, was released on Friday, 5th April 2019.    Dave plays the part of Roberts, […]

Walk Like A Panther

9th March 2018 will see the release of "Walk Like A Panther"in the U.K nationwide from 20th Century Fox, directed by Dan Cadan. It's a new comedy starring Stephen Graham […]

The Nightly Show

Meryl Streep Clip https://t.co/HNH5c9V9WN?ssr=true

Tiger Aspect

Dave is currently working on the development of a sitcom starring himself with production company, Tiger Aspect, and Eastenders' writer and Stand Up Comedian, Johnny Candon.  Status - in development. […]

Blithe Spirit

Dave started filming in June 2019 on a new adaptation of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", starring, among others, Judi Dench.  Dave takes the role of Howard, the family gardener.  Leslie […]

2022 Update

Dave has been filming in Belgium this Spring, in a new film directed by David Lambert.  "Les Tortues" will see Dave take on the role of an English ex-pat living […]

United Kingdom Release of 23 Walks

The United Kingdom release of "23 Walks" in select cinemas across the U.K. from 25th September 2020. See link below for trailer:-    https://t.co/wT7RCV2nVF https://twitter.com/ParklandPic/status/1299305781561614337?s=20

Australian/New Zealand Release of 23 Walks

"23 Walks" has now been released in Australia and New Zealand.  It's U.K. release is currently scheduled for September 2020.  Dave stars alongside Alison Steadman in this gentle love story […]

New Edinburgh show

A new stand up show from the star of Ken Loach's 'I Daniel Blake' and the feel good box office hit of 2019 'Fisherman's Friends'

Dave and Richard Herring's Podcast

Watch this podcast with Dave and Richard Herring which was recorded at The Stand in Newcastle. It records Dave's remarkable journey, with hilarious anecdotes, from bricklaying  to "I, Daniel Blake".  […]

Happy New Year2020

Happy New Year everyone. 2020 is looking to be an exciting year.  The highlights I'm looking forward to are :- Finalising the pilot script for my sitcom production with Tiger […]

30 Years of Stand Up

Dave Johns celebrated 30 years as a stand up comic in March 2020. "I can't believe its been thirty years since I first started doing stand up at the Comedy […]

NARC Magazine Interview

Interview with Dave in NARC magazine. https://narcmagazine.com/interview-dave-johns/