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John Breslin (I) (1929–2009)


John Breslin was born on March 16, 1929 in Glasgow, Scotland as John Patrick Breslin. He is known for his work on Sinking Fish Move Sideways (1968), Shake Hands with the Devil (1959) and The Return of the Native (1994). He died on July 11, 2009 in Teddington, London, England. See full bio »

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 2006 Doctors (TV Series)
Laurie
- Three's a Crowd (2006) ... Laurie
 2001 Casualty (TV Series)
Arthur
- Crash Course (2001) ... Arthur
 1998 The Bill (TV Series)
Hugo
- King of the Road (1998) ... Hugo
 1994 The Return of the Native (TV Movie)
Vicar
 1992 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Mr. Potter
- Fruits of the Earth (1992) ... Mr. Potter
 1992 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Mr. Barnard
- The ABC Murders (1992) ... Mr. Barnard
 1988 Rockliffe's Babies (TV Series)
John Muirhead
- Go for It (1988) ... John Muirhead
 1987 Vanity Fair (TV Series)
Mr. Charteris
- The Very Best of Company (1987) ... Mr. Charteris
 1986 First Among Equals (TV Mini-Series)
George Mills
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... George Mills
 1985 Shine on Harvey Moon (TV Series)
Bakery Inspector
- Anything Goes... (1985) ... Bakery Inspector
 1984 Mitch (TV Series)
James Blackburn
- Sleeping Dogs (1984) ... James Blackburn
 1983 The Dark Side of the Sun (TV Mini-Series)
Estate agent
 1981 Boswell for the Defence (TV Mini-Series)
 1981 Chronicle (TV Series documentary)
Major Rosborough
- The Crime of Captain Colthurst (1981) ... Major Rosborough
 1981 The Walls of Jericho (TV Mini-Series)
John Findlay
- Physician, Heal Thyself (1981) ... John Findlay
 1980 The Lost Tribe (TV Mini-Series)
Mr.Grant
- Keep Us Alive (1980) ... Mr.Grant
 1980 For Maddie with Love (TV Series)
 1980 Enemy of the People (TV Movie)
Houston
 1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
Roger Joyce
- Still Waters: Part 1 (1978) ... Roger Joyce
 1978 The Standard (TV Series)
Selby
- Death of a Pink Elephant (1978) ... Selby
 1976 Dickens of London (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Kerr
- The Deed (1976) ... Mr. Kerr
 1975 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Len Finch
- The Nine Days Wonder (1975) ... Len Finch
 1975 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
George McKinney
- The End of the Good Times (1975) ... George McKinney
 1974 Dial M for Murder (TV Series)
Inspector Charles
- The Vineyard (1974) ... Inspector Charles
 1973 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
Clerk of Court
- Stranger in Paradise (1973) ... Clerk of Court
 1972-1973 War & Peace (TV Mini-Series)
Marshal Berthier
- Moscow! (1973) ... Marshal Berthier
- Escape (1972) ... Marshal Berthier
 1973 The Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
Willie Clark
- Lloyd George (1973) ... Willie Clark
 1973 Sunday Serenade (TV Movie)
Comedian
 1972 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Leon Say
- Bloody Week (1972) ... Leon Say
 1972 General Hospital (TV Series)
Dr. Donald Ferris (1974-1975)
 1971 UFO (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Reed
- The Dalotek Affair (1971) ... Dr. Charles Reed
 1970 Whom God Hath Joined (TV Movie)
Lawrence Ridware
 1970 The Doctors (TV Series)
Davey Campbell
- Episode #1.64 (1970) ... Davey Campbell
 1960-1969 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mr. Palmer / Sid Venner / Harry Briggs
- Breaking Point (1969) ... Mr. Palmer
- The Lifters and the Leaners (1961) ... Sid Venner
- A Spot of Overtime (1960) ... Harry Briggs
 1969 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
Harrens
- Across the Frontier (1969) ... Harrens
 1969 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Dr. Sinclair
- Stick of the Rocket (1969) ... Dr. Sinclair
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Clive
- Toys (1969) ... Clive
 1968 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Professor Thompson
- Cross Examine (1968) ... Professor Thompson
 1968 Crime Buster (TV Series)
 1968 Sinking Fish Move Sideways (TV Movie)
Jerry Fielding
 1967 Ways with Words (TV Series)
Marcellus
 1967 Mogul (TV Series)
Ralph Pengilly
- Where the Carpet Ends (1967) ... Ralph Pengilly
 1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Mr.Packer
- The Case of the Notorious Nun (1966) ... Mr.Packer
 1966 Redcap (TV Series)
Lance Corporal Ainslie
- Peterson's Private Army (1966) ... Lance Corporal Ainslie
 1961-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Michael Kempley / Alan Crawford
- Run, Johnny, Run (1965) ... Michael Kempley
- Whistle and I´ll Come (1961) ... Alan Crawford
 1965 United! (TV Series)
Bob McIver (1966-1967)
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Oscar
- Naked Island (1965) ... Oscar
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Keith Turnbull
- A Room in the Basement (1965) ... Keith Turnbull
 1964 Curtain of Fear (TV Series)
Peter Linton
- The Regan Solution (1964) ... Peter Linton
- The Shand Solution (1964) ... Peter Linton
- The Linton Compact (1964) ... Peter Linton
- The Tannikov Dilemma (1964) ... Peter Linton
- The Liebert Question (1964) ... Peter Linton
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
John Fossey
 1964 Rupert of Hentzau (TV Series)
Bauer
- The Decision of Fate (1964) ... Bauer
- The Wheel of Chance (1964) ... Bauer
- Audience with the King (1964) ... Bauer
- Return to Zenda (1964) ... Bauer
- The Queen's Goodbye (1964) ... Bauer
 1964 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Court Reporter
- Greyfriars Bobby: Part 2 (1964) ... Court Reporter
- Greyfriars Bobby: Part 1 (1964) ... Court Reporter
 1963 The Cardinal
Priest (uncredited)
 1963 The Doctors (TV Series)
Dr.Wensley (1970-71)
 1963 Moonstrike (TV Series)
 1962 What Every Woman Wants
John Shand
 1962 Brothers in Law (TV Series)
Lawyer
- The Expert Witness (1962) ... Lawyer
 1962 Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series)
Harry Maylie
- Episode #1.9 (1962) ... Harry Maylie
 1961 Top Secret (TV Series)
Kidnapped Explorer
- After the Fair (1961) ... Kidnapped Explorer
 1961 Storyboard (TV Series)
Armand
- The Gentleman from Paris (1961) ... Armand
 1961 Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog
News Correspondent (uncredited)
 1961 By Invitation Only (TV Movie)
Charles Gordon-Davies
 1961 Hills Beyond the Smoke (TV Movie)
Alec
 1961 Gorgo
Soldier (uncredited)
 1961 Three Ring Circus (TV Movie)
Paul
 1960 The 3 Worlds of Gulliver
Kings Guard (uncredited)
 1960 The Secret Kingdom (TV Mini-Series)
Chris Winter
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... Chris Winter
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... Chris Winter
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Rearden
- The Stevenson Case (1960) ... Rearden
 1959 Portrait of a Sinner
John
 1959 Spy-Catcher (TV Series)
Werner Walti (German Spy)
 1959 Skyport (TV Series)
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
Timmy McGrath
 1959 The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (TV Movie)
Second Scholar
 1959 The Return of Peggy Atherton (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Delamere
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Johnny Cooper
- The Voyagers (1958) ... Johnny Cooper
 1958 The Voyagers (TV Movie)
Cooper Johnny
 1957 Do It Yourself (TV Series)
Medical Assistant
 1956-1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Stan Beeston / Mark Renna
- Now Let Him Go (1957) ... Stan Beeston
- The Right Thing (1956) ... Mark Renna
 1957 Dangerous Youth
Badger
 1957 The Wharf Road Mob (TV Movie)
Harold Watts
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Balthasar
 1957 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Victor Darrance
 1956 A Touch of the Sun
Tourist in Hotel (uncredited)
 1956 Reach for the Sky
Cadet Mason (uncredited)
 1956 The Last Enemy (TV Movie)
Peter
 1955 Richard of Bordeaux (TV Movie)
Edward, Earl of Rutland
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Reardon
- The End of the Mission (1955) ... Reardon
 1955 The Romantic Young Lady (TV Movie)
Pepe
 1955 The Dam Busters
Crew member (uncredited)
 1954-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Lorenzo / David Sempill
- The Merchant of Venice (1955) ... Lorenzo
- Witch Wood (1954) ... David Sempill
 1954 Hands of Destiny
American Student
 1954 The Face of Love (TV Movie)
Aeneas
 1954 Montserrat (TV Movie)
Ricardo
 1954 The Green Scarf
Courtroom Lawyer (uncredited)
 1954 Tygers Hart (TV Movie)
Romeo
 1954 The Flowering Thorn (TV Movie)
John McGee
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Phaedo
- The Death of Socrates (399 B.C.) (1953) ... Phaedo
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"The Public Prosecutor", a BBC Radio Play, (first broadcast 1969). Cast included: Joss Ackland. See more »

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He worked as a rehearsal actor and dialect advisor with actors like Gregory Peck, Peter Finch, Peter O'Toole and James MacArthur. See more »

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Dorian Gray

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