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News: First Trailer Released For Walk Like A Panther Featuring Dave Johns

The first trailer has been released to promote the new British film featuring I, Daniel Blake star, stand-up comedian Dave Johns.

The triumph-of-the-underdog drama tells the story of a group of wrestlers who reunite and get back into the ring one more time to save their local pub. 

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Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Dave Johns

Comedian Dave Johns has graciously found time in his hectic filming schedule to answer our Rarely Asked Questions. Since appearing in the award-winning Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake, the genial comic's acting career has taken off. He has two other films in the pipeline. A wrestling movie, Walk Like A Panther, and Two Graves, a thriller set in the north east.

News: Dave Johns To Star In Wrestling Comedy

Details have been revealed about the new movie which comedian Dave Johns has been filming recently in Yorkshire. It is called Walk Like A Panther and it tells the story of a group of wrestlers who reunite to save their local pub. 

It also stars Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire - pictured with Johns) and Jill Halfpenny (Humans) and is directed by Dan Cadan from his own original screenplay.

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News: Comedian Dave Johns Wins Major Best Actor Award

Geordie Comedian Dave Johns has won a major award for his role in the Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake.

Johns has bagged Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards this evening.

His co-star Hayley Squires won Most Promising Newcomer.

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News: Another Film Award Nomination For Dave Johns

Comedian Dave Johns has received another award nomination for his role in the Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake.

Johns has been nominated for Best Actor in the European Film Awards. The other nominees are Rolf Lassgard for A Man Called Ove, Hugh Grant for Florence Foster Jenkins, Burghart Klaussner for The People Vs Fritz Bauer and Peter Simonischek for Toni Erdmann.

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News: Film Nominations For Dave Johns, Brett Goldstein, Alice Lowe, Simon Farnaby & More

I, Daniel Blake, starring comedian Dave Johns has been nominated for more British Independent Film Awards than any other film this year.

The acclaimed movie directed by Ken Loach has received seven nominations. Dave Johns has been nominated for Best Actor alongside Max Records for I Am Not a Serial Killer, Michael Fassbender for Trespass Against Us, Shia Labeouf for American Honey and Steve Brandon for My Feral Heart. Johns is also up for Most Promising Newcomer alongside his co-star Hayley Squires.

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News: Yet Another Film Festival Prize For New Ken Loach Movie

I, Daniel Blake, the film directed by Ken Loach and starring comedian Dave Johns has won the Audience Prize Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

Johns posted the news on Twitter, adding that it had won with the highest score ever in the festival's history.

The film has already won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and is released in the UK on October 21.

News: Movie Starring Comic Dave Johns Wins Another Film Festival Award

I, Daniel Blake, the new film directed by Ken Loach and starring comedian Dave Johns has won the Public Prize Award at the Locarno Film Festival.

Johns had been at the festival and was due to return to the UK today but now has to stay another night for the ceremony. The film has already won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and is released in the UK this autumn.

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News: Film Starring UK Comic Wins Top Prize at Cannes Festival

The new film starring comedian Dave Johns has won the prestigious Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

The veteran comedian plays one of the main characters in I, Daniel Blake, directed by Ken Loach.

This is all very new to Johns. Although he has acted onstage in the past his most recent work in the UK has been supporting Sean Lock on his national tour.

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Opinion: Why Do Comedians Make Such Good Actors?

If your Facebook feed is anything like mine you’ll have spent the last few days reading about how good Dave Johns is in the new Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake. It’s a serious role for the seasoned stand-up generating a big buzz at the Cannes Film Festival and one that could make Johns a bigger movie star than stand-up. And this is a man who has sold out the Hyena Club in Newcastle. More than once.

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