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John Arnatt (1917–1999)

John Edwin Arnatt was born in Petrograd on the eve of the Russian Revolution, the son of a manager for Vauxhall Motors. Forced to leave Russia during the turmoil, his family returned to England where John was schooled at Epworth College and later trained for acting at RADA. On stage from 1936, he made his debut at the London West End in 1938 (in ... See full bio »

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(age 82) in Surrey, England, UK

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 1999 Dad (TV Series)
Mr. Jarrold
- Securidad (1999) ... Mr. Jarrold
 1998 Birds of Prey (Short)
Gentleman
 1997 A Royal Scandal (TV Movie)
Archbishop
 1995 Dangerfield (TV Series)
Harry Campbell, Joanna Stevens' Father / Harry Campbell
- Dr Stevens' Stalker (1995) ... Harry Campbell
- Death in Custody (1995) ... Harry Campbell, Joanna Stevens' Father
- Down by the Riverside (1995) ... Harry Campbell, Joanna Stevens' Father
 1993 If You See God, Tell Him (TV Series)
Commercials - National Telephone Grandad
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Commercials - National Telephone Grandad
 1993 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series)
Sir Edward
- Looking at Properties (1993) ... Sir Edward
 1993 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Nash
- The Nursing Home Murder (1993) ... Nash
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Stanley Barton
- Lovejoy Loses It (1993) ... Stanley Barton
 1992 Covington Cross (TV Series)
Doctor 1
- The Persecution (1992) ... Doctor 1
 1981-1986 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various / Doctor
- Episode #4.7 (1986)
- Episode #3.5 (1985) ... Various
- Episode #2.1 (1983) ... Doctor
- Episode #1.8 (1982) ... Various
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Various
 1986 Bluebell (TV Series)
Pierre
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Pierre
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Pierre
 1984 Tripper's Day (TV Series)
Customer
- Special Offers (1984) ... Customer
 1983 Don't Wait Up (TV Series)
Man at cricket match
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Man at cricket match
 1983 The Cleopatras (TV Mini-Series)
Sophron
- 80 BC (1983) ... Sophron
 1981-1982 Kelly Monteith (TV Series)
- Episode #4.4 (1982)
- Episode #3.2 (1981)
 1982 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
King
- Ivan the Ninny (1982) ... King
 1981 Wilfred and Eileen (TV Movie)
 1981 Shelley (TV Series)
Thomas Humphries
- Signing On (1981) ... Thomas Humphries
 1980 Rings on Their Fingers (TV Series)
Mr. Taylor
- Ladies Man (1980) ... Mr. Taylor
 1980 The Professionals (TV Series)
Humber
- Black Out (1980) ... Humber
 1979 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
- Storm Clouds (1979)
 1979 The Man from S.E.X.
Merlin
 1979 Thundercloud (TV Series)
Vicar
- Bats in the Belfry (1979) ... Vicar
 1979 Turning Year Tales (TV Series)
The President
- Clubs (1979) ... The President
 1977 The Cedar Tree (TV Series)
General Von Heynig
- The Scapegoat: Part 2 (1977) ... General Von Heynig
- The Scapegoat: Part 1 (1977) ... General Von Heynig
 1976 Harry (TV Short)
On-screen Participant
 1975 Doctor on the Go (TV Series)
Mr. Edwards / Chairman
- Clunk Click (1975) ... Mr. Edwards
- Keep Your Nose Clean (1975) ... Chairman
 1975 Crown Court (TV Series)
Harold Gilman
- The Obsession: Part 1 (1975) ... Harold Gilman
 1974 Thriller (TV Series)
Mr. Robinson
- Sign It Death (1974) ... Mr. Robinson
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
James Lawrence
- Episode #1.28 (1974) ... James Lawrence
- Episode #1.27 (1974) ... James Lawrence
 1973 Paganini Strikes Again
Insp. Mainwaring
 1973 Thirty Minutes Worth (TV Series)
- Episode #3.2 (1973)
 1973 Freewheelers (TV Series)
Hassell
- The Third Man (1973) ... Hassell
- Libra (1973) ... Hassell
- Contact (1973) ... Hassell
 1973 Special Branch (TV Series)
Denning
- The Other Man (1973) ... Denning
 1973 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
On-screen Participant
- Episode #11.4 (1973) ... On-screen Participant
 1973 Barlow (TV Series)
Chief Constable Daniels
- Publicity (1973) ... Chief Constable Daniels
 1973 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
- Shadow of Fear (1973)
 1972 The Pathfinders (TV Series)
Wing Commander Alexander
- Sitting Ducks (1972) ... Wing Commander Alexander
 1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Chief Constable Daniels
- On the Third Day (1972) ... Chief Constable Daniels
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
 1972 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Ogilvie
- Don't Rock the Boat (1972) ... Ogilvie
 1972 Doctor in Charge (TV Series)
Dr. Lanchbery
- Doctors' Lib (1972) ... Dr. Lanchbery
 1971 Crucible of Terror
Bill
 1970 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Copeland
- The Three Feathers (1970) ... Copeland
 1969-1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Sidney Bulmer
- Private Armies (1970) ... Sidney Bulmer
- The Lady Who Went Too Far (1970) ... Sidney Bulmer
- A Vision of the Future (1970) ... Sidney Bulmer
- A Man I Know to Be Innocent... (1970) ... Sidney Bulmer
- The Piper Calls the Tune (1970) ... Sidney Bulmer
 1970 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Uniformed Inspector
- Could You Recognise the Man Again? (1970) ... Uniformed Inspector
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
Inspector Hughes
- Report 2493: Kidnap - Whose Pretty Girl Are You? (1969) ... Inspector Hughes
 1969 Callan (TV Series)
High Commissioner
- Blackmailers Should Be Discouraged (1969) ... High Commissioner
 1965-1968 Z Cars (TV Series)
Frank Bowers / Briggs
- Blame It on Father Christmas: Part 1 (1968) ... Frank Bowers
- A Matter of Give and Take (1965) ... Briggs
 1967 Our Mother's House
Man Client
 1966 Where the Bullets Fly
Rockwell
 1957-1966 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
John Chiltern / Insp. Dix
- The Fourth Finger (1966) ... John Chiltern
- Silver Jubilee (1957) ... Insp. Dix
 1965 Joey Boy
Brig. Charles Chapman
 1965 The Third Man (TV Series)
Count Hagar
- Man at the Top (1965) ... Count Hagar
 1965 Hysteria
Mr. James
 1964 Fire Crackers (TV Series)
Station Officer Blazer
- Power Crazy (1964) ... Station Officer Blazer
- Fire Belle for Five (1964) ... Station Officer Blazer
- Objective Case (1964) ... Station Officer Blazer
- Wanted: One Fire (1964) ... Station Officer Blazer
- Semi Detached (1964) ... Station Officer Blazer
 1964 Escape by Night
Inspector Croft
 1964 Miss Adventure (TV Series)
 1963-1964 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Dr. Fitzgerald
- Episode #1.681 (1964) ... Dr. Fitzgerald
- Episode #1.680 (1964) ... Dr. Fitzgerald
- Episode #1.679 (1964) ... Dr. Fitzgerald
- Episode #1.676 (1964) ... Dr. Fitzgerald
- Episode #1.675 (1964) ... Dr. Fitzgerald
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Peter Humphreys
- "Too Much to Lose" (1963) ... Peter Humphreys
 1963 Dr. Crippen
Chief Inspector Dew
 1963 Shadow of Fear
Sharp
 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Recorder
- Time Check (1963) ... Recorder
 1963 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Supt. Ross
- The Set Up (1963) ... Supt. Ross
 1963 The Set Up
Supt. Ross
 1962 The Saint (TV Series)
Major Fanshire
- The Arrow of God (1962) ... Major Fanshire
 1962 Fog for a Killer
Det. Supt. Chadwick
 1959-1962 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
General von Schiltz / Dr. Lederer
- Night Conspirators (1962) ... General von Schiltz
- A House of His Own (1959) ... Dr. Lederer
 1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Spanish Ambassador / Duke of Cordova
- Court Intrigue (1962) ... Spanish Ambassador
- Visit to Spain (1962) ... Duke of Cordova
 1962 Only Two Can Play
Bill
 1961 The Test (TV Movie)
Supt. Harding
 1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Superintendant Ross
- The Third Alibi (1961) ... Superintendant Ross
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Pearce
- Take Over (1961) ... Pearce
 1961 The Third Alibi
Supt. Ross
 1961 Whistle Down the Wind
Superintendent Teesdale
 1961 The Impersonator
Det. Supt. Fletcher
 1956-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Alec / Bernard K. Froy
- Doctor Everyman's Hour (1961) ... Alec
- I Killed the Count (1956) ... Bernard K. Froy
 1955-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Daniel Hamilton / Geoffrey Cooksley / Det. Insp. Howard
- Ben Spray (1961) ... Daniel Hamilton
- Mr. Browne Comes Home (1959) ... Geoffrey Cooksley
- I Passed by Your Window (1955) ... Det. Insp. Howard
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Briggs (uncredited)
 1959 H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series)
Lord Larry Peversham
- The Big Plot (1959) ... Lord Larry Peversham
 1959 The Last Chronicle of Barset (TV Series)
Mr. Robarts
- The Arabins Return to Barchester (1959) ... Mr. Robarts
- The Bishop Is Crushed (1959) ... Mr. Robarts
- Mr. Crawley Is Summoned to Barchester (1959) ... Mr. Robarts
- How Did He Get It? (1959) ... Mr. Robarts
 1957 Escape (TV Series)
Tom
- The Wire Cutters (1957) ... Tom
 1957 A Novel Affair
Maurice Lamport / Martin
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Count Ugo
- The Woman in the Picture (1957) ... Count Ugo
 1956 The Other Man (TV Series)
Harry Vincent
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... Harry Vincent
 1953-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Emmet O'Neill
- The Lark (1956)
- The Troubled Air (1953) ... Emmet O'Neill
 1956 The Adventures of the Big Man (TV Series)
Owen Carrigan
- Rich Girl (1956) ... Owen Carrigan
 1956 House of Blackmail
Pete Carter
 1956 The End Begins (TV Movie)
Hugh Pakenham
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Finch
- Fighting Chance (1955) ... Finch
 1954 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Prof. Wes Wesley
- The Case of the Misguided Missal (1954) ... Prof. Wes Wesley
 1954 Forbidden Cargo
Customs Officer (uncredited)
 1952 Evidence for Hire
Steve Harrison
 1951 Cry, the Beloved Country
Prison warden
 1950 Dick Barton at Bay
Jackson
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Other Works:

He acted in Felicity Douglas's stage adaptation of Henry Cecil's novel, "Alibi for a Judge," at the Savoy Theatre in London, England with Andrew Cruickshank, Amanda Grinling, and Colin Gordon in the cast. Hugh Goldie was director. See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Star Sign:

Taurus

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