Who is John Sessions? John Sessions Bio/Wiki
John Gibb Marshall was a British actor and comedian, best known by the stage name John Sessions. In TV shows such as Whose Line Is It Anyway?. He was born on 11 January 1953 in Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland
He was known for comedy improvisation. As a QI panelist, and in various movies, both in the UK and in Hollywood, as a character actor.
Sessions died of a heart attack at his South London home on 2 November 2020.
Saddened to hear that John Sessions has died who voiced Gus in Mummy on the Orient Express and Tannis in Death Comes to Time. Plus Big Finish appearances in My Own Private Wolfgang, Castle of Fear and Torchwoood – The Conspiracy. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/o4Mt2VOf4X
— DW On This Day (@DWOnThisDay) November 3, 2020
He was 67 years old.
In the late 1970s, Sessions attended RADA, studying alongside Kenneth Branagh, later in their careers, the two would work together on several occasions. When he became an artist, his name change happened due to the presence of a John Marshall on the Equity registry. He performed on the small venue comedy circuit in the early 1980s with mostly improvised freewheeling monologues of fantasy.
Stephen Fry, Peter Cook, Josie Lawrence, and John Sessions – 1989
During this time, he topped a double bill with French and Saunders. In films such as The Sender (1982), The Bounty (1984), and Castaway (1986), he had a variety of small roles.
Sessions made a brief appearance as Arthur Duncan in Outlander in 2014. In October 2014, in the Doctor Who episode “Mummy on the Orient Express,” Sessions was heard as Gus, the enigmatic, psychopathic machine operating the eponymous train/spaceship.
In the 2015 film Mr. Holmes, Sessions also appeared as Mycroft Holmes.
Sessions played the part of Arthur Lowe in We’re Doomed!, a 2015 drama. The Story of Dad’s Army. In the 2016 film Florence Foster Jenkins, he played Dr. Hermann.
At the age of 67, comedian and actor John Sessions died, his agent has confirmed the news. Sessions died of a heart attack at his South London home.
Terrible news about John Sessions. Always brilliant but for us he’ll always be Keef/Pesci/Pacino in Stella Street, arguably the funniest and/or silliest thing that’s ever been on telly. pic.twitter.com/IzAf6gMxGC
— Field Music (@fieldmusicmusic) November 3, 2020
John Sessions (11 January 1953 – 2 November 2020) R.I.P pic.twitter.com/2QKUFKrESE
— 🇬🇧📺 Classic British TV 📺🇬🇧 (@Classicbritcom) November 3, 2020