Justin Butcher

Justin Butcher

“I’ve worked extensively as a creative consultant in the business, government and voluntary sectors, across the UK and Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa.”


Justin is the multi-award winning writer of Scaramouche Jones, The Madness of George Dubya, The Devil’s Passion and many other plays, including six dramas for BBC Radio, the most recent of which, The Devil’s Passion, was broadcast on BBC R3 in December 2017, starring David Suchet in the title role.

He holds BA and MA Honours degrees in Classics Greats from Oxford University and is an Honours Graduate of Drama Studio London. He won the 2022 Off West End Best Actor Award for his own performance in the 20th anniversary production of Scaramouche Jones at the Wilton’s Music Hall (June 2021).

His acclaimed travelogue, Walking to Jerusalem, documenting his 2017 walk from London to Jerusalem, was published by Hodder & Stoughton (UK) in 2018, and Pegasus Books (USA) the following year.

Recent screen work includes Linus Primo in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Impossible Planet, adapted and directed by David Farr for Channel 4/Amazon US, and Ralph in Polly Steele’s 2017 film Let Me Go, with Juliet Stevenson.

As actor, writer and director, he has collaborated with some of the UK’s most celebrated creative practitioners, including Lucy Bailey, David Farr, Rupert Goold, Tamsin Grieg, Jeremy Hardy, Nigel Kennedy, Warren Mitchell, Pete Postlethwaite and David Suchet.

In partnership with J.Productions, Milan, he produced and directed the acclaimed Speaking Dante performance in Florence, September 2021, a live reading of the whole of Dante’s Divine Comedy on the 700th anniversary of the poet’s death, with an international cast led by Ralph Fiennes, Helen Mirren, Jessie Buckley and Adjoa Andoh, in support of Italian refugee charity, La Comunità di Sant’Egidio.

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