John was born 25 August 1939, Brentford England. He's an English actor that play's Jim Branning in the soap opra Eastednders.

On the 14 June 2007, he was admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke, on 27 December it was reported that he had walked fo the first time in 6 months. On the 10th March 2008 it was reported that he would be return to Eastenders. In August he was reported that he was rushed to hospital of a suspected second stroke.

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