Not Just George


A Long and Varied Career

John has had a long and varied career, and unlike many actors, he’s managed to work the entire time. From the small stage and pantos to both the small and the big screen, John has delighted audiences for years and still continues to do so today.

This is a story of love, luck, passion, and heartwarming stories of the life of one of the most prolific actors of our time, John Lyons, in his own words. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you won’t want to stop reading until the final page.


Not Just George John Lyons may be best known for his role as George Toolan on the long-running and critically acclaimed drama ‘Touch of Frost.’ But his life and his acting career span much further. On advice from a fellow footballer, Tom Duncan, John reluctantly approached a new drama school. Following an odd audition and three years of school, he was off into the world of showbiz.

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