John McArdle

John’s has held a long and successful career with extensive stage, television and film performances.

His stage credits include An Enemy of the People, Things I Know To Be True (Frantic Assembly) and The Red Lion for Rapture Theatre, and he is a patron of the Octagon Theatre.

John’s film credits include Janice BeardCharlie Noades RIP and There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble. 

John’s numerous television credits include playing series regulars in ITV’s Emmerdale, Channel 4’s Brookside, and the BBC’s The Case, Waterloo Road, All the Small Things, and Mersey Beat, for which he won the award for Best Actor in the Regional Television Society Awards 2002.

The Red Lion

John toured in Summer 2019 with Rapture Theatre’s production of The Red Lion

John McArdle in 'Things I Know To Be True'

John McArdle played Bob Price in the UK Tour of Frantic Assembly’s hugely successful Things I Know To Be True 

The tour began at the Oxford Playhouse on 27th September.

John McArdle joins cast of 'Emmerdale'

John McArdle 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 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