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William Mervyn (1912–1976)

William Mervyn was born on January 3, 1912 in Nairobi, Kenya as William Mervyn Pickwoad. He was an actor, known for The Ruling Class (1972), Carry On... Follow That Camel (1967) and Silas Marner (1964). He was married to Anne Margaret Payne Cooke. He died on August 6, 1976 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 64) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Ruling Class
The Ruling Class Sir Charles Gurney
(1972)
Carry On... Follow That Camel
Carry On... Follow That Camel Sir Cyril Ponsonby
(1967)
Silas Marner
Silas Marner Squire Cass
(1964)
The Persuaders!
The Persuaders! Sir Charles Worthington
(1972)

Filmography

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 1978 CBS Children's Film Festival (TV Series)
- Chimpmates (1978)
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Osborne
- The Spoils of Sacrilege (1977) ... Osborne
 1976 The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones
Squire Alworthy
 1973-1976 Crown Court (TV Series)
The Hon. Mr. Justice Campbell / Justice Campbell / The Hon Mr Justice Campbell / ...
- A Bang or a Whimper: Part 1 (1976) ... Justice Campbell
- The Right of Every Woman: Part 3 (1976) ... Mr. Justice Campbell
- The Right of Every Woman: Part 1 (1976) ... Mr. Justice Campbell
- The Extremist: Part 3 (1975) ... The Hon Mr Justice Campbell
- The Extremist: Part 2 (1975) ... The Hon Mr Justice Campbell
 1976 The Ghosts of Motley Hall (TV Series)
Mr. Brayling
- The Last Uproar (1976) ... Mr. Brayling
 1974-1975 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Oldest Member / Mr. Mulliner
- Rodney Fails to Qualify (1975) ... Oldest Member
- The Reverend Wooing of Archibald: Pilot (1974) ... Mr. Mulliner
 1966-1974 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Mulliner / The Bishop, The Right Reverend Cuthbert Hever
- The Reverend Wooing of Archibald (1974) ... Mr. Mulliner
- The Bishop Rides Again (1966) ... The Bishop, The Right Reverend Cuthbert Hever
 1973 Charley-One-Eye
Honeydew (uncredited)
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Sir Hector Drummond
- The Superfluous Finger (1973) ... Sir Hector Drummond
 1972 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie)
Guest
 1972 Up the Front
Lord Twithampton
 1972 The Ruling Class
Sir Charles Gurney
 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Sir Charles Worthington
- Read and Destroy (1972) ... Sir Charles Worthington
 1971-1972 Tottering Towers (TV Series)
Duke of Tottering
- Bats in the Belfry and Other Places (1972) ... Duke of Tottering
- The Cellar in the Attic (1972) ... Duke of Tottering
- Mrs. Pouncer Gets the Elbow (1971) ... Duke of Tottering
- Stand By to Repel Boarders (1971) ... Duke of Tottering
- Soapy Cyril Slips One Over (1971) ... Duke of Tottering
 1971 Follyfoot (TV Series)
Squire Mathews
- Shadow (1971) ... Squire Mathews
- Dora (1971) ... Squire Mathews
 1966-1971 All Gas and Gaiters (TV Series)
The Bishop, The Right Reverend Cuthbert Hever
- The Bishop Loses His Chaplain (1971) ... The Bishop, The Right Reverend Cuthbert Hever
- The Bishop Has a Rest (1971) ... The Bishop, The Right Reverend Cuthbert Hever
- The Bishop Shows His Loyalty (1971) ... The Bishop, The Right Reverend Cuthbert Hever
- The Bishop Gives a Present (1971) ... The Bishop, The Right Reverend Cuthbert Hever
- The Bishops Entertains (1971) ... The Bishop, The Right Reverend Cuthbert Hever
 1971 Carry on Henry VIII
Physician
 1970 The Railway Children
Old Gentleman (as Mr. William Mervyn)
 1970 Incense for the Damned
Marc Honeydew
 1968-1970 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Sir Eric Brown / Father
- The Editor Regrets (1970) ... Sir Eric Brown
- The Sinner (1968) ... Father
 1970 The Mating Machine (TV Series)
Major Whitestone
- Ada's Last Chance (1970) ... Major Whitestone
 1970 Le mur de l'Atlantique
L'évêque Anglais
 1969 Carry on Again Doctor
Lord Paragon
 1969 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Whitty
- A Disturbing Case (1969) ... Whitty
 1969 The Best House in London (uncredited)
 1967-1968 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Charles Rose / Mr. Rose / Marcus Despard
- Free and Easy (1968) ... Mr. Rose / Marcus Despard
- The Jolly Good Fellow (1968) ... Mr. Rose
- The Missing Chapter (1968) ... Mr. Rose
- The Bogey Man (1968) ... Mr. Rose
- The Less-Than-Iron-Duke (1968) ... Mr. Rose
 1968 Hot Millions
Sir Charles Wilson (uncredited)
 1968 Star!
General (uncredited)
 1968 Salt and Pepper
Prime Minister
 1968 Hammerhead
Walter Perrin
 1967 Carry On... Follow That Camel
Sir Cyril Ponsonby
 1967 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Mr. Pater
- How to Retire Without Really Working (1967) ... Mr. Pater
 1967 The Jokers
Uncle Edward
 1967 Deadlier Than the Male
Chairman of the Phoenician Board
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Sir Hector Rose
- Corridors of Power (1966) ... Sir Hector Rose
 1966 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Sir Charles Summer
- The War Machines: Episode 4 (1966) ... Sir Charles Summer
- The War Machines: Episode 3 (1966) ... Sir Charles Summer
- The War Machines: Episode 2 (1966) ... Sir Charles Summer
- The War Machines: Episode 1 (1966) ... Sir Charles Summer
 1957-1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
The Bishop / Sir Edmund / Dr. Scott
- Old Man's Fancy (1965) ... The Bishop
- Now Let Him Go (1957) ... Sir Edmund
- Start from Scratch (1957) ... Dr. Scott
 1966 The Liars (TV Series)
Sir Gerald
- Episode #1.13 (1966) ... Sir Gerald
- Episode #1.12 (1966) ... Sir Gerald
- Episode #1.11 (1966) ... Sir Gerald
- Episode #1.10 (1966) ... Sir Gerald
- Episode #1.9 (1966) ... Sir Gerald
 1966 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Lord Justice
- The Legend of Young Dick Turpin: Part 2 (1966) ... Lord Justice
- The Legend of Young Dick Turpin: Part 1 (1966) ... Lord Justice
 1965 Up Jumped a Swagman
Mr. Hawkes Fenhoulet
 1965 Court Martial (TV Series)
Chief Inspector Haigh
- Without Spear or Sword (1965) ... Chief Inspector Haigh
 1965 Heiress of Garth (TV Mini-Series)
Squire Griffin
- An Honest Man (1965) ... Squire Griffin
- A Question of Shares (1965) ... Squire Griffin
- Straws in the Wind (1965) ... Squire Griffin
- A Journey North (1965) ... Squire Griffin
- A Sign of the Times (1965) ... Squire Griffin
 1965 Call It What You Like (TV Series)
Guest Artist
- Episode #1.4 (1965) ... Guest Artist
 1965 The Flying Swan (TV Series)
Alexander Curtis
- The Tyrant (1965) ... Alexander Curtis
 1965 Operation Crossbow
Dutch Technical Examiner
 1965 Reluctant Bandit (TV Mini-Series)
Carson
- The Great Attack (1965) ... Carson
- The New Mafia (1965) ... Carson
- Quiet Day in San Fillipo (1965) ... Carson
- Return to Sicily (1965) ... Carson
 1964-1965 It's Dark Outside (TV Series)
Chief Insp. Rose
- The Prevalence of Liars (1965) ... Chief Insp. Rose
- The Gatling's Jammed and the Colonel Is Dead (1965) ... Chief Insp. Rose
- The Party (1965) ... Chief Insp. Rose
- A Slight Case of Matrimony (1965) ... Chief Insp. Rose
- Arrangement in Black and White (1965) ... Chief Insp. Rose
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Mr. Stratton
- Without Benefit of Clergy (1964) ... Mr. Stratton
 1964 The Massingham Affair (TV Series)
Mr. Jessop
- The Finishing Touch (1964) ... Mr. Jessop
- A Tangle of Lies (1964) ... Mr. Jessop
 1964 Murder Ahoy
Comm. Breeze-Connington
 1956-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sir Harold Peach / Lord Summerhays / Dr. Stanhope / ...
- The Wife of Knightsbridge (1964) ... Sir Harold Peach
- Misalliance (1962) ... Lord Summerhays
- Barchester Towers (1961) ... Dr. Stanhope
- Gilt and Gingerbread (1961) ... Harry
- Doctor Everyman's Hour (1961) ... Richard Gable
 1964 Diary of a Young Man (TV Series)
Bott
- Power (1964) ... Bott
 1964 Silas Marner (TV Series)
Squire Cass
- A Gleam of Gold (1964) ... Squire Cass
- A Strange Disappearance (1964) ... Squire Cass
- A Marriage Concealed (1964) ... Squire Cass
- A New Life (1964) ... Squire Cass
 1964 Agent 8 3/4
Passenger on Plane (uncredited)
 1961-1963 Here's Harry (TV Series)
- The Portrait (1963)
- The Handyman (1962)
- The Long Night (1962)
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Colonel Wilde
- A Very Desirable Plot (1963) ... Colonel Wilde
 1963 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Chief Insp. Rose
- A Last Tilt at the Windmill (1963) ... Chief Insp. Rose
- A Pattern of Little Silver Devils (1963) ... Chief Insp. Rose
- The Saga of Johnny Mac (1963) ... Chief Insp. Rose
- Prince on a White Horse (1963) ... Chief Insp. Rose
- The Betrayal of Ambrose Fleech (1963) ... Chief Insp. Rose
 1963 Tamahine
Lord Birchester
 1962 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
Sir George Wilby
- A Two-to-One Chance (1962) ... Sir George Wilby
 1962 Maigret (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Countess (1962) ... Doctor
 1962 The Brockenstein Affair (TV Movie)
Burgomaster
 1962 Garry Halliday (TV Series)
Sir Henry Ferguson
- The Extra Passenger (1962) ... Sir Henry Ferguson
 1962 Bulldog Breed (TV Series)
Company Director
- The New Digs (1962) ... Company Director
 1962 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Director
- The Desperate Man on Platform 10 (1962) ... Director
 1962 Saki (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Hector
- Episode #1.8 (1962) ... Sir Hector
- Episode #1.7 (1962) ... Sir Hector
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Sir Hector
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Sir Hector
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Sir Hector
 1961-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Thorner-Wilding / Jimmy Scott-Kennedy / Charles Venables / ...
- Value for Money (1962) ... Colonel Thorner-Wilding
- Both Ends Meet (1962) ... Jimmy Scott-Kennedy
- What Every Woman Knows (1961) ... Charles Venables
- That Lady (1961) ... The Cardinal Archbishop of Toledo
- Fury in Petticoats (1961) ... The Rev William Dill
 1962 Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Grimwig
- Episode #1.13 (1962) ... Mr. Grimwig
- Episode #1.11 (1962) ... Mr. Grimwig
- Episode #1.10 (1962) ... Mr. Grimwig
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Mr. Grimwig
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Mr. Grimwig
 1962 The Ghost Sonata (TV Movie)
The Colonel
 1961 Vice Versa (TV Movie)
Paul Bultitude
 1961 The Complaisant Lover (TV Movie)
William Howard
 1961 Invasion Quartet
Naval Officer (as Bill Mervyn)
 1961 The Eggheads (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1961)
 1960-1961 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Ivor Naunton / Colonel Frew
- Caught and Bowled (1961) ... Ivor Naunton
- The Last Flight of the Eel (1960) ... Colonel Frew
 1961 Watch it, Sailor!
Ship's Captain (uncredited)
 1961 The Alchemist (TV Movie)
Lovewit, Master of the House
 1961 Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series)
Major Penny-Court
- Old Comrades (1961) ... Major Penny-Court
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
Postmaster-General (uncredited)
 1961 Three Ring Circus (TV Movie)
Kursaal
 1960-1961 Persuasion (TV Mini-Series)
Admiral Croft
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... Admiral Croft
- Episode #1.3 (1961) ... Admiral Croft
- Episode #1.2 (1961) ... Admiral Croft
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... Admiral Croft
 1960 Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (TV Series)
Mr. Wardle
- Christmas at Dingley Dell (1960) ... Mr. Wardle
 1960 The Eye of Allah (TV Movie)
Brother Thomas
 1960 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Bruce Treadgold
- The Hot Seat (1960) ... Bruce Treadgold
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Serjeant Ballantine / President of the Court
- The Tichborne Case (1960) ... Serjeant Ballantine
- Admiral Byng (1960) ... President of the Court
 1960 Yorky (TV Series)
Mr. Playford
- Letter in the Post (1960) ... Mr. Playford
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Under Secretary
- The Man Who Wasn't There (1960) ... Under Secretary
 1960 The Long Way Home (TV Series)
French Police Sergeant
- The French Resistance (1960) ... French Police Sergeant
- The First Lap (1960) ... French Police Sergeant
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Challen
- Each Wind That Blows (1960) ... Mr. Challen
 1960 Circus of Horrors
Doctor Morley
 1960 The Battle of the Sexes
Detective's Friend
 1960 A Touch of Larceny
Capt. Balfour (uncredited)
 1959 The Young Lady from London (TV Mini-Series)
King Klaus
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... King Klaus
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... King Klaus
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... King Klaus
 1959 Endless Adventure (TV Series documentary)
Dr. Watson
- Episode dated 7 December 1959 (1959) ... Dr. Watson
 1959 Bleak House (TV Series)
Mr. Kenge
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... Mr. Kenge
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Mr. Kenge
- Episode #1.1 (1959) ... Mr. Kenge
 1959 Upstairs and Downstairs
Kingsley
 1959 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
Council Official
- Lord Byron Lived Here (1959) ... Council Official
 1950-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Adrian Blenderbland / Sir Douglas Todd-Walker / Bishop of Tarbes / ...
- The Millionairess (1959) ... Adrian Blenderbland
- A Sleeping Clergyman (1959) ... Sir Douglas Todd-Walker
- Bernadette Soubirous (1958) ... Bishop of Tarbes
- The Apple Cart (1957) ... Chancellor of the Exchequer
- Henry Irving (1956) ... Charles Calvert / James Albery
 1959 Charlesworth (TV Series)
Charles Begbie / Wentworth
- Jobs for the Boys (1959) ... Charles Begbie
- Further Developments (1959) ... Charles Begbie
- The Petrovich Medallion (1959) ... Wentworth
- And the Pigeon Flew Home (1959) ... Charles Begbie
 1959 The Eustace Diamonds (TV Series)
Mr. Camperdown
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Mr. Camperdown
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... Mr. Camperdown
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Mr. Camperdown
- Episode #1.1 (1959) ... Mr. Camperdown
 1959 The 39 Steps
Angry Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1958-1959 Our Mutual Friend (TV Series)
Mr. Inspector
- Part 12 (1959) ... Mr. Inspector
- Part 11 (1959) ... Mr. Inspector
- Part 4 (1958) ... Mr. Inspector
- Part 2 (1958) ... Mr. Inspector
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Sir Arthur Frogley
- The Big Fish (1959) ... Sir Arthur Frogley
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Bullamy
- The Magistrate (1958) ... Mr. Bullamy
 1958 The Sky Larks (TV Series)
Capt. Crocker-Dobson, DSO, RN
- Seven Days Hard (1958) ... Capt. Crocker-Dobson, DSO, RN
- Mink Afloat (1958) ... Capt. Crocker-Dobson, DSO, RN
- Flag-Captain (1958) ... Capt. Crocker-Dobson, DSO, RN
- Exercise Merry-Go-Round (1958) ... Capt. Crocker-Dobson, DSO, RN
- Down in the Drink (1958) ... Capt. Crocker-Dobson, DSO, RN
 1958 The Invisible Armies (TV Series)
Surgeon
- Episode #1.2 (1958) ... Surgeon
 1958 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
- Bank Robbery (1958)
 1958 Doomsday for Dyson (TV Movie)
Politician
 1958 Carve Her Name with Pride
Colonel Buckmaster
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
Boss Mangan / Gayev
- Heartbreak House (1958) ... Boss Mangan
- The Cherry Orchard (1958) ... Gayev
 1957 All at Sea
Captain
 1957 Whack-O! (TV Series)
School Governor
- Episode #2.6 (1957) ... School Governor
 1957 Nicholas Nickleby (TV Series)
Mr. Witterly
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... Mr. Witterly
 1957 Paradise Lagoon
Guest at Ball (uncredited)
 1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Judd / Thomas
- The Dowry (1957) ... Judd
- Hubert (1957) ... Thomas
 1957 Rise Above It (TV Movie)
Sir Thomas Ferguson
 1956 Nom-de-Plume (TV Series)
Police Inspector Sharp
- The Man with a Hundred Hands (1956) ... Police Inspector Sharp
 1956 The Adventures of the Big Man (TV Series)
Jack Gault
- Rich Girl (1956) ... Jack Gault
 1956 The Third Key
Manager of Festival Hall
 1956 The Talking Cat (TV Movie)
The junkman
 1956 Kitty Clive (TV Movie)
Colley Cibber
 1956 Tons of Trouble
Roberts (MI5)
 1955 Terminus (TV Series)
Lord Gombush
- The Big Fish and the Little Fish (1955) ... Lord Gombush
 1955 Patrol Car (TV Series)
Ronald James
- April Fool (1955) ... Ronald James
 1955 Lady Charing Is Cross (TV Movie)
Lord Charing
 1954 Crime on Our Hands (TV Series)
Inspector Johnston
- Episode #1.6 (1954) ... Inspector Johnston
- Episode #1.2 (1954) ... Inspector Johnston
- Episode #1.1 (1954) ... Inspector Johnston
 1954 Stage by Stage (TV Series)
Don Lopez
- The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret (1954) ... Don Lopez
 1954 Give Them a Ring (TV Movie)
The Rt. Hon. Oliver Doyle, MP
 1954 Fuss Over Feathers
Mr. Wentworth / Col. Wentworth
 1953 The Disagreeable Man (TV Short)
Adam Twigg, QC
 1953 Nor Care Beyond Today (TV Short)
Mr. Carpenter
 1953 The Twelve Pound Look (TV Short)
Sir Harry Sims
 1952 Another Language (TV Movie)
Walter Hallam
 1951 Parent-Craft (TV Series)
Mr. Pebble
- Episode #1.6 (1951) ... Mr. Pebble
- Episode #1.5 (1951) ... Mr. Pebble
- Episode #1.4 (1951) ... Mr. Pebble
- Episode #1.3 (1951) ... Mr. Pebble
- Episode #1.2 (1951) ... Mr. Pebble
 1950 Four Men in Prison (Short)
 1950 The Blue Lamp
Chief Inspector Hammond (uncredited)
 1949 Whitehall Wonders (TV Movie)
Sir Horace Keswick
 1949 The Silver Box (TV Movie)
A magistrate's clerk
 1949 John Keats Lived Here (TV Movie)
Charles Wentworth Dilke
 1949 The Guinea Pig (TV Movie)
Dennis Stringer
 1949 Mile Away Murder (TV Movie)
Det. Insp. Rosslyn, CID
 1949 The Case of Mr. Clare (TV Movie)
Mr. Tophet
 1949 Stop Press Girl
Cinema Manager (uncredited)
 1949 The Case of Thomas Pyke (TV Movie)
Tophet
 1949 Behold the Man (TV Movie)
A Milanese nobleman
 1949 If This Be Sin
Nicky
 1949 The Good Companions (TV Movie)
Mr. Fauntley / Reporter
 1948 The Case of Mr. Pelham (TV Movie)
Mr. Pelham
 1948 London Wall (TV Movie)
Mr. Walker
 1948 Call It a Day (TV Movie)
Frank Haines
 1948 Lovers' Leap (TV Movie)
Cedric Norreys
 1947 The Mark of Cain
Mr. Bonnington (uncredited)
 1947 The Loves of Joanna Godden
Huxtable
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in William Douglas Home's play, "The Iron Duchess," at the Cambridge Theatre in London, England with Athene Seyler, Ronald Squire, Richard Pearson, Jane Downs, and Geoffrey Lumsden in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Mervyn | Mr. William Mervyn

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Advertised anything, from cameras to sponge cakes, in numerous television commercials in the 1960's. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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