John Weaver

Headshot of John Weaver taken by Tom Barker

John Weaver is an English actor who played recurring character PC Hayes in Emmerdale. Born in Manchester, John was educated at St Matthew's High School and went on to Xaverian College in 2002. Throughout his education he studied English Literature and Drama & Theatre Studies then went on to attend various acting classes throughout the North West of England.

2009-10 saw John make the transition from stage to screen when he featured in numerous short films including The Hive and When the Dust Settles, both of which went on to win Shooting People's 'Film of the Month' after screenings at the London Short Film Festival with 'The Hive' also appearing at BAFTA and going on to be nominated for a world Vimeo award in 2012.

During 2011 he filmed for his first role in Emmerdale as well as Waterloo Road and a sitcom pilot which went on to win the Audience Vote Award at Cofilmic. During 2012, John filmed the sitcom pilot Scrims with Lime Pictures and his second role for Emmerdale as well as appearing in the BBC's 'Turn Up The Talent' showcase. In 2013, he featured in two episodes of Hollyoaks as well as a number of short films. In 2014, John appeared in the feature film 'The Last Showing'. He also worked with ITV as part of their trainee director scheme and filmed his third feature film role. In 2014 he completed a run of 'Afterglow', performed as part of the 24:7 Theatre Festival. The play received 4 and 5 star reviews and John picked up the Audience Award for Favourite Actor along with a nomination for Best Fringe Performance at the Manchester Theatre Awards. In 2015 John appeared in advertising campaigns for Coors Light, 7up and Warburtons and the feature film 'Lapse of Honour'. More recently he has appeared in Sky One's Mount Pleasant, as guest lead in BBC's Doctors and 'B!rth' at the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester. John can be seen in the feature film 'Freesia' in UK cinemas/VOD and online UNILAD viral sketches and he has recently been cast in Sky One's new series 'Brassic', due for release in 2019.

John is currently represented by Jane Hollowood Associates Ltd (

External sites

IMDB page - [1]
Spotlight page - [2]

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