Scarlett Alice Johnson

Scarlett Alice Johnson (born 7 April 1985) is an English actress, producer and drama teacher.[1][2] She is best known for her roles as Vicki Fowler in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Laura Derbyshire in the BBC Three sitcom Pramface.

Scarlett Alice Johnson
Johnson at the premiere of Adulthood in 2008
Born (1985-04-07) 7 April 1985
Stroud Green, London, U.K.
NationalityBritish
Other namesScarlett Verey[1]
EducationHighgate Wood School Arts College
Occupation
  • Actress
  • producer
  • teacher
Years active1994–present
Known forEastEnders (2002-2004)
Pramface (2012-2014)
Spouse(s)
Sean Michael Verey (m. 2017)
Children1

Early life

Johnson was born in North London,[3] England, United Kingdom and educated at the Highgate Wood School Arts College.

Career

Whilst attending Highgate Wood School Arts College Johnson was spotted by an agent in a production of Guys and Dolls, in which she played the lead. She subsequently appeared in numerous stage productions, including a six-month run in a National Theatre production of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood directed by Roger Michell.

Her first television role, in 2002, was as Vicki Fowler on the BBC soap opera EastEnders. She spent nearly two years and 194 episodes in the show; and, for her portrayal of Fowler, was voted no. 83 in "The 100 Greatest Eastender's Characters Of All Time".

She left EastEnders at the end of 2004 to return to stage acting and to embark on a career in films. In 2005, she played Juliet in an open air run of Romeo and Juliet at Stafford Castle and received favourable notices including in The Stage.[4] In the same year she also appeared as the lead in the acclaimed UK tour of Henry James' Daisy Miller directed by Christopher Morahan[5] and in the pantomime Cinderella at Stafford's Gatehouse Theatre.[6]

In 2009 she played Mindy in a revival of Aunt Dan and Lemon at the Royal Court Theatre,[7] receiving positive notices in the Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Times etc. In the same year she played the role of Helen in the horror film The Reeds.[8]

In April 2010, Johnson was cast by Warner Bros. in the CW network's US TV pilot Damn Thorpes (aka The Wyoming Project) opposite co-star Sean Faris (Vampire Diaries). In the same year she also played the lead role in the UK film Panic Button and in the Channel 4 comedy Pete Versus Life as Trish, the girlfriend of Pete's friend Ollie. In February–March 2010 she appeared in the play Slaves for the Olivier award-winning Theatre503, London.[9]

She joined the cast of E4's Beaver Falls for its second series, playing the role of PJ. The second series began airing in early August 2012 with the final episode of the series airing in early September 2012. It was announced on 22 September 2012 that the drama would not be recommissioned.[10]

She played the role of Laura Derbyshire, a pregnant teenager and subsequently a new mother, in the BBC Three comedy Pramface, alongside her Beaver Falls co-star Emer Kenny.[11] The first series piloted in late February 2012[12] and was well received by critics. She reprised her role for the second series which began airing in the new year of 2013 and was broadcast for a second time on BBC One throughout the summer of 2013.[13] She reprised her role again for a third and final series which started airing in late February 2014.[14]

Personal life

Johnson married her Pramface and Radiant Vermin co-star Sean Michael Verey on 9 July 2017. They have a child (born in 2015) and work together at the Pauline Quirke Academy.[2]

Filmography

Films

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008AdulthoodLexi
2009The ReedsHelen(credited as Scarlett Johnson)
2010PimpLizzie
2010Winter SunGirl(short)
2011Panic ButtonJo

Television

Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
FreaksDebbie[15]
2003–2004EastEndersVicki Fowler
2010Pete Versus LifeTrish
2011–2012Beaver FallsPJ
2012–2014PramfaceLaura Derbyshire
2013Big Bad WorldLucy Deacon
2013Midsomer MurdersJessieep. "The Flying Club"
2017LoadedPaula
2017Josh

Stage

Stage roles
Year Title Role Notes
1996La bohème – centenary performancePosh girl[15][16]
1996Yehudi Menuhin – 80th Birthday ConcertChorus[15][17]
2005CinderellaCinderella[6]
2005Daisy MillerDaisy[5]
2005Romeo and JulietJuliet[4]
2009Aunt Dan and LemonMindy[7]
2010SlavesJessica/Melissa[9]
2014The Angry Brigade[18]
2016Radiant Vermin[19]

References

  1. "Scarlett Verey, Drama Facilitator, Creative Producer". Mandy. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  2. "PQA :: Bow". PQA. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  3. "Adulthood: Exclusive interview with Scarlett Alice Johnson". virginmedia.com. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  4. Orme, Steve. "Theatre review: Romeo and Juliet at Stafford Festival Shakespeare at Stafford Castle". The British Theatre Guide. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  5. Tracy, Sheila (7 September 2005). "Reviews / Daisy Miller". The Stage. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  6. Bonner, Neil (21 December 2005). "Reviews / Cinderella". The Stage. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  7. Fisher, Philip. "Theatre review: Aunt Dan and Lemon at Royal Court Theatre Downstairs". The British Theatre Guide. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  8. "The Reeds". TrailerLounge (in German). Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  9. Tripney, Natasha (January 2010). "Slaves @ Theatre 503, London | theatre reviews". musicOMH. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  10. Munn, Patrick (22 September 2012). "E4 Cancels Dramedy Series 'Beaver Falls'". TVWise. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  11. "Not your usual BBC3 comedy!". Daily Mirror. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  12. "BBC Three – Pramface, Series 1, Like Narnia But Sexy – Broadcasts". BBC. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  13. "BBC Three – Pramface, Series 2, The Edge of Hell – Broadcasts". BBC. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  14. "BBC Three – Pramface, Series 3, I'm Excited Too! – Broadcasts". BBC. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  15. "Scarlett Alice Johnson". United Agents. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  16. Riding, Alan (5 February 1996). "A Class Split Over a Populist 'Boheme'". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  17. "Yehudi Menuhin – 80th Birthday Concert". British Film Institute. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  18. Paines Plough. "Paines Plough". painesplough.com. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  19. "SCARLETT ALICE JOHNSON". Spotlight. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
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