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Scarlett Alice Johnson

Scarlett Alice Johnson (born 7 April 1985) is an English actress who came to national attention early as Vicki Fowler in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. She has more recently played the role of Laura Derbyshire in the BBC Three sitcom Pramface.

Early life Edit

Johnson was born in North London, England, United Kingdom and educated at the Highgate Wood School Arts College.

Career Edit

Whilst attending Highgate Wood School Arts College she was spotted by an agent in a production of Guys and Dolls in which she played the lead.

The role of Vicki Fowler on the BBC soap opera EastEnders was Johnson's first television role though not her professional début, having previously appeared in numerous stage productions, including a six-month run in a National Theatre production of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood directed by Roger Michell. Johnson left EastEnders in 2004 after two years and 194 episodes, and returned to stage acting as well as embarking on career in films. For her portrayal of Vicki Fowler, Johnson was voted #83 in 'The 100 Greatest Eastender's Characters Of All Time'.

In 2005, she played Juliet in an open air run of Romeo and Juliet at Stafford Castle and received favourable notices including in The Stage. In the same year she also appeared as the lead in the acclaimed UK tour of Henry James' Daisy Miller directed by Christopher Morahan and in the pantomime Cinderella at Stafford's Gatehouse Theatre.

In 2009 she played Mindy in a revival of Aunt Dan and Lemon at the Royal Court Theatre receiving good notices in the Evening StandardThe GuardianThe Times etc. In the same year she played the role of Helen in the horror film The Reeds.

In April 2010, Johnson was cast by Warner Bros. in the CW network's US TV pilot Damn Thorpes (aka The Wyoming Project) opposite co-star Sean Faris (Vampire Diaries). In the same year she also played the lead role in the UK film Panic Button and in the Channel 4 comedy Pete Versus Life as Trish, the girlfriend of Pete's friend Ollie. In February–March 2010 she appeared in the play Slaves for the Olivier award-winning Theatre 503, London.

She joined the cast of E4's Beaver Falls for its second series playing the role of PJ. The second series began airing in early August 2012 with the final episode of the series airing in early September 2012. It was announced on 22 September 2012 that the drama would not be recommissioned.[8]

She played the role of Laura Derbyshire, a pregnant teenager and subsequently a new mother, in the BBC Three comedy Pramface alongside her Beaver Falls co-star Emer Kenny. The first series piloted in late February 2012 and was well received by critics. She reprised her role for the second series which began airing in the new year of 2013 and was broadcast for a second time on BBC One throughout the summer of 2013. She reprised her role again for a third and final series which started airing in late February 2014.

Filmography Edit

Films Edit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Adulthood Lexi
2009 The Reeds Helen (credited as Scarlett Johnson)
2010 Pimp Lizzie
2010 Winter Sun Girl (short)
2011 Panic Button Jo

Television Edit

Television roles
Year Title Role Freaks Debbie
2003–2004 EastEnders Vicki Fowler
2010 Pete Versus Life Trish
2011-2012 Beaver Falls PJ
2012-2014 Pramface Laura Derbyshire
2013 Big Bad World Lucy Deacon
2013 Midsomer Murders Jessie ep. "The Flying Club"
2017 Loaded Paula

Stage[edit] Edit

Stage roles
Year Title Role 1996 La bohème – centenary performance Posh girl
1996 Yehudi Menuhin – 80th Birthday Concert Chorus
2005 Cinderella Cinderella
2005 Daisy Miller Daisy
2005 Romeo and Juliet Juliet
2009 Aunt Dan and Lemon Mindy
2010 Slaves Jessica/Melissa
2014 The Angry Brigade