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James Grout (I) (1927–2012)


James Grout was born on October 22, 1927 in London, England as James David Grout. He was an actor, known for The First Lady (1968), Inspector Morse (1987) and The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971). He was married to Noreen J. Fowler. He died on June 24, 2012 in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

The First Lady
The First Lady George Kingston
(1968-1969)
Inspector Morse
Inspector Morse Chief Superintendent Strange
(1987-2000)
The Ruling Class
The Ruling Class Inspector Brockett
(1972)

Filmography

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 1999 Julie and the Cadillacs
Mr. Watkins
 1999 David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Spenlow
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Mr. Spenlow
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Mr. Spenlow
 1999 Wonderful You (TV Mini-Series)
Jim
- Talking to Myself (1999) ... Jim
- Love Stories (1999) ... Jim
- The Road to Recovery (1999) ... Jim
- Saturn's Return (1999) ... Jim
 1998 Goodnight Sweetheart (TV Series)
Mr. Rutley
- Love the One You're With (1998) ... Mr. Rutley
- A Room with a View (1998) ... Mr. Rutley
 1996 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie)
Charley
 1996 Family Money (TV Series)
Buffy
 1996 Drop the Dead Donkey (TV Series)
Desmond Platt
- Inside the Asylum (1996) ... Desmond Platt
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
Justice Silence
- Henry IV (1995) ... Justice Silence
 1995 Down to Earth (TV Series)
Douglas
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... Douglas
 1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Catesby / Ely
- King Richard III (1994) ... Catesby / Ely (voice)
 1993 Cyberzone (TV Series)
Thesp
 1992 Covington Cross (TV Series)
Lord Beckwith
- Celebration ... Lord Beckwith
 1990-1992 The Return of Shelley (TV Series)
George
- Happy Birthday RIP (1992) ... George
- Forward to the Past! (1991) ... George
- Golden Oldies (1990) ... George
 1992 Mr. Wakefield's Crusade (TV Series)
Lord Mayford
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Lord Mayford
 1992 The Old Devils (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Thomas
- Clapped-Out Casanovas (1992) ... Peter Thomas
- Rhiannon's Boys (1992) ... Peter Thomas
- Love, Lust and Litre Bottles (1992) ... Peter Thomas
 1991 Titmuss Regained (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Willoughby Blane
- And the Next Day (1991) ... Sir Willoughby Blane
- Today (1991) ... Sir Willoughby Blane
 1991 Roy's Raiders (TV Series)
Roy
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... Roy
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Roy
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Roy
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Roy
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Roy
 1991 Singles (TV Series)
Registrar
- To Russia with Love (1991) ... Registrar
- Fourth Time Lucky for Dennis Duval (1991) ... Registrar
 1991 About Face (TV Series)
Mr. Morley
- Sleeping Sickness (1991) ... Mr. Morley
 1989 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
Ken Warren
- Fool's Gold (1989) ... Ken Warren
- The Howling (1989) ... Ken Warren
- A1 Rain Dancer (1989) ... Ken Warren
 1989 Mother Love (TV Mini-Series)
George Batt
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... George Batt
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... George Batt
 1989 Saracen (TV Series)
Donald Bowker
- Three Blind Mice (1989) ... Donald Bowker
 1989 After the War (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Ramsden
- Winds of Change (1989) ... Colonel Ramsden
 1987 Bust (TV Series)
Max Maxwell
- Selling a Dummy (1987) ... Max Maxwell
 1986 Ever Decreasing Circles (TV Series)
Archie
- The Campaign (1986) ... Archie
 1985 Murder of a Moderate Man (TV Mini-Series)
Elgin
- At the Frontier (1985) ... Elgin
- Night Train to Milan (1985) ... Elgin
- Noughts & Crosses (1985) ... Elgin
- A Massive Stroke (1985) ... Elgin
- Out of the Shadows (1985) ... Elgin
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Judge
- Rachel and the Roarettes (1985) ... Judge
 1985 The Beiderbecke Affair (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. McAllister
- We Are on the Brink of a New Era, If Only... (1985) ... Mr. McAllister
- That Was a Very Funny Evening (1985) ... Mr. McAllister
 1984 No Place Like Home (TV Series)
Lazenby-Gough
- Special: A Crabtree Christmas (1984) ... Lazenby-Gough
 1984 Yes Minister (TV Series)
Jeffrey - Chief Whip
- Party Games (1984) ... Jeffrey - Chief Whip
 1984 The Box of Delights (TV Series)
Inspector
- Leave Us Not Little, Nor Yet Dark (1984) ... Inspector
- Beware of Yesterday (1984) ... Inspector
- The Spider in the Web (1984) ... Inspector
- In Darkest Cellars Underneath (1984) ... Inspector
- Where Shall the 'Nighted Showman Go? (1984) ... Inspector
 1984 Cockles (TV Series)
Arthur Dumpton
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Arthur Dumpton
 1984 A Fine Romance (TV Series)
Georges
- The Telephone Call (1984) ... Georges
 1983 Stan's Last Game (TV Movie)
Reg Champion
 1983 The Bounder (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Evans
- Raffles (1983) ... Det. Sgt. Evans
 1983 It'll All Be Over in Half an Hour (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Various Characters
 1972-1983 Play for Today (TV Series)
William Strahan / Sinclair
- The Falklands Factor (1983) ... William Strahan
- Ackerman, Dougall and Harker (1972) ... Sinclair
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
Mortimer
- Dizzy (1983) ... Mortimer
 1982 The Tale of Beatrix Potter (TV Movie)
Sir Henry Roscoe
 1982 Saturday Night Thriller (TV Series)
Nicholas Petrie
- Broken Glass (1982) ... Nicholas Petrie
 1982 Man and Superman (TV Movie)
Roebuck Ramsden
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
William Rowland
- The Girl in the Train (1982) ... William Rowland
 1982 Shelley (TV Series)
Locum
- A Drop of the Pink Stuff (1982) ... Locum
 1982 For the Love of Egypt (TV Movie)
 1981 Loophole
Fairbrother
 1981 Honky Tonk Heroes (TV Series)
Big Hal
- Why Don't They Understand? (1981) ... Big Hal
- Rhinestone Cowboy (1981) ... Big Hal
- It's Only Make Believe (1981) ... Big Hal
 1979 Diary of a Nobody (TV Series)
Gowing
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Gowing
 1979 Turtle's Progress (TV Series)
Superintendent Rafferty / Inspector Rafferty / Supt. Rafferty
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Superintendent Rafferty
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Inspector Rafferty
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Inspector Rafferty
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Superintendent Rafferty
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Supt. Rafferty
 1979 Mystery!: Malice Aforethought (TV Series)
Chief Insp. Russell
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Chief Insp. Russell
 1962-1978 Z Cars (TV Series)
Victor Lawson / James Barraclough / Eric Clifford
- Departures (1978) ... Victor Lawson
- Say Goodbye to the Horses (1976) ... James Barraclough
- Information Received (1962) ... Eric Clifford
 1978 The Law Centre (TV Series)
Albert Jarvis
- Fly Away, Peter, Fly Away, Paul (1978) ... Albert Jarvis
 1977 Premiere (TV Mini-Series)
Det. Insp. Bead
- A Hymn from Jim (1977) ... Det. Insp. Bead
 1977 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Josef Kolmaar
- Wolf (1977) ... Josef Kolmaar
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
Mr. Lomax
- Why Here? (1977) ... Mr. Lomax
 1976-1977 Centre Play (TV Series)
QC / James Johns
- A Passage to Inverness (1977) ... QC
- Showcase: A Man of Morality (1976) ... James Johns
 1977 Sister Dora (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 1 (1977)
 1977 Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle (TV Series)
Jonas Bradlaw
- Coffin Scarcely Used: Part 2 (1977) ... Jonas Bradlaw
- Coffin Scarcely Used: Part 1 (1977) ... Jonas Bradlaw
 1977 Romance (TV Series)
Henry
- High Noon (1977) ... Henry
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Joseph Fry
- Beyond This Life (1977) ... Joseph Fry
 1976 A Man of Morality (TV Movie)
 1976 Orde Wingate (TV Series)
Narrator
- Turn You to the Strong Hold (1976) ... Narrator (voice)
- For the Sword of the Lord and of Gideon (1976) ... Narrator (voice)
- If I Forget Thee O Jerusalem (1976) ... Narrator (voice)
 1975-1976 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Harry S. Bloomberger / Dr. Friendman
- Jumbo (1976) ... Harry S. Bloomberger
- Mrs. Acland's Ghosts (1975) ... Dr. Friendman
 1976 Hadleigh (TV Series)
David Lanyon
- Incident (1976) ... David Lanyon
 1976 When the Boat Comes In (TV Series)
Richard Harley Evans
- Happy New Year, Some Say (1976) ... Richard Harley Evans
 1975 Jenny Can't Work Any Faster (TV Movie)
Robert
 1973-1975 Crown Court (TV Series)
Superintendant Carson / Chief Inspector Mason / Superintendent Carson
- The Party's Over: Part 1 (1975) ... Chief Inspector Mason
- Hit and Miss: Part 3 (1973) ... Superintendant Carson
- Hit and Miss: Part 2 (1973) ... Superintendant Carson
- Hit and Miss: Part 1 (1973) ... Superintendent Carson
 1975 Angels (TV Series)
Mr. Cooper
- Case History (1975) ... Mr. Cooper
 1975 Looking for Clancy (TV Series)
Dai Owen
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Dai Owen
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Dai Owen
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... Dai Owen
 1975 The Hanged Man (TV Mini-Series)
Sam McGuire
- Ring of Return (1975) ... Sam McGuire
- Laws of Fortune (1975) ... Sam McGuire
 1975 You're on Your Own (TV Series)
Stephen Draycott
- Assault (1975) ... Stephen Draycott
 1974 Cakes and Ale (TV Mini-Series)
Lord George Kemp
- Part 3 (1974) ... Lord George Kemp
- Part 2 (1974) ... Lord George Kemp
- Part 1 (1974) ... Lord George Kemp
 1974 To Sir, with Love (TV Movie)
Headmaster Hawthorne
 1973 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Sgt. Fred Mullins
- Farewell to the Faulkners (1973) ... Sgt. Fred Mullins
 1973 Spring and Autumn (TV Series)
RAC man
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... RAC man
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Supt. Cramer
- File It Under Fear (1973) ... Supt. Cramer
 1972 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Sir George Crofts
- Mrs. Warren's Profession (1972) ... Sir George Crofts
 1972 Budgie (TV Series)
Major Hawkins
- The Outside Man (1972) ... Major Hawkins
 1972 The Ruling Class
Inspector Brockett
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Film Director
- An Author in Search of Two Characters (1972) ... Film Director
 1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Jarman
 1971 The Guardians (TV Series)
Hobbs
- The Roman Empire (1971) ... Hobbs
 1971 The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Sergeant
 1971 The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (TV Series)
Sam Cobb
- Death of an Angel (1971) ... Sam Cobb
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Angus
- Husband and Friend (1971) ... Angus
 1971 The Misfit (TV Series)
PC. Thorpe
 1969-1971 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Chief Insp. Prescott
- Nightmare Hours (1971) ... Chief Insp. Prescott
- Waste Land (1970) ... Chief Insp. Prescott
- The One That Got Away (1969) ... Chief Insp. Prescott
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Robert
- Turn of the Year: Sally for Keeps (1971) ... Robert
 1970 The Hero of My Life (TV Movie)
Acting teacher
 1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Squire
- The Hunting of Lionel Crane (1970) ... Squire
 1970 The Worker (TV Series)
Grayson
- The Siege of Kidney Street (1970) ... Grayson
 1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Major Gissing
- An Officer and a Gentleman (1970) ... Major Gissing
 1969 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Crossley
- No Friendship for Coppers (1969) ... Crossley
 1969 Codename: Portcullis (TV Movie)
Dr. Maurice Owen
 1968-1969 The First Lady (TV Series)
George Kingston
- The Whips Are Out (1969) ... George Kingston
- A Cross for Sarah (1969) ... George Kingston
- A Banner with a Strange Device (1969) ... George Kingston
- And They Call That Progress (1969) ... George Kingston
- All in a Good Cause (1969) ... George Kingston
 1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Franklin
- The Sitting Pigeon (1967) ... Franklin
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Cheeseman / Town crier
- Girl of My Dreams (1966) ... Cheeseman
- Doctor Knock (1966) ... Town crier
 1965-1966 Redcap (TV Series)
Sergeant Harry Bamber / Colonel McEwan
- Information Received (1966) ... Sergeant Harry Bamber
- A Regiment of the Line (1965) ... Colonel McEwan
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Angus Mylne
- The Rubbing Rag (1966) ... Angus Mylne
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Sparta
- Make Me an Offer (1966) ... Sparta
 1966 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Willie Gillespie
- No Subsidy for Sin (1966) ... Willie Gillespie
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Lloyd
- Project Survival (1963) ... Dr. Charles Lloyd
 1962 Antigone (TV Mini-Series)
The Messenger
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... The Messenger
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... The Messenger
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... The Messenger
 1961 Galileo (TV Movie)
Galileo
 1961 Doctor Faustus (TV Series)
Cornelius
- Episode #1.2 (1961) ... Cornelius
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Cornelius
 1960 Julius Caesar (TV Mini-Series)
Messala / Flavius
- Part 4 (1960) ... Messala
- Part 1 (1960) ... Flavius
 1960 The Chequered Flag (TV Series)
Commentator
- Mike Goes Karting (1960) ... Commentator
 1957 Esmé Divided (TV Movie)
Esmé's Subconscious
 1956 The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (TV Series)
Petroc
- Shepherd's War (1956) ... Petroc
 1949 The Passionate Pilgrim (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Simon Gray's play, "Quatermaine's Terms", at the Queens Theatre in London, England with Edward Fox, Prunella Scales, Jenny Quayle, Peter Birch and Robin Bailey in the cast. Harold Pinter was the director. See more »

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Trivia:

Was nominated for Broadway's 1965 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "Half a Sixpence." See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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