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John Sackville (actor) Wikipedia
John Sackville is an English actor, best known for his role as the villainous Robert Frobisher Smythe in the US TV series House of Anubis. He has worked in theatre, film and television.
Sackville was educated at Wells Cathedral School in Somerset (where he set up an amateur theatre company, "Amici") and St Andrews University. Here he was awarded the McEuen Rosebowl for Acting for the title role in Hamlet, at the Scottish Student Drama Festival. He then trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
On stage he has performed with the RSC and in the West End. While at the RSC he produced, directed and featured in a short film,The Mosquito, The Flea, The Fly, funded by The Other Place.
In 1998 he played the lead role of Kevin in the British premiere of Party at the Arts Theatre. In 2005 he performed as a double-act with Russ Abbot, playing the title role in Lord Arthur Savile's Crime. In 2006 he played William Roper alongside Martin Shaw in A Man for All Seasons at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Both shows were produced by Bill Kenwright. In 2007 he starred as Pope John Paul II in BBC1's Young John Paul II: Witness to Evil.
In 2011, Sackville starred alongside Carla Juri in the feature film Fossil, shot on location in the Dordogne. In 2012 he appeared as Dr David Wilcox in the BBC's The Secret of Crickley Hall, opposite Olivia Cooke. In 2012-13 he played Robert Frobisher Smythe in the series House of Anubis, starring with Alexandra Shipp. It also featured Francis Magee and Jack Donnelly. In 2014 he played the Reverend John Clarke opposite Anne Archer in The Trial of Jane Fonda at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In the same year Sackville co-starred with Mischa Barton and Robert Knepper in the film The Hoarder, set in New York. In 2015 he was cast in the new Netflix series The Crown, playing alongside John Lithgow and Jeremy Northam, and as George VI in the BBC's Royal Wives at War opposite Gina McKee.
In 2016 he played the role of Simon Beauclerk in James Gray's The Lost City of Z, working with Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson. He also began filming Season Two of The Crown. In 2017 he was cast as R Davis Halliwell in the new 20th Century Fox series Genius, and as the title role in William Wordsworth for English Touring Theatre.
He lives in Hackney, East London.