Originally from Holywood, Northern Ireland, John Kirby has been living in Hamburg since 1974. Since then he has worked extensively in film, television, advertising and, above all, theatre.
John has performed in numerous stage productions such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Death of a Salesman, Equus, Faith Healer, and Who's afraid of Virginia
Woolf, as well as featuring in the musical Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim.
His collaboration with director Michael O'Connor began on the short films Letter and Papa's Angel, which led to him being cast in the lead role for Sleeping Dogs.