Joshua McGuire

Joshua McGuire (born 1987) is an English television, film and stage actor.[1][2] He is perhaps best known for his role as Angus in the Channel 4/Netflix comedy series Lovesick (previously known as Scrotal Recall).[3] He starred opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the critically acclaimed production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at The Old Vic. He will play Briar Cudgeon in Artemis Fowl.

Joshua McGuire
Born1987 (age 3132)
EducationWarwick School, Warwickshire
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)
Known forLovesick (Channel 4/Netflix)
Amadeus (Chichester Festival Theatre)
Privacy (Donmar Warehouse)
The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff (BBC Two)
The Hour
(BBC Two)
Posh (Royal Court Theatre)

Early life

McGuire was born in 1987 and brought up in the town of Warwick in Warwickshire.[4]


McGuire was educated at Warwick School,[5] a boarding and day independent school for boys in his home town of Warwick in Warwickshire, followed by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, in Bloomsbury in Central London, from which he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Acting.[6]

Life and career

Prior to graduation, McGuire had been a member of Playbox Theatre Company, and was involved in minor radio dramas and Shakespearean productions. While still a drama student, he first came to attention for his role in the premiere of Laura Wade's satirical play Posh in which he portrayed a student member of the "Riot Club", a parody of the Bullingdon Club at Oxford University.[7]

McGuire has made cameo appearances in a number of BBC sitcoms and drama series and was a cast member in the 2011 BBC Two series The Hour. He also starred as assistant to Stephen Fry's character in the comedy series The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, a parody of Charles Dickens' works.[8].

McGuire played Rory, colleague of Tim (Domnhall Gleeson) in Richard Curtis's film About Time.

In May 2016 McGuire is appearing the "comedy/drama series" as the role of Nunney in new BBC drama Love, Nina[9] alongside Faye Marsay and Helena Bonham Carter.

Of his performance as the critic John Ruskin in Mike Leigh's film Mr. Turner, The Daily Telegraph said it was "hilariously played by Joshua McGuire." [10]


Year Title Role Notes
2010 EastEnders: E20 Olly Manthrope-Hall 3 episodes
2010 Doctors James Neathercote 1 episode
2010 Misfits Ollie 1 episode
2011 - 2013 The Hour Isaac Wengrow 6 episodes
2011 The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff Fearshiver 1 episode
2012 A Young Doctor's Notebook Even Younger Doctor 1 episode
2013 About Time Rory[11] Feature Film
2013 You, Me & Them Tim Walker 4 episodes
2014-2016 Siblings Jack 2 episodes
2014–present Lovesick (Scrotal Recall) Angus 10 episodes
2014 Mr Turner John Ruskin Feature Film
2014 Get Santa Tony Feature Film
2015 Cinderella Palace Official
2016 Love, Nina Mark 'Nunney' Nunn 5 episodes
2020 Artemis Fowl Briar Cudgeon


Year Title Theatre Role
2001 King John Royal Shakespeare Company Arthur
2010 Posh Royal Court Theatre Guy Bellingfield
2010 Hay Fever Rose Theatre, Kingston Simon Bliss
2011 Hamlet Shakespeare's Globe Hamlet
2012 Posh Duke of York's Theatre Guy Bellingfield
2012-13 The Magistrate National Theatre Cis Farringdon
2014 Privacy (play)[12] Donmar Warehouse The Writer
2014 Amadeus Chichester Festival Theatre Mozart
2014 The Ruling Class Trafalgar Studios Dinsdale Gurney[13]
2015 Future Conditional The Old Vic Oliver[14]
2017 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead The Old Vic Guildenstern
2018-19 I'm Not Running National Theatre Sandy Mynott[15]


  1. The Good (Inte)review – Joshua McGuire, The Good Review, 10 May 2011
  2. "Joshua McGuire".
  3. Joanna Robinson (3 October 2014). "What's New on Netflix in November—and What to Watch Before It Disappears". Vanity Fair.
  4. Nancy Durant (7 July 2014). "Joshua McGuire: Acting and social networking don't mix". The Times. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  5. Sally Jones. "The thespian schools taking centre stage". School House Magazine. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  6. RADA Annual Review 2010-11 Archived 21 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  7. "It's toffs at the top in this classy satire". 16 April 2010.
  8. "Great Expectations for Robert Webb in Charles Dickens spoof". London Evening Standard. 29 November 2011.
  9. "BBC - Helena Bonham Carter to star in Love, Nina - Media Centre".
  10. Robbie Collin (31 October 2014). "Mr Turner, review: 'Spall is like a moulting, phlegmy Gruffalo'".
  11. Scott, A. O. (31 October 2013). "'About Time,' a British Confection From Richard Curtis" via
  12. "Cast: Donmar Privacy, Globe Titus, Payne's Incognito and Gray's four plays". Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  13., Feast. "Freckle Productions".
  14. Billington, Michael (10 September 2015). "Future Conditional review – Rob Brydon delivers a seriously funny school lesson". the Guardian.
  15. "Im Not Running | National Theatre". Retrieved 7 December 2018.
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