John McArdle

John played Billy Corkhill in Brookside for four years and Jim Oulton in Mersey Beat, for which he won the award for Best Actor in the Regional Television Society Awards 2002.

On stage, he most recently appeared in An Enemy of the People at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton.

John is currently playing regular Ronnie Hale in ITV’s Emmerdale.

John McArdle joins cast of 'Emmerdale'

John McArdle has joined ITV’s long-running soap Emmerdale, playing plumber Ronnie Hale.

Ian MacLeod, Emmerdale series producer, on John’s casting:

“I am thrilled to welcome an actor of John’s pedigree to the show.”

John’s first episode will aired on ITV in April 2016.


Reviews for John McArdle in 'An Enemy of the People'

John McArdle played Alasken in An Enemy of the People, directed by David Thacker, at the Bolton Octagon in October 2015.

The press on An Enemy of the People:

  • “John McArdle’s printer Aslaksen is outstanding” – Timothy Ramsden, Reviews Gate
  • “…the cast pitch the characters at just the right level of moral ambivalence…an insightful revival” – 4 stars – Roger Foss, The Stage
  • “all performances were full-hearted” – 4.5 stars – Jim Gillespie, Reviews Hub