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John Sharp (I) (1920–1992)

John Sharp was born on August 5, 1920 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. He was an actor, known for Barry Lyndon (1975), Top Secret! (1984) and Watch Out, We're Mad (1974). He died on November 26, 1992 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 72) in London, England, UK

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 1991 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
Judge
- Chapter Two (1991) ... Judge
 1991 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Henry Miller
 1989 That Summer of White Roses
Gradonacelnik / The Mayor
 1985 The Bride
Bailiff
 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Tipton
 1984 Top Secret!
Maitre D'
 1983 The Aerodrome (TV Movie)
The Squire
 1983 The Dresser
Mr. Bottomley
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
Vincent
- Old Glad Eyes (1983) ... Vincent
 1982 The Return of the Soldier
Pearson
 1982 Muck and Brass (TV Series)
Henry Flower
- Our Green and Pleasant Land (1982) ... Henry Flower
 1981 Funny Man (TV Series)
Norman Cockroft
- The Good of the Cause (1981) ... Norman Cockroft
 1981 The Bunker (TV Movie)
Dr. Morell
 1980 The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
Sir Nules Thudd
 1980 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Fairground man
- Worzel and Saucy Nancy (1980) ... Fairground man
 1979 The Quiz Kid
Stanwell
 1979 Velvet Hands
Benny
 1979 The Famous Five (TV Series)
The Guv
- Five Go Down to the Sea: Part 2 (1979) ... The Guv
- Five Go Down to the Sea: Part 1 (1979) ... The Guv
 1979 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Adam Unsworth
- The Legacy (1979) ... Adam Unsworth
 1979 Matilda's England (TV Series)
Mr. Gregory
- The Drawing Room (1979) ... Mr. Gregory
 1978 The Roads of Exile (TV Movie)
David Hume
 1977 London Belongs to Me (TV Series)
Mr. Puddy
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... Mr. Puddy
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Mr. Puddy
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Mr. Puddy
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Mr. Puddy
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Mr. Puddy
 1977 Jabberwocky
Sergeant at Gate
 1977 The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (TV Series)
Irate Neighbour
- Swap You One of These for One of Those (1977) ... Irate Neighbour
 1977 Robin's Nest (TV Series)
Butcher
- The Bistro Kids (1977) ... Butcher
 1976 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Uncle
- On the Run (1976) ... Uncle
 1976 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Percy Spendilow
- A Clear Conscience (1976) ... Percy Spendilow
 1976 John Macnab (TV Series)
Lord Claybody
- The Old Hero (1976) ... Lord Claybody
 1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Arthur Trantor
- Packman's Barn (1976) ... Arthur Trantor
 1975 Barry Lyndon
Doolan
 1975 Dawson's Weekly (TV Series)
George
- Where There's a Will (1975) ... George
 1975 Doctor on the Go (TV Series)
Lord Mossop
- Radio Activity (1975) ... Lord Mossop
 1975 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Colonel Pushley-Drake
- Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court (1975) ... Colonel Pushley-Drake
 1975 Nightingale's Boys (TV Series)
Jim Fryer
- Flossie (1975) ... Jim Fryer
 1975 Galileo
Monk Official
 1975 Not on Your Nellie (TV Series)
Willie Winterbottom
- Brief Encounter (1975) ... Willie Winterbottom
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Valerius
- The Lost Island (1975) ... Valerius
 1974 And Mother Makes Five (TV Series)
Chairman
- Double Standards (1974) ... Chairman
 1974 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie
- Clap Hands for the Walking Dead (1974) ... Charlie
 1974 Watch Out, We're Mad
The Boss
 1973 The Wicker Man
Doctor Ewan
 1973 Bowler (TV Series)
Bishop
- Thou Shalt Not Grass (1973) ... Bishop
 1973 Shabby Tiger (TV Mini-Series)
Piggy White
- The Final Gamble (1973) ... Piggy White
- The Mirror of Reason (1973) ... Piggy White
- To Escape from Ourselves (1973) ... Piggy White
- Beggars at a Banquet (1973) ... Piggy White
- A Wife in Water Colours (1973) ... Piggy White
 1973 -- And Now the Screaming Starts!
Henry's friend
 1972 The Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
Pearson
- Baden-Powell (1972) ... Pearson
 1972 That's Your Funeral
Mayor
 1972 Adam Smith (TV Series)
Koornhof
- Episode #2.5 (1972) ... Koornhof
 1970-1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Eric / Landlord
- Thrills Galore (1972) ... Eric
- Hope (1970) ... Landlord
 1972 Please Sir! (TV Series)
Police Inspector
- Please Give Generously (1972) ... Police Inspector
 1971 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
Tuttle
- Family Tree (1971) ... Tuttle
 1971 The Liver Birds (TV Series)
Mr. Barrett
- The Dog (1971) ... Mr. Barrett
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Mr. Brisket
- Now Dr. Upton (1971) ... Mr. Brisket
 1966-1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Charlie / Mr. Goulman / Park keeper
- Emma's Time (1970) ... Charlie
- The Devil a Monk Would Be (1967) ... Mr. Goulman
- The Big Man Coughed and Died (1966) ... Park keeper
 1970 Spring and Port Wine
Bowler 4
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Percival
- It Calls for a Great Deal of Love (1969) ... Percival
 1969 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Sagran
 1969 Nearest and Dearest (TV Series)
Harry Hardcastle
- Two Pennies to Rub Together (1969) ... Harry Hardcastle
 1969 Dombey and Son (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Blimber / Dr. Blimber
- Dombey and Daughter (1969) ... Mr. Blimber
- Blimber's Academy (1969) ... Dr. Blimber
 1969 Ours Is a Nice House (TV Series)
Harry Palethorpe
- Idol Chat (1969) ... Harry Palethorpe
 1969 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Wordley
- Fame of a Kind (1969) ... Wordley
 1962-1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Jonathan Jupp / Prewitt / Rankin
- Bizarre (1969) ... Jonathan Jupp
- Murdersville (1967) ... Prewitt
- Traitor in Zebra (1962) ... Rankin
 1969 Her Majesty's Pleasure (TV Series)
Prison Officer Arnold Clissit
- Tea for Two Hundred (1969) ... Prison Officer Arnold Clissit
- This Can't Be Love (1969) ... Prison Officer Arnold Clissit
 1968 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Les Clegg
- Episode #1.782 (1968) ... Les Clegg
- Episode #1.778 (1968) ... Les Clegg
- Episode #1.770 (1968) ... Les Clegg
- Episode #1.763 (1968) ... Les Clegg
 1968 Champion House (TV Series)
Bob Sunter
- Don't Let Your Right Hand (1968) ... Bob Sunter
 1968 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Sir Guy Melvin
- The Dynamizer (1968) ... Sir Guy Melvin
 1967 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Number Two
- A Change of Mind (1967) ... Number Two (as John Sharpe)
 1967 Red, White and Zero
Macebearer
 1965-1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Alferic / Wander / Alexander Green / ...
- The Memorandum (1967) ... Wander
- The Siege of Manchester (1965) ... Alexander Green
 1967 The Golden Age (TV Series)
Justice Fletcher
- England (1967) ... Justice Fletcher
 1963-1967 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mr. Rudkin / Ganger
- Running Milligan (1963) ... Ganger
 1967 Three Bites of the Apple
Joe Batterfly
 1967 Misunderstood
Uncle William 'Will'
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Dr. Peters
- The Phantom Lover (1966) ... Dr. Peters
 1966 The Corridor People (TV Series)
Kronk
- Victim as Black (1966) ... Kronk
- Victim as Red (1966) ... Kronk
- Victim as Whitebait (1966) ... Kronk
 1966 Take a Pair of Private Eyes (TV Series)
Crozier
- Episode #1.6 (1966) ... Crozier
- Episode #1.5 (1966) ... Crozier
- Episode #1.4 (1966) ... Crozier
- Episode #1.3 (1966) ... Crozier
- Episode #1.2 (1966) ... Crozier
 1966 The Liars (TV Series)
Spoffin
- Episode #1.7 (1966) ... Spoffin
 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing
Finger Print Man
 1965 Hereward the Wake (TV Series)
Sir Alef
- The Brain Biter (1965) ... Sir Alef
 1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
The Rev. Henry Ample
- The Wife of Knightsbridge (1965) ... The Rev. Henry Ample
 1965 Londoners (TV Series)
The Professor
- Boy in the Smoke (1965) ... The Professor
 1964 They All Died Laughing
Hodges
 1964 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Alderman Joseph Helliwell / Dulac / Martin Meadows
- Point of Departure (1964) ... Dulac
- Any Other Business (1964) ... Martin Meadows
 1964 Judith Paris (TV Mini-Series)
David Herries
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Henry
- The Improbable Mr. Claybill (1964) ... Henry
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Landlord
- Studio '64: The Close Prisoner (1964) ... Landlord
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Inspector Spicer
- The Case of the Self Made Man (1964) ... Inspector Spicer
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Merchant / Arthur Feltham
- A Right Crusader (1963) ... Merchant
- The Money Machine (1962) ... Arthur Feltham
 1962-1963 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Mini-Series)
Single Gentleman
- Episode #1.13 (1963) ... Single Gentleman
- Episode #1.12 (1963) ... Single Gentleman
- Episode #1.11 (1963) ... Single Gentleman
- Episode #1.10 (1963) ... Single Gentleman
- Episode #1.9 (1963) ... Single Gentleman
 1962 Stork Talk
Papa Pierre
 1962 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Dudley Bishop
- Episode #1.509 (1962) ... Dudley Bishop
 1962 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Bacon
- Kind to Everyone (1962) ... Mr. Bacon
 1962 The Golden Rabbit
Peebles
 1961 Maigret (TV Series)
Cajou
- Raise Your Right Hand (1961) ... Cajou
 1961 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mr. Newman
- Told by a Dead Man (1961) ... Mr. Newman
 1960 The Army Game (TV Series)
Vicar
- The Feud (1960) ... Vicar
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
- Episode #1.29 (1960)
 1959 Redgauntlet (TV Series)
Mr. Foxley
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Mr. Foxley
 1959 Left Right and Centre
Mr. Reeves
 1959 The Truth About Pyecraft (TV Movie)
Pyecraft
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Walter Wagstaff
- Brian Rix Presents #5: A Policeman's Lot (1959) ... Walter Wagstaff
 1959 The Nightwatchman's Stories (TV Series)
Henry Cox
- Twin Spirits (1959) ... Henry Cox
 1954 Child's Play
Police Sergeant Butler
 1954 Heat Wave
Mr. Hardcastle
 1954 You and Your Diesel (Short)
Sam Grimshaw
 1952 A Spot of Bother (Short)
 1952 A Sweeping Statement (Short)
 1952 Angels One Five
Station Personnel: 'Soss'
 1951 A Case for PC 49
Desk Sergeant
 1950 Night and the City
Man (uncredited)
 1950 Eye Witness
Police Constable Hawkins
 1949 Diamond City
Reader (uncredited)
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He acted in Shûsaku Endô's play, "The Golden Country", at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England with Wolfe Morris, Geoffrey Bateman, Ian Hastings, John Church and Jenny Twigge in the cast. Richard Negri was the director. See more »

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Balding, heavy-set British character actor, mostly on television. Best-known as the bucolic "Biggins" from All Creatures Great and Small (1978).

Star Sign:

Leo

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