John Bardon - Biography
Born: August 25, 1939
Famous for: His comic portrayal of bar worker Jim Branning on EastEnders
Acclaimed for his role on EastEnders he won a Best On-screen Partnership gong with June Brown and earned a Best Comedy Performance nomination at the 2002 British Soap Awards John also took home an Olivier Award for his stage work in Kiss Me Kate. The sometime stand-up comedian, who got his first big break in 1974, also has a number of films, including Fierce Creatures and East Is East, under his belt.