Scarlett Alice Johnson

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Scarlett Alice Johnson
Scarlett Johnson 2008.jpg
Johnson at the premiere of Adulthood in 2008.
Born (1985-04-07) 7 April 1985 (age 33)
Stroud Green, London, U.K.
Nationality British
Education Highgate Wood School Arts College
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present

Scarlett Alice Johnson (born 7 April 1985) is an English actress who came to national attention in her teens, when she appeared as Vicki Fowler in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. She has more recently played the role of Laura Derbyshire in the BBC Three sitcom Pramface.

Early life[edit]

Johnson was born in North London,[1] England, United Kingdom and educated at the Highgate Wood School Arts College.


Whilst attending Highgate Wood School Arts College she was spotted by an agent in a production of Guys and Dolls in which she played the lead.

The role of Vicki Fowler on the BBC soap opera EastEnders was Johnson's first television role though not her professional début, having previously appeared in numerous stage productions, including a six-month run in a National Theatre production of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood directed by Roger Michell. After nearly two years in the show, Johnson left EastEnders at the end of 2004 after two years and 194 episodes, and returned to stage acting as well as embarking on career in films.

For her portrayal of Vicki Fowler, Johnson was voted #83 in 'The 100 Greatest Eastender's Characters Of All Time'.

In 2005, she played Juliet in an open air run of Romeo and Juliet at Stafford Castle and received favourable notices including in The Stage;[2] in the same year she also appeared as the lead in the acclaimed UK tour of Henry James' Daisy Miller directed by Christopher Morahan[3] and in the pantomime Cinderella at Stafford's Gatehouse Theatre.[4]

In 2009 she played Mindy in a revival of Aunt Dan and Lemon at the Royal Court Theatre[5] receiving good notices in the Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Times etc. In the same year she played the role of Helen in the horror film The Reeds.[6]

In April 2010, Johnson was cast by Warner Bros. in the CW network's US TV pilot Damn Thorpes (aka The Wyoming Project) opposite co-star Sean Faris (Vampire Diaries). In the same year she also played the lead role in the UK film Panic Button and in the Channel 4 comedy Pete Versus Life as Trish, the girlfriend of Pete's friend Ollie. In February–March 2010 she appeared in the play Slaves for the Olivier award-winning Theatre 503, London.[7]

She joined the cast of E4's Beaver Falls for its second series playing the role of PJ, the second series began airing in early August 2012 with the final episode of the series airing in early September 2012. It was announced on 22 September 2012 that the drama would not be recommissioned.[8]

She played the role of Laura Derbyshire, a pregnant teenager and subsequently a new mother, in the BBC Three comedy Pramface alongside her Beaver Falls co-star Emer Kenny.[9] The first series piloted in late February 2012[10] and was well received by critics, she reprised her role for the second series which began airing in the new year of 2013 and was broadcast for a second time on BBC One throughout the summer of 2013.[11] She reprised her role again for a third and final series which started airing in late February 2014.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Adulthood Lexi
2009 The Reeds Helen (credited as Scarlett Johnson)
2010 Pimp Lizzie
2010 Winter Sun Girl (short)
2011 Panic Button Jo


Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
Freaks Debbie [13]
2003–2004 EastEnders Vicki Fowler
2010 Pete Versus Life Trish
2011–2012 Beaver Falls PJ
2012–2014 Pramface Laura Derbyshire
2013 Big Bad World Lucy Deacon
2013 Midsomer Murders Jessie ep. "The Flying Club"
2017 Loaded Paula
2017 Josh


Stage roles
Year Title Role Notes
1996 La bohème – centenary performance Posh girl [13][14]
1996 Yehudi Menuhin – 80th Birthday Concert Chorus [13][15]
2005 Cinderella Cinderella [4]
2005 Daisy Miller Daisy [3]
2005 Romeo and Juliet Juliet [2]
2009 Aunt Dan and Lemon Mindy [5]
2010 Slaves Jessica/Melissa [7]
2014 The Angry Brigade [16]


  1. ^ "Adulthood: Exclusive interview with Scarlett Alice Johnson". Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Orme, Steve. "Theatre review: Romeo and Juliet at Stafford Festival Shakespeare at Stafford Castle". The British Theatre Guide. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Tracy, Sheila (7 September 2005). "Reviews / Daisy Miller". The Stage. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Bonner, Neil (21 December 2005). "Reviews / Cinderella". The Stage. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Fisher, Philip. "Theatre review: Aunt Dan and Lemon at Royal Court Theatre Downstairs". The British Theatre Guide. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Reeds". TrailerLounge (in German). Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Tripney, Natasha. "Slaves @ Theatre 503, London | theatre reviews". musicOMH. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Munn, Patrick (22 September 2012). "E4 Cancels Dramedy Series 'Beaver Falls'". TVWise. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Not your usual BBC3 comedy!". Daily Mirror. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "BBC Three - Pramface, Series 1, Like Narnia But Sexy - Broadcasts". BBC. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "BBC Three - Pramface, Series 2, The Edge of Hell - Broadcasts". BBC. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "BBC Three - Pramface, Series 3, I'm Excited Too! - Broadcasts". BBC. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c "Scarlett Alice Johnson". United Agents. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  14. ^ Riding, Alan (5 February 1996). "A Class Split Over a Populist 'Boheme'". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Yehudi Menuhin – 80th Birthday Concert". British Film Institute. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  16. ^ Paines Plough. "Paines Plough". Retrieved 1 February 2015. 

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