John Moreno

John Moreno Biography

John Moreno as Luigi Ferrara

John Moreno was born on March 4, 1939, and grew up around the Variety Theatre scene as his parents were part of, and he accompanied them on tours across the UK on the Moss Empire Circuit.

In addition to this exposure, his parents also ensured he received a well-rounded artistic education by teaching him the piano, mime, tap-dancing, and even juggling during his holidays.

After fulfilling his military obligations with the French army, John Moreno returned to England and enrolled in Drama School. His initial foray into the professional theatre world began with a position at the Margate Stage Company, working alongside Sally Miles. He eventually helped to establish the Actors Company in 1972, where he remained a member for three years. Throughout this time, he performed at various venues, including three Edinburgh Festivals, and New York.


Later, he joined the London Shakespeare Group, embarking on a tour of Africa before continuing on to the Far East and Japan the following year.

John Moreno made his debut on screen in 1957 in the TV series Nathaniel Titlark. He then went on to appear in a range of different shows, honing his craft and developing a reputation as a reliable and talented actor.

Over the years, John Moreno worked on some of the most popular TV shows of his time, including Doctor Who, The Sweeney, Lovejoy, and Heartbeat. However, his most famous role came in 1981 when he was cast as Luigi Ferrara in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only.

Despite his success, John Moreno remained humble and dedicated to his craft. He continued to work in television and film, appearing in Les Misérables, The Razor’s Edge, and John Wycliffe: The Morning Star, among other productions. His performances were always well-received, and he was highly respected by his peers and fans alike.