John Gaffney Pro

Actor, Extra, Model

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Physical Attributes

170 cm / 5ft 7in
76 kg / 167 lbs
White / Caucasian
106 cm / 42 in
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86 cm / 34 in
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Credits & experience

  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival : Mad Mitch, Playing Christian / Robber
  • Blink : The Blinker
  • Traitor : Micheal
  • Steve And Dougs Big Holy Adventure : Father Sweeney
  • V For Visa : Tramp
  • Mad Mitch ( Stage ) : Born Again Christain and Robber
  • Theatre Of Broken Dreams : Father
  • The Priest With Two Guns : Butler The Bookie / Playing A Liverpudlian
  • The Unwavering Eye Of The Mirror God ( Film ) : Father
  • Love Hate Crime / Procurator Fiscal ( Education Infomercial ) : Father
  • In This Town ( Film ) : People Trafficker
  • River City ( BBC ) : Clerk of the Sheriff Court
  • Night is Day: The Movie : DCI Sloan
  • Night is Day series 2 ( Film ) : DCI Sloan
  • Two and a Half Minutes ( Film ) : Alex
  • A Spanking in Paradise ( Film / Icon Films ) : Jimmy
  • The Crews ( TV ) : Dougie Fallon
  • Gary's Day Out ( Short ) : Father
  • Motherwell Drama School : HNC in Dramatic Arts
  • Motherwell Drama College : Integrated skills, e.g., Dance and Movement; Theatre in the Community; Prosthetics and Make-up; Abstract Movement; Photography and Video Production; Stage Management; Narration
  • Playboys ( stage ) : Greg MacIntosh, Sales Rep


Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles

Acting agent

C/O Spotlight

  • English

  • Irish
  • UK Cockney
  • UK Scottish
  • USA New York

Since I was little I took part in most school plays and theatre work. When I moved to Jersey in 1983 I found myself treading the boards in various talent shows and productions. My favourite play was Playboys where nudity was required as my role of a salesman.

Older and wiser now, I am married and have two teenage sons. I am a self employed plasterer and in 1992 went to drama school for 1 year. I wanted to study for a BA at the then RSAMD, but commitment to my young family was my main focus, so I decided to go back to my trade as a plasterer and return to the building sites, which provides many experiences for writing and character research.

I particularly enjoy the work of Ray Winston and James Nesbitt and love comedy and have excellent comic timing. However, I would also love the chance to play a more sinister character, such as a role I undertook in a short film in1994 of a father who mentally and physically abuses his son and wife.

I write comedy sketches and have recently been working on A Silly Wee Films production, Night is Day: The Movie playing DCI Sloan and will also be playing this character in Night is Day series 2.

I continue my work on The Crews for Foghorn Films as gangster Dougie Fallon, the right hand man of Mick Turner played by Jim Sweeney. I recently played David Hayman's body double in this series and then took over from him when he was killed off.

In 2011, I was lead in Two and a Half Minutes playing alongside Kolin McCreadie for Silly Wee Films. In February 2012, I landed the part of Jimmy, a maniac who runs a gym in A Spanking in Paradise, which received international film distribution through Icon Film Company. A Spanking in Paradise also won Best of the Fest in Edinburgh, so things are indeed looking up.

I am working alongside some very experienced actors whom I'm learning a lot of technique from and basically having fun while doing so. I recently started a project called Limbo written by The Crews' Colin Ferguson. I play a character called Liddell who loses his memory, but am unable to go into detail with this project just yet.

I have 8 IMDB Credits to date.


Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling experience

Full-time model - paid commercial work

TV & Reality

Studying the character of Rab C Nesbitt for just 4 hours, I mimicked Rab C Nesbitt for Children in Need in 1992 and had fun with The Gong Show for charity.Most recently appeared in episode 8 series15 of River City playing Clerk of Court.

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