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John Alderton


An English actor active in the theater since 1961, having made few theatrical movies, none of which particularly outstanding, with the exception of John Boorman's Zardoz (1974) and Nigel Cole's popular Calendar Girls (2003), John Alderton has become famous thanks to British television. Appearing in approximately two hundred TV series episodes, TV ... See full bio »
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Known For

Zardoz
Zardoz Friend
(1974)
Please Sir!
Please Sir! Bernard Hedges
(1968-1971)
Calendar Girls
(2003)
Wodehouse Playhouse
Wodehouse Playhouse Reginald Mulliner / Adolphus 'Stiffy' Stiffham / Adrian Mulliner / Archibald Mulliner / Aubrey Bassinger / Augustine Mulliner / Bingo Little / Clifford Gandle / Cyril Mulliner / Freddie Widgeon / George Mulliner / Jack Fosdyke / Jacob J. Schnellenhamer / Mortimer Rackstraw aka Count Baloni / Rev. Anselm Mulliner / Sacheverell Mulliner / Smallwood Bessemer / William Bates / Wilmot Mulliner
(1975-1978)

Filmography

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 2010 Finding a Sky (Short)
Captain Robert McIntock
 2010 Magic Hour 2
Robert
 2009 Waiting in Rhyme (Video short)
Mr Morgan
 2008 Little Dorrit (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Casby
- Episode #1.14 (2008) ... Mr. Casby
- Episode #1.10 (2008) ... Mr. Casby
- Episode #1.8 (2008) ... Mr. Casby
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Mr. Casby
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Mr. Casby
 2004 Doc Martin (TV Series)
John Slater
- Of All the Harbours in All the Towns (2004) ... John Slater
 2004 He Knew He Was Right (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Outhouse
- Part 3 (2004) ... Mr. Outhouse
- Part 2 (2004) ... Mr. Outhouse
 2004 Down to Earth (TV Series)
David Brewer
- Family Ties (2004) ... David Brewer
 2003 Calendar Girls
John
 2002 Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War
Hawksmoor
 2001 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Sgt Ted Lock
- Secrets of the Dead (2001) ... Sgt Ted Lock
 1999 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Harry Capper
- Before the Lights Go Out (1999) ... Harry Capper
 1998 The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (TV Series)
Alastair Bing
- Speedy Death (1998) ... Alastair Bing
 1998 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Jim Ryan
- The Enemy Within (1998) ... Jim Ryan
 1996 Testament: The Bible in Animation (TV Series)
Jonah / God
- Jonah (1996) ... Jonah / God (voice)
 1996 Guardian Angel (Short)
Father
 1995 The Astonished Heart (TV Movie)
 1995 Clockwork Mice
Swaney
 1987-1994 Fireman Sam (TV Series)
Narrator & Character / Narrator / Narrator & Character Voices
- Steele Under Par (1994) ... Narrator (voice)
- Treasure Hunt (1988) ... Narrator & Character (voice)
- Telly Trouble (1988) ... Narrator & Character (voice)
- Lost Cat (1987) ... Narrator & Character (voice)
- Flat Tyre (1987) ... Narrator (voice)
 1989-1992 Forever Green (TV Series)
Jack Boult
- Episode #2.12 (1992) ... Jack Boult
- Episode #2.11 (1992) ... Jack Boult
- Episode #2.10 (1992) ... Jack Boult
- Episode #2.9 (1992) ... Jack Boult
- Episode #2.8 (1992) ... Jack Boult
 1991 Tonight at 8.30 (TV Series)
Dr Alec Harvey / Burrows / Christian Faber
- Still Life (1991) ... Dr Alec Harvey
- Family Album (1991) ... Burrows
- The Astonished Heart (1991) ... Christian Faber
 1990 Screenplay (TV Series)
Doug
- Keeping Tom Nice (1990) ... Doug
 1988 Mr. H Is Late (TV Short)
Vicar
 1980-1988 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Robert Sandy / Rev. George Duckworth
- The Surgeon (1988) ... Robert Sandy
- Georgy Porgy (1980) ... Rev. George Duckworth
 1983-1984 Father's Day (TV Series)
Lyall Jarvis
- The Love Match (1984) ... Lyall Jarvis
- Way Up North (1984) ... Lyall Jarvis
- Parents' Day (1984) ... Lyall Jarvis
- Liberty, Equality, Paternity (1984) ... Lyall Jarvis
- Any Other Business (1984) ... Lyall Jarvis
 1981 Late Flowering Love (Short)
Lt. Alderton (segments "Invasion Exercise on the Poultry Farm" and "A Subaltern's Love-Song")
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Paul Clements
- A Walk in the Forest (1980) ... Paul Clements
 1979 Thomas and Sarah (TV Series)
Thomas Watkins
- Love Into Three Won't Go (1979) ... Thomas Watkins
- The New Rich (1979) ... Thomas Watkins
- Putting on the Ritz (1979) ... Thomas Watkins
- Return to Gethyn (1979) ... Thomas Watkins
- There Is a Happy Land (1979) ... Thomas Watkins
 1975-1978 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Reginald Mulliner / Augustine Mulliner / Bingo Little / ...
- Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo (1978) ... Augustine Mulliner
- Big Business (1978) ... Reginald Mulliner
- The Editor Regrets (1978) ... Bingo Little
- The Luck of the Stiffhams (1978) ... Adolphus 'Stiffy' Stiffham
- Tangled Hearts (1978) ... Smallwood Bessemer
 1977 The Upchat Line (TV Series)
Mike Upchat
- Home Is the Hunter (1977) ... Mike Upchat
- One Good Turn (1977) ... Mike Upchat
- The One That Got Away (1977) ... Mike Upchat
- Albert's Benefit (1977) ... Mike Upchat
- Casualty Ward (1977) ... Mike Upchat
 1976 It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
James Herriot
 1974-1975 No, Honestly (TV Series)
Charles Danby / C.D.
- Surprise Surprise (1975) ... Charles Danby / C.D.
- Only Make Believe (1974) ... Charles Danby / C.D.
- Bed, Beautiful Bed (1974) ... Charles Danby / C.D.
- Plenty of Shoulder, Not Much Wheel (1974) ... Charles Danby / C.D.
- Having Them Back (1974) ... Charles Danby / C.D.
 1974 Little Misses and the Mr. Men (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1974 Sprout (TV Movie)
Darwin Sprout
 1974 Zardoz
Friend
 1973 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Azarius
- Tobias and the Angel (1973) ... Azarius
 1972-1973 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Thomas Watkins
- A Family Gathering (1973) ... Thomas Watkins
- The Wages of Sin (1973) ... Thomas Watkins
- An Object of Value (1972) ... Thomas Watkins
- The Property of a Lady (1972) ... Thomas Watkins
- Whom God hath Joined... (1972) ... Thomas Watkins
 1972 My Wife Next Door (TV Series)
George Bassett
- Joint Assignment (1972) ... George Bassett
- Keep Right on to the End (1972) ... George Bassett
- A Sense of Movement (1972) ... George Bassett
- Second Time Around (1972) ... George Bassett
- Pregnant Moment (1972) ... George Bassett
 1969-1972 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Tom Wrench / Malcolm / Bob Acres / ...
- Trelawny of the Wells (1972) ... Tom Wrench
- Macbeth (1970) ... Malcolm
- The Rivals (1970) ... Bob Acres
- Julius Caesar (1969) ... Octavius Caesar
 1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Ben Spray
- Ben Spray (1972) ... Ben Spray
 1971 The Fenn Street Gang (TV Series)
Bernard Hedges
- Change Partners (1971) ... Bernard Hedges
- Meet the Wizard (1971) ... Bernard Hedges
- Leave It to Me, Darling (1971) ... Bernard Hedges
 1968-1971 Please Sir! (TV Series)
Bernard Hedges
- The Pruning of the Hedges (1971) ... Bernard Hedges
- Identitwit (1971) ... Bernard Hedges
- And Everyone Came Too (1970) ... Bernard Hedges
- Peace in Our Time (1970) ... Bernard Hedges
- Situations Vacant (1970) ... Bernard Hedges
 1971 Please Sir!
Bernard Hedges
 1970 Frost on Sunday (TV Series)
Bernard Hedges
 1969 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie)
 1968-1969 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Richard Fox / Geoffrey Bell
- Roly Poly (1969) ... Richard Fox
- A Personal Affair (1968) ... Geoffrey Bell
 1969 Hannibal Brooks
Bernard
 1968-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Mike / Charley
- A Serpent in Putney (1969) ... Mike
- Mooney and His Caravans (1968) ... Charley
 1968 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
Gerald
- Easy on the Clutch (1968) ... Gerald
 1968 Duffy
Antony Calvert
 1968 Never a Cross Word (TV Series)
Blackdown
- Mr and Mrs Baldock and Friend (1968) ... Blackdown
 1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Peter
 1968 Assignment K
George
 1965 Love Story (TV Series)
Albert
- Twice Upon a Time (1965) ... Albert
 1965 Six of the Best (TV Series)
Alf
 1965 Londoners (TV Series)
Telfer, Rait's Assistant
- A Little Touch of Henry (1965) ... Telfer, Rait's Assistant
 1965 The Sullavan Brothers (TV Series)
Norman Vincent
- Insufficient Evidence (1965) ... Norman Vincent
 1965 Operation Crossbow
RAF 'Dakota' Navigator (uncredited)
 1964 The Girl-Getters
Nidge
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Peter Harris
- Drama '63: Question of Guilt (1963) ... Peter Harris
 1962-1963 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Richard Moone
- Episode #1.631 (1963) ... Richard Moone
- Episode #1.630 (1963) ... Richard Moone
- Episode #1.629 (1963) ... Richard Moone
- Episode #1.628 (1963) ... Richard Moone
- Episode #1.627 (1963) ... Richard Moone
 1963 Cleopatra
1st Officer (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Richard Harris's play, "The Maintenance Man," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Gwen Taylor and Susan Penhaligon in the cast. Roger Clissold was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

Was among those actors to be offered the part of "Kane" (Edward Peel) in Doctor Who (1963): Dragonfire, but he was not free to accept the role. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with wife Pauline Collins See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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