Karl Johnson



Place of birth:

Wales, UK:


Karl Johnson is a Welsh actor, appearing on stage, film and television. His most notable role to date is the title role in Derek Jarman's 1993 film Wittgenstein.

Film Credits

Dream Horse (2020)
Peterloo (2018)
as Lord Sidmouth, the Home Secretary
King Lear (2018)
as Fool
Kaleidoscope (2017)
as John
The Death of Stalin (2017)
as Dr. Lukomsky
Winter Thaw (2016)
as Stepanovich
Aberfan: The Green Hollow (2016)
The Carer (2016)
as Joseph
National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)
as Ghost of Hamlet's Father/Gravedigger
Mr. Turner (2014)
as Mr. Booth
Under Milk Wood (2014)
as Drowned / Voice
Mr Invisible (2013)
as The Handler
The Sea (2013)
as Blunden
Good Vibrations (2012)
as George Hooley
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
as Mr. Miller
The Pier (2011)
as Larry McCarthy
National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011)
as de Lacey
Third Star (2010)
as Ticket Seller
Is Anybody There? (2009)
as Arthur (uncredited)
I Know You Know (2009)
as Ernie
The Edge of Love (2008)
as Dai Fred
Dog Altogether (2007)
as Jack
Hot Fuzz (2007)
as PC Bob Walker
Four Last Songs (2007)
as Erico
Copying Beethoven (2006)
as Stefan Holtz
The Illusionist (2006)
as Doctor / Old Man
Heidi (2005)
as Old Man
Frozen (2005)
as Coastguard Bill
When I'm Sixty-four (2004)
as Billy
England Expects (2004)
Tomorrow La Scala! (2002)
Pure (2002)
as Granddad
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
as John Deakin
Wittgenstein (1993)
as Ludwig Wittgenstein
Close My Eyes (1991)
as Colin
Let Him Have It (1991)
as Parris
The Black and Blue Lamp (1988)
A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
as Fitzgerald
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
as Douglas Orton
The Magic Shop (1982)
The Tempest (1979)
as Ariel, an airy spirit
Jubilee (1978)
as Sphinx