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Date of Birth 10 February 1928Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Date of Death 20 October 2008England, UK
Birth NameJohn Henry Ringham

Mini Bio (1)

John Ringham was born on February 10, 1928 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England as John Henry Ringham. He was an actor, known for V for Vendetta (2005), Woof! (1989) and The Secret of Eel Island (2004). He was married to Hedwig Felizitas Nowacki and Elizabeth Shepherd. He died on October 20, 2008 in England.

Spouse (2)

Hedwig Felizitas Nowacki (1966 - 20 October 2008) (his death) (4 children)
Elizabeth Shepherd (1959 - 1962) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

Starred in television commercials for Terrys chocolate oranges in which he spoofed the then popular Indiana Jones movies.
1960's: Joined the Icon Theatre Company in the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.
1948: Joined Compass Players. A company founded by John Crockett.
Cast in the pilot episode of "Dad's Army" as an upper-class recruit, but was dropped as a regular character from the show, because the writers felt that he was too similar to Private Godfrey, played by Arnold Ridley.
The son of a travelling book salesman, he was educated at Cheltenham Grammar School. He later claimed that Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman" was his favorite role.
Between 1946 and 1948, he served with the British Army in Palestine and Egypt. His soldiering appears to not have been up to scratch (by his own admission), since he managed to lose 200 of his men in the Egyptian desert.
Performed on stage with the Manchester Library Theatre, the National Theatre and the Bristol Old Vic.
He authored several plays and wrote three books.

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