John was a guest on Jo Whiley's radio show on 3rd February, and announced that he has two new projects in 2019. He is now in Dublin, filming a new 'Nordic noir' drama based on the book 'Cold Courage' by Finnish author Pekka Hiltunen. Little is known as yet about his role, but having read the book, this admin has a theory about which character he will be playing... for information as it is released, there is an IMDB page.
Even less is known about the second project - "Shakespeare in Chichester" is all John felt able to say. So... watch this space!
John is also scheduled to appear (his second stint) at London Comic Con on Saturday 2nd March 2019.