John Light

John Light (born 28 September 1972) is an English cinema, television and theatre actor. His theatre performances include the Complete Works Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon, where he starred in Sean Holmes' Julius Caesar as Brutus and in Rupert Goold's The Tempest as Caliban. He appeared as Henry Lennox (with Richard Armitage and Daniela Denby-Ashe) in the BBC production North & South from the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. He played the title character (the son of Rudyard Kipling) in My Son John. He portrayed British pilot Robert Newman in the German film Dresden, in which he spoke German and played Geoffrey, Duke of Brittany in the 2003 film The Lion in Winter alongside Patrick Stewart, Glenn Close and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. He played fallen angel in 2005 film called "The Prophecy: Uprising" and "The Prophecy: Forsaken" which also showed up in 2005. He also appeared in the title role of the 2009 play A New World: A Life of Thomas Paine. Light was born in Birmingham, England. He is a third cousin of the poet Laurie Lee and the film director Jack Lee. His father, John Light (Sr.) is a retired headmaster and is currently the Chairman of the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.


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