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John Standing


Sir John Standing is one of England's most respected stage, film and television actors. From a distinguished acting dynasty which includes his great-grandfather Herbert Standing (1846-1923) and his grandfather Sir Guy Standing (1873-1937) and his mother, the actress Kay Hammond. He succeeded his father Sir Ronald Leon, as the 4th baronet in 1964. ... See full bio »
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Known For

V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta Lilliman
(2005)
The Elephant Man
(1980)
8 ½ Women
8 ½ Women Philip Emmenthal
(1999)
The Man Who Knew Too Little
The Man Who Knew Too Little Gilbert Embleton
(1997)

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 2016 The Crown (TV Series)
Imbert-Terry
- Pride & Joy (2016) ... Imbert-Terry
 2016 Churchill's Secret (TV Movie)
Lord Camrose
 2014 Borgia (TV Series)
Guido Gallio
- 1498 (2014) ... Guido Gallio
 2013 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Colonel Toby Luttrell
- Curtain: Poirot's Last Case (2013) ... Colonel Toby Luttrell
 2012 Rosamunde Pilcher (TV Series)
Lord George Meriot
- Die andere Frau, Teil 2 (2012) ... Lord George Meriot
- Die andere Frau, Teil 1 (2012) ... Lord George Meriot
 2011 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Jon Arryn
 2004-2009 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Will Tunstall / Charles Rust
- Bad Tidings (2004) ... Charles Rust
 2009 Stockwell (TV Movie documentary)
Justice Richard Henriques (voice)
 2008 Mumbai Calling (TV Series)
Telephone Voice
- All that Glitters Is Not Glass (2008) ... Telephone Voice (voice)
- My Mate Mumbai (2008) ... Telephone Voice (voice)
- Dating Season (2008) ... Telephone Voice (voice)
- Boy to Man (2008) ... Telephone Voice (voice)
- Good Sellers (2008) ... Telephone Voice (voice)
 2007 The Shadow in the North (TV Movie)
Webster Garland
 2007 Consenting Adults (TV Movie)
Lord Goddard
 2007 Fallen Angel (TV Mini-Series)
Voice of Francis Youlgreave / The Voice of Francis Youlgreave
- The Office of the Dead (2007) ... Voice of Francis Youlgreave (voice)
- The Judgement of Strangers (2007) ... The Voice of Francis Youlgreave (voice)
 2005 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Black Rod
- The Seed of Cunning (2005) ... Black Rod
 2004 Keen Eddie (TV Series)
G.H. Granbury
- Keeping Up Appearances (2004) ... G.H. Granbury
 2004 King Solomon's Mines (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Sam Maitland
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Dr. Sam Maitland
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Dr. Sam Maitland
 2003 In Deep (TV Series)
Ritchie
 2003 Trust (TV Series)
Teresa's Father
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Teresa's Father
 2002 The Real Jane Austen (TV Movie documentary)
Mr. Austen
 2002 The Gathering Storm (TV Movie)
Lord Moyne
 2001 Lexx (TV Series)
Count Dracul
- Walpurgis Night (2001) ... Count Dracul
 2001 Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Montdore
 2001 The Vice (TV Series)
Paul Weir
- Into the Night (2001) ... Paul Weir
 2000 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Jimmy Cheatham
- Tea and Sympathy (2000) ... Jimmy Cheatham
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Capt. Proctor
 1999 Joan of Arc (TV Mini-Series)
Archbishop
 1997 Drovers' Gold (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Huw Watkins
 1997 The Woman in White (TV Movie)
Mr. Gilmore
 1996 Gulliver's Travels (TV Mini-Series)
Admiral Bolgolam
 1995 Look at the State We're In! (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Smith
- The Status Quo (1995) ... Dr. Smith
- Nanny Knows Best (1995) ... Dr. Smith
- Legal System (1995) ... Dr. Smith
- Local Government (1995) ... Dr. Smith
- Secrecy (1995) ... Dr. Smith
 1993 Molly (TV Movie)
Oliver
 1993 Riders (TV Movie)
Malise Gordon
 1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
Master Lorn
- The Lesson Twice Learned (1992) ... Master Lorn (voice)
 1987-1992 Screen Two (TV Series)
Coudray / Jack
- The Count of Solar (1992) ... Coudray
- Visitors (1987) ... Jack
 1992 Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (TV Movie)
Whitfield
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Terrence Hemmings
- Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense (1992) ... Terrence Hemmings
 1991 Tonight at 8.30 (TV Series)
Toby Cartwright
- Ways and Means (1991) ... Toby Cartwright
 1990 Night of the Fox (TV Movie)
Alan Stacey
 1987-1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Chief Daniel Trent / Arthur Constable
- The Sicilian Encounter (1990) ... Chief Daniel Trent
- It Runs in the Family (1987) ... Arthur Constable
 1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Nigel Morris
- True Brit (1990) ... Nigel Morris
 1989-1990 Paddington Bear (TV Series)
Mr. Brown
- Expedition Paddington (1990) ... Mr. Brown (voice)
- Ride 'em Paddington (1990) ... Mr. Brown (voice)
- Fishing for Paddington (1990) ... Mr. Brown (voice)
- Goings on at Number 32 (1990) ... Mr. Brown (voice)
 1989 Chameleons (TV Movie)
Henry
 1989 The Endless Game (TV Mini-Series)
Belfrage
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Belfrage
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Belfrage
 1989 Dark Holiday (TV Movie)
Charnaud
 1988 Murphy's Law (TV Series)
Ian Ludlow
 1988 Hunter (TV Series)
George Franklin
- Naked Justice: Part 2 (1988) ... George Franklin
- Naked Justice: Part 1 (1988) ... George Franklin
 1988 Windmills of the Gods (TV Mini-Series)
Sir George
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Sir George
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Sir George
 1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Vernon Bennett
- Fast Forward (1987) ... Vernon Bennett
 1985-1986 Lime Street (TV Series)
Edward Wingate
- The Three Million Dollar Spirit (1986) ... Edward Wingate
- The Mystery of Flight 401 (1985) ... Edward Wingate
 1984 The Biko Inquest (TV Movie)
Van Rensburg, for attorney general
 1984 To Catch a King (TV Movie)
Duke of Windsor
 1983 Pygmalion (TV Movie)
Colonel Pickering
 1983 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Dickie Longstreet
- Passing Chance (1983) ... Dickie Longstreet
 1983 Live from Pebble Mill (TV Series)
Captain Leith
- The Battle of Waterloo (1983) ... Captain Leith
 1981 Shillingbury Tales (TV Series)
Dick Firman
- The Shillingbury Cloudburst (1981) ... Dick Firman
 1980-1981 The Other 'Arf (TV Series)
Charles Latimer
- After the Ball (1981) ... Charles Latimer
- All Right on the Night (1981) ... Charles Latimer
- A Man of Property (1981) ... Charles Latimer
- The Big 'E' (1981) ... Charles Latimer
- Holding the Baby (1981) ... Charles Latimer
 1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (TV Mini-Series)
Sam Collins
- Tinker Tailor (1979) ... Sam Collins
 1978 Do You Remember? (TV Series)
Major Frederick Lowndes
- Home and Beauty (1978) ... Major Frederick Lowndes
 1977 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Captain Winsloe
- The Sinking of HMS Victoria (1977) ... Captain Winsloe
 1977 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Ehrlich
- Everybody Does It (1977) ... Ehrlich
 1977 Jubilee (TV Series)
John Tallwatch
- Nanny's Boy (1977) ... John Tallwatch
 1976 Space: 1999 (TV Series)
Pasc
- The Mark of Archanon (1976) ... Pasc
 1976 Rogue Male (TV Movie)
Major Quive-Smith
 1975 The Squirrels (TV Series)
Palmer
- The Whizz Kid (1975) ... Palmer
 1974 Late Night Drama (TV Series)
Jack
- Ms or Jill and Jack (1974) ... Jack
 1974 The Compliment (TV Movie)
Robin
 1965-1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Tom / Jonathan Pearce
- Finders Keepers (1973) ... Tom
- Squat Betty (1965) ... Jonathan Pearce
 1972 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Lord Radchester
- Love's Old Sweet Song (1972) ... Lord Radchester
 1972 The Frighteners (TV Series)
Tony Wardle
- Glad to Be of Help (1972) ... Tony Wardle
 1972 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Lt. Macneil
- The Dirtiest Soldier in the World (1972) ... Lt. Macneil
 1969-1971 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Cléante / Jack Chesney
- Tartuffe (1971) ... Cléante
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Lord Amberley
- The Duchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds (1971) ... Lord Amberley
 1967-1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
James Bragg / Henry
- Who Were You with Last Night? (1967) ... Henry
 1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Russ
- Wine of India (1970) ... Russ
 1967 Trapped (TV Series)
Victor
- Victor Victor (1967) ... Victor
 1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
James
- Sting in the Tail (1965) ... James
 1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Sutcliffe
- Sharp at Four (1964) ... Sutcliffe
 1963 The Saint (TV Series)
Gendarme
- The Bunco Artists (1963) ... Gendarme
 1963 The Avengers (TV Series)
East
- School for Traitors (1963) ... East
 1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Able seaman Beecher
- The Signal (1959) ... Able seaman Beecher
 1959 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Croupier in Casino
- The Rocket (1959) ... Croupier in Casino
 1959 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Leonard
- With Suicidal Intent (1959) ... Leonard
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He acted in Jon Blair and Norman Fenton's play, "The Biko Inquest," at the Riverside Studios Theatre in London, England with Albert Finney, Mark Dignam, Nigel Davenport, Michael Gough, Edward Hardwicke, Michael Turner, Michael Aldridge, and Richard Johnson in the cast. Albert Finney was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Half brother of Anne Leon. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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