In an interview with Mike Ward for the Daily Star in 2018, John Thomson mentioned that his kids were “pleading for a dog, but he’s worried the cat won’t be keen.” We weren’t able to find any sources around whether he gave in and adopted a dog for his family.
John Thomson is a British comedian and actor, best known for his prominent roles in the television series ‘Cold Feet’ and ‘The Fast Show.’ With a career spanning multiple decades, Thomson has been a consistent presence in the UK entertainment scene, bringing laughs and eliciting emotion with his vast array of performances.
Thomson’s breakout role in the TV series ‘Cold Feet’ as Pete Gifford captured the attention of both critics and audiences. His portrayal of a character battling depression earned him high praise and set a precedent for performances that encapsulate both humor and deep emotion. Another notable venture was his role as a cast member in ‘The Fast Show,’ a popular sketch comedy series that further cemented his place as a talented and versatile performer. His vocal talents also came to the fore in the animation series ‘Bill & Ben,’ and ‘Fungus The Bogeyman,’ where he gave life to various characters with his vocal diversity.
In the course of his career, Thomson has worked with an impressive roster of celebrities, which has contributed to his growth and development as a performer. His collaborations with ‘Cold Feet’ co-stars James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Robert Bathurst, and Fay Ripley are particularly noteworthy. On ‘The Fast Show,’ Thomson displayed his comedic prowess alongside Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, and Arabella Weir. He also partnered with renowned comedian Steve Coogan on ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge.’
Thomson’s performances have garnered him various honors, underlining his exceptional talent and dedication. His role in ‘Cold Feet’ brought him a nomination for the Best TV Comedy Actor at the British Comedy Awards in 2001. Not stopping there, he received a Royal Television Society Award nomination for his performance in ‘The Fast Show,’ a testament to his influence in the UK comedy scene.