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Stratford Johns (1925–2002)

South African-born Stratford Johns was forever associated with the role of tough, abrasive Superintendant Charlie Barlow on TV's Z Cars (1962) and its sequels Softly Softly: Task Force (1969) and Barlow (1971). In between, he also played Barlow in the miniseries Jack the Ripper (1973) (which, in turn, led to a 'cold case' investigation series ... See full bio »

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 1997-1998 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Cyril Isaiah Greengrass
- Fall Out (1998) ... Cyril Isaiah Greengrass
- The Family Way (1997) ... Cyril Isaiah Greengrass
 1996 Neverwhere (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Stockton
- Earl's Court to Islington (1996) ... Mr. Stockton
 1996 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Mr. Maddox
- Dying Live (1996) ... Mr. Maddox
 1994 Capital Lives (TV Series)
Ben
- Repossessed (1994) ... Ben
 1994 Minder (TV Series)
Knowles
- Bring Me the Head of Arthur Daley (1994) ... Knowles
 1993 The Scarlet and the Black (TV Mini-Series)
Abbé Pirard
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Abbé Pirard
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Abbé Pirard
 1993 Splitting Heirs
Butler
 1992 The Life and Times of Henry Pratt (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. A.B. Noon BA
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Mr. A.B. Noon BA
 1992 The Secret Agent (TV Series)
Home Secretary
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Home Secretary
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Home Secretary
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Home Secretary
 1992 The End (Short)
 1992 Perfect Scoundrels (TV Series)
Lord Keighley
- Let No Man Put Asunder (1992) ... Lord Keighley
 1992 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Dennis Palmer
- Dog Days (1992) ... Dennis Palmer
 1991 A Demon in My View
Stanley Caspian
 1991 Boon (TV Series)
John Blake
- Cab Rank Cowboys (1991) ... John Blake
 1991 4 Play (TV Series)
Clive
- 'Itch (1991) ... Clive
 1990 The Fool
Arthur Shillibeer
 1990 Shooting Stars
Mr. Groves
 1989 Screenplay (TV Series)
Arnold
- A Small Mourning (1989) ... Arnold
 1989 Saracen (TV Series)
Sir Bernard Kyle
- Decoy (1989) ... Sir Bernard Kyle
 1988 Salome's Last Dance
Herod / Alfred Taylor
 1987 Brond (TV Series)
Brond
 1986 The Little Match Girl (TV Movie)
Rich Man
 1986 Foreign Body
Mr. Plumb
 1986 Car Trouble
Reg Sampson
 1985 Wild Geese II
Mustapha El Ali
 1985 Dance with a Stranger
Morrie Conley
 1985 Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (TV Movie)
Uncle Walter (bartender)
 1983 The Beggar's Opera (TV Movie)
Peachum
 1983 Jemima Shore Investigates (TV Series)
Chef Georgie Routier
- Death à la Carte (1983) ... Chef Georgie Routier
 1982 Union Castle (TV Series)
Lord Mountainash / Evan Evans, Lord Mountainash
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... Lord Mountainash
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Lord Mountainash
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Lord Mountainash
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Lord Mountainash
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Lord Mountainash
 1981 Blakes 7 (TV Series)
Belkov
- Games (1981) ... Belkov
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
- Marriage (1981)
 1981 The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs (TV Movie)
Warrant Officer Snyman
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Matey
- Dear Brutus (1981) ... Matey
 1980 George and Mildred
Harry Pinto
 1979 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
George Duchamp
- Collision Course: The Sixth Man (1979) ... George Duchamp
- Collision Course: The Brave Goose (1979) ... George Duchamp
 1979 The Saint and the Brave Goose
George Duchamps
 1977 Jubilee (TV Series)
Robert Kester
- Ramsey (1977) ... Robert Kester
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Series)
Piso
- Some Justice (1976) ... Piso
 1976 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Panellist
- Dead Grass (1976) ... Panellist
 1969 Galton and Simpson Comedy (TV Series)
Lawrence Warner
- An Extra Bunch of Daffodils (1969) ... Lawrence Warner
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
Paul Trenton
- The Man in the Elegant Room (1969) ... Paul Trenton
 1961-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Sidney Street / Sir Thomas Weller
- Legacy of Death (1968) ... Sidney Street
- The Frighteners (1961) ... Sir Thomas Weller
 1967 Those Fantastic Flying Fools
Warrant Officer
 1967 The Plank
Station Sergeant
 1966 The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery
The Voice (voice)
 1961-1962 Maigret (TV Series)
- Murder on Monday (1962)
- The Cactus (1961)
 1961 Top Secret (TV Series)
Tod Macoll
- Shakedown at Saramino (1961) ... Tod Macoll
 1956-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mayor / Insp. Matthews / Ned Applegarth / ...
- Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1961) ... Mayor
- The Poisoned Earth (1961) ... Insp. Matthews
- The Upstart (1960) ... Ned Applegarth
- A Voice in Vision (1957) ... Engineer
- The White Carnation (1956) ... PC Thompson
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Captain Starr
- Still Waters (1961) ... Captain Starr
 1961 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Mr. Powell
- Episode #1.84 (1961) ... Mr. Powell
 1961 The Younger Generation (TV Series)
Viney
- Flow Gently Sweet Afton (1961) ... Viney
 1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Lawson
- The Professionals (1961) ... Lawson
 1961 Hand in Hand
 1960 No Wreath for the General (TV Series)
Beattie
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... Beattie
 1960 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Dalkin
- Episode #1.9 (1960) ... Dalkin
 1960 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (TV Series)
Defence Counsel
- The Saving of Muff Potter (1960) ... Defence Counsel
 1960 The Days of Vengeance (TV Series)
Sgt. Willis
- Revelations (1960) ... Sgt. Willis
- A Bunch of Red Roses (1960) ... Sgt. Willis
- Book of Lamentations (1960) ... Sgt. Willis
- The Full Treatment (1960) ... Sgt. Willis
- Wound for Wound (1960) ... Sgt. Willis
 1960 Skyport (TV Series)
Lloyd Calvert
- Episode #1.45 (1960) ... Lloyd Calvert
 1960 Don't Do It Dempsey (TV Series)
Hotel Manager
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... Hotel Manager
 1955-1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Insp. Brenchley / The Custodian / Richard Munroe / ...
- Each Wind That Blows (1960) ... Insp. Brenchley
- The Midnight Family (1959) ... The Custodian
- The Lady Asks for Help (1956) ... Richard Munroe
- Mid Level (1955) ... Heath
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Inspector Chaublin
- A Foreign Body (1960) ... Inspector Chaublin
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
The Registrar
- The Dennison Case (1960) ... The Registrar
 1960 Formula for Danger (TV Series)
Otto Stahl
- A Red Dawn Tomorrow (1960) ... Otto Stahl
 1959-1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
CID Sergeant
- Episode #1.18 (1960)
- Episode #1.16 (1959) ... CID Sergeant
 1960 The Professionals
Lawson
 1959 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Insp. Davidson
- Final Exit (1959) ... Insp. Davidson
 1959 Sunday's Child (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- The Fourth Freedom (1959) ... Police Sergeant
 1956-1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Curly / Police Inspector / Air traffic controller / ...
- Hand in Glove (1959) ... Curly
- Strange Meeting (1959) ... Police Inspector
- The Last Flight (1957) ... Air traffic controller
- It's an Ill Wind (1956) ... Simpson
 1959 The Wright People (TV Series)
Policeman
- Episode dated 19 March 1959 (1959) ... Policeman
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- The Riddle (1959) ... Police Sergeant
 1958 A Night to Remember
Crewman on Upturned Lifeboat (uncredited)
 1958 Murder Bag (TV Series)
Sanger
- Lockhart Casts a Net (1958) ... Sanger
 1958 Law and Disorder
Driver of Prison Van (uncredited)
 1957-1958 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Superintendent Carr
- At the Third Stroke (1957) ... Superintendent Carr
 1958 Violent Playground (uncredited)
 1957 The One That Got Away
Second Detective (uncredited)
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Tom Paddock
- The Unknown Man (1957) ... Tom Paddock
 1957 Across the Bridge
Detective in Schaffner's Office (uncredited)
 1957 Destination Downing Street (TV Series)
Gustaf Eisenstein
- Mr. Crazy: Part 4 (1957) ... Gustaf Eisenstein
- Mr. Crazy: Part 3 (1957) ... Gustaf Eisenstein
- Mr. Crazy: Part 2 (1957) ... Gustaf Eisenstein
 1956 Tiger in the Smoke
Police Constable
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
The Gendarme
- Monaco (1956) ... The Gendarme
 1956 The Third Key
Constable (uncredited)
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Andrew
- Episode in Paris (1956) ... Andrew
 1956 Blonde Bait
Reveller (uncredited)
 1956 Women Without Men
1st Reveller (uncredited)
 1956 Who Done It?
Police Const.. Coleman
 1955 The Ladykillers
Security Guard (uncredited)
 1955 PT Raiders
Garage Worker (uncredited)
 1955 The Night My Number Came Up
Sergeant (uncredited)
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Music video for The Bluebells' song "Young at Heart", alongside Molly Weir and Clare Grogan. See more »

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His wife was the daughter of Morris Parsons and Mona Ewins. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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