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John Salew (1902–1961)

John Salew was born in 1902 in Portsmouth, England as John Rylett Salew. He was an actor, known for Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and Curse of the Demon (1957). He died on September 14, 1961 in London, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Lavender Hill Mob
Curse of the Demon
Curse of the Demon Librarian
Doctor 'My Book'
Doctor 'My Book' Dr. Abernethy


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 1960-1961 Maigret (TV Series)
Dr. Paul
- The Lost Sailor (1961) ... Dr. Paul
- The Simple Case (1961) ... Dr. Paul
- The Mistake (1960) ... Dr. Paul
 1961 Stryker of the Yard (TV Series)
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
- Assassin (1961) ... Jacobi
 1961 The Avengers (TV Series)
Jack Wickram
- Tunnel of Fear (1961) ... Jack Wickram
 1961 Three on a Spree
Mr. Monkton
 1960-1961 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Sgt. Butterworth / Domeri
- Signals at Danger (1961) ... Sgt. Butterworth
- State Visit (1960) ... Domeri
 1961 The Never Never Murder (Short)
 1957-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Joe / Sir Joseph Vandenhoven / Will Day / ...
- All My Own Work (1961) ... Joe
- A Touch of the Sun (1959) ... Sir Joseph Vandenhoven
- A Voice in Vision (1957) ... Will Day
- Morning's at Seven (1957) ... Theodore Swanson
 1961 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Paul Denny
- Take Over (1961) ... Paul Denny
 1961 The Impersonator
Harry Walker
 1961 Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series)
Dr. Mullins
- Morning Surgery (1961) ... Dr. Mullins
 1957-1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Edgar Burrows / Mr. Ramage / Charles Denchy
- Mr Nobody (1960) ... Edgar Burrows
- Ann Veronica (1957) ... Mr. Ramage
- Start from Scratch (1957) ... Charles Denchy
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
Jim Gulley
- The George Webber Story (1961) ... Jim Gulley
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
- The Rainis Case (1960) ... McCandlish
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
John Greenwood
- The Tichborne Case (1960) ... John Greenwood
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Fake Professor / Moltz
- Desert Hi-Jack (1960) ... Fake Professor
- Fingers of Guilt (1960) ... Moltz
 1960 Playgirl After Dark
 1960 The Larkins (TV Series)
- Home Win (1960) ... Grimweed
 1960 The Army Game (TV Series)
Colonel Stubbs
- A Rocket Called FRED (1960) ... Colonel Stubbs
 1960 The Shakedown
 1959 Gert and Daisy (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1959)
 1959 Alive and Kicking
 1959 The Heart of a Man
Agent at Bar (uncredited)
 1959 Left Right and Centre
Centre - Mayor
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
Colonel von Wentzel
- The Shrew (1959) ... Colonel von Wentzel
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
- The Big Fish (1959) ... McGregor
- 77 Bus (1959)
 1959 Glencannon (TV Series)
- Mutiny on the Inchcliffe Castle (1959) ... Forthdale
 1959 Time Out of Mind (TV Movie)
Mr. Larkdale
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- Turmoil (1958)
 1958 Tread Softly Stranger
 1958 The Truth About Melandrinos (TV Series)
 1958 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
- The Candlesticks (1958) ... Burford
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Robert Crane
- Something Old, Something New (1958) ... Robert Crane
 1958 The Gypsy and the Gentleman
Duffin the Butler
 1957 Curse of the Demon
 1957 Rogue's Yarn
Sam Youles
 1957 The Gay Cavalier (TV Series)
Mynheen Van Voeren
- Dragon's Heart (1957) ... Mynheen Van Voeren
 1957 Destination Downing Street (TV Series)
Colonel Munck
- The Green Patch: Part 2 (1957) ... Colonel Munck
 1957 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
- Spy Aboard (1957) ... Cookie
 1957 Aggie (TV Series)
Police Inspector
- Death of the Party (1957) ... Police Inspector
 1957 Alive on Saturday
 1956 It's Great to Be Young!
Routledge, a senior Master
 1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Finance Minister
- The Dollar a Year Man (1956) ... Finance Minister
 1956 Wicked as They Come (uncredited)
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
- The House in Athens (1956) ... Landidos
 1955 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Plumweather
- The Golden Fleece (1955) ... Dr. Plumweather
 1955 The Vise (TV Series)
Dr. Warner
- By Persons Unknown (1955) ... Dr. Warner
 1955 The Star Without a Name (TV Movie)
 1955 Patrol Car (TV Series)
Mr. Pontifex
- The Poison Machine (1955) ... Mr. Pontifex
 1955 Three Cases of Murder
Rooke ("The Picture" segment)
 1954 The Red Dress
Karl (segment "Panic' story)
 1954 Lease of Life
A Doctor
 1954 Duel in the Jungle
Clerk - Henderson's Office
 1954 The Detective
Station Sergeant
 1954 The Black Glove
Maxie Margulies
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
- Panic (1953) ... Karl
 1953 The Nine Days' Wonder (TV Movie)
Master Betty
 1950-1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Archdeacon Shearing / Roy Maxwell / Shamrayef
- Golden Rain (1953) ... Archdeacon Shearing
- Deep Are the Roots (1950) ... Roy Maxwell
- The Seagull (1950) ... Shamrayef
 1953 The Passing Show (TV Series)
 1953 Strictly Personal (TV Series)
- Enter the Villain (1953) ... Stacey
 1953 Both Sides of the Law
Embarrassed Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1952 Mr. Lord Says No
Mr. Granite
 1952 His Excellency
 1951 Night Was Our Friend
Mr. Lloyd
 1951 Green Grow the Rushes
Herbert Finch
 1951 Hotel Sahara
American Husband (uncredited)
 1951 No Highway in the Sky
Symes, Gander Inspector (uncredited)
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
 1950 Help Yourself (Short)
 1950 The Astonished Heart
 1950 The Blue Lamp
Officious Man (uncredited)
 1950 The 20 Questions Murder Mystery
John Grimshaw
 1949 The Spider and the Fly
Minister's Secretary
 1949 Summer Day's Dream (TV Movie)
Franklyn Helmer, an American industrialist
 1949 Dark Secret
Mr. Barrington
 1949 Diamond City
Dr. Woods
 1949 Don't Ever Leave Me
Farlaine's Manager
 1949 No Way Back
Sammy Linkman
 1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets
Mr. Perkins
 1949 Marry Me
Charlie (uncredited)
 1949 For Them That Trespass
Prosecutor Ainsley
 1949 The Bad Lord Byron
Samuel Rogers
 1949 Cardboard Cavalier
 1949 All Over the Town
 1949 Which Will Ye Have? (Short)
 1948 Brass Monkey
 1948 It's Hard to Be Good
Committee Man (uncredited)
 1948 Quartet
John Coleman (critic) (segment "The Colonel's Lady")
 1948 The Silk Noose
Greasy Anderson
 1948 Dulcimer Street
Mr. Barks
 1948 Bond Street
 1948 Counterblast
Padre Latham
 1948 My Brother Jonathan
 1948 Anna Karenina
 1947 Mincemeat (TV Movie)
 1947 Saloon Bar (TV Movie)
 1947 It Always Rains on Sunday
Caleb Neesley
 1947 The Inheritance
 1947 The October Man
Ticket Inspector
 1947 Dancing with Crime
Pogson (uncredited)
 1947 Temptation Harbor
CID Inspector
 1947 Meet Me at Dawn
2nd Client
 1946 A Girl in a Million
 1946 Bedelia
Alec Johnstone
 1946 I See a Dark Stranger
Man in Bookshop
 1946 Wanted for Murder
Det. Walters
 1946 Beware of Pity
Col. Franz Bubencic
 1946 Caravan
 1945 Bothered by a Beard (Short)
 1945 Notorious Gentleman
 1945 Query
Blake King's Counsel
 1944 Candles at Nine
Griggs - Everard's Butler
 1944 Don't Take It to Heart!
 1944 The Way Ahead
Sam - Friend of Pte. Lloyd in Pub Scene (uncredited)
 1944 Tawny Pipit
 1944 The Hundred Pound Window
 1943 The Night Invader
 1943 The Adventures of Tartu
Heinrich Müller (uncredited)
 1943 Millions Like Us
The Doctor
 1943 The Saint Meets the Tiger
Merridon (curator of the Baycome Museum)
 1943 Warn That Man
 1943 The Bells Go Down
Landlord (uncredited)
 1943 We Dive at Dawn
Drake (uncredited)
 1943 At Dawn We Die
Marcel LaBlanc
 1943 Squadron Leader X
Sentry at Madame Berthelot's (uncredited)
 1942 Secret Mission
Hauptmann Grune
 1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
 1942 The Avengers
"Man-in-the-Street" in Fleet Street Pub
 1942 Suspected Person
 1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
German Sentry
 1942 Back-Room Boy
Steve Mason
 1941 Atlantic Ferry
 1941 Once a Crook
 1941 Turned Out Nice Again
 1941 Mail Train
Mr. Tomboy
 1941 The Farmer's Wife
Mr. Rundle
 1940 Sailors Don't Care
 1940 Neutral Port
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad
Fish Peddler (uncredited)
 1940 Lady in Distress
 1940 Pastor Hall
 1940 The Chinese Den
Mr. Lum
 1939 Leviathan (TV Movie)
 1939 L'avare (TV Movie)
La Fleche - valet to Cleante
 1939 Continental Express
 1939 Dangerous Masquerade
Tramp (uncredited)
 1938 Doctor 'My Book' (TV Movie)
Dr. Abernethy
 1938 George Takes the Air
RAF Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1938 Libel! (TV Movie)
William Bale (1939 version)
 1938 Thread O' Scarlet (TV Short)
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Stocky British character actor, with theatrical experience. Bald from an early age, he was an equally adaptable purveyor of subtle menace, amiability or of mild-mannered ineffectuality. Increasingly gained weight in his later years, but remained in demand in both films and TV until his death from a heart attack in 1961.

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