JOHNNY MELVILLE


ACTOR WRITER DIRECTOR SINGER FOOL
In 2024, I celebrate 53 years as a professional performing artist.

I was born in Leith, the notorious ‘Trainspotting’ port of Edinburgh in 1948. I have been acting, clowning, directing and teaching professionally since 1973 starting first as an amateur at Royal High School, Edinburgh & Edinburgh University working with future celebrities like the late Iain Charleson, working actors Hilton McRae, Dave Rintoul, Bernice Stegers, then with London group The Freehold and Pam Brighton’s V Theatre, before taking over Salakta Balloon Band and a few years later founding Kaboodle Theatre in the UK; then gradually as a solo artist across Europe and the Americas and then further afield across this flat earth.  Once I even get near to the Ice-wall when I visited Punta Arenas at the Southern tip of Chile. I couldn’t get any further that day but one day I hope to scan and cross to the other lands that await….

You are welcome to browse the various shows and projects from my diverse career. I am still going at it in more ways than one too. Now I have added NFTs to my list, an archive-book….

My life as a performing artist has been a fantastic and unforgettable experience. It is not quite what I thought it would be or where it might have gone but I have had amazing adventures and escapades, seen so many unbelievable places, made fabulous love, have an amazing son – Cyron Melville – and three beautiful grand-daughters. I played to at times audiences of thousands of people, and at times to less than ten and met. I have worked with cultural angels, warriors and heroes in every country imaginable. I am filled with gratitude and blessed by all those experiences that the Creator placed in my path for me to connect with. 

BUT… this web-page is not a museum as I am still very much alive, kicking and ready to perform anywhere you might want me to…!  Whether it be in a movie, theatre, concert-hall or on the internet.

Click here for compliments and ratings that have been said to and about me at various times through the last 50 years from some wonderful personalities, performing artists and directors: all bona fide and real!!!