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John Woodvine


John Woodvine was born on July 21, 1929 in Tyne Dock, South Shields, England. He is an actor, known for New Scotland Yard (1972), An American Werewolf in London (1981) and Persuasion (1995). He is married to Lynn Farleigh. He was previously married to Wright, Hazel. See full bio »
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 2014 Vera (TV Series)
Alan Kenworthy
- Protected (2014) ... Alan Kenworthy
 2013 Hebburn (TV Series)
Arthur
- Gas and Air (2013) ... Arthur
- Knocking About (2013) ... Arthur
- Easy Tiger (2013) ... Arthur
 2012 Doctors (TV Series)
Albert Bilberry
- A Taste of Honey (2012) ... Albert Bilberry
 2001-2011 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Commodore / Sir Harry Chatwyn
- The Oblong Murders (2011) ... Commodore
- The Electric Vendetta (2001) ... Sir Harry Chatwyn
 1965-2010 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Alan Hoyle / Lorry Driver
 2010 Burke and Hare
Lord Provost
 2010 Joe Maddison's War (TV Movie)
Father Connolly
 2010 On Expenses (TV Movie)
Lord
 2009 Hamlet (TV Movie)
Player King
 2008 Flick
Dr. Nickel
 2008 Emmerdale (TV Series)
Joe Jacobs
- Affairs of the Heart (2008) ... Joe Jacobs
- Episode #1.4961 (2008) ... Joe Jacobs
- Episode #1.4960 (2008) ... Joe Jacobs
- Episode #1.4917 (2008) ... Joe Jacobs
- Episode #1.4908 (2008) ... Joe Jacobs
 2008 Never Better (TV Series)
Keith's Dad
- Dad (2008) ... Keith's Dad
 2008 City of Vice (TV Series)
Sir Charles Cavendish
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Sir Charles Cavendish
 2007 Sold (TV Series)
George
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... George
 2001-2007 Casualty (TV Series)
Jack Hetherington / Reg Macready
- Finding the Words (2007) ... Jack Hetherington
- Heart of Gold (2001) ... Reg Macready
 2007 The Midnight Drives
Guesthouse Owner
 2007 The Trial of Tony Blair (TV Movie)
Judge
 2006 Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (TV Mini-Series)
Lactantius
- Constantine (2006) ... Lactantius
 2001-2006 The Bill (TV Series)
Norman Stamp / Ronnie Atkens
- 445 (2006) ... Norman Stamp
- 444 (2006) ... Norman Stamp
- 442 (2006) ... Norman Stamp
- 440 (2006) ... Norman Stamp
- 431 (2006) ... Norman Stamp
 2005 Holby City (TV Series)
Al Bowling
- No Pain No Gain (2005) ... Al Bowling
 2005 Distant Shores (TV Series)
Old Man Smith
- Episode #1.6 (2005) ... Old Man Smith
- Episode #1.5 (2005) ... Old Man Smith
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... Old Man Smith
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Old Man Smith
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Old Man Smith
 2005 Shameless (TV Series)
Neville
- Episode #2.1 (2005) ... Neville
 2004 The Brief (TV Series)
Justice Saul Grandage
- A Sort of Love (2004) ... Justice Saul Grandage
 2004 London (TV Movie)
Henry Moore
 2004 Every Time You Look at Me (TV Movie)
Roger
 2003 The Other Boleyn Girl (TV Movie)
Uncle Howard
 2002 Paradise Heights (TV Series)
Harry Edwards
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Harry Edwards
 2002 The Secret (TV Movie)
Frank
 2002 The Falklands Play (TV Movie)
Adm. of the Fleet Sir Terence Lewin (Chief of the Defence Staff)
 2001 Bob & Rose (TV Series)
William Gossage
 1999 Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (TV Movie)
Sir Hew Dalrymple
 1998 Diary (Short)
 1998 Verdict (TV Series)
Judge Peregrine Horner
- Split Second (1998) ... Judge Peregrine Horner
 1997 A Perfect State (TV Series)
Justice Dimkins
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Justice Dimkins
 1996 Doctor Finlay (TV Series)
Andrew Grant
- A Simple Operation (1996) ... Andrew Grant
 1995 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Frank Armstrong
- It's All in the Game (1995) ... Frank Armstrong
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
Earl of Warwick
- Henry IV (1995) ... Earl of Warwick
 1995 Oliver's Travels (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Gunn
- Do We Look Like That? (1995) ... Mr. Gunn
 1995 Crown Prosecutor (TV Series)
Judge Mellor
- Episode #1.8 (1995) ... Judge Mellor
 1995 Harry (TV Series)
Jack Crow
- Episode #2.5 (1995) ... Jack Crow
 1995 Hilary (Short) (voice)
 1994 Romeo & Juliet (TV Movie)
Friar Lawrence
 1994 Finney (TV Series)
Bobo Sr.
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... Bobo Sr.
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Bobo Sr.
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Bobo Sr.
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Bobo Sr.
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Bobo Sr.
 1994 Fatherland (TV Movie)
Luther
 1994 Faith (TV Series)
Boss
 1994 Dragonworld
Lester MacIntyre
 1994 A Pinch of Snuff (TV Movie)
Godfrey Blengdale
 1993 The Trial
Herr Deimen
 1992-1993 Medics (TV Series)
Dean of Medicine
 1992 Tell Tale Hearts (TV Mini-Series)
John Wilson
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... John Wilson
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... John Wilson
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... John Wilson
 1992 Civvies (TV Series)
Judge
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Judge
 1992 Leon the Pig Farmer
Vitelli
 1992 Wuthering Heights
Thomas Earnshaw
 1992 Spender (TV Series)
Berry
- The Golden Striker (1992) ... Berry
 1991 An Actor's Life for Me (TV Series)
Frank
- Not Suitable for Parents (1991) ... Frank
 1991 Pirate Prince (TV Movie)
Kreutzen
 1990 The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (TV Movie)
The Chamberlain / Father (voice)
 1990 The Chief (TV Series)
Terence Ogilvy
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Terence Ogilvy
 1990 Who Bombed Birmingham? (TV Movie)
Tom Clarke
 1990 Chelmsford 123 (TV Series)
Psychiatrist
- Heads You Lose (1990) ... Psychiatrist
 1989 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Mini-Series)
Attorney General
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Attorney General
 1989 And a Nightingale Sang (TV Movie)
George
 1989 The Dog It Was That Died (TV Movie)
Dr. Seddon
 1988 Duke Bluebeard's Castle (TV Movie)
Speaker of the Prologue (voice)
 1988 A Vote for Hitler (TV Movie)
Lindsay
 1986-1988 Screenplay (TV Series)
Supt. Hammond / William Danby
- The Black and Blue Lamp (1988) ... Supt. Hammond
- The Marlowe Inquest (1986) ... William Danby
 1988 Les Girls (TV Series)
Whittaker
- Flowers (1988) ... Whittaker
 1988 Glory Enough for All (TV Movie)
Dr. John MacLeod
 1988 Room at the Bottom (TV Series)
Landlord
- Witchcraft (1988) ... Landlord
 1988 All in Good Faith (TV Series)
Oscar Randolph
- False Profits (1988) ... Oscar Randolph
 1988 Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Ruggio Ruggeri / Henry IV / Leone
- Luigi Pirandello (1988) ... Ruggio Ruggeri / Henry IV / Leone
 1987 The New Statesman (TV Series)
Sir Malachi Jellicoe
- Happiness Is a Warm Gun (1987) ... Sir Malachi Jellicoe
 1986 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
Malcolm Hartock
- Episode #2.4 (1986) ... Malcolm Hartock
 1986 Death Is Part of the Process (TV Movie)
 1985 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Mr. Mount
- 1985 Special (1985) ... Mr. Mount
 1985 Edge of Darkness (TV Mini-Series)
Ross
- Breakthrough (1985) ... Ross
- Burden of Proof (1985) ... Ross
- Into the Shadows (1985) ... Ross
- Compassionate Leave (1985) ... Ross
 1985 Deceptions (TV Movie)
Chief Inspector
 1985 A Month in the Country (TV Movie)
Schaaf
 1984 Squaring the Circle (TV Movie)
Gierek
 1983 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
John Lambert
- Retribution (1983) ... John Lambert
 1982 The Tale of Beatrix Potter (TV Movie)
 1982 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (TV Mini-Series)
Ralph Nickleby / Opera Singer
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Ralph Nickleby / Opera Singer
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Ralph Nickleby / Opera Singer
- Part 2 (1982) ... Ralph Nickleby
- Part 1 (1982) ... Ralph Nickleby / Opera Singer
 1982 Squadron (TV Series)
Air Vice Marshal
- Mascot (1982) ... Air Vice Marshal
 1982 Spaghetti House
Alto Funzionario
 1982 Strangers (TV Series)
Lazarov
 1979 A Performance of Macbeth (TV Movie)
Banquo
 1979 The Quiz Kid
Dennis
 1979 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Colonel
- Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1979) ... Colonel
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Den
- The Quiz Kid (1979) ... Den
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Ray Dennis
- Tower Bridge Is Falling Down (1978) ... Ray Dennis
 1971-1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
Penitent / Cheeseman
- Butterflies Don't Count (1978) ... Penitent
- Alma Mater (1971) ... Cheeseman
 1977 Assault on Agathon
Matt Fenrek
 1976 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Driberg
- Broke (1976) ... Driberg
 1976 When the Boat Comes In (TV Series)
Les Mallow
- Kind Hearted Rat with a Lifebelt (1976) ... Les Mallow
 1975 Shadows (TV Series)
Father - Edward Pitter
- The Other Window (1975) ... Father - Edward Pitter
 1975 Against the Crowd (TV Series)
Sir Lionel Frobisher
- Blind Man's Buff (1975) ... Sir Lionel Frobisher
 1972 Young Winston
Howard
 1972 The Shadow of the Tower (TV Mini-Series)
Michael Joseph
- Do the Sheep Sin? (1972) ... Michael Joseph
 1971 The Devils
Trincant
 1971 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Allan
- Something Big (1971) ... Det. Chief Supt. Allan
 1970/I Hamlet (TV Movie)
Claudius
 1968-1970 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
MacDuff / Sebastian
- Macbeth (1970) ... MacDuff
- The Tempest (1968) ... Sebastian
 1970 The Walking Stick
Bertie Irons
 1970 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Schweiler
- Reparation (1970) ... Schweiler
 1967-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Jackie / Dwornik
- Close the Coalhouse Door (1969) ... Jackie
- The Order (1967) ... Dwornik
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Lt. Kruger Haller
- The Search (1969) ... Lt. Kruger Haller
 1968 The Caesars (TV Series)
Vitellius
- Sejanus (1968) ... Vitellius
- Tiberius (1968) ... Vitellius
 1961-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Seagrave / Robert Stone / Harry / ...
- The Murder Market (1965) ... Robert Stone
- Dead of Winter (1961) ... Harry
- Square Root of Evil (1961) ... Bloom
 1967 The Further Adventures of the Musketeers (TV Series)
Aramis
- The Last Enemy (1967) ... Aramis
- Captured (1967) ... Aramis
- Hunted (1967) ... Aramis
- Treachery (1967) ... Aramis
- The Scaffold (1967) ... Aramis
 1967 The Baron (TV Series)
John Garvey
- Storm Warning (1967) ... John Garvey
 1967 Turn Out the Lights (TV Series)
Stefan
- The Boyhood Haunt (1967) ... Stefan
 1966 The Saint (TV Series)
Pilot
- The Queen's Ransom (1966) ... Pilot
 1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Fred Barrow
- The Signal Box of Grandpa Hudson (1966) ... Fred Barrow
 1963-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Outsider / Detective / Major 'Pongo' Standing
- The Move After Checkmate (1966) ... Outsider
- Between the Two of Us (1965) ... Detective
- End of Conflict (1963) ... Major 'Pongo' Standing
 1966 Pardon the Expression (TV Series)
Policeman / Mick
- Heads Down (1966) ... Policeman
- Self Defence (1966) ... Mick
 1965-1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Singri Rhamin / Shimon
- Two Birds with One Bullet (1966) ... Singri Rhamin
- Judgement Day (1965) ... Shimon
 1966 The Liars (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1966)
 1965 R3 (TV Series)
Tony Bond
- In Your Own Back Yard (1965) ... Tony Bond
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Gordon Follister
- Seek Her Out (1965) ... Gordon Follister
 1965 Darling
Customs Officer (uncredited)
 1964 Diary of a Young Man (TV Series)
Archibald
- Relationships (1964) ... Archibald
 1964 Crane (TV Series)
Philippe
- Gypsy's Warning (1964) ... Philippe
 1964 The Villains (TV Series)
Jack Lyman
- The Country Boys (1964) ... Jack Lyman
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
James Nett
- Any More for the Skylark? (1963) ... James Nett
 1963 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Carlyon
- The Case of the Gold Salesmen (1963) ... Carlyon
 1963 Moonstrike (TV Series)
Paul
- The Factory (1963) ... Paul
 1963 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Karl Eppler
- Lost in Transit (1963) ... Karl Eppler
 1963 Man of the World (TV Series)
Gioti
- The Bandit (1963) ... Gioti
 1961 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Mr. Clovier QC
- Roast Chicken (1961) ... Mr. Clovier QC
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Luigi
- The Brothers (1961) ... Luigi
 1961 The Silent Weapon (Short)
John Powers
 1960 The Haunted House (TV Series)
Philolaches
- Part 2 (1960) ... Philolaches
- Part 1 (1960) ... Philolaches
 1958 Champion Road (TV Series)
Ben the Barman
- Episode #1.1 (1958) ... Ben the Barman
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He acted in William Shakespeare's plays, "Henry IV Part I," "Henry IV Part II," and "Henry V," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in an English Shakespeare Company production with Michael Pennington, Martin Clunes, Gareth Thomas, John Price, June Watson, Jenny Quayle, Colin Farrell, and Michael Cronin in the cast. ... See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Graduated from RADA. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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