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Date of Birth 7 November 1914Wexford, Ireland
Date of Death 21 April 1985Richmond, London, England, UK
Birth NameJohn James Walsh
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Trade Mark (1)

Playing distinguished old gentlemen

Trivia (2)

Tall, latterly balding character actor with stage experience in both Ireland and England. Spent five seasons with the Gate Theatre in Dublin in the mid-1940's. In England from 1950, including a spell with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Small roles in film, usually as well-bred authority figures, judges or professors. Enjoyed more substantial roles on the small screen, particularly in miniseries, such as The Forsyte Saga (1967).
Was a possible for the cameo role of Sezom in Doctor Who: The Horns of Nimon: Part Four (1980). John Bailey was cast.

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