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John Fortune (I) (1939–2013)


John Fortune was born on June 30, 1939 in Bristol, England as John C. Wood. He was an actor and writer, known for The Tailor of Panama (2001), Rory Bremner, Who Else? (1993) and Match Point (2005). He was married to Emma Burge and Susan Waldo. He died on December 31, 2013 in the UK. See full bio »

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(age 74) in UK

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Known For

The Tailor of Panama
(2001)
Rory Bremner, Who Else?
(1993)
Match Point
Match Point John the Chauffeur
(2005)
Bremner, Bird and Fortune
Bremner, Bird and Fortune Various Characters
(1999-2007)

Filmography

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 2013 The Case of Mary Ford (Short)
The Man
 2007-2009 Comedy Showcase (TV Series)
Magistrate
- Other People (2007) ... Magistrate
 2008 Bremner, Bird and Fortune: Silly Money (TV Series)
Various
 2008 New Tricks (TV Series)
Mel Simons
- Final Curtain (2008) ... Mel Simons
 1999-2007 Bremner, Bird and Fortune (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #11.1 (2007) ... Various Characters
- Episode #5.1 (2004) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.1 (2004) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.1 (2003) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.1 (2001) ... Various Characters
 2005 Love Soup (TV Series)
Geoffrey Strayhorn QC
- Take Five (2005) ... Geoffrey Strayhorn QC
 2005 Match Point
John the Chauffeur
 2005 Don't Watch That, Watch This (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (2005)
- Episode #1.5 (2005)
- Episode #1.4 (2005)
- Episode #1.3 (2005)
- Episode #1.2 (2005)
 2003 Trust Me, I'm a Prime Minister (TV Movie)
 2003 Death in Holy Orders (TV Mini-Series)
Commissioner Harkness
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Commissioner Harkness
 2003 Calendar Girls
Frank
 2003 Spine Chillers (TV Series)
Frank
- Intuition (2003) ... Frank
 2002 Ella and the Mothers (TV Movie)
Professor Atkins
 2001 The Tailor of Panama
Maltby
 2000 The Queen's Nose (TV Series)
Sir Vivian
- Episode #4.6 (2000) ... Sir Vivian
 2000 My Government and I (TV Movie)
Various Roles
 2000 Maybe Baby
Acupuncturist
 2000 Saving Grace
Melvyn
 1998 The Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
The Knight (voice)
 1996 Giving Tongue (TV Movie)
Chief Executive
 1995 England, My England
Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon
 1995 The Long Johns (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1995 Our Hands in Your Safe (TV Movie)
 1995 Screen Two (TV Series)
Prime Minister
- A Very Open Prison (1995) ... Prime Minister
 1995 Joking Apart (TV Series)
Clement
- Episode #2.2 (1995) ... Clement
 1994 The Lenny Henry Show (TV Series)
News Presenter
- Pilot (1994) ... News Presenter
 1994 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Squire Thorpe
- A Severe Case of Death (1994) ... Squire Thorpe
 1993 Rory Bremner, Who Else? (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Various
 1993 Don't Leave Me This Way (TV Movie)
George Saunders
 1992 Haggard (TV Series)
Milton Scroop
- Orlando's Revenge (1992) ... Milton Scroop
 1992 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Rhoddy Baillie
- The MacQuarrie Treasure (1992) ... Rhoddy Baillie
 1990 Life After Life (TV Movie)
Detective Inspector Curtin
 1989 Rory Bremner (TV Series)
Various (1991-1992)
 1989 Mystery!: Campion (TV Series)
Dr. Brian Kingston
- The Case of the Late Pig: Part 2 (1989) ... Dr. Brian Kingston
- The Case of the Late Pig: Part 1 (1989) ... Dr. Brian Kingston
 1989 The Bill (TV Series)
Mr. Burton
- Repercussions (1989) ... Mr. Burton
 1988 Dramarama (TV Series)
Gerald Feeney
- Forever Young (1988) ... Gerald Feeney
 1988 Campaign (TV Mini-Series)
Warren Greenbank
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... Warren Greenbank
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Warren Greenbank
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Warren Greenbank
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Warren Greenbank
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Warren Greenbank
 1987 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Alan Moss
- A Naval Affair (1987) ... Alan Moss
 1986 Lenny Henry Tonite (TV Series)
- What a Country! (1986)
 1986 Breaking Up (TV Series)
Mr. Jackson
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Mr. Jackson
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Mr. Jackson
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Mr. Jackson
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Mr. Jackson
 1986 First Among Equals (TV Mini-Series)
Clive Reynolds
- Episode #1.9 (1986) ... Clive Reynolds
- Episode #1.8 (1986) ... Clive Reynolds
- Episode #1.7 (1986) ... Clive Reynolds
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Clive Reynolds
 1986 Shades of Darkness (TV Series)
Eric Farnham
- The Demon Lover (1986) ... Eric Farnham
 1984 Round and Round (TV Series)
Dr. Beamish
- Children (1984) ... Dr. Beamish
 1984 Bloodbath at the House of Death
John Harrison
 1983-1984 Crown Court (TV Series)
Prosecuting Counsel / Francis Matthews
- Citizens: Part 1 (1984) ... Prosecuting Counsel
- Seconds Away: Part 1 (1983) ... Francis Matthews
 1983 The Hard Word (TV Series)
Mike Morrison
 1982-1983 Educating Marmalade (TV Series)
Doctor Glenfiddick
- Marmalade at the Albert Hall (1983) ... Doctor Glenfiddick
- Nanny (1982) ... Doctor Glenfiddick
- Walkies (1982) ... Doctor Glenfiddick
 1982 Yes Minister (TV Series)
Major Saunders
- The Whisky Priest (1982) ... Major Saunders
 1982 Hi-de-Hi! (TV Series)
Max Tewkesbury
- Co-Respondent's Course (1982) ... Max Tewkesbury
 1982 The Missionary
Schoolmaster's voice (voice)
 1981 Timon of Athens (TV Movie)
Poet
 1978 The Light Princess (TV Movie)
Prince
 1978 In the Looking Glass (TV Series)
Various
- Monopoly (1978) ... Various
- Atlantis (1978) ... Various
- Deserts (1978) ... Various
 1976 Well Anyway (TV Series)
John Chance
- To Change the Subject (1976) ... John Chance
- Up to a Point (1976) ... John Chance
- Be That as It May (1976) ... John Chance
- There Again (1976) ... John Chance
- All the Same (1976) ... John Chance
 1976 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Dick Thomson
- Jumbo (1976) ... Dick Thomson
 1974 The End of the Pier Show (TV Series)
 1973 The Cobblers of Umbridge (TV Movie)
Phil Cobbler / John Begorrah / Jack Woodley
 1969-1970 Where Was Spring? (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #2.7 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.6 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.5 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.4 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #2.3 (1970) ... Various Characters
 1970 Step Laughing Into the Grave (TV Movie)
 1969 Take a Girl Like You
Sir Gerald Culthorpe-Jones
 1966-1967 The Late Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.23 (1967)
- Episode #1.22 (1967)
- Episode #1.21 (1967)
- Episode #1.19 (1967)
- Episode #1.18 (1967)
 1966 On the Margin (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1966)
 1965 My Father Knew Lloyd George (TV Movie)
Various Roles
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Server
- The End of Arthur's Marriage (1965) ... Server
 1965 Sunday Night (TV Series documentary)
Phaedrus
- The Drinking Party (1965) ... Phaedrus
 1964-1965 Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.47 (1965) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.41 (1965) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... Various Characters
 1964 The Big Noise (TV Series)
Johnny
- Episode #1.3 (1964) ... Johnny
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... Johnny
 1963-1964 Dig This Rhubarb (TV Series)
- Episode #1.14 (1964)
- Episode #1.13 (1964)
- Episode #1.12 (1964)
- Episode #1.11 (1964)
- Episode #1.10 (1964)
 1963 Quest (TV Series)
Various characters / ('The Establishment')
- A New Year's Revue (1963) ... ('The Establishment')
- The Establishment, Part 2 (1963) ... Various characters
- The Establishment, Part 1 (1963) ... Various characters
 1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
George Potter
- His Polyvinyl Girl (1961) ... George Potter
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Iris Murdoch's play, "The Black Prince", at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Ian McDiarmid, Simon Williams and Sarah Badel in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Cambridge was a fairly public-school place and if you were a working-class boy and had an outside lavatory, the girls at Newnham thought that was very Lawrentian and sexy.

Trivia:

He was a great supporter of the British monarchy. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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