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Jack Gwillim (1909–2001)

Although he did not turn to the stage until middle age after two decades in the Royal Navy, Jack Gwillim was a notable actor on both sides of the Atlantic. During the 1950s he was a member of the Royal Shakespeare company in Stratford, England, for three years during Sir Anthony Quayle's stint as artistic director, and a member of the Old Vic ... See full bio »

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Patton General Sir Harold Alexander
Lawrence of Arabia Club Secretary
The Monster Squad Van Helsing


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 2001 Blue Shark Hash
 1998 Conan (TV Series)
Rykon Pol
- The Crystal Arrow (1998) ... Rykon Pol
 1993 The Discoverers (Short)
Dr. Babington
 1993 The Poetry Hall of Fame (TV Movie)
 1991 Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story (TV Movie)
Jill's father
 1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Anton Vasylenko
- A Prayer for the Goldsteins (1991) ... Anton Vasylenko
 1987 The Monster Squad
Van Helsing
 1987 Sicilian Connection (voice)
 1987 Blind Date
 1985 Matt Houston (TV Series)
- Company Secrets (1985) ... Freddy
 1984 Antony and Cleopatra (TV Movie)
 1984 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Dexter Holmes
- Dreams of Steele (1984) ... Dexter Holmes
 1983 Mr. Smith (TV Series)
- Mr. Smith Rescues Bobo (1983) ... Ben
 1982 Bring 'Em Back Alive (TV Series)
Reverend Danberry
- The Pied Piper (1982) ... Reverend Danberry
 1981 Clash of the Titans
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Carmarthen
 1976 Anyone for Tennyson? The Master Poets Collection (TV Series short)
Professor Utteridge (1976)
 1970 Cromwell
General Byron
 1970 Patton
General Sir Harold Alexander
 1969 As You Like It: An Introduction (Short)
Duke Frederick
 1969 The Bushbaby
 1969 Battle of Britain
Senior Air Staff Officer
 1967-1969 Mogul (TV Series)
Sir Charles Bliss / Chairman / Sir Giles Bliss
- Really, She Did, She Really Did (1969) ... Sir Charles Bliss
- They've More Than Their Assets Frozen (1969) ... Sir Charles Bliss
- The Day the Sea Caught Fire (1968) ... Sir Charles Bliss
- Cut Off Whose Nose (1968) ... Chairman
 1968 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Robert Lancaster
- Waters of the Moon (1968) ... Robert Lancaster
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Admiral Sir Guy Lawrence
- Number Ten (1968) ... Admiral Sir Guy Lawrence
 1968 The Man in the Iron Mask (TV Series)
- The Fortress (1968) ... Athos
- The Iron Mask (1968) ... Athos
- The Prisoner (1968) ... Athos
- The Arrest (1968) ... Athos
- The King's Mistress (1968) ... Athos
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
- Full Circle (1968) ... Carrington
 1967 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
- Deadly Cargo (1967) ... Howes
 1967 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Sir Handforth O'Grady
- The Good Loser (1967) ... Sir Handforth O'Grady
 1967 Casino Royale
British Officer at Auction (uncredited)
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Sir David Harper
- The Hidden Tiger (1967) ... Sir David Harper
 1966 A Man for All Seasons
Chief Justice
 1962-1966 The Saint (TV Series)
Major Carter / Superintendent Marsh
- Paper Chase (1966) ... Major Carter
- The Helpful Pirate (1966) ... Major Carter
- The Effete Angler (1962) ... Superintendent Marsh
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Major Berger
- The Private Tutor (1966) ... Major Berger
 1966 Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
British ambassador
 1963-1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Jasper Greene / Sir Gervase Walworth
- The Case of the Strolling Players (1966) ... Jasper Greene
- Case of the Public Paragon (1963) ... Sir Gervase Walworth
 1965 Thunderball
Senior RAF Staff Officer (uncredited)
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
General White / General Carteret / General
- The Mercenaries (1965) ... General White
- The Black Book (1965) ... General Carteret
- Such Men Are Dangerous (1965) ... General
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Commander Ripple
- State Visit (1964) ... Commander Ripple (as Jack Gwilliam)
 1964 The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
Sir Giles Dalrymple
 1963 The Rivals
Rolf Neilson
 1963 The World Ten Times Over
Bolton (as Jack Gwillum)
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
- Foolish Wives (1963)
 1957-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Lt.-Col. Pembridge, D.S.O., M.C / Clarence Day Sr. / Lord Conyngham
- End of Conflict (1963) ... Lt.-Col. Pembridge, D.S.O., M.C
- Life with Father (1961) ... Clarence Day Sr.
- Victoria Regina (1957) ... Lord Conyngham
 1963 Jason and the Argonauts
King Aeetes
 1963 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Rolf Neilson
- The Rivals (1963) ... Rolf Neilson
 1963 About Religion (TV Series)
- The Site (1963)
 1963 Walk a Tight Circle (TV Movie)
Tom Gregg
 1963 A Boy Ten Feet Tall
District Commissioner
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
- The Idol's Eye (1963) ... Letheridge
 1962 The Largest Theatre in the World: Heart to Heart (TV Movie)
Controller of Programmes
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia
Club Secretary
 1962 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Mr. Jepp
- The Guilty Party (1962) ... Mr. Jepp
 1962 In Search of the Castaways
Captain Grant
 1962 Lisa
Insp. Cobb
 1961 On Trial: The Dilke Case (TV Movie)
Mr. Inderwick QC
 1961 A for Andromeda (TV Series)
Air Commodore Watling
- The Machine (1961) ... Air Commodore Watling
 1961 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Rupert Eynsham / Hotel Guest
- Drama '61: Journey to Nowhere (1961) ... Rupert Eynsham
- Drama '61: The Executioners (1961) ... Hotel Guest
 1961 The First Gentleman (TV Movie)
Edward - Duke of York
 1961 Theatre 70 (TV Series)
Douglass Blair
- News from Jericho (1961) ... Douglass Blair
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
MP (uncredited)
 1961 Vanity Fair (TV Series)
- Part 1 (1961)
 1960 Sentenced for Life
John Richards
 1960 Sword of Sherwood Forest
Archbishop of Canterbury Hubert Walter
 1960 Family Classics: The Three Musketeers (TV Movie)
Duke of Buckingham
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Mr. Inderwick QC
- The Dilke Case (1960) ... Mr. Inderwick QC
 1960 Oscar Wilde
Barrister (uncredited)
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Major Hansford-Smith
- Episode #1.38 (1960) ... Major Hansford-Smith
 1960 Circus of Horrors
Supt. Andrews
 1960 Let's Get Married
Dr. Sanders
 1960 The Dark Pits of War (TV Short)
The General
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Commodore Wilfrid Patterson - HMS King George V (as Jack Gwillam)
 1959 Solomon and Sheba
 1959 North West Frontier
Brigadier Ames
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Oberon (voice)
 1958 The World Our Stage (TV Series)
Claudius (Hamlet)
- Episode #1.3 (1958) ... Claudius (Hamlet)
 1957 The One That Got Away
Commandant, Grizedale
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Friar Lawrence
- Romeo and Juliet (1957) ... Friar Lawrence
 1956 Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Captain Parry - H.M.N.Z.S. Achilles
 1955 Caviar to the General (TV Movie)
Captain Djougell
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
John Sandys
- The Happy Prisoner (1955) ... John Sandys
 1954 The Scarlet Eagle (TV Movie)
Captain Rawlings (as Jack Gwillam)
 1954 The Venusian
Representative of Parliament (uncredited)
 1953 A Time to Be Born (TV Movie)
Kaspar (as Jack Gwillam)
 1953 Life with Father (TV Series)
Father (1955-1956)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He played Macduff in a Caedmon Audio presentation of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth", with Anthony Quayle, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Robert Hardy, Anthony Nichols, Rachel Roberts, Rosalind Atkinson, Jill Balcon, Dyson Lovell, Ian Holm, and Alec McCowen in the cast. See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Jack Gwillam | Jack Gwilliam | Jack Gwillum | Jack Gwyllim


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