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John Hopkins is a British actor and writer. In the Hilda animated series, he voices the character of Erik Ahlberg; a role he later reprised in the audiobook version of the Hilda Tie-In Series.

Besides Hilda, he is mostly known for playing Sgt. Dan Scott on Midsomer Murders, Lowell in Alice in Wonderland and for his recurring role in Poldark.


John Hopkins was born in London, and majored in English at the University of Leeds from 1993 to 1996. As an undergrad, he joined the university's drama group and appeared in several plays, ultimately winning the "Sunday Times" student-actor award for his performance in "A Short Play About Sex and Death." Hopkins was admitted to the London Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, from which he graduated in 2001. Almost immediately, he was recruited by the Royal Shakespeare Company, with which he performed his first repertory season, from 2001 to 2002. Around this time, he was also noticed by television producers, and, after minor roles in "Love in a Cold Climate" and "Trial and Retribution 7," he was offered and accepted the role of Sergeant Scott in the British whodunit television series Midsomer Murders (1997). He left the show after the 2004-2005 season and was back with the Royal Shakespeare Company for its 2006-2007 season in both London and Stratford-upon-Avon. Other roles of him have included Richard Hannay in Patrick Barlow's comedic four handed version of 'The 39 Steps' and Richard I in the new play 'Holy Warriors' at Shakespeare's Globe whilst on television in 2016 he was a villain in 'Stan Lee's Lucky Man'.

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