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John Bird was born on November 22, 1936 in Nottingham, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Rory Bremner, Who Else? (1993), Bremner, Bird and Fortune (1999) and Take a Girl Like You (1969). See full bio »
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Known For

Rory Bremner, Who Else?
Bremner, Bird and Fortune
Bremner, Bird and Fortune Various Characters
Take a Girl Like You
Take a Girl Like You Dick Thompson
Educating Marmalade
Educating Marmalade Mr. Atkins (Marmalade's Dad)


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 2017 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
St John Beachwood
 2015 Rory Bremner's Election Report (TV Movie)
Permanent Secretary, Treasury
 2000-2014 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Horace Greeley / D.I. Nathan Gallo
 2012 Bert & Dickie
Lord Aberdare
 2008 Bremner, Bird and Fortune: Silly Money (TV Series)
 1999-2007 Bremner, Bird and Fortune (TV Series)
Various Characters
 2003-2005 Absolute Power (TV Series)
Martin McCabe
 2003 Winter Solstice (TV Movie)
 2003 Trust Me, I'm a Prime Minister (TV Movie)
 2000-2001 Chambers (TV Series)
John Fuller-Carp
 2000 My Government and I (TV Movie)
Various Roles
 1998 In the Red (TV Series)
Controller Radio 4 / Controller, Radio 4
 1996 Giving Tongue (TV Movie)
Lord Jessop
 1996 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Duncan Jupp
 1995 The Best of Rory Bremner (Video)
 1995 The Long Johns (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1995 Our Hands in Your Safe (TV Movie)
 1995 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
Lewis Atterbury
 1994 Paris (TV Series)
 1994 Anna Lee (TV Series)
Adrian Wesley
 1993 To Play the King (TV Mini-Series)
Bryan Brynford-Jones
 1993 Rory Bremner, Who Else? (TV Series)
 1993 Cluedo (TV Series)
Professor Plum
 1992 Performance (TV Series)
John Reid
 1992 A Word in your Era (TV Series)
 1990-1992 El C.I.D. (TV Series)
Douglas Bromley
 1991 Bejewelled (TV Movie)
 1989-1990 Joint Account (TV Series)
Ned Race
 1987-1990 Screen Two (TV Series)
George / Commander Abigail
 1990 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
George Linacre
 1985-1989 Home to Roost (TV Series)
FG Fielding / F G Fielding
 1989 Rory Bremner (TV Series)
Various (1989-1992)
 1989 Shadow of the Noose (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Justice Hawkins
 1988 A Fish Called Wanda
Clerk of the Magistrate's Court (uncredited)
 1988 Dramarama (TV Series)
Dudley Roberts
 1988 The First Kangaroos
 1988 Small World (TV Mini-Series)
Hermann Pabst
 1988 Yes, Prime Minister (TV Series)
Simon Monk
 1987 In Sickness and in Health (TV Series)
the Consultant
 1987 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Bishop Gardner
 1987 Dead Entry (TV Series)
Bernard Dougherty
 1987 A Little Princess (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Carmichael
 1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap (TV Series)
Dingo Wucker
 1987 The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (TV Series)
Courtney Elliot
 1986 Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger (Video) (segment "Babysitter")
 1986 Saturday Live (TV Series) (1986)
 1986 God's Chosen Car Park (TV Movie)
Frank Frankenham
 1986 Help! (TV Series)
Wilf Rigby
 1986 A Very Peculiar Practice (TV Series)
Vice Chancellor Ernest Hemmingway
 1986 Farrington of the F.O. (TV Series)
VJ Lawrence
 1985 Lytton's Diary (TV Series)
 1985 Mrs. Capper's Birthday (TV Movie)
 1985 Travelling Man (TV Series)
Jack Ormand
 1985 Going Undercover
Professor Borg
 1985 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Lord Richie
 1985 There Comes a Time (TV Series)
 1985 Blue Money (TV Movie)
Harry Diamond
 1984 Budgeting (Video short)
Ron Scroggs
 1984 Oxbridge Blues (TV Series)
 1984 Jane (TV Series)
Casper Cutler
 1984 Round and Round (TV Series)
Dr. Fisher
 1984 Danger: Marmalade at Work (TV Series)
Mr. Atkins
 1983 Video Stars (TV Movie)
Cedric Shade
 1979-1983 Play for Today (TV Series)
Lord North / Desmond Hughes / Captain Wigmore / ...
 1982-1983 Educating Marmalade (TV Series)
Mr. Atkins (Marmalade's Dad)
 1982 The Tractor Factor (Short)
 1982 King Lear (TV Movie)
Duke of Albany
 1982 A.J. Wentworth, B.A. (TV Series)
Major Faggott
 1982 Playhouse: The Combination (TV Movie)
Dr. Hughes-Jones
 1981 Theatre Box (TV Series)
Mr. Atkins / Potsmasher
 1981 Timon of Athens (TV Movie)
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
H.G. Wells
 1980 Cost, Profit, and Break-Even (Video short)
Ron Scroggs
 1980 Depreciation and Inflation (Video short)
Ron Scroggs
 1980 The Taming of the Shrew (TV Movie)
 1980 Dick Turpin (TV Series)
 1980 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
 1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
 1978 That's the Way the Money Goes (TV Series)
Various Characters - Seven Salesmen
 1978 In the Looking Glass (TV Series)
 1977 Jabberwocky
1st Herald
 1977 The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (TV Series)
The Man
 1976 Well Anyway (TV Series)
John Dally
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
 1975 The Punch Review (TV Series)
 1975 Dawson's Weekly (TV Series)
Reverend Michael Ffoulkes
 1965-1975 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Rembrandt / Barnaby Spoot
 1975 The Melting Pot (TV Series)
Mr. Rembrandt
 1974-1975 The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini-Series)
William Whateley
 1975 After That, This (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1972-1974 Leeds (TV Series)
 1973 Full House (TV Series)
Actor in sketches
 1972 Grubstreet (TV Series)
 1972 The Alf Garnett Saga
 1972 Beyond a Joke (TV Series)
Various Roles
 1971 Private Eye TV (TV Movie)
 1970-1971 Jackanory (TV Series)
 1971 Kate (TV Series)
 1970 If It Moves, File It (TV Series)
 1970 The Breaking of Bumbo
 1970 This, That and the Other!
Taxi Driver
 1970 Step Laughing Into the Grave (TV Movie)
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
 1969 Take a Girl Like You
Dick Thompson
 1969 World in Ferment (TV Series)
Gerald Pikestaff
 1969 The Best House in London
Home Secretary
 1969 Charge! (TV Series)
 1968 With Bird Will Travel (TV Series)
 1968 A Dandy in Aspic
 1968 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia
Herbert Greenslade
 1967 Red and Blue (Short)
Man on Train
 1967 A Series of Bird's (TV Series)
 1966-1967 The Late Show (TV Series)
 1966 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Frog Footman
 1965 My Father Knew Lloyd George (TV Movie)
Various Roles
 1964-1965 Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1963 Quest (TV Series)
Various characters
 1963 What's Going on Here? (TV Movie)
Show Show Writer (31 credits)
Show Show Self (32 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in N.F. Simpson's play, "One Way Pendulum", at the Old Vic Theatre in England with Brenda Bruce, Graham Crowden, Kathryn Pogson, John Fortune in the cast. Directed by Jonathan Miller CBE. See more »

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With Rory Bremner and John Fortune, they were nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Entertainment of 2002 for their show performed at the Albery. See more »

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