From Jamie New to Cruella’s Artie: Details About John McCrea

March 22, 2024
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Who is John McCrea?

British actor and singer John McCrea was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England, on 10 October 1992, so Libra’s his zodiac sign. He’s appeared in 18 movies and TV series, and is probably known best for portraying Artie in the adventure crime comedy movie “Cruella”, directed by Craig Gillespie, and which starred Emma Stone, Emma Thompson and Joel Fry. It follows the life of Cruella de Vill, before the events in the 1961 animated movie “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”, and the film won 30 of its 72 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design.

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Education and early life

John was raised in Aldershot by his parents, about whom he hasn’t shared many details because they prefer to be left out of media; it’s believed that his father was a theatre actor and mother a dancer, but this hasn’t been confirmed. Because John hasn’t spoken about having siblings, most of his fans believe him to be an only child.

He was only 11 when he made his debut TV series appearance, playing Robbie in a 2004 episode of the family comedy “Kerching”, while the following year saw him appear in an episode of both the crime comedy “New Tricks” and the crime mini-series “Bleak House”.

John studied at Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, England from which he matriculated in 2011; he then focused on his career, rather than to go after a college degree.


Roles in TV series

In 2006, John played Fergus in the episode “Lauren Gets Hitched” of the popular comedy “The Catherine Tate Show”, which also starred Mathew Horne and Niky Wardley, and follows the lives of an elderly woman Cath and her family and friends; the series aired from 2004 through 2009 and won eight of its 29 award nominations.

In 2019, John portrayed Tiff in all the eight episodes of the crime mystery “Giri/Haji”, which starred Takehiro Hira, Kelly Macdonald and Yosuke Kubozuka, and follows a Japanese detective as he’s searching for his missing brother in London, England; the series won three of its 12 award nominations.

John played Zev in the 2020 episode “The Dark Compass” of the action fantasy mini-series “Dracula”, and the same year heard him voice Dolly and Hal in 20 episodes of the podcast fantasy horror series “The Sandman”. It starred James McAvoy, Neil Gaiman and Mx Justin Vivian Bond, follows The Sandman who’s been imprisoned on Earth, and the series won one of its five award nominations.

In 2022, John starred as Steve Severing in the popular biographical musical mini-series “Pistol”, while his only other TV series role has been playing DC Ryan Parsons in three episodes of the 2022 crime thriller “We Hunt Together”, created by Gaby Hull, and which starred Eve Myles, Babou Ceesay and Hermione Corfield; it follows two detectives as they’re trying to catch two serial killers.


Roles in movies

John made his debut film appearance in the 2011 comedy “Documental”, and his following role came in 2015, when cast to star as Albin in the short drama “Late Night with Albin and Bibita”.

In 2017, John played University Boy in the romantic drama “God’s Own Country”, written and directed by Francis Lee, and which starred Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu and Gemma Jones. It follows farmer Johnny Saxby who spends his days drinking alcohol and having casual sex, while he’s now fallen for a Romanian immigrant worker; the movie won 33 of its 77 award nominations.

John could then have been seen playing Jamie New in the 2018 musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jane” and Dance Instructor in the 2019 short drama “Our Sister”, while the year 2021 saw him portray Young Loco in the biographical comedy “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie”, directed by Jonathan Butterell and Dan Gillspie Sells, and which starred Max Harwood, Lauren Patel and Sarah Lancashire. It follows a British teenager who wants to become a drag queen, and the movie won two of its 13 award nominations.

John’s since appeared in only two movies: he played Ansel in the 2021 horror thriller “She Will” and Toby in the 2023 thriller “Femme”. ,

Other credits

John appeared as Choir Boy in the 2004 family show “EastEnders: Christmas Party”.

He made a guest appearance in a 2021 episode of the talk-show “Hollywood Insider”.


Love life and relationships

John’s more or less open when it comes to sharing the details of his love life with his fans, and has stated on multiple occasions that he’s gay, while mostly through his social media accounts.

He hasn’t spoken about whether or not he’s today in a relationship, but some of his fans have claimed to have seen him and his boyfriend holding hands while walking in the streets of London, England; this hasn’t been addressed by John.

He seems to be unattached as of March 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

John’s followed by close to 10,000 people on Instagram, but has uploaded only a single picture onto his account; he’s not a big fan of social media networks, and isn’t active on any others.

He’s physically active as he goes to the gym several times a week, while John also often plays various sports with his friends, such as soccer, tennis and volleyball.

He’s a lover of animals, and during his teenage years volunteered at a local animal shelter in Hampshire; he’s donated over $20,000 to it since the launch of his acting career.


John’s a fan of rock ‘n’ music, and his favorite singers are Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain and John Lennon.

John has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Daniel Radcliffe, Benedict Cumberbatch and Julia Roberts, and some of his favorite movies are the franchise “Harry Potter”, “Doctor Strange” and “The Imitation Game”.

Height, eyes and wealth

John’s age is 30. He has blue eyes and brown hair, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs around 140lbs (64kgs).

John’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of March 2023.

Olivia Wilson

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