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John Ruddock (I) (1897–1981)

John Ruddock was born on May 20, 1897 in Lima, Peru as John Reynolds Ruddock. He was an actor, known for Martin Luther (1953), Quo Vadis (1951) and The Fallen Idol (1948). He was married to Avril Voules. He died on September 24, 1981 in Guildford, Surrey, England. See full bio »


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Known For

Martin Luther
Martin Luther Vicar von Staupitz
Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis Chilo
The Fallen Idol
The Fallen Idol Dr. Wilson
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 1977 Survivors (TV Series)
- Bridgehead (1977) ... Bagley
 1975 Thriller (TV Series)
- A Midsummer Nightmare (1975) ... Williams
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Old seaman
- Mutiny (1975) ... Old seaman
 1971 The Horsemen
 1971 Elizabeth R (TV Mini-Series)
John Whitgift
- Horrible Conspiracies (1971) ... John Whitgift
 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Minister of Finance (uncredited)
 1968 The Man in the Iron Mask (TV Series)
The Pope
- The Grand Design (1968) ... The Pope
 1967 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
- Matters of Honour (1967) ... Magistrate
 1967 Seven Deadly Virtues (TV Series)
Rev. Mr. Wilson
- The Whole Truth (1967) ... Rev. Mr. Wilson
 1966 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
- Four Triumphant: St George (1966) ... Anthimus
 1966 The Spies (TV Series)
- Go Ahead, I Only Live Here (1966) ... Lakia
 1961-1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mr. Gifford / Andy Peebles
- Bear with a Sore Head (1965) ... Mr. Gifford
- No Tears for Tobin (1961) ... Andy Peebles
 1960-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Alderman Trotter / Professor Ridley / Mr. Petherbridge / ...
- Parkin's Primitives (1962) ... Alderman Trotter
- A Call on Kuprin: Part 1 (1961) ... Professor Ridley
- Home at Seven (1961) ... Mr. Petherbridge
- A Reason for Staying (1961) ... Professor Kio
- A Subject of Scandal and Concern (1960) ... Mr. Pinching
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia
Elder Harith (uncredited)
 1962 The Avengers (TV Series)
Dr. James Howell
- Mr. Teddy Bear (1962) ... Dr. James Howell
 1956-1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mr. Parfitt / Dr. Blenkinsop / Penniwise
- I Don't Like You (1962) ... Mr. Parfitt
- The Doctor's Dilemma (1956) ... Dr. Blenkinsop
- The Golden Cuckoo (1956) ... Penniwise
 1955-1961 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Bert Venner / Will Monks / Jack Judd
- The Lifters and the Leaners (1961) ... Bert Venner
- Strangers at the Same Table (1958) ... Will Monks
- London Pride (1955) ... Jack Judd
 1961 Question 7
Martin Kraus - Küster
 1961 Maigret (TV Series)
- On Holiday (1961) ... Duffleux
 1959-1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Hamish MacNair / Canon Bentinck-Major
- The Colonel (1960) ... Hamish MacNair
 1960 Charlie Drake (TV Series)
Mr. Knott
- We Diet at Dawn (1960) ... Mr. Knott
 1960 The Long Way Home (TV Series)
- The Spanish Frontier (1960) ... Corbeau
 1960 Skyport (TV Series)
- Episode #1.47 (1960) ... Flint
 1960 Suspense (TV Series)
Edward Wentzel
- Flight 404 (1960) ... Edward Wentzel
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Rogers
- Small Fish Are Sweet (1959) ... Mr. Rogers
 1959 H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series)
- The Mink Coat (1959) ... Photographer
 1958 Love from a Stranger (TV Movie)
 1958 Uncertain Mercy (TV Movie)
Pastor Csabay
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
- Father Tiger (1957) ... Headmaster
 1957 Treasure at the Mill
Mr. Wilson
 1956 The Chertsey Apprentice (TV Movie)
Pengethrin Senior
 1956 Lust for Life
 1956 Death to the First Lady (TV Mini-Series)
John Bridger
 1956 Tomorrow May Be Fine (TV Movie)
Steven Wright
 1956 Wild Decembers (TV Movie)
A Priest
 1956 Women Without Men
3rd Policeman (uncredited)
 1951-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Colonel Withers / Dumptsy / John Lassells / ...
- Drink, Doggie, Drink (1956) ... Colonel Withers
- Idiot's Delight (1955) ... Dumptsy
- Night of the Fourth (1951) ... Tschei-Kung
 1955 Richard of Bordeaux (TV Movie)
Michael De La Pole
 1953 The Rose and the Ring (TV Mini-Series)
King of Paflagonia
- Part 3 (1953) ... King of Paflagonia
- Part 2 (1953) ... King of Paflagonia
- Part 1 (1953) ... King of Paflagonia
 1952 The Princess and the Pea (TV Movie)
King Cedric
 1952 A Doll's House (TV Movie)
Nils Krogstad
 1952 Ivanhoe
 1952 To the Rescue (Short)
 1952 The Barber and the Donkey (TV Movie)
The Vizier
 1952 Secret People
 1951 Quo Vadis
 1951 The Empty Street (TV Short)
 1950 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Bob Cratchit
 1949 Under Capricorn
Mr. Potter
 1948 The Fallen Idol
Dr. Wilson
 1947 Frieda
 1947 Meet Me at Dawn
 1946 The Laughing Lady
 1946 A Voice in the Night
 1946 Night Boat to Dublin
 1946 Lisbon Story
Pierre Sargon
 1945 Waltz Time
Count Prohaska
 1944 Strawberry Roan
John Dibben
 1944 The Way Ahead
Chelsea Pensioner
 1943 Escape to Danger
 1939 The Monkey's Paw (TV Movie)
Mr. White (1938)
 1939 Under Suspicion (TV Movie)
 1939 Six Gentlemen in a Row (TV Short)
 1938 Charles and Mary (TV Movie)
Mr. Lamb
 1938 The Man in the Bowler Hat (TV Short)
 1938 So Much to Do (TV Movie)
 1938 The Seventh Man (TV Movie)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice", in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Beatrix Lehmann, Laurence Payne, Donald Sinden, John Harrison and Joy Parker in the cast. Michael Benthall was the director. Sophie Fedorovitch was the designer. ... See more »

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After some notable character parts in M-G-M period movies, Ruddock became drama coach at the Guildford School of Acting.

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