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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), Softly Softly (1966) and Lucky Jim (1957). He died on April 21, 1985 in Richmond, London, England. See full bio »

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 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
- 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
 1983 Krull
Seer
 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)
 1981 Brideshead Revisited (TV Mini-Series)
Barber
- Et in Arcadia Ego (1981) ... Barber
 1981 From a Far Country
Priest
 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 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 Prince Regent (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Gisbourne
- Father and Son (1979) ... Dr. Gisbourne
 1979 Diary of a Nobody (TV Series)
Mr. Perkupp
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Mr. Perkupp
 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 The Thirty-Nine Steps
Lord Belthane
 1978 The Norseman
Norseman
 1978 Maneaters Are Loose! (TV Movie)
George Leppard
 1978 Husbands, Wives & Lovers (TV Series)
Desk Sergeant
- The Women Strike (1978) ... Desk Sergeant
 1968-1978 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Welsh / J. G. Westcott
- Last Wishes (1978) ... Dr. Welsh
- Murder: A Professional Job (1968) ... J. G. Westcott
 1977 Grayeagle
Lum Stroud
 1976 Yellow Dog
Bewsley
 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
 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
 1974 South Riding (TV Series)
Lord Sedgmire
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1974) ... Lord Sedgmire
 1974 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Chivers
- Grace (1974) ... Chivers
 1974 Napoleon and Love (TV Mini-Series)
Corvisart
- The End of Love (1974) ... Corvisart
- Louise (1974) ... Corvisart
- Maria Luisa (1974) ... Corvisart
 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 Sunday 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 Justice (TV Series)
Presiding Judge
- Covenant for Quiet Enjoyment (1973) ... Presiding Judge
 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
 1973 A Story of Tutankhamun
Grandfather
 1972 Country Matters (TV Mini-Series)
Fergus McDowall
- The Watercress Girl (1972) ... Fergus McDowall
 1972 The Watercress Girl (TV Movie)
Fergus McDowell
 1972 The Frighteners (TV Series)
Cartwright
- Bed and Breakfast (1972) ... Cartwright
 1972 Villains (TV Series)
Dr. Glazebrook
- Commander (1972) ... Dr. Glazebrook
 1972 The Pied Piper
Chancellor
 1972 The Shadow of the Tower (TV Mini-Series)
Sir John Kendal
- A Fly in the Ointment (1972) ... Sir John Kendal
 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 Dickerson
- The Walking Trees (1971) ... Colonel Dickerson
 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
 1970 The Man Who Haunted Himself
Sir Charles Freeman
 1969 Oh Brother! (TV Series)
- In the Beginning (1969)
 1968 Journey Into Darkness
Bart Brereton (episode 'Paper Dolls')
 1968 Subterfuge
Heiner
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Bart Brereton
- Paper Dolls (1968) ... Bart Brereton
 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 Attack on the Iron Coast
Admiral of the Fleet Lord William Cansley
 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 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
 1967 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Locker
- Sometimes There's a Bonus (1967) ... Locker
 1966 Insurrection (TV Mini-Series)
James Stephens
 1966 Rasputin: The Mad Monk
The Abbot
 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 / Sir Robert Trevelyan / ...
- The Successor (1965) ... Cardinal of Milan
- Countdown at Woomera (1961) ... Sir Robert Trevelyan
- Loyalties (1960)
- Widowers' Houses (1957) ... Sartorius
 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 Pity About the Abbey (TV Movie)
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 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 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Hugo
 1964 Nightmare
Doctor
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Aegeon
 1963 Playboy of the Western World
Philly Cullen
 1962-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Mr. Woodbridge / Commander Dackson / Pop
- The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners (1963) ... Mr. Woodbridge
- Dackson's Wharf (1962) ... Commander Dackson
- Worm's Eye View (1962) ... Pop
 1962 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Professor Wallace
- The Green Shoes (1962) ... Professor Wallace
 1962 Young and Willing
Publican
 1962 The Last Man Out (TV Series)
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 Quare Fellow
Carroll
 1962 Walk in the Shadow
Marshall
 1962 Fog for a Killer
Governor
 1962 Lisa
Agriculture Officer
 1962 Go to Blazes
Chief Fire Officer
 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 Johnny Nobody
Judge
 1961 Francis of Assisi
Canon Cattanei
 1961 Make Mine a Double
Squadron Leader Grant
 1961 The Mark
Officer #1
 1961 The Truth About Billy Newton (TV Movie)
Billy Newton
 1961 The Square Mile Murder (Short)
Superintendant Hicks
 1961 Konga
Commissioner Garland
 1960 Snowball
Ted Wylie
 1960 A Circle of Deception
Maj. Taylor
 1960 Follow That Horse!
Major Turner
 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 Trials of Oscar Wilde
Cafe Royal Manager
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Moffat
- The Protector (1960) ... Moffat
 1960 Beyond the Curtain
Turner
 1959-1960 The Men from Room 13 (TV Series)
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
- The Man Who Watched Birds: Part 1 (1959) ... Supt. Halcro
- The Man Who Sold Romances: Part 2 (1959) ... Supt. Halcro
 1959 Portrait of a Sinner
Dr. Thompson
 1959 Bobbikins
Admiral
 1959 Operation Bullshine
Brigadier
 1959 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Sgt. Bolton
- In Camera (1959) ... Sgt. Bolton
 1959 Room at the Top
Mayor (uncredited)
 1954-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Dean Peyramale / Father Riley
- Bernadette Soubirous (1958) ... Dean Peyramale
- The Promised Years #3: The Small Victory (1954) ... Father Riley
 1958 Nowhere to Go
Second Mr. Dodds (uncredited)
 1958 Behind the Mask
Colonel Langley
 1958 She Didn't Say No!
Inspector
 1958 Next to No Time
Steve, Bar Steward
 1958 Queen's Champion (TV Mini-Series)
- Betrayal (1958)
 1958 The Revenge of Frankenstein
Dr. Bergman
 1958 Indiscreet
Passport Official (uncredited)
 1958 Dunkirk
Staff Colonel
 1958 The Safecracker
Inspector Owing
 1958 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
George Fraser (uncredited)
 1957 The Birthday Present
Chief customs officer
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
superintendant Cassels
- The Long Wait (1957) ... superintendant Cassels
 1957 The Surgeon's Knife
Insp. Austen
 1957 Lucky Jim
The Principal (as John Welch)
 1957/II Violent Stranger
Inspector Hunt
 1957 The Long Haul
Doctor
 1957 The Gay Cavalier (TV Series)
Blackwell
- The Masked Lady (1957) ... Blackwell
 1957 Brothers in Law
Mr. Justice Fanshawe
 1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Minister of Colonies
- The Coward (1957) ... Minister of Colonies
 1957 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Prof. Jenkins
 1957 The Secret Place
Mr. Christian (uncredited)
 1957 The Counterfeit Plan
Police Insp. Grant
 1956 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Laurence Manfred
- Black Limelight (1956) ... Laurence Manfred
 1956 The Third Key
House Agent at Shepperton
 1956 Blonde Bait
Prison Chaplain (uncredited)
 1956 Women Without Men
Chaplain
 1956 The Man Who Never Was
Bank Manager (uncredited)
 1956 The Man in the Road
The employer
 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
 1956 Tears for Simon
Police Scientist (uncredited)
 1955 Three Empty Rooms (TV Movie)
Mr. Sweeney
 1955 Track the Man Down
'Smiling' Sam (uncredited)
 1955 The Deadliest Sin
Father Neil
 1955 The Dark Avenger
Gurd
 1953-1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
George Greaves / Mr. Tennant
- Pitfall (1955) ... George Greaves
- The Accused (1953) ... Mr. Tennant
 1954 Uncle Willie's Bicycle Shop
Uncle James
 1954 The Divided Heart
Chief Marshall
 1954 Diplomatic Passport
US Embassy Official (uncredited)
 1954 An Inspector Calls
Mr. Timmon: Hat Sales Manager
 1953 The Clue of the Missing Ape
Army Intelligence Officer (uncredited)
Show Show Production manager (1 credit)

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

Trademark:

Playing distinguished old gentlemen

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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