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Errol John (1924–1988)

Errol John began his professional career as a journalist and commercial artist in his native Trinidad. In 1946, he co-founded an amateur theatre group with Errol Hill called the Whitehall Players (also known as the Company of Players). While there, John worked in a number of different capacities including as a playwright. In 1950, he relocated to ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 63) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Nun's Story
The Nun's Story Illunga (African convert)
(1959)
Simba
Simba African Inspector
(1955)
Assault on a Queen
Assault on a Queen Linc Langley
(1966)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Moses / William
(1954-1956)

Filmography

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 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Big Knife (1988)
 1986 The Last Days of Patton (TV Movie)
Sgt. 1st Class George Meeks
 1984 Sheena
Bolu
 1984 Crown Court (TV Series)
Paul St. Louis
- Paki Basher: Part 1 (1984) ... Paul St. Louis
 1983 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Chief Justice Sir Worthington Banzana
- Rumpole and the Golden Thread (1983) ... Chief Justice Sir Worthington Banzana
 1972 Buck and the Preacher
Joshua
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Jimmy Cardinez
- The Exiles (1969) ... Jimmy Cardinez
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
George Esmond
- Eve (1968) ... George Esmond
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Jason Reed
- Murder: An Even Chance (1968) ... Jason Reed
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Gombi Masuto
- No Friend of Mine (1968) ... Gombi Masuto
 1967 Rainbow City (TV Series)
John Steele
- Always on Sunday (1967) ... John Steele
- A House - A Home (1967) ... John Steele
- Beards and Turbans (1967) ... John Steele
- A Better Fortune (1967) ... John Steele
- Why You Marry? (1967) ... John Steele
 1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Dr. Abu
- Devil Doll (1967) ... Dr. Abu
 1966 Assault on a Queen
Linc Langley
 1965 Court Martial (TV Series)
Sgt. Price Jackson
- Operation Makeshift (1965) ... Sgt. Price Jackson
 1964-1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Enugu / Dessiles / Colonel Nyboto
- Loyalty Always Pays (1965) ... Enugu
- Parallel Lines Sometimes Meet (1965) ... Dessiles
- The Galloping Major (1964) ... Colonel Nyboto
 1965 Public Eye (TV Series)
Ludo
- Dig You Later (1965) ... Ludo
 1964 Guns at Batasi
Lieut. Boniface
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
John Ngai
- Snow on Mount Kama (1964) ... John Ngai
 1964 The Winston Affair
Sgt. Jackson
 1963 First Night (TV Series)
Wayne Coty
- The Dawn (1963) ... Wayne Coty
 1963 PT 109
Benjamin Kevu
 1961 Roll on the Boat (TV Movie)
Able Seaman Johnson
 1961 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Cubby Collins
- Nina and the Night People (1961) ... Cubby Collins
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Young Charlie
- Black Orange Blossoms (1961) ... Young Charlie
 1961 The Sins of Rachel Cade
Kulu, Assistant to Rachel
 1961 Paradise Walk (TV Mini-Series)
Joshua Brown
- Brink of Disaster (1961) ... Joshua Brown
- Suspicion of Robbery (1961) ... Joshua Brown
- Nothing But Trouble (1961) ... Joshua Brown
- Gathering Storm (1961) ... Joshua Brown
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Ephraim
- Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (1960) ... Ephraim
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Sergeant Hamid
- Slave Ship (1959) ... Sergeant Hamid
 1959 The Nun's Story
Illunga (African convert)
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Freitas
- To Keep Our Way of Life (1959) ... Mr. Freitas
 1957 The Schirmer Inheritance (TV Series)
Charlie
- The Rules of the Game (1957) ... Charlie
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Honey Camden Brown
- The Member of the Wedding (1957) ... Honey Camden Brown
 1954-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
William / Moses
- The Reclining Figure (1956) ... William
- Three Men on a Horse (1954) ... Moses
 1956 Odongo
Mr. Bawa
 1956 For the Defence (TV Movie)
Edison junior
 1956 A Man from the Sun (TV Movie)
Cleve Lawrence
 1956 Flame in the Forest (TV Short)
Kwama
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Bartender
- Success Train (1955) ... Bartender
 1955 Simba
African Inspector
 1953 The Heart of the Matter
African Policeman (uncredited)
 1952 A Time to Be Born (TV Movie)
Balthasar
 1952 Jan and His Clogs (TV Movie)
Black Piet
 1952 Whirligig (TV Series)
Malanga
- Episode #2.18 (1952) ... Malanga
- Episode #2.17 (1952) ... Malanga
- Episode #2.16 (1952) ... Malanga
- Episode #2.15 (1952) ... Malanga
- Episode #2.14 (1952) ... Malanga
 1951 The African Queen
Native Soldier (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)

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He acted in Julien Green's play, "South," at the Arts Theatre Club in London, England with Denholm Elliott, Zena Walker, John Harrison, Andre Morell, Melvyn Hayes, Horace Sequeira, and Lyndon Brook in the cast. Peter Hall was director. See more »
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