How The Stage Saved A Soldier

SHAUN JOHNSON

 Actor & Inspirational Speaker

 When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC

Former Soldier Royal Artillery - Shaun served eight years with a Gun Regiment and three years’ with a Ceremonial Mounted Regiment with public duties including Royal Gun Salutes, State and Royal Visits etc Tours of duty in Northern Ireland saw him deployed to West Belfast, HMP Maze and County Tyrone. 


Shaun found acting helped him escape a constant battle of depression, paranoia and hypervigilance. He has just finished a UK tour and West End run performing in new smash hit play Soldier On by Jonathan Lewis. Other credits include playing Hamlet (Globe Theatre, London) Richard III (RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon) and Malvolio Twelfth Night at (Leicester Square Theatre, West End). He has performed for HRH Prince Charles at the Shakespeare 400th Anniversary here and recently wrote and performed his own writing Mind-Frag at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Shakespeare's Globe.


He has appeared on television, radio, and in several national newspapers talking about his own 'mind-frag' challenges to raise awareness about mental health after leaving the military family. 

 
Military Transition - Live Link
Credit to BBC TV

Soldier On - Acting

Credit to BBC Breakfast TV

Playing Richard III 
Credit to ITV

Twelfth Night

Credit to Forces TV

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