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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 at Large (1971). In between, he also played Barlow in the miniseries Jack the Ripper (1973) (which, in turn, led to a 'cold case' investigation ... See full bio »

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Softly Softly
Softly Softly Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
(1966-1969)
Barlow at Large
Barlow at Large Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow / Det. Chief Supt. Barlow
(1971-1975)
Z Cars
Z Cars Det. Chief Insp. Barlow / Det. Chief Insp. Charles Barlow / Det. Chief Inspector Charles Barlow
(1962-1965)

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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 Scarlet and Black (TV Mini-Series)
Abbé Pirard
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Abbé Pirard
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Abbé Pirard
 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 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 Boon (TV Series)
John Blake
 1991 4 Play (TV Series)
Clive
- 'Itch (1991) ... Clive
 1989 Screenplay (TV Series)
Arnold
- A Small Mourning (1989) ... Arnold
 1989 Saracen (TV Series)
Sir Bernard Kyle
- Decoy (1989) ... Sir Bernard Kyle
 1987 Brond (TV Series)
Brond
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Brond
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Brond
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Brond
 1986 The Little Match Girl (TV Movie)
Rich Man
 1985 Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (TV Movie)
Uncle Walter (bartender)
 1984 Danger: Marmalade at Work (TV Series)
Chief Supt. Thumper
- Marmalade Bravo (1984) ... Chief Supt. Thumper
 1984 Master of the Game (TV Mini-Series)
Zimmermann
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Zimmermann
 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 Blake's 7 (TV Series)
Belkov
- Games (1981) ... Belkov
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Omelet
- Marriage (1981) ... Mr. Omelet
 1981 The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs (TV Movie)
Warrant Officer Snyman
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Matey
- Dear Brutus (1981) ... Matey
 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
 1977 The Sound of Laughter (TV Series)
Albert Sculley
- Young at Heart (1977) ... Albert Sculley
 1977 Jubilee (TV Series)
Robert Kester
- Ramsey (1977) ... Robert Kester
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Mini-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
 1966 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Gumphlumph: Part 5 - Into Space (1966) ... Storyteller
- Gumphlumph: Part 4 - Men in Black (1966) ... Storyteller
- Gumphlumph: Part 3 - A Cold in the Head (1966) ... Storyteller
 1965 Hugh and I (TV Series)
- The Critics (1965)
 1961-1962 Maigret (TV Series)
Philippe Natali / Keller
- Murder on Monday (1962) ... Philippe Natali
- The Cactus (1961) ... Keller
 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
 1960 No Wreath for the General (TV Series)
Beattie
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... Beattie
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... Beattie
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... 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
- A Bunch of Red Roses (1960) ... Sgt. Willis
- The Full Treatment (1960) ... Sgt. Willis
- Wound for Wound (1960) ... Sgt. Willis
- Goodbye, Dolly Gray (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
- The Name's the Same (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)
Mr. Cordner / CID Sergeant
- Episode #1.18 (1960) ... Mr. Cordner
- Episode #1.16 (1959) ... CID Sergeant
 1959 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Insp. Davidson
- Final Exit (1959) ... Insp. Davidson
 1956-1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Police sergeant / Curly / Police Inspector / ...
- Suspicious Mind (1959) ... Police sergeant
- Hand in Glove (1959) ... Curly
- Strange Meeting (1959) ... Police Inspector
- The Deaf Heart (1958) ... Mr. Cornelius
- Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1958) ... Sankey
 1959 Sunday's Child (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- The Fourth Freedom (1959) ... Police Sergeant
 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 Starr and Company (TV Series)
Gordon
- Calculated Risk (1958) ... Gordon
- The White House (1958) ... Gordon
 1958 Murder Bag (TV Series)
Sanger
- Lockhart Casts a Net (1958) ... Sanger
 1957-1958 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Superintendent Carr
- At the Third Stroke (1957) ... Superintendent Carr
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Tom Paddock
- The Unknown Man (1957) ... Tom Paddock
 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 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
The Gendarme
- Monaco (1956) ... The Gendarme
 1956 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV Series)
Andrew
- Episode in Paris (1956) ... Andrew
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He acted in Charles Strouse's musical, "Annie," at the Victoria Palace in London, England with Sheila Hancock, Kenneth Nelson and Judith Paris in the cast. 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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