John Justin (1917–2002)

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John Justin was born on November 24, 1917 in London, England as John Justinian de Ledesma. He was an actor, known for The Thief of Bagdad (1940), The Spider's Web (1960) and The Teckman Mystery (1954). He was married to Alison McMurdo, Barbara Murray and Pola Nirenska. He died on November 29, 2002 in London. See full bio »


(age 85) in London, England, UK

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The Spider's Web Henry Hailsham-Brown
The Teckman Mystery Philip Chance
The Big Sleep Arthur Geiger


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 1983 Good at Art (TV Movie)
Mr. Coles
 1983 Trenchcoat
Marquis De Pena
 1981 Ladykillers (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Scrutton
- My Perfect Husband (1981) ... Mr. Justice Scrutton
 1981 Timon of Athens (TV Movie)
Second Senator
 1980 Very Like a Whale (TV Movie)
Party guest
 1979 Schalcken the Painter (TV Movie)
 1979 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
José da Silva
- To Honour and Obey (1979) ... José da Silva
 1978 Lillie (TV Mini Series)
Prince Esterhazy / Prince Paul Esterhazy
- Sunset and Evening Star (1978) ... Prince Esterhazy
- Mr. Jersey (1978) ... Prince Paul Esterhazy
 1978 The Big Sleep
Arthur Geiger
 1977 Valentino
Sidney Olcott
 1977 Supernatural (TV Mini Series)
Dorabella's Father
- Dorabella (1977) ... Dorabella's Father
 1975 Lisztomania
Count d'Agoult
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Vice-Admiral Buckner
- Mutiny (1975) ... Vice-Admiral Buckner
 1973 Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
- Buttons (1973) ... Marat
 1973 Barcelona Kill
Comisario Mendoza
 1972 Savage Messiah
Lionel Shaw
 1966 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Leonard Bright
- Morna (1966) ... Leonard Bright
 1965 Front Page Story (TV Series)
- Stateless (1965) ... Minister
 1962 La salamandre d'or
 1962 Candidate for Murder
Robert Vaughan
 1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Robert Vaughan
- Candidate for Murder (1962) ... Robert Vaughan
 1961 Man Wants to Live
 1960 The Spider's Web
Henry Hailsham-Brown
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Coniston
- A Heart and a Diamond (1960) ... Harry Coniston
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
Sir William Gordon-Cumming
- The Baccarat Scandal (1960) ... Sir William Gordon-Cumming
 1959 The Widow of Bath (TV Series)
Hugh Everton
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Hugh Everton
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... Hugh Everton
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Hugh Everton
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Hugh Everton
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... Hugh Everton
 1951-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Oberon / Renny / Tegeus-Chromis
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1958) ... Oberon
- A Phoenix Too Frequent (1951) ... Tegeus-Chromis
 1957 Island in the Sun
Denis Archer
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Alec Grimes
- Olive Ogilvie (1957) ... Alec Grimes
 1956 Safari
Brian Sinden
 1956 Guilty?
Nap Rumbold
 1955 Untamed
Shawn Kildare
 1955 The Man Who Loved Redheads
Mark St. Neots, Lord Binfield
 1954 The Teckman Mystery
Philip Chance
 1954 Crest of the Wave
Lt. Roger Wharton
 1954 Sacrifice to the Wind (TV Movie)
 1953 King of the Khyber Rifles
Lt. Geoffrey Heath
 1953 Melba
Eric Walton
 1953 The Village
Alan Manning
 1952 Hot Ice
Jim Henderson
 1952 The Sound Barrier
 1952 Back to Methuselah (TV Series)
Ghost of Adam / Adam
- As Far as Thought Can Reach (1952) ... Ghost of Adam
- In the Beginning (1952) ... Adam
 1951 Rush Job (TV Movie)
Tom Stevenson
 1950 The World of Light (TV Movie)
Bill Hamblin
 1950 The Angel with the Trumpet
Paul Alt
 1949 Antigone (TV Movie)
 1948 Call of the Blood
David Erskine
 1947 No Alibi (Short)
The Pilot
 1945 Journey Together
Flying Instructor, Flying Grading School
 1943 The Gentle Sex
Flying Officer David Sheridan
 1940 The Thief of Bagdad
 1937 Dark Journey (Unknown) (uncredited)
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(1958-59) Stage: Appeared in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, with Joss Ackland, Michael Hordern, John Phillips, Ronald Lewis (I), Beatrix Lehmann, Miles Malleson, Barbara Jefford, Alec McCowen, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith (I), Hugh Griffith (I), Flora Robson, Isabel Jeans, Irene Worth, Ernest ... See more »

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[on "The Thief Of Baghdad" (1940)]: It was really a Korda film. If it had been the mess it looked like being, then Korda would have been finished, so he might as well get the credit. Korda was technically the producer, but he controlled it totally, and, effectively, he directed it.


On stage from 1933 with the Plymouth Repertory Company. See more »

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