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John Gregson (I) (1919–1975)

A former telephone engineer who dabbled in amateur dramatics, John Gregson served aboard a minesweeper with the Royal Navy during World War II. After demobilisation, he joined the Liverpool Old Vic, making his stage debut in 'The Knight of the Burning Pestle'. Freshly married, he moved to London and acted alongside Robert Donat and Margaret ... See full bio »

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Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Pursuit of the Graf Spee Captain Bell - H.M.S. Exeter
The Longest Day
The Longest Day British Padre
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Gideon C.I.D.
Gideon C.I.D. Commander George Gideon


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 1975 The Tiger Lily
 1971 Fright
Dr. Cordell
 1967 The Night of the Generals
Colonel Sandauer
 1963 Tomorrow at Ten
Detective Inspector Parnell
 1962 Live Now - Pay Later
 1962 The Longest Day
British Padre
 1961 The Frightened City
Det. Inspector Sayers
 1961 Hand in Hand
Father Timothy
 1960 Faces in the Dark
Richard Hammond
 1959 SOS Pacific
Jack Bennett
 1958 Desert Patrol
Capt. Williams
 1958 Rooney
James Ignatius Rooney
 1957 Miracle in Soho
Michael Morgan
 1957 True as a Turtle
Tony Hudson
 1956 Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Captain Bell - H.M.S. Exeter
 1956 Jacqueline
Mike McNeil
 1955 Value for Money
Chayley Broadbent
 1955 Above Us the Waves
Lt Alec Duffy
 1955 Three Cases of Murder
Edgar Curtain ("You Killed Elizabeth" segment)
 1954 Shop Spoiled
 1954 Fuss Over Feathers
Cpl. Bill Morris
 1954 Young and Willing
Dr. Michael Hale
 1953 Genevieve
Alan McKim
 1953 The Titfield Thunderbolt
 1952 The Assassin
Renzo Uccello
 1952 The Brave Don't Cry
John Cameron
 1952 Angels One Five
Pilot Officer 'Septic' Baird
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
 1950 Cairo Road
Coast Guardsman
 1949 The Hasty Heart
Raw recruit in jungle (uncredited)
 1949 Train of Events
Malcolm Murray-Bruce (segment "The Composer")
 1949 Whisky Galore
Sammy MacCodrun
 1948 Saraband (uncredited)
 1948 Dulcimer Street (uncredited)
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He acted in William Fairchild's play, "Breaking Point", at the Golders Green Hippodrome in Golders Green, London, England with Robert Beatty, Paul Massie and Robert Ayres in the cast. John Barron was the director. See more »

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John Gregson was educated at St Francis Xavier School in Liverpool. He had a successful film and television career. He played Commander Gideon of Gideon C.I.D. (1964) ) on television. He died from a heart attack aged 55 in January 1975, just one day before John Slater (Sergeant Stone of Z Cars (1962)). He left a widow and six children.

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