John Partridge

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John is best known for having played the role of Christian Clarke in EastEnders (BBC) for the past five years. In 2010, he was part of the panel on the hugely successful Over the Rainbow (BBC). He is also a guest host of The National Lottery Draws (BBC) and a frequent contributor on daytime television, amongst numerous other programmes.

Training: Royal Ballet School, Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts and Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts. Theatre includes: the original UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats (for which John left college at the age of 16). He went on to play Rum Tum Tugger in the West End (New London) and was subsequently asked to play the role in the film of the show, opposite Elaine Paige and John Mills.

Other West End includes: Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone (Novello), Gringoire in Notre Dame de Paris (Dominion), The Fix directed by Sam Mendes (Donmar Warehouse), Hawker/Captain Walker in Tommy (Shaftesbury), Grease (Dominion), Electra in Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria), The Butcher in The Hunting of the Snark (Prince Edward).

Other theatre includes: Prospero in The Tempest (Northcott Theatre), John in Miss Saigon (UK tour), Roger in Rent (European tour), Black Goes With Everything directed by Arlene Phillips (Churchill, Bromley) and Marilyn in Boy George’s Taboo (Venue).

Television includes: EastEnders, Over the Rainbow, The National Lottery, This Morning,  Celebrity Wedding Planner, Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, Loose Women, Strictly: It Takes Two, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Daybreak, Celebrity Juice, All Star Family Fortunes, The One Show, Celebrity Weakest Link, Hole in the Wall, Children in Need, Comic Relief and Royal Variety Performance 1992-94.

John has worked with performers including U2, Pet Shop Boys, Kim Wilde, Neneh Cherry, Pete Townshend, Mica Paris and Ultra Naté. John won the Inside Soap Award for Sexiest Male and in 2010 was awarded the Entertainer of the Year Award at the annual Stonewall Awards ceremony.

In April 2013, John performs his all-new live one-man show Dames ‘n’ Dudes at the Matcham Room, Hippodrome, London.

Follow John on Twitter @mustbejp