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John McLaren (I) (1911–1970)

John McLaren was born on October 10, 1911 in Keoma, Alberta, Canada. He was an actor and writer, known for Goldfinger (1964), The Wind of Change (1961) and The Avengers (1961). He was married to Hella Toros. He died on May 10, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Goldfinger
Goldfinger Brigadier
(1964)
The Wind of Change
(1961)
The Avengers
The Avengers Freedman
(1962)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Hotel detective / Seth Lord
(1951-1959)

Filmography

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 1972 The Canterbury Tales
Johnny the Grace (segment the Pardoner's Tale)
 1969 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Elroy Sherwood
- Lucy and the Andrews Sisters (1969) ... Elroy Sherwood
 1969 Woobinda, Animal Doctor (TV Series)
Will Mason
- Not My Kind of Country (1969) ... Will Mason
 1969 Riptide (TV Series)
George Wilson / Eddie Harrison
- Daybreak Island (1969) ... George Wilson
- The Dangerous Pick-Up (1969) ... Eddie Harrison
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Joe
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
President of Court
- All Is a Dream to Me (1966) ... President of Court
 1965 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Lieut. O'Brien
- Licence to Murder (1965) ... Lieut. O'Brien
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Chase Allen
- The Kidders (1965) ... Chase Allen
 1963-1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Brinkley / Stephen Elliot / Dr. Frank Northwade
- Sibao (1965) ... Brinkley
- The King of the Beggars (1963) ... Stephen Elliot
- Judith (1963) ... Dr. Frank Northwade
 1965 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Kinder
- A Hoopla of Haloes (1965) ... Kinder
 1964 The Sicilians
Judge
 1964 Goldfinger
Brigadier
 1963 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Dick Elbine
- Thin Ice (1963) ... Dick Elbine
 1963 Follow the Boys
Commentator
 1963 The Young Racers
Lotus Team Manager
 1962 The Avengers (TV Series)
Freedman
- Dead on Course (1962) ... Freedman
 1962 The Monsters (TV Series)
Ford
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Ford
 1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Finch
- Knight of the Road (1962) ... Finch
 1962 The Six Proud Walkers (TV Series)
Mervyn Trott
- The Rivals (1962) ... Mervyn Trott
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Airport Controller
- Flight Into Danger (1962) ... Airport Controller
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Inspector Leduc
- Drama '62: The Key (1962) ... Inspector Leduc
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Dr Cookson
- Million Dollar Ransom (1961) ... Dr Cookson
 1961 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
- The Joker (1961)
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
- The Big Thirst (1960)
 1959-1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Russell Walter Graham / Tom
- A Young Lady of Property (1960) ... Mr. Russell Walter Graham
- A Memory of Two Mondays (1959) ... Tom
 1959-1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Andy
- Justice for Gino (1960) ... Andy
- Dead Man's Switch (1959) ... Andy
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Willie Benton / Winthrop
- The Daniels Case (1960) ... Willie Benton
- The Winthrop Case (1960) ... Winthrop
 1959-1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Chaplain Walker / Grieves / Police-Sgt Brotby
- Come in Razor Red (1960) ... Chaplain Walker
- A Phone Call for Matthew Quade (1959) ... Grieves
- No Gun, No Guilt (1959) ... Police-Sgt Brotby
 1957-1959 The Vise (TV Series)
Henry / Mac / Peter Bond / ...
- The Black Widow (1959) ... Henry
- Dilemma for Harry (1959) ... Mac
- Strong Man Out (1958) ... Peter Bond
- Deep in the Heart of Chelsea (1957) ... Dugan
 1951-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Seth Lord / Hotel detective
- The Philadelphia Story (1959) ... Seth Lord
- Those in Favour... (1951) ... Hotel detective
 1959 Charlie Drake (TV Series)
- Baby Face (1959)
 1959 The Child and the Killer
Major Finch
 1959 First Man Into Space
State Dept. Official, Harold Atkins
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
John Benson
- The Point of No Return (1958) ... John Benson
 1958 White Hunter (TV Series)
Harris
- The Second Dealer (1958) ... Harris
 1958 The Two-Headed Spy
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1958 Intent to Kill
Anaesthetist
 1958 Big Guns (TV Series)
Larsen
- Something Old - Something New (1958) ... Larsen
 1957 A King in New York
Macabee Senior
 1957 Destination Downing Street (TV Series)
Arkwright / Mr. Crazy
- Mr. Crazy: Part 4 (1957) ... Arkwright / Mr. Crazy
- Mr. Crazy: Part 3 (1957) ... Arkwright / Mr. Crazy
- Mr. Crazy: Part 2 (1957) ... Arkwright / Mr. Crazy
- Mr Crazy: Part 1 (1957) ... Arkwright / Mr. Crazy
 1956-1957 Aggie (TV Series)
Colonel / Dr. Cox
- Berlin Story (1957) ... Colonel
- Hypertension (1956) ... Dr. Cox
 1956 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series)
J.W. Piper
- The Model (1956) ... J.W. Piper
 1956 The Adventures of the Big Man (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Accomplice (1956) ... Doctor
- Edge of Darkness (1956) ... Doctor
- Say Hello (1956) ... Doctor
 1956 Nom-de-Plume (TV Series)
Bob Fuller
- The Innocent Gunman (1956) ... Bob Fuller
 1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Peter Ford
- The Strange Event at Roman Fall (1956) ... Peter Ford
 1955 A Yank in Ermine
Corporal (as John Maclaren)
 1955 Stock Car
 1955 The Adventures of Annabel (TV Series)
Colonel Charles Grant
- The Memento Mori (1955) ... Colonel Charles Grant
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Reporter
- The Man Who Liked Christmas (1955) ... Reporter
 1955 Caviar to the General (TV Movie)
James Allison
 1955 Potasch and Perlmutter (TV Movie)
Henry D. Feldman
 1955 Nitro (TV Movie)
Mark
 1954 The Girl of the Golden West (TV Movie)
The Prospector
 1954 Chance Meeting
Col. Margetson
 1954 Diplomatic Passport
Jack Gordon (as John MacLaren)
 1949 Poet's Pub
Elmer Van Buren
 1948 Calling Paul Temple
Leo Brent
 1948 No Orchids for Miss Blandish
Foster Harvey
 1947 Mr. Mergenthwirker's Lobblies (TV Movie)
Hawley
 1945 Men of the Mines (Short)
Ted Finton (as John MacLaren)
 1945 Great Day
American Officer
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
'Cheerio' Chester
 1945 The Man from Morocco
Pete
 1944 Welcome, Mr. Washington
Corporal (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

John MacLaren | John Maclaren
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

His wife was the Italian Convent Garden Soprano Hella Toros

Star Sign:

Libra

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