John is ex-Royal Navy, being both an Engineer and a Diver, and upon leaving after 15 years service took up joinery.
He has had his own joinery company for the last 2 years.
During all this time and in excess of it he has been acting, probably for in excess of 20 years and is considering taking it up full time in the not too distant future.
Meanwhile John builds bespoke sets for the film industry as well as household and commercial joinery and was singlehandedly responsible for the construction of Catherine Earnshaw's haunted panelled chamber in the film, liaising carefully with the Director to produce what is probably the closest set to the description in Emily Bronte's original novel.
You can see John in the film as George the Gimmerton village Inn Keeper.