Stratford Johns (1925–2002)


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South African-born Stratford Johns was forever associated with the role of tough, abrasive Superintendant Charlie Barlow on TV's Z Cars (1962) and its sequels Softly Softly: Task Force (1969) and Barlow (1971). In between, he also played Barlow in the miniseries Jack the Ripper (1973) (which, in turn, led to a 'cold case' investigation series ... See full bio »

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Known For

Cromwell President Bradshaw
(1970)
(1993)
Salome's Last Dance Herod / Alfred Taylor
(1988)
Scarlet and Black Abbé Pirard
(1993)

Filmography

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 1997-1998 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Cyril Isaiah Greengrass
- Fall Out (1998) ... Cyril Isaiah Greengrass
- The Family Way (1997) ... Cyril Isaiah Greengrass
 1996 Neverwhere (TV Mini Series)
Mr. Stockton
- Earl's Court to Islington (1996) ... Mr. Stockton
 1996 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Mr. Maddox
- Dying Live (1996) ... Mr. Maddox
 1994 Capital Lives (TV Series)
Ben
- Repossessed (1994) ... Ben
 1994 Minder (TV Series)
Knowles
- Bring Me the Head of Arthur Daley (1994) ... Knowles
 1993 Scarlet and Black (TV Series)
Abbé Pirard
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Abbé Pirard
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Abbé Pirard
 1993 Splitting Heirs
Butler
 1992 The Life and Times of Henry Pratt (TV Mini Series)
Mr. A.B. Noon BA
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Mr. A.B. Noon BA
 1992 The Secret Agent (TV Mini Series)
Home Secretary
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Home Secretary
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Home Secretary
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Home Secretary
 1992 The End (Short)
 1992 Perfect Scoundrels (TV Series)
Lord Keighley
- Let No Man Put Asunder (1992) ... Lord Keighley
 1992 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Dennis Palmer
- Dog Days (1992) ... Dennis Palmer
 1991 Boon (TV Series)
John Blake
- Cab Rank Cowboys (1991) ... John Blake
 1991 A Demon in My View
Stanley Caspian
 1991 4 Play (TV Series)
Clive
- 'Itch (1991) ... Clive
 1990 The Fool
Arthur Shillibeer
 1990 Shooting Stars
Mr. Groves
 1989 Screenplay (TV Series)
Arnold
- A Small Mourning (1989) ... Arnold
 1989 Saracen (TV Series)
Sir Bernard Kyle
- Decoy (1989) ... Sir Bernard Kyle
 1988 Salome's Last Dance
Herod / Alfred Taylor
 1987 Brond (TV Series)
Brond
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Brond
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Brond
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Brond
 1986 The Little Match Girl (TV Movie)
Rich Man
 1986 Foreign Body
Mr. Plumb
 1986 The Secret Diaries of the Film Censors (TV Movie documentary)
Colonel J.C. Hanna
 1986 Car Trouble
Reg Sampson
 1985 Wild Geese II
Mustapha El Ali
 1985 Dance with a Stranger
Morrie Conley
 1985 Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (TV Movie)
Uncle Walter (bartender)
 1984 Kelly Monteith (TV Series)
- Episode #6.2 (1984)
 1984 Danger: Marmalade at Work (TV Series)
Chief Supt. Thumper
- Marmalade Bravo (1984) ... Chief Supt. Thumper
 1984 Master of the Game (TV Mini Series)
Zimmermann
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Zimmermann
 1983 The Beggar's Opera (TV Movie)
Peachum
 1983 Jemima Shore Investigates (TV Series)
Chef Georgie Routier
- Death à la Carte (1983) ... Chef Georgie Routier
 1982 Union Castle (TV Series)
Lord Mountainash / Evan Evans, Lord Mountainash
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... Lord Mountainash
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Lord Mountainash
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Lord Mountainash
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Lord Mountainash
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Lord Mountainash
 1982 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Monarch
- Four to Doomsday: Part Four (1982) ... Monarch
- Four to Doomsday: Part Three (1982) ... Monarch
- Four to Doomsday: Part Two (1982) ... Monarch
- Four to Doomsday: Part One (1982) ... Monarch
 1981 Tales from the Thousand and One Nights (TV Movie)
Genie of the Lamp
 1981 Great Expectations (TV Mini Series)
Abel Magwitch
- Episode Eleven (1981) ... Abel Magwitch
- Episode Ten (1981) ... Abel Magwitch
- Episode Nine (1981) ... Abel Magwitch
- Episode Eight (1981) ... Abel Magwitch
- Episode Seven (1981) ... Abel Magwitch
 1981 Blake's 7 (TV Series)
Belkov
- Games (1981) ... Belkov
 1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (TV Mini Series)
Lord Rothermere
- Politics Are Foul (1981) ... Lord Rothermere
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Omelet
- Marriage (1981) ... Mr. Omelet
 1981 The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs (TV Movie)
Warrant Officer Snyman
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Matey
- Dear Brutus (1981) ... Matey
 1980 George and Mildred
Harry Pinto
 1979 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
George Duchamp
- Collision Course: The Sixth Man (1979) ... George Duchamp
- Collision Course: The Brave Goose (1979) ... George Duchamp
 1979 The Saint and the Brave Goose
George Duchamps
 1977 The Sound of Laughter (TV Series)
Albert Sculley
- Young at Heart (1977) ... Albert Sculley
 1977 Jubilee (TV Series)
Robert Kester
- Ramsey (1977) ... Robert Kester
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Mini Series)
Piso
- Some Justice (1976) ... Piso
 1976 Second Verdict (TV Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Who Burned the Reichstag? (1976) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Lizzie Borden (1976) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Murder on the 10.27 (1976) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- The French Bluebeard (1976) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Who Killed the Princes in the Tower? (1976) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
 1976 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Panellist
- Dead Grass (1976) ... Panellist
 1976 Moynihan (TV Series)
- The Going Rate (1976)
 1971-1975 Barlow (TV Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow / Det. Chief Supt. Barlow
- Protection (1975) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Nemesis (1975) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Contessa (1975) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Asylum (1975) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Rat Run (1975) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
 1975 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Episode #4.1 (1975) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
 1973 Jack the Ripper (TV Mini Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- The Highest in the Land? (1973) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Suspects (1973) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Panic (1973) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Butchery (1973) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Double Event (1973) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
 1972 Dick Whittington (TV Movie)
The Sultan of Morocco
 1969-1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow / Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Run for Your Money (1972) ... Det. Chief Supt. Barlow
- The Witness (1972) ... Det. Chief Supt. Barlow
- On the Third Day (1972) ... Det. Chief Supt. Barlow
- Surveillance (1972) ... Det. Chief Supt. Barlow
- Killer (1972) ... Det. Chief Supt. Barlow
 1970 Cromwell
President Bradshaw
 1966-1969 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- We Shall Miss You (1969) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Wild Goose (1969) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- General Post (1969) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Dead Aboard (1969) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
- Error of Judgement (1969) ... Det. Chief Supt. Charles Barlow
 1969 Galton and Simpson Comedy (TV Series)
Lawrence Warner
- An Extra Bunch of Daffodils (1969) ... Lawrence Warner
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
Paul Trenton
- The Man in the Elegant Room (1969) ... Paul Trenton
 1961-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Sidney / Sir Thomas Weller
- Legacy of Death (1968) ... Sidney
- The Frighteners (1961) ... Sir Thomas Weller
 1967 Those Fantastic Flying Fools
Warrant Officer
 1967 Three of a Kind (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... Various Roles
 1967 The Plank
Station Sergeant
 1966 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Gumphlumph: Part 5 - Into Space (1966) ... Storyteller
- Gumphlumph: Part 4 - Men in Black (1966) ... Storyteller
- Gumphlumph: Part 3 - A Cold in the Head (1966) ... Storyteller
 1966 The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery
The Voice (voice)
 1962-1965 Z Cars (TV Series)
Det. Chief Insp. Barlow / Det. Chief Insp. Charles Barlow / Det. Chief Inspector Charles Barlow
- But the Crying... (1965) ... Det. Chief Insp. Charles Barlow
- Celebration (1965) ... Det. Chief Insp. Charles Barlow
- Inspection (1965) ... Det. Chief Insp. Charles Barlow
- The Hard-Faced Grabber (1965) ... Det. Chief Insp. Charles Barlow
- Cop and Blow (1965) ... Det. Chief Insp. Charles Barlow
 1965 Hugh and I (TV Series)
- The Critics (1965)
 1964 Pinky and Perky (TV Series)
Barlow
- Z-Pigs (1964) ... Barlow
 1961-1962 Maigret (TV Series)
Philippe Natali / Keller
- Murder on Monday (1962) ... Philippe Natali
- The Cactus (1961) ... Keller
 1961 Top Secret (TV Series)
Tod Macoll
- Shakedown at Saramino (1961) ... Tod Macoll
 1961 Family Solicitor (TV Series)
Superintendent Watson
- The Battle of Tanley Corner (1961) ... Superintendent Watson
 1956-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mayor / Insp. Matthews / Ned Applegarth / ...
- Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1961) ... Mayor
- The Poisoned Earth (1961) ... Insp. Matthews
- The Upstart (1960) ... Ned Applegarth
- A Voice in Vision (1957) ... Engineer
- The White Carnation (1956) ... PC Thompson
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Captain Starr
- Still Waters (1961) ... Captain Starr
 1961 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Mr. Powell
- Episode #1.85 (1961) ... Mr. Powell
- Episode #1.84 (1961) ... Mr. Powell
 1961 The Younger Generation (TV Series)
Viney
- Flow Gently Sweet Afton (1961) ... Viney
 1959-1961 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Inspector Belfort / Insp. Davidson
- Never More the Raven (1961) ... Inspector Belfort
- Final Exit (1959) ... Insp. Davidson
 1961 Hand in Hand
Farmer
 1960 The Professionals
Lawson
 1955-1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Sterne / Insp. Brenchley / The Custodian / ...
- The End of the Tether (1960) ... Sterne
- Each Wind That Blows (1960) ... Insp. Brenchley
- The Midnight Family (1959) ... The Custodian
- Dark of the Moon (1956) ... Mr. Allen
- The Lady Asks for Help (1956) ... Richard Munroe
 1959-1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
The Reverend Charles Clifford / Mr. Cordner / CID Sergeant
- Episode #2.9 (1960) ... The Reverend Charles Clifford
- Episode #1.18 (1960) ... Mr. Cordner
- Episode #1.16 (1959) ... CID Sergeant
 1960 No Wreath for the General (TV Series)
Beattie
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... Beattie
- Episode #1.5 (1960) ... Beattie
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... Beattie
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... Beattie
 1960 Biggles (TV Series)
Warren
- Biggles Turns the Scale: Part 3 (1960) ... Warren
- Biggles Turns the Scale: Part 2 (1960) ... Warren
 1960 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Dalkin
- Episode #1.9 (1960) ... Dalkin
 1960 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (TV Series)
Defence Counsel
- The Saving of Muff Potter (1960) ... Defence Counsel
 1960 The Days of Vengeance (TV Series)
Sgt. Willis
- A Bunch of Red Roses (1960) ... Sgt. Willis
- The Full Treatment (1960) ... Sgt. Willis
- Wound for Wound (1960) ... Sgt. Willis
- Goodbye, Dolly Gray (1960) ... Sgt. Willis
 1960 Skyport (TV Series)
Lloyd Calvert
- Episode #1.45 (1960) ... Lloyd Calvert
 1960 Don't Do It Dempsey (TV Series)
Hotel Manager
- The Name's the Same (1960) ... Hotel Manager
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Inspector Chaubin
- A Foreign Body (1960) ... Inspector Chaubin
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
The Registrar
- The Dennison Case (1960) ... The Registrar
 1960 Formula for Danger (TV Series)
Otto Stahl
- A Red Dawn Tomorrow (1960) ... Otto Stahl
 1959 The Flying Doctor (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- The Riddle (1959) ... Police Sergeant
 1956-1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Police sergeant / Curly / Police Inspector / ...
- Suspicious Mind (1959) ... Police sergeant
- Hand in Glove (1959) ... Curly
- Strange Meeting (1959) ... Police Inspector
- The Deaf Heart (1958) ... Mr. Cornelius
- Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1958) ... Sankey
 1959 Sunday's Child (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- The Fourth Freedom (1959) ... Police Sergeant
 1959 Crime Sheet (TV Series)
 1959 The Wright People (TV Series)
Policeman
- Episode #1.10 (1959) ... Policeman
 1958-1959 Murder Bag (TV Series)
Sanger
- Lockhart Casts a Net (1958) ... Sanger
 1958 Corridors of Blood
Patient with injured arm (uncredited)
 1958 Starr and Company (TV Series)
Gordon
- Calculated Risk (1958) ... Gordon
- The White House (1958) ... Gordon
 1958 A Night to Remember
Crewman on Upturned Lifeboat (uncredited)
 1958 Indiscreet
Waiter (uncredited)
 1958 Law and Disorder
Driver of Prison Van (uncredited)
 1957-1958 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Superintendent Carr
- At the Third Stroke (1957) ... Superintendent Carr
 1958 Violent Playground
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1957 The One That Got Away
Second Detective (uncredited)
 1957 Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! (TV Series)
Tom Paddock
- The Unknown Man (1957) ... Tom Paddock
 1957 Across the Bridge
Detective in Schaffner's Office (uncredited)
 1957 Destination Downing Street (TV Series)
Gustaf Eisenstein
- Mr. Crazy: Part 4 (1957) ... Gustaf Eisenstein
- Mr. Crazy: Part 3 (1957) ... Gustaf Eisenstein
- Mr. Crazy: Part 2 (1957) ... Gustaf Eisenstein
 1956 Tiger in the Smoke
Police Constable
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
The Gendarme
- Monaco (1956) ... The Gendarme
 1956 The Third Key
Constable (uncredited)
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Andrew
- Episode in Paris (1956) ... Andrew
 1956 Blonde Bait
Reveller (uncredited)
 1956 Women Without Men
1st Reveller (uncredited)
 1956 Who Done It?
P.C. Coleman
 1955 The Ladykillers
Security Guard (uncredited)
 1955 PT Raiders
Garage Worker (uncredited)
 1955 The Night My Number Came Up
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1954 Burnt Evidence
2nd Fireman (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (20 credits)
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He acted in Eugene Labiche's play, "An Italian Straw Hat," in a Theatre of Comedy production at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, England with Tom Conti, Clive Dunn, Janine Duvitski, Mark Hadfield, Sheila Keith, Edward Lyon, Deborah Norton, Simon Butteriss, John Dalby, Amanda Royle, Chris Samsworth, Derek Smee, David Warwick ... See more »

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Nanette Ryder  (his death)  (4 children)
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