John Morton

John is an actor and writer from Kilkenny, based in Dublin. He has a BA in Drama & Performance from DIT Conservatory Of Music and Drama.

Film and TV work includes Locus Of Control, The Professor and The Madman (Fastnet/Icon), Fading Away (Filmbase), Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes (Mycrofilms), Love/Hate (Octagon Films/RTÉ), Swerve (Mycrofilms), Tobias and The Tree (IADT), Zenith (IADT), Republic Of Telly (RTÉ) and Old Fangs (Cartoon Saloon).

Stage credits include Taboo (White Label), Snake Eaters (The New Theatre), The Hellfire Squad, War Of Attrition, Bash, Scratcher, Cannibal! The Musical, Smitten, Trainspotting, Stags and Hens, Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, (Devious Theatre) Voices In The Rubble, A Bucket Full Of Fire, Konstantin Has Shot Himself (Sheer Tantrum) TEXT| Messages (Project Arts Centre) Silly Bits Of Sky, The Bus (Barnstorm Theatre Company), The Last Lot (Talking Birds), Closed Circuit (Graffiti Theatre Company) and Wild Harvest (Watergate Productions).

Writing for the stage includes Taboo (White Label) and five plays for Devious Theatre including The Hellfire Squad, co-written with Peter McGann (Project Arts Centre, 2016), War Of Attrition (Dublin Fringe Festival/Galway Theatre Festival 2013), Scratcher (The Theatre Machine Turns You On: Vol II), Smitten (Solstice, Cork Midsummer Festival) and Heart Shaped Vinyl. He also wrote the community theatre project Bridge Street Will Be (Equinox/Asylum). Adaptations include the Irish stage premiere of Night Of The Living Dead and the PPI Award winning radio version of The War Of The Worlds. He wrote and directed the radio detective serial Vultures (KCLR/Devious Theatre)

Work as a filmmaker includes Smitten (RTÉ Storyland 2016) and the short films Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes (Chicago Irish Film Festival, 2016/IndieCork 2015) and Hot Water Bottle (Cork Film Festival, 2012).

He is a founding member of The Devious Theatre Company in Kilkenny and White Label in Dublin. / @mohnjorton


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Frontline at Scene + Heard


Best of luck to all the Frontline actors who are appearing in shows as part of the new work festival Scene + Heard in Smock Alley Theatre at the moment.

Jack Mullarkey, Aron Hegarty, Shane Whisker, Madi O’Carroll and John Morton are all appearing in shows over the course of the three week run. You can check out the full programme here.

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John Morton in Way To Love


Frontline actor John Morton appears in the new Brave Giant music video ‘Way To Love’ which recently hit Number 1 on the Irish iTunes chart. The video was directed by Fergal Costello. Check it out here.


John Morton’s Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes airs on RTE 2


Daffney Molloy And Other Catastrophes, a short film written, directed by and featuring our own John Morton will screen on RTE 2 this Monday night May 15th at 12.05am as part of this years Shortscreen season. Take a look at the trailer for the film here.

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