Johnny Harris as Magwitch in Great Expectations | FX
Magwitch, portrayed by Johnny Harris, is an escaped convict who Pip first encounters in the cemetery where his family are buried. A rough, dangerous, brute of a man with a deep vendetta against Compeyson, his mortal enemy, Magwitch carries the burden of a social injustice that can never be undone. When Pip shows him compassion, the simple act lights a spark that will change both of their futures forever.
Johnny Harris first burst onto our screens in 2006 in the highly acclaimed British film London to Brighton. The film was voted into Time Out Magazine’s 100 Greatest British Films of All Time. He went on to star in Shane Meadows cult television series This Is England ’86 receiving BAFTA and Royal Television Society Award nominations for his performance.
Harris’ most recent work includes playing “Franklin Scrooge” in the BBC/FX adaptation of A Christmas Carol alongside Guy Pearce and Andy Serkis. He also played Charlie Rowley in the highly acclaimed BBC drama The Salisbury Poisonings, based on the tragic real-life events of 2018. Harris can most recently be seen in the miniseries Without Sin, as well as Muayad Alayan’s forthcoming A House in Jerusalem.
In 2017, Harris made his debut as a screenwriter with the highly acclaimed feature film Jawbone. Harris also starred in and co-produced the movie. He received a BAFTA Film Award nomination for Outstanding Debut, two BIFA Film Award nominations for his performance in the leading role, and a Writers Guild Award nomination for his screenplay. Song-writing icon Paul Weller composed and recorded the soundtrack for Jawbone, and in October 2018, Harris made his debut behind the camera directing the video for Weller’s hit single “Gravity.”
Other film and TV hits include Snow White and the Huntsman, Fortitude, Troy: Fall of a City, Medici, This is England ‘88-’90, War Horse, Monsters: Dark Continent, From Darkness, Welcome to the Punch and Jack Thorne’s BAFTA-winning TV series The Fades.
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