John Heffernan (actor)

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John Heffernan

John Heffernan is a British theatre and screen actor. He has worked with the English Touring Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the National Theatre,[1] taking the lead roles in Edward II at the National Theatre,[1] and Oppenheimer with the RSC,[2] he has appeared on screen in a number of roles, including Henry Lascelles in the BBC adaptation of Susanna Clarke's novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell,[3] Jaggers in Dickensian and Steven Rose in the fourth series of Luther. In 2017, he played John Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham in an episode of the Netflix series The Crown,[4] he also played the Nine for Big Finish, in their Doctor Who box sets Doom Coalition and Ravenous.[5]



Years Title Role Notes
2015 Eye in the Sky Major Howard Webb
2017 Crooked House Laurence Brown
2019 Official Secrets James Welch


Years Title Role Notes
2008 King Lear Oswald Television film
2013 Murder on the Home Front Wilfred Zeigler Episode: "Part 1"
2014 Ripper Street Ronald Capshaw 2 episodes
2015 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Henry Lascelles 7 episodes
2015 Foyle's War James Griffin Episode: "Trespass"
2015–2016 Dickensian Jaggers 6 episodes
2017 The Crown John Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham Episode: "Marionettes"
2017 The Loch Dr. Simon Marr 6 episodes
2018 Collateral Sam Spence 4 episodes
2019 Brexit: The Uncivil War Matthew Elliott Television film
TBA Dracula Upcoming miniseries


Years Title Role
2007 Manhunt 2 The Watchdogs gang member
2015 Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Nero


  1. ^ a b "Introducing... John Heffernan". 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  2. ^ Lawless, Jill (2015-01-28). "Art embraces science in new British play 'Oppenheimer'". Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  3. ^ Ben Arnold. "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell recap: episode five – Arabella | Television & radio". Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  4. ^ Power, Ed (9 December 2017). "The Crown, season 2, episode 5 review: the 'priggish' Queen comes under media attack". The Telegraph. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  5. ^ "3. Ravenous 3 - Doctor Who - Ravenous - Big Finish".

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