John Westwood began his career as an actor and has worked in Theatre, Film, Television and as a Voice Over Artiste.
His first taste of the business was in musical theatre starring in "Blood Brothers, Kiss Me Kate, South Pacific".
Other productions include light hearted Comedies from Oscar Wilde's "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" to "Ted Willis" Drama "Woman In A Dressing Gown".
John also toured with Shakespeare's Tragedy "Macbeth" and "Brian Clemens" psychological thriller "The Edge Of Darkness" with Liza Goddard, Tony Scannell .
Feature films include "The Sea Change" with "Maryam D·Arbo, Ray Winston "and "Twice Upon a Yesterday" with "Penelope Cruz".
John has also worked in many pantomimes with household names such as Syd Little, Darren Day, Jean Fergusson and many more.
TV programmes include, "The Chief, No Bananas, Silent Witness", and "Casualty"
Also a pop video with "Madonna" in “A Substitute For Love".
He has worked extensively in London’s West End both as an Actor and as a Singer.
In 1997 John worked and sang with "Petula Clark" and the cast from "Sunset Boulevard". at Centre Stage Theatre in Covent Garden in London's West End.
The last London West End production was "Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk" at "The Royal Opera House" Covent Garden, London In 2004. This won an "Olivier Award" for best new production.
In Spain John starred in five short English speaking films playing the main characters, Written by "Roy Clark" (Last Of The Summer Wine, Open All Hours). Directors include "Steve Lanning" (Yentil, Gandhi) and "Ben Lanning" (Gemini Man).
Two of the films have been shown at "Hollywood Film Festivals" and also at the "Marbella Film Festival" where they have won awards. The last of the films also features "William Shatner".
As a Country Singer John Westwood uses the name "Johnny Westwood" to separate his to career paths.
As an Author and Actor he uses "John Westwood".
As a Country Artiste, Johnny Westwood has built up a huge following across the globe. Including a fan base in the USA. His music is played on stations from Pirate to local across the Globe. With Countless appearances and interviews on Radio and Television from the UK, Denmark, USA, Spain and many more.
In 2019 Johnny was signed to Echota Records USA. His single "Just a Kiss" was released in April 2019 and soon entered the Indie Country charts. "Just a kiss" was taken from his Debut Album "The Windows or the Walls". "Rain in Tulsa" soon followed and reached Number 1 in the USA Indie Charts in 2019.
In July 2020 Johnny changed Record Labels and is now with Country Roads Records USA. In 2021 Johnny was approached by Man Cave Studio Records to join their label. Johnny is now also signed to Man Cave Studio Records UK.
On the 21st September 2019 Johnny was awarded Male Vocalist in Traditional Country Music at the Josie Music Awards in the USA at Dollywood.
Johnny's last Album is called "COWBOY DREAMS" and has been released worldwide on all major online stores.
In 2020 Johnny has been Nominated 6 times in two different Major Award shows in the USA.
Johnny was awarded "The Bronze award" for "Traditional Country Song" with "Rain In Tulsa" at the ISSA AWARDS in Georgia USA 2020.
2021 Johnny has been Nominated in 4 categories at the ISSA AWARDS USA and at the JMA AWARDS USA is Nominated for 5 Categories.
2021 Johnny has been nominated for Artist Of the Year at the JMA AWARDS USA at Dollywood
Johnny is also Nominated at FAIR PLAY RED CARPET AWARD SHOW in Holland.
2023 Johnny has been nominated in 3 categories at the ISSA AWARDS USA.
Male Vocalist of the year, Single Of The Year, Songwriter Of The Year.
MEETING THE MASTER
Meeting Sir Christopher Lee was a dream come true as it was Christopher Lee who had influenced Johnny into becoming an actor.
A long story short; it turned out that he had in fact a mutual friend, the late Geoffrey Bailey who owned Crime in store book shop in Covent Garden, London. Geoffrey set up a meeting with Christopher Lee and the rest was history they met each other many times after that thanks to Geoffrey.