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John Welsh (I) (1914–1985)


John Welsh was born on November 7, 1914 in Wexford, Ireland as John James Walsh. He was an actor and production manager, known for Krull (1983), Tales from Soho (1956) and To Serve Them All My Days (1980). He died on April 21, 1985 in Richmond, London, England. See full bio »

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Krull
Krull Seer
(1983)
Tales from Soho
Tales from Soho Chief Detective Inspector Charlesworth / Det. Chief Insp. Charlesworth
(1956)
To Serve Them All My Days
(1980)
The Duchess of Duke Street
(1976-1977)

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 1986 The Deadly Recruits (TV Movie)
Mr. Dingle
 1985 Murder: By Reason of Insanity (TV Movie)
Salesman
 1985 Murder of a Moderate Man (TV Mini-Series)
Jasper
- Noughts & Crosses (1985) ... Jasper
- A Massive Stroke (1985) ... Jasper
- Out of the Shadows (1985) ... Jasper
 1985 Blott on the Landscape (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Leakham
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Lord Leakham (uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Lord Leakham
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Lord Leakham
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Lord Leakham
 1984 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (TV Movie)
Jogger
 1984 Cockles (TV Series)
Mr. Frinton
- King Neptune (1984) ... Mr. Frinton
 1982-1983 Let There Be Love (TV Series)
Father
- Love Me, Love My Dog (1983) ... Father
- Crime and Punishment (1983) ... Father
- In Sickness and in Health (1982) ... Father
- Dad's the Word (1982) ... Father
- Little Things Mean a Lot (1982) ... Father
 1983 Crown Court (TV Series)
 1983 The Citadel (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Robert Abbey
- Part 10 (1983) ... Sir Robert Abbey
- Part 9 (1983) ... Sir Robert Abbey
- Part 7 (1983) ... Sir Robert Abbey
- Part 6 (1983) ... Sir Robert Abbey
- Part 5 (1983) ... Sir Robert Abbey
 1982 The Tale of Beatrix Potter (TV Movie)
Canon Rawnsley
 1981 Brideshead Revisited (TV Mini-Series)
Barber
- Et in Arcadia Ego (1981) ... Barber
 1981 Dear Teacher (TV Movie)
Principal Vernon Thorpe
 1981 Timon of Athens (TV Movie)
Flavius
 1981 The Winter's Tale (TV Movie)
Archidamus
 1980 To Serve Them All My Days (TV Mini-Series)
Cordwainer
- Part Five (1980) ... Cordwainer
- Part Four (1980) ... Cordwainer
- Part Three (1980) ... Cordwainer
- Part Two (1980) ... Cordwainer
- Part One (1980) ... Cordwainer
 1975-1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Committee chairman / Pops / Evelyn Harrington / ...
- Katie: The Year of a Child (1979) ... Committee chairman
- Do as I Say (1977) ... Pops
- Brassneck (1975) ... Evelyn Harrington
- The Saturday Party (1975) ... Philip Hucknell
 1979 Diary of a Nobody (TV Series)
Mr. Perkupp
- Episode #1.9 (1979) ... Mr. Perkupp
- Episode #1.8 (1979) ... Mr. Perkupp
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... Mr. Perkupp
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Mr. Perkupp
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Mr. Perkupp
 1979 Prince Regent (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Gisbourne
- Father and Son (1979) ... Dr. Gisbourne
 1979 Oresteia (TV Mini-Series)
2nd Old Man
- Agamemnon (1979) ... 2nd Old Man
 1979 Thomas and Sarah (TV Series)
Mr. Chater
- Alma Mater (1979) ... Mr. Chater
 1978 Maneaters Are Loose! (TV Movie)
George Leppard
 1978 Husbands, Wives & Lovers (TV Series)
Desk Sergeant
- The Women Strike (1978) ... Desk Sergeant
 1978 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
C.H. Wystan
- Rumpole and the Younger Generation (1978) ... C.H. Wystan
 1968-1978 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Welsh / Director / J. G. Westcott
- Last Wishes (1978) ... Dr. Welsh
- Premiere: Flower Dew (1968) ... Director
- Murder: A Professional Job (1968) ... J. G. Westcott
 1976-1977 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Merriman
- Ain't We Got Fun (1977) ... Merriman
- Poor Little Rich Girl (1977) ... Merriman
- Blossom Time (1977) ... Merriman
- Lottie (1977) ... Merriman
- Where There's a Will (1977) ... Merriman
 1976 The XYY Man (TV Series)
Under Secretary
- The Resolution (1976) ... Under Secretary
- The Execution (1976) ... Under Secretary
- The Proposition (1976) ... Under Secretary
 1976 Bless This House (TV Series)
Magistrate
- A Matter of Principle (1976) ... Magistrate
 1976 When the Boat Comes In (TV Series)
Lord Calderbeck
- King for a Day (1976) ... Lord Calderbeck
 1976 Kizzy (TV Series)
Admiral Twiss
- The Bonfire (1976) ... Admiral Twiss
- No Escape (1976) ... Admiral Twiss
- Into Care (1976) ... Admiral Twiss
- She Can't Stay There! (1976) ... Admiral Twiss
- What Shall We Do with Kizzy? (1976) ... Admiral Twiss
 1972-1975 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Sir Stephen Kirwin / James Renshaw
- We're the Bosses Now (1975) ... Sir Stephen Kirwin
- Dear Sir, Unless... (1972) ... James Renshaw
 1975 Edward the King (TV Series)
Duke of Wellington
- The Boy (1975) ... Duke of Wellington
 1974 South Riding (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Sedgmire
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1974) ... Lord Sedgmire
 1974 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Chivers
- Grace (1974) ... Chivers
 1973-1974 Justice (TV Series)
Alastair Coates / Presiding Judge
- Point of Death (1974) ... Alastair Coates
- Covenant for Quiet Enjoyment (1973) ... Presiding Judge
 1974 Napoleon and Love (TV Mini-Series)
Corvisart
- The End of Love (1974) ... Corvisart
- Louise (1974) ... Corvisart
- Maria Luisa (1974) ... Corvisart
 1972-1974 The Brothers (TV Series)
Mr. Cassell
- Trade Wind (1974) ... Mr. Cassell
- A Family Gathering (1973) ... Mr. Cassell
- Down to Business (1972) ... Mr. Cassell
- End of the Beginning (1972) ... Mr. Cassell
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Archbishop
- Dearest Nicky (1974) ... Archbishop
 1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Mr. Balance
- The Recruiting Officer (1973) ... Mr. Balance
 1973 Wessex Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Dairyman
- The Withered Arm (1973) ... Dairyman
 1972-1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Johnny / Doctor Hewitson / Judge Millhouse
- The Coffee Lace (1973) ... Johnny
- Time Lock (1972) ... Doctor Hewitson
- Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1972) ... Judge Millhouse
 1973 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
Woolgar
- Father and Son (1973) ... Woolgar
 1973 The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Murbles
- That Damned Dorland Woman (1973) ... Mr. Murbles
- Mr. Oliver (1973) ... Mr. Murbles
- Mysterious Circumstances (1973) ... Mr. Murbles
 1973 Public Eye (TV Series)
Cobden Felcourt
- Egg and Cress Sandwiches (1973) ... Cobden Felcourt
 1972 The Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Justice Hawkins
- Horatio Bottomley (1972) ... Mr. Justice Hawkins
 1972 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Fergus McDowall
- The Watercress Girl (1972) ... Fergus McDowall
 1972 The Frighteners (TV Series)
Cartwright
- Bed and Breakfast (1972) ... Cartwright
 1972 Villains (TV Series)
Dr. Glazebrook
- Commander (1972) ... Dr. Glazebrook
 1972 The Shadow of the Tower (TV Series)
Sir John Kendal
- A Fly in the Ointment (1972) ... Sir John Kendal
 1972 The Moonstone (TV Series)
Sergeant Cuff
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... Sergeant Cuff
- Episode #1.4 (1972) ... Sergeant Cuff
- Episode #1.2 (1972) ... Sergeant Cuff
 1971 The Runaway Summer (TV Mini-Series)
Grandfather
- Part 4 (1971) ... Grandfather
- Part 3 (1971) ... Grandfather
- Part 2 (1971) ... Grandfather
- Part 1 (1971) ... Grandfather
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Rev. Martindale
- Decision to Burn (1971) ... Rev. Martindale
 1971 Catweazle (TV Series)
Colonel Dickenson
- The Walking Trees (1971) ... Colonel Dickenson
 1970 Little Women (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Laurence
- Episode #1.9 (1970) ... Mr. Laurence
- Episode #1.8 (1970) ... Mr. Laurence
- Episode #1.7 (1970) ... Mr. Laurence
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... Mr. Laurence
- Episode #1.4 (1970) ... Mr. Laurence
 1970 Confession (TV Series)
Mr. Walsh
- The Wind Blew Her Away (1970) ... Mr. Walsh
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Mallory
- One for the Lobster Pot (1970) ... Mallory
 1969 Oh Brother! (TV Series)
- In the Beginning (1969)
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Bart Brereton
- Paper Dolls (1968) ... Bart Brereton
 1968 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Austin Ruthyn
- Uncle Silas (1968) ... Austin Ruthyn
 1968 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
George
- Happy Anniversary (1968) ... George
 1968 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Vincent Pelling
- The Unlucky Dip (1968) ... Vincent Pelling
 1968 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Father John
- Me Mammy (1968) ... Father John
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Inspector Rason
- A Man and His Mother-In-Law (1968) ... Inspector Rason
 1968 Virgin of the Secret Service (TV Series)
Dermot O'Rourke
- The Amazons (1968) ... Dermot O'Rourke
 1967-1968 City '68 (TV Series)
Alderman Laycock / Rupert Laycock
- Freedom of the City (1968) ... Alderman Laycock
- Who Pays? (1968) ... Alderman Laycock
- The Waiting Game (1967) ... Rupert Laycock
 1967 Vanity Fair (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Pitt Crawley
- Vanitas Vanitatum (1967) ... Sir Pitt Crawley (voice)
- The Dragoon (1967) ... Sir Pitt Crawley
- The Famous Little Becky Puppet (1967) ... Sir Pitt Crawley
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Grant
- Tycoon of the Year (1967) ... Grant
 1967 Inheritance (TV Series)
Joth Bamforth
- Strike (1967) ... Joth Bamforth
 1967 Misleading Cases (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Adder
- Is Britain a Free Country? (1967) ... Mr. Justice Adder
 1966-1967 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Asst. Chief Constable William Calderwood / William Calderwood
- The Hole: Part 2: In the Head (1967) ... William Calderwood
- Selection (1967) ... Asst. Chief Constable William Calderwood
- The Informant: Part 2: The Man Inside (1967) ... Asst. Chief Constable William Calderwood
- Somebody Important (1967) ... Asst. Chief Constable William Calderwood
- What Colour a Wolf? (1967) ... Asst. Chief Constable William Calderwood
 1967 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Locker
- Sometimes There's a Bonus (1967) ... Locker
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Series)
James Forsyte
- Birth of a Forsyte (1967) ... James Forsyte
- In the Web (1967) ... James Forsyte
- The Challenge (1967) ... James Forsyte
- In Chancery (1967) ... James Forsyte
- Indian Summer of a Forsyte (1967) ... James Forsyte
 1966 Insurrection (TV Mini-Series)
James Stephens
 1964-1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Ross / Emmerson / British First Secretary Forbes / ...
- The Hunting Party (1966) ... Ross
- You're Not in Any Trouble, Are You? (1965) ... Emmerson
- A Room in the Basement (1965) ... British First Secretary Forbes
- The Professionals (1964) ... John Rhodes
 1957-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Ernest Lindley / Cardinal of Milan / Noag van Wyk / ...
- The Successor (1965) ... Cardinal of Milan
- Whiteman (1961) ... Noag van Wyk
- Countdown at Woomera (1961) ... Sir Robert Trevelyan
- Loyalties (1960) ... General Canynge
 1965 Here's Harry (TV Series)
 1965 The Flying Swan (TV Series)
Leslie Rhodes
- The Contract (1965) ... Leslie Rhodes
- Open Day (1965) ... Leslie Rhodes
- The Waiting Time (1965) ... Leslie Rhodes
- Shock Tactics (1965) ... Leslie Rhodes
- Group Mania (1965) ... Leslie Rhodes
 1965 Londoners (TV Series)
Sir Robert Chandler
- Pity About the Abbey (1965) ... Sir Robert Chandler
 1965 The Mind of the Enemy (TV Mini-Series)
General Fairside
- The Fatal Slip (1965) ... General Fairside
- Process of Elimination (1965) ... General Fairside
- A Forcing Bid (1965) ... General Fairside
- The Trap (1965) ... General Fairside
- The New Member (1965) ... General Fairside
 1965 Story Parade (TV Series)
Mike Garland
- The Bachelors (1965) ... Mike Garland
 1965 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Prof. Jenkins
- Episode #1.787 (1965) ... Prof. Jenkins
- Episode #1.786 (1965) ... Prof. Jenkins
- Episode #1.785 (1965) ... Prof. Jenkins
- Episode #1.784 (1965) ... Prof. Jenkins
- Episode #1.783 (1965) ... Prof. Jenkins
 1965 Front Page Story (TV Series)
Robert Vernon
- The Quiet Load (1965) ... Robert Vernon
 1965 Dead End Creek (TV Series)
Paddy
 1962-1964 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mr. Hulme / Dr. Spencer
- In a Day's Work (1964) ... Mr. Hulme
- Further Enquiries (1962) ... Dr. Spencer
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Sir Edward Lidyard
- Consequences (1964) ... Sir Edward Lidyard
 1964 Redcap (TV Series)
C.O.
- It's What Comes After (1964) ... C.O.
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
General / Aegeon, a merchant of Syracuse
- Police (1964) ... General
- The Comedy of Errors (1964) ... Aegeon, a merchant of Syracuse
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Hugo
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Woodbridge / Commander Dackson / Matthew Claybourne / ...
- The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners (1963) ... Mr. Woodbridge
- Dackson's Wharf (1962) ... Commander Dackson
- The Day Before Atlanta (1962) ... Matthew Claybourne
- Worm's Eye View (1962) ... Pop
- Summer Theatre: The Small Victory (1960) ... Father Riley
 1962 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Professor Wallace
- The Green Shoes (1962) ... Professor Wallace
 1962 The Last Man Out (TV Series)
Colonel von Hertz
- The Way Out (1962) ... Colonel von Hertz
- The Turning Point (1962) ... Colonel von Hertz
- The Break Out (1962) ... Colonel von Hertz
- Father Pierre (1962) ... Colonel von Hertz
- Over the Water (1962) ... Colonel von Hertz
 1962 Katy (TV Series)
Dr. Carr
- Episode #1.8 (1962) ... Dr. Carr
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Dr. Carr
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Dr. Carr
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Dr. Carr
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Dr. Carr
 1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Assistant Commissioner
- Number Six (1962) ... Assistant Commissioner
 1962 Stryker of the Yard (TV Series)
Jed
- The Case of Soho Red (1962) ... Jed
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Bill Mostyn
- The Inheritance (1961) ... Bill Mostyn
 1961 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Governor Walters
- The Lost Colony of Virginia (1961) ... Governor Walters
 1961 Design for Murder (TV Movie)
Det. Insp. Hughes
 1961 The Truth About Billy Newton (TV Movie)
Billy Newton
 1960 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Rees-Jones
- Stop Press (1960) ... Rees-Jones
 1960 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
Police sergeant
- The Poison Pen Letters (1960) ... Police sergeant
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Moffat
- The Protector (1960) ... Moffat
 1959-1960 The Men from Room 13 (TV Series)
Supt. Halcro
- The Man Who Tried Too Hard: Part 2 (1960) ... Supt. Halcro
- The Man Who Tried Too Hard: Part 1 (1960) ... Supt. Halcro
- The Man Who Lost His Trousers: Part 2 (1960) ... Supt. Halcro
- The Man Who Lost His Trousers: Part 1 (1959) ... Supt. Halcro
- The Man Who Watched Birds: Part 2 (1959) ... Supt. Halcro
 1954-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mooney / Dean Peyramale / Stage Manager / ...
- Mooney's Wreck (1959) ... Mooney
- Bernadette Soubirous (1958) ... Dean Peyramale
- Our Town (1957) ... Stage Manager
- The Silent People (1954) ... Brian Cusack
- The Promised Years #3: The Small Victory (1954) ... Father Riley
 1959 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Sgt. Bolton
- In Camera (1959) ... Sgt. Bolton
 1958 Queen's Champion (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Burleigh
- The Return to Penlynden (1958) ... Lord Burleigh
- The Eve of the Armada (1958) ... Lord Burleigh
- The Rescue (1958) ... Lord Burleigh
- The Outlaws (1958) ... Lord Burleigh
- Betrayal (1958) ... Lord Burleigh
 1957 Flight of the Dove (TV Movie)
Sir David Anderson
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
superintendant Cassels
- The Long Wait (1957) ... superintendant Cassels
 1957 The Gay Cavalier (TV Series)
Blackwell
- The Masked Lady (1957) ... Blackwell
 1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Minister of Colonies
- The Coward (1957) ... Minister of Colonies
 1956 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Laurence Manfred
- Black Limelight (1956) ... Laurence Manfred
 1956 Tales from Soho (TV Series)
Chief Detective Inspector Charlesworth / Det. Chief Insp. Charlesworth
- Set a Thief (1956) ... Chief Detective Inspector Charlesworth
- The Ladder (1956) ... Chief Detective Inspector Charlesworth
- The Protectors (1956) ... Chief Detective Inspector Charlesworth
- Slippy Fives (1956) ... Det. Chief Insp. Charlesworth
- The Message (1956) ... Det. Chief Insp. Charlesworth
 1955 Three Empty Rooms (TV Movie)
Mr. Sweeney
 1955 The Running Tide (TV Movie)
The Rector
 1953-1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
George Greaves / Mr. Tennant
- Pitfall (1955) ... George Greaves
- The Accused (1953) ... Mr. Tennant
 1955 The Laughing Lady (TV Movie)
Mr. Burling
 1953 Mr. Dooley, Jnr. (TV Movie)
Mr. Dooley
 1952 The Twelfth Brother (TV Short)
Pharaoh's butler
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(January 9, 1969: British Premiere) He acted in Edward Albee's play, "A Delicate Balance", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Peggy Ashcroft, Michael Hordern, Elizabeth Spriggs, Patience Collier and Sheila Hancock in the cast. Peter Hall was the director. See more »

Alternate Names:

John Welch

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

Was a possible for the cameo role of Sezom in Doctor Who: The Horns of Nimon: Part Four (1980). John Bailey was cast. See more »

Trademark:

Playing distinguished old gentlemen

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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