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John Westbrook (I) (1922–1989)

John Westbrook was born on November 1, 1922 in Teignmouth, England. He was an actor and writer, known for The Lord of the Rings (1978), Room at the Top (1959) and The Tomb of Ligeia (1964). He was married to Beryl Hardy. He died on June 16, 1989 in Ridgewell, Halstead, Essex, England. See full bio »

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The Lord of the Rings
Room at the Top
Room at the Top Jack Wales
The Tomb of Ligeia
The Tomb of Ligeia Christopher Gough
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 1985 Family Ties Vacation (TV Movie)
Earl of Cureton
 1984 The Dress (Short)
 1981 Blake's 7 (TV Series)
- Headhunter (1981) ... Muller
 1980 ffolkes
 1979 Heartland (TV Series)
Young American
- The Letter of the Law (1979) ... Young American
 1977 Drama (TV Series)
Leading Man
 1976 The Madness (TV Movie)
General Rojo
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
- Mortmain (1976) ... Publisher
 1975 The Master of Ballantrae (TV Series short)
Sir William Clinton
- Episode #1.6 (1975) ... Sir William Clinton
 1975 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Voice of Charon One
- The Breakthrough (1975) ... Voice of Charon One
 1974 An Unofficial Rose (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... Rector
 1974 Dr. Watson and the Darkwater Hall Mystery (TV Movie)
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
- Lady Randolph (1974) ... Blandford
- Jennie Jerome (1974) ... Blandford
 1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
- Pygmalion (1973) ... Nepommuck
 1972 The Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
- Baden-Powell (1972) ... Allenby
 1972 Justice (TV Series)
Jonathan Osmond Q.C.
- A Duty to the Court (1972) ... Jonathan Osmond Q.C.
 1971 Hine (TV Series)
- The Abominable No-Men (1971) ... General
 1971 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series)
James, Duke of York
- The First Churchills: The Lion and the Unicorn (1971) ... James, Duke of York
- The First Churchills: Bridals (1971) ... James, Duke of York
- The First Churchills: The Chaste Nymph (1971) ... James, Duke of York
 1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Charles Wainwright
- It Could Happen to You (1970) ... Charles Wainwright
 1969 The First Churchills (TV Mini-Series)
James, Duke of York / James II
- Rebellion (1969) ... James, Duke of York
- The Lion and the Unicorn (1969) ... James, Duke of York
- Plot, Counter-Plot (1969) ... James, Duke of York
- Bridals (1969) ... James, Duke of York
 1966 Songs for the Times (TV Series)
- The Spirit of '76 (1966) ... Narrator (voice)
- London Pilgrimage (1966) ... Narrator (voice)
 1959-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dr. Frobisher, Headmaster / Major Thomas / Hunter Crankshaw
- The Edwardians #4: The Madras House (1965) ... Major Thomas
- The Tortoise and the Hare (1959) ... Hunter Crankshaw
 1966 Merry-Go-Round (TV Series documentary)
- Time and Clocks (1966) ... Storyteller
- Time at Night (1966) ... Storyteller
- Time Without Clocks (1966) ... Storyteller
 1964 The Tomb of Ligeia
Christopher Gough
 1963 August for the People (TV Movie)
Dr. Swinburne
 1962 A Prize of Arms
Capt. Stafford
 1960 The Eye of Allah (TV Movie)
John of Burgo
 1960 Paul of Tarsus (TV Series)
- Simon Peter (1960) ... Cornelius
 1960 Foxhole in Cairo
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Parvan
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Judgment Day (1960) ... Dr. Parvan
 1960 Portrait of Man (TV Movie)
 1955-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Prince of Morocco / Duke of Venice / Prince Paul / ...
- Crime Passionnel (1959) ... Prince Paul
- The River Line (1955) ... Major John Lang
 1959 The House in Paris (TV Movie)
 1959 Mr. Bossom's Day (TV Movie)
 1957 Rupert of Hentzau (TV Movie)
The King / Rudolf Rassendyll
 1957 Thunder in the West (TV Series)
The Duke of Monmouth
- For King and Monmouth (1957) ... The Duke of Monmouth
- Betrayal (1957) ... The Duke of Monmouth
- The Alchemist (1957) ... The Duke of Monmouth
- King Monmouth (1957) ... The Duke of Monmouth
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Maurice Aubert
- Off the Deep End (1957) ... Maurice Aubert
 1957 Huntingtower (TV Series)
Paul Abreskov
- Episode #1.6 (1957) ... Paul Abreskov
 1956 The Condemned (TV Movie)
 1955 The Granville Melodramas (TV Series)
Ahmed Ben Hassan
- The Hawk of the Desert (1955) ... Ahmed Ben Hassan
 1951 Wall of Death
 1949 Summer Day's Dream (TV Movie)
Christopher Dawlish, his grand-son
 1948 Arms and the Man (TV Movie)
An officer
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He acted in George Bernard Shaw's plays, "Aerial Football" and "The Black Girl in Search of God", at the Mermaid Theatre in London, England with Edith Evans, Anthony Newlands, Paul Hardwick, Josephine Wilson, Trevor Baxter, Jessie Evans and David Markham in the cast. Basil Ashmore was the director. See more »

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Best-known as a radio actor, and with a sonorous and immediately-recognizable speaking voice, Westbrook often dubbed other actors in films - for example, the French actor Paul Guers in the role of Charles Darnay in "A Tale Of Two Cities" (1958).

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