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John Levene

John Levene (real name John Anthony Woods) left home at the age of 21 and travelled to London. He was working in a men's clothing store when he met Telly Savalas (who was making the film "The Dirty Dozen") and he was inspired to become an actor. He joined an agency which provided walk-on actors. He had to change his name because every variation on... See full bio »

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Known For

Doctor Who
Doctor Who Sergeant Benton / RSM Benton / Benton / Yeti / Platoon Under Leader Benton / Cyberman
Wartime Warr. Off. John Benton
The Death Wheelers
The Death Wheelers Constable
CanniBallistic! Bernie Shanks


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 2006 Automatons
Communications Captain
 2005 Planetfall
Angry Videophone Alien (voice)
 2002 CanniBallistic!
Bernie Shanks (as John Anthony Blake)
 1987 Wartime (Video short)
Warr. Off. John Benton
 1975 The Executioner
 1975 The Growing Pains of PC Penrose (TV Series)
- The Peeper (1975) ... Motorist
 1975 Carry on Laughing! (TV Series)
- The Baron Outlook (1975) ... Soldier (uncredited)
 1973 The Jensen Code (TV Series)
Military Policeman
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... Military Policeman
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Military Policeman
 1973 Whoops Baghdad! (TV Series)
- Genie of the Bottle (1973) ... Cassan
 1973 The Death Wheelers
 1973 Dark Places
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
- I'll Get There Sometime (1973) ... Tony
 1972 The Pathfinders (TV Series)
RAF Sergeant
 1972 Double Take
Assistant Director
 1972 Callan (TV Series)
- I Never Wanted the Job (1972) ... Harold
 1972 The Regiment (TV Series)
Corporal Challoner
- The Fortunes of Peace (1972) ... Corporal Challoner
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
- The Affair of the Tortoise (1971) ... Policeman
 1971 Zeppelin
British Soldier in Pub (uncredited)
 1970 UFO (TV Series)
Interceptor Pilot
- Close Up (1970) ... Interceptor Pilot (uncredited)
 1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
- Lay Down Your Arms (1970) ... Ernie
 1970 Germinal (TV Mini-Series)
- Mob Rule (1970) ... Miner
 1969 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Drinker in Rovers Return
- Episode #1.939 (1969) ... Drinker in Rovers Return (uncredited)
 1969 Special Branch (TV Series)
Special Branch Man
- A New Face (1969) ... Special Branch Man
 1969 The Expert (TV Series)
Prison officer
- A Question of Guilt (1969) ... Prison officer
 1969 Softly Softly (TV Series)
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
- Crime of Passion (1968) ... Detective
 1967 Z Cars (TV Series)
PC / Desk Constable / Police Constable / ...
- A Little Bit of Respect: Part 2 (1967) ... PC (uncredited)
- It's Easy Once You Know How: Part 2 (1967) ... PC (uncredited)
- It's Easy Once You Know How: Part 1 (1967) ... PC (uncredited)
- First on the Scene: Part 2 (1967) ... Desk Constable (uncredited)
- First on the Scene: Part 1 (1967) ... Desk Constable (uncredited)
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
S.S. Guard
- A Sinister Sort of Service (1967) ... S.S. Guard (uncredited)
 1965 Undermind (TV Series)
Man in Club
- Waves of Sound (1965) ... Man in Club (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Provided a commentary for the Doctor Who DVD "Inferno".

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2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Anthony Blake | John Woods

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Levene had originally been cast as a cyberman in the 1968 story 'The Invasion' but when director Douglas Camfield sacked the actor who was supposed to be playing Corporal Benton, he gave the role to John Levene instead. See more »

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