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John Longden (1900–1971)

John Longden was born on November 11, 1900 in the West Indies. He was an actor and writer, known for Blackmail (1929), The Girl Was Young (1937) and Enemy from Space (1957). He was married to Jean Jay. He died on May 26, 1971 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 70) in London, England, UK

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 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
President of Court 1
- Judge Them Gently (1966) ... President of Court 1 (as John Longdon)
 1964 Frozen Alive
Prof. Hubbard
 1964 Miss Adventure (TV Series)
Carver
- Strangers in Paradise: Part 1 (1964) ... Carver
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
American Ambassador
- Final Decision (1964) ... American Ambassador
 1963 The Man Who Finally Died
Munch (uncredited)
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Passenger
- Night Express (1963) ... Passenger
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Port Superintendent
- Scare (1963) ... Port Superintendent
 1963 Sword of Lancelot
King Leodogran (uncredited)
 1963 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Deeds
- Death of a Sportsman (1963) ... Deeds
 1962 Richard the Lionheart (TV Series)
Sir Thomas
- Queen in Danger (1962) ... Sir Thomas
- The Bride (1962) ... Sir Thomas
- The Challenge (1962)
- The King's Champion (1962) ... Sir Thomas
- The Pirate King (1962)
 1960-1961 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
J. Maxwell Rennie
- Episode #1.436 (1961) ... J. Maxwell Rennie
- Episode #1.371 (1960) ... J. Maxwell Rennie
 1961 So Evil, So Young
Turner
 1960 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Sampenza Tosca
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Mr. Owen
- Horatio Bottomley, MP (1960) ... Mr. Owen
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Lord Ruskington
- The Absent Assassin (1960) ... Lord Ruskington
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
Supt. Mercer / Mercer
- All the Dead Were Harrisons (1960) ... Mercer
- The Golden Shirri (1960) ... Supt. Mercer
- The Child of Eve (1960) ... Supt. Mercer
- Multi-Murder (1960) ... Supt. Mercer
- Death in Oils (1960) ... Supt. Mercer
 1959 A Woman's Temptation
Inspector Syms
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
Reinhardt
- Undercover (1959) ... Reinhardt
 1955-1959 The Vise (TV Series)
Ross / Standish / Burgess / ...
- The Big Stone (1959) ... Ross
- Platinum Murder (1959) ... Standish
- Fire! (1959) ... Burgess
- Weakness Doesn't Pay (1958) ... Burton Pool
- A Coffin for Johnny (1958) ... Durvey
 1951-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Egeus / John Bennett / Captain Blakely / ...
- The Frog (1958) ... John Bennett
- The Public Prosecutor (1957) ... Montané
- The Cold Light (1956) ... Sir Elwin Ketterick
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Arthur Hassall
- Hour of the Rat (1958) ... Arthur Hassall
 1958 African Patrol (TV Series)
Walters
- Heart of Gold (1958) ... Walters
- The Hunt (1958)
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mr. Sprock
- The Troublemakers (1958) ... Mr. Sprock
 1958 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
Vice-Admiral
- The Deserted Yacht (1958) ... Vice-Admiral
 1958 Innocent Sinners
Admiral (uncredited)
 1958 The Man Who Sold Death (TV Movie)
Sir Frank Egerton
 1956-1958 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Hodges / Ned / Shaw the Tailor / ...
- The Profiteer (1958) ... Hodges
- The Thorkil Ghost (1956) ... Ned
- The Traitor (1956) ... Shaw the Tailor
- Tables Turned (1956) ... Count Leger
- Secret Mission (1956) ... Wulfric
 1957-1958 White Hunter (TV Series)
Brad Holt / Davidson
- The Girl Hunt (1958) ... Brad Holt
- Brute Man (1957) ... Davidson
 1957 Ordeal by Fire (TV Movie)
De La Fayette
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Philip Royce
- The Final Curtain (1957) ... Philip Royce
 1957 Three Sundays to Live
Warder
 1957 Enemy from Space
Lomax (as John Longdon)
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Worthington
- Dangerous Cargo (1957) ... Worthington
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Umberto
- The Value of Paper (1957) ... Umberto
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Campbell
- Guy in the Middle (1956) ... Mr. Campbell
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Marat
 1956 Raiders of the River
Professor Dykes
 1955 Count of Twelve
Simon Graves (episode "The Count of Twelve")
 1955 Alias John Preston
Richard Sandford
 1955 PT Raiders
The Detective
 1954 Meet Mr. Callaghan
Jeremy Meraulton
 1954 Dangerous Cargo
Superintendent Worthington
 1953 The Last Load
Mr. Potter
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Venture in Ivory (1952)
 1951 The Magic Box
Speaker in Connaught Rooms
 1951 Black Widow
Mr. Kemp
 1951 The Dark Light
Stephen
 1951 Pool of London
Det. Insp. Williams
 1950 The Fighting Pimpernel
The Abbot
 1950 The Lady Craved Excitement
Inspector James
 1949 Trapped by the Terror
Pierre
 1949 Feature Story
 1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie
Captain O'Sullivan
 1947 The Ghosts of Berkeley Square
Mortimer Digby
 1947 The Adventures of Dusty Bates
Tod Jenkins
 1946 Stairway to Heaven
Narrator of introduction (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Yellow Canary
Officer (uncredited)
 1943 The Silver Fleet
Jost Meertens
 1943 Death by Design
Inspector Slade
 1942 Post 23 (Short)
 1942 Rose of Tralee
Paddy O'Brien
 1942 Unpublished Story
Metcalf (uncredited)
 1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
Ground Officer (uncredited)
 1942 This Was Paris
French Officer (uncredited)
 1941 Tower of Terror
Commander
 1941 The Common Touch
Stuart Gordon
 1940 Blackout
Passport Officer
 1939 The Lion Has Wings
Unnamed Character
 1939 Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Raven (uncredited)
 1939 Jamaica Inn
Captain Johnson (uncredited)
 1939 Clouds Over Europe
John Peters, a Pilot (as John Longdon)
 1938 Bad Boy
Inspector Thompson
 1938 Dial 999
Bill Waring
 1937 French Leave
Lt. Glennister
 1937 Little Miss Somebody
Jim Trevor
 1937 The Girl Was Young
Det. Insp. Kent
 1937 Jenifer Hale
Inspector Merton
 1937 It Isn't Done
Peter Ashton
 1936 Thoroughbred
Bill Peel
 1934 The Silence of Dean Maitland
Dean Cyril Maitland
 1933 Born Lucky
Frank Dale
 1932 A Lucky Sweep
Bill Higgins
 1932 Rynox
Tony Benedik
 1932 Murder on the Second Floor
Warder Jackson
 1931 The Wickham Mystery
Harry Crawford
 1931 Hindle Wakes
Boyfriend (uncredited)
 1931 Two Crowded Hours (Short)
Harry Fielding
 1931 The Skin Game
Charles - The Hornblowers
 1930 Children of Chance
Jeffrey
 1930 Two Worlds
Lt. Stanislaus von Zaminsky (British Version)
 1930 Road to Dishonour
Lieutenant Boris Boriskoff
 1929 The Last Post
David / Martin
 1929 Atlantic
Lanchester
 1929/II Memories (Short)
 1929 Piccadilly
Man from China (uncredited)
 1928 You Know What Sailors Are
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1928 Palais de danse
No. 1
 1928 What Money Can Buy
Ralph Tresham
 1928 Mademoiselle Parley Voo
Le Beau
 1927 Bright Young Things (Short)
Jerry
 1927 Quinneys
Joseph Quinney
 1927 The Arcadians
Jack Meadows
 1927 The Glad Eye
Floquet
 1927 The House of Marney
Richard
 1926 The Ball of Fortune
Daltry
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Son of a Wesleyan minister. Leading man of early British talkies, a former mining engineer. At one time worked in a Yorkshire coal mine, before turning to acting in repertory theatre. Stalwart performances in Hitchcock's thriller Blackmail (1929) as the heroine's policeman boyfriend, and as an officer aboard the Titanic in Atlantic (1929). All up, appeared in five of Hitchcock's early films. ... See more »

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