About Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca trained at LAMDA where she was awarded the George Farquhar Restoration Prize and the Lally Bowers Award for Best Comedy Actress.

Since graduating in 1992 she has worked extensively in theatre, radio, television and film.

On stage she has played leading roles for the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End and at numerous key, regional theatres.

Notably, she received an Ian Charleson Commendation for the title role in Lady Windermere’s Fan (West End) and was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Barclays TMA Awards for the role of Vivie in Mrs Warren’s Profession at the Manchester Royal Exchange.

In 2015 she played Olivia in Twelfth Night for Sheffield Theatres and English Touring Theatre, which won Best Touring Production at the UK Theatre Awards.

Most recently she has appeared as Liz Essendine in Present Laughter for Bath Theatre Royal Productions, which won the Break a Leg Critic’s Choice Award 2016 for Best Regional/Touring Production.

Her 25 year career has also seen her make frequent appearances in television drama.  Most prominently she appeared as Williams’s sister Ethel in two series of Just William for the BBC.

She also plays Rob Brydon’s wife, Sally in The Trip, directed by Michael Winterbottom. She has recently reprised this role for The Trip To Spain, which is currently the highest rated comedy ever on Sky Atlantic.

Rebecca has just completed a UK tour of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, directed by Stephen Unwin and appeared at Edinburgh Festival this summer in The Song of Lunch playing opposite Robert Bathurst.


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