CORNELL S. JOHN Television credits include the popular BBC series EastEnders, Holby City, Doctors

CORNELL S. JOHN (Glenstorm the Centaur) was born in Birmingham, England. He maintains a very high profile on the British stage, where he has triumphed in such musical productions as “The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” (directed by Sir Trevor Nunn), “Les Misérables,” “The Full Monty,” and Disney’s “The Lion King,” in which he originated the West End role of King Musafa (the character vocalized in the 1994 animated classic by James Earl Jones) for director Julie Taymor.

His lengthy list of theatre credits also includes Sondheim’s “Pacific Overtures,” ”You Don't Kiss,” Satan in the European tour of Steven Berkoff's “Messiah,” Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” “Brother to Brother,” “Rum Shop Opera,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Heavenly Bodies,” Medgar Evers in “JFK,” the Japan/UK tour of “Carmen Jones” (directed by Simon Callow), “Dutchman,” “Buddy,” “Kiss Me, Kate,” Leonard Bernstein's “Trouble in Tahiti,” Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” “Bad Boy Johnny,” “Scratches,” “Damn Yankees,” and Kander and Ebb’s “Chicago.” He credits his role as Oscar Lindquist, the shy tax accountant in the West End production of “Sweet Charity,” directed by Carole Metcalf, as the turning point in his career.

Television credits include the popular BBC series “EastEnders,” “Holby City,” “Doctors,” “The Block,” “‘Orrible, Maise Raine” and “3 Minute Heroes,” as well as “Revolver,” “Final Passage,” “The Farm” on C4, “Lenny Henry in Pieces,” “The Knock,” “Thief Takers,” “The Milkman,” and ITV’s “The Upper Hand.” His roles on the big screen include “Kidulthood” and the upcoming sequel, “Adulthood,” “Rottweiler,” “Red Mercury,” “Hush Your Mouth,” “Rage.”

John has enjoyed recent success making his directorial debut with the plays “Dutchman” and “Birth of a Blues” for Bush Boy Productions in London and is blessed with the continued love and support of Jane Elizabeth and his daughter Kaiya.

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