Dave Johns

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, St Helens F.C. Manager.


Dave presented the Best Club Comic Award at last year's Chortle Comedy Awards on Monday, 19th March 2018.

Dave hosted the first Newcastle Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Sunday, 1st April 2018  https://t.co/tSPH7054Cf?ssr=true

Dave has completed filming on four episodes of the Channel 4 award winning cop drama "No Offence" by Paul Abbott ("Shameless").

Watch Dave take on The Beast for £69,000 in Celebrity The Chase.


Read the Chronicle's story regarding Dave's donation of his winnings from Celebrity The Chase to the West End Food Bank in Newcastle upon Tyne.


Read the Chronicle's story regarding Dave's thoughts on the current benefit system.


Read Dave's interview with the Newcastle Journal prior to his show at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle which took place on Sunday, 1st October 2017


Dave was very honoured to present an award at the 2017 European Film Awards  held in Berlin on the 8th, 9th and 10th December 2017.

Press quotes about Dave's new show "I, Fillum Star" :-

"Warm, heart felt and at times very funny"  "I" Magazine

"A playful and joyful hour"  Observer

"Humility, starry eyes and unpretentious good humour ... a heart warming hour"  Brian Logan, Guardian

"Sends you out uplifted"  Chortle

"Very funny"   The Scotsman

"Skilled story telling"  The  Hub

Dave was on the Al Porter Show on Today FM Ireland   http://www.todayfm.com/AlPorter/podcasts/76470/Dave-Johns-Joins-Al-In-Ed...

Great Edinburgh Festival interview by Killian Fox in both The Guardian on Sunday and The Observer - Sunday, 13th August 2017


Edinburgh Festival interview with Dave in the I Magazine 2017.  Follow  this link to view:-


Great interview with Dave in the Sunday Herald on the 23rd July 2017.  Follow this link to view:-  http://files.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/15428262.__39_Good_evening__ta...

Dave has finished shooting a new film, a comedy, "Walk Like A Panther", which was shot in Yorkshire for Fox International Productions.  Starring Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire), Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake) and Jill Halfpenny (Humans). The ensemble British cast also includes Sue Johnston (Downton Abbey), Lindsey Coulson (Eastenders), Julian Sands (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Jason Flemyng (Snatch),  Stephen Tompkinson (Wild At Heart), Michael Socha (This Is England) and hip hop artist/poet Scroobius Pip (Taboo).  The story revolves around a group of '80s wrestlers who are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure.  Led by father-son duo, Trevor (Johns) and Mark Bolton (Graham),  the unlikely bunch of underdog heroes set out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way.

Dave was filming in Belfast and Bavaria after landing a part in a new film about Manchester City goalkeeper,  Bert Trautmann.  The film will be directed by Marcus Rosenmuller.

Congratulations to Dave for winning the award for Most Promising Male Newcomer in this year's Empire Magazine Film Awards, which were held at the Round House on 19th March 2017

After finishing shooting a delightful short film in his native Newcastle, Dave attended the BAFTA Ceremony at the Albert Hall in London on Sunday, 12th February, where I, Daniel Blake won the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film of 2017.  The award was presented by Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel.

Dave recorded a stand up set for a new series of The Stand Up Show on BBC Radio 4 hosted by Fred Macaulay on 4th April 2017 to be broadcast in September 2017.

Dave appeared in a  two page feature in the Esquire Magazine.

Dave made a guest appearance on Alan Davies' comedy show As Yet Untitled broadcast during February 2017.

In 2017 Dave also be appeared as a guest on Jack Dee's new TV show, Help Desk.

On March 9th Dave recorded Radio Four's BBC Scotland topical quiz show Breaking the News.

Dave was a guest on Channel Four's Sunday Brunch on 19th March 2017.

Fun fact!!

Dave's first professional paid gig outside Newcastle was at Frank Skinner's comedy club, the Bearwood Tavern, Birmingham where he received the fee of £80 - or £1000 pounds in today's money. On the bill that night was Alan Davies and Lee Evans