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Short Info

SpouseBridget Pouhan
FactYounger half-brother of Maxine Whittington (b. 1939).

John Altman is an English actor, musician, composer and director. He is best known for his roles in the films The Long Good Friday, Withnail & I, Nil by Mouth and EastEnders.

Altman was born on 14 February 1952 in London, England. His parents were both actors. He has two sisters, Jane and Sarah. Altman was educated at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Altman’s first film role was in the film The Long Good Friday (1980). He has also appeared in the films Withnail & I (1987), Nil by Mouth (1997) and EastEnders (1998). Altman has also appeared in the television series The Bill, Minder and The Sweeney.

Altman has been married three times. His first wife was actress Lesley Manville. They were married from 1977 to 1987 and had two children together. His second wife was actress Jane Booker. They were married from 1989 to 1996 and had one child together. His third wife is actress Kate Hardie. They have been married since 1997 and have two children together.

Altman has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameJohn Altman
Height1.8 m
ProfessionActor, Singer


SpouseBridget Pouhan
ChildrenRosanna Ivy Altman


Music GroupsHeavy Metal Kids
NominationsBAFTA Award for Best Film Music
MoviesMy Lonely Me, Hell to Pay, Heaven's a Drag, Birth of the Beatles, The Timidity of the Loverat, Remembrance
TV ShowsEastEnders, Celebrity Fear Factor UK

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1Younger half-brother of Maxine Whittington (b. 1939).
2Son of Cecil Clifton Stewart (1923-1991) and Tina Florence Schofield (1920-2016).
3Has one granddaughter Lily (b. 2014), via daughter Rosanna.
4As of 2016 he is the 9th-longest serving actor in the history of EastEnders (1985) (tied with Ross Kemp, Tony Caunter, Ricky Groves, Shane Richie, Nitin Ganatra and Himesh Patel, and behind only Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, a tied Sid Owen and Perry Fenwick, Rudolph Walker, a tied Mike Reid and Todd Carty, John Bardon, a tied Bill Treacher, James Alexandrou and Derek Martin, and a tied Dean Gaffney, Shaun Williamson, Jake Wood and Jamie Borthwick), having played the character Nick Cotton intermittently for 9 years (initially from 1985 until 1991, briefly in 1993 and 1998, then from 2000 until 2001, 2008 until 2009 and 2014 until 2015).
5Ranked #45 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Nick Cotton (2015).
6Ranked #44 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Nick Cotton (2010).
7Lived in Kent from an early age.
8Attended the Community College Whitstable.
9Performed in the pantomime "Dick Whittington" at The Hexagon Venue in Reading (December 2008-January 2009).
10Was in attendance at the funeral of his former EastEnders (1985) co-star Wendy Richard (9 March 2009).
11Became a father for the 1st time at age 34 when his [now ex] wife Bridget Altman gave birth to their daughter Rosanna Ivy Altman in September 1986.
12Grandson of Johnnie Schofield.



I am Khama2019announcedRev. William Willoughby (voice)
Is This Now2017filmingJohnny
1066pre-productionEarl Leofric
Essex Vendetta2016Marine Police Officer
Perfect Break2016Michael
My Lonely Me2015Tom
EastEnders1985-2015TV SeriesNick Cotton Nick
Johnny Altman and JoanOvArc: Wild One2014Video shortLead Singer
Photo Shoot2009Wayne Wilson
The Insane2006ShortJohn Vincent Narration
It Could Be You2005Tony Mantana
Hell to Pay2005VideoPoliceman
Balamory2005TV Series
Bo' Selecta!2004TV SeriesNick Cotton
Child in the Forest2001TV MovieDad
EastEnders: Return of Nick Cotton2000TV MovieNick Cotton
Lenny Goes to Town1998TV Series
Knight School1998TV SeriesWormwood
Adam's Family Tree1997TV SeriesAngus the Caveman
Chef!1996TV SeriesPianist
Cold Lazarus1996TV Mini-SeriesRestaurant Policeman
Black Hearts in Battersea1995-1996TV SeriesMidwink
The Famous Five1995TV SeriesSimmy
Pussy in Boots1994TV MovieThe Wicked Giant
Heaven's a Drag1994Dogger
The Higher Mortals1993Mr. Thomas
Seekers1993TV SeriesSupt. Jellings
The Ghosts of Oxford Street1991TV MovieThomas De Quincey
The Adventures of Scragtag and Toddles, Ace Detectives1991TV SeriesHatchet the Hitman
The Paradise Club1990TV SeriesEddie
Gentlemen and Players1988TV SeriesBaz Newell
Minder1984TV SeriesCabbie
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983Rebel Pilot (uncredited)
Pictures1983TV Mini-SeriesLance Repton
The New Adventures of Lucky Jim1982TV SeriesVic Slater
Play for Today1982TV SeriesYoung man on tube
Memoirs of a Survivor1981Gerald's Courtier
An American Werewolf in London1981Assorted Police
Birth of the Beatles1979George Harrison
Quadrophenia1979John (uncredited)
The Great Train Robbery1979First Pickpocket


Hole in the Wall2009TV SeriesHimself
The British Soap Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The Podge and Rodge Show2009TV SeriesHimself
EastEnders Revealed2008TV Series documentaryHimself
GMTV2008TV SeriesHimself
No. 1 Soap Fan2007TV MovieHimself
Granada Reports2007TV SeriesHimself
Soapstar Superchef2007TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Win, Lose or Draw Late2004TV SeriesHimself
Great Soap TV Moments2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Simply the Best2004TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Fear Factor UK2004TV SeriesHimself
EastEnders: Christmas Party2003TV MovieHimself
Loose Lips2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Kelly2002TV SeriesHimself
Top Ten2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Liquid News2001TV SeriesHimself
Soap Fever2001TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The National Lottery Big Ticket1998TV SeriesHimself
The Geeks1996TV SeriesHimself
Esther: Life After Soap1995TV MovieHimself
Noel's House Party1992TV Series
Life After Flash2017Documentary filmingHimself
Loose Women2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
Pointless Celebrities2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself
The British Soap Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The Graham Norton Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
This Morning2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
TV's Nastiest Villains2014TV Movie documentaryHimself / Nick Cotton
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2014TV SeriesHimself - EastEnders Co-Star
Let's Dance for Comic Relief2013TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Coach Trip2012TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Fern Britton Meets...2010TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The Weakest Link2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
EastEnders: The Greatest Cliffhangers2010TV SeriesHimself / Nick Cotton
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2009TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Hole in the Wall2009TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2015Festival AwardWorld Music and Independent Film FestivalBest ActorMy Lonely Me (2015)

Nominated Awards

2015British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsVillain of the YearEastEnders (1985)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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