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John Phillips (VI) (1914–1995)

A tall, imposing character actor with a voice to match, John Phillips brought an authoritative manner and dignified military bearing to his many roles on stage and screen. A decorated veteran of the 1944 Normandy Campaign, Phillips frequently appeared on television as uniformed senior officers and police chief constables, from Frontier (1968) to Z... See full bio »

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 1992 Leon the Pig Farmer
 1991 Merlin of the Crystal Cave (TV Series)
King Dafydd
 1987 One by One (TV Series)
Ben Friedhofer
 1985 TV Eye (TV Series)
Committee Member
 1984 Strangers and Brothers (TV Series)
Reggie Collingwood
 1983 The Old Men at the Zoo (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Langley-Beard
 1983 Ascendancy
 1970-1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Examining judge / Rev. Howard Whithead
 1979 Quadrophenia
 1978 Lillie (TV Mini-Series)
W. E. Gladstone
 1962-1978 Z Cars (TV Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Robins / Asst. Chief Constable Robins / Chief Constable Robins / ...
 1978 Mrs. Amworth (Short)
Francis Urcombe
 1978 Hazell (TV Series)
Det. Supt. Bull
 1977 1990 (TV Series)
Attorney General Graham
 1977 Ripping Yarns (TV Series)
Colonel Harcourt Badger Owen
 1977 Mr. Big (TV Series)
Leopold Ruchworth
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
 1972-1976 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Jack Frazer / Jack - Frazer Senior / Mr. Frazer
 1976 The Flight of the Heron (TV Series)
Cameron of Lochiel
 1975 Quiller (TV Series)
Henry Tulliver
 1975 Days of Hope (TV Mini-Series)
Josiah Wedgwood
 1975 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Sir Redvers Branksome
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
Brander Merton
 1974 The Gathering Storm (TV Movie)
Von Brondorff
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Gregory Grogram
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Grand Duke Nicholas
 1974 John Halifax, Gentleman (TV Mini-Series)
Abel Fletcher
 1973 Wipers Three (TV Movie)
Admiral Sir John Jellicoe
 1973 Jane Eyre (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Brocklehurst
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Professor Dyne
 1970-1972 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Maître Lacan
 1972 Man of Straw (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Heuteufel
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Lanning Koestler
 1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Arnold Bingley
 1970 Confession (TV Series)
 1970 Doctor in the House (TV Series)
Sir Hartley Maynard
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
 1969 Who-Dun-It (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Hollis
 1969 Christ Recrucified (TV Mini-Series)
Pope Grigoris
 1969 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
 1968 The Caesars (TV Mini-Series)
 1968 Frontier (TV Series)
Lt-Col. Whitley / Lt. Col. Whitley
 1965-1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Councillor Percival / Sir Gilbert Hardacre / Cardinal Runan / ...
 1965-1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Clifford Dyke / Alfred Truelove
 1968 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Robins
 1968 The Gambler (TV Mini-Series)
The General
 1967 Torture Garden
Eddie Storm (segment 2 "Terror Over Hollywood")
 1966-1967 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Magistrate / Mr. Parry
 1967 Out of Town Theatre (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Howard Price
 1967 This Way for Murder (TV Mini-Series)
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Tredgold
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Series)
Sir Alexander MacGown
 1967 The Mummy's Shroud
Stanley Preston
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
 1967 Mr. Aitch (TV Series)
Sir Caradoc
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Colonel Gaillarde
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Major General Atkins
 1964-1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Col. Haverlock / Big Ben Lewis
 1965 Joey Boy
Insp. Morgan
 1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Dr. Brajanska
 1965 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
Robert Prettyman
 1957-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
John Anthony / Prime Minister / Mr. Smith / ...
 1965 Legend of Death (TV Series)
Edward Gargan
 1965 Alexander Graham Bell (TV Series)
Professor Bell
 1964 Smuggler's Bay (TV Series)
Elzevir Block
 1964 Rupert of Hentzau (TV Series)
Colonel Zapt
 1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1964 Becket
Bishop of Winchester
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Henry Peabody Sr.
 1963 First Night (TV Series)
Gideon Cobb
 1963 The Mouse on the Moon
Bracewell - U.S. Delegate
 1962 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
 1962 We Joined the Navy
Rear Admiral
 1962 A Prize of Arms
Col. Fowler
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
General Montreaux
 1962 Saki (TV Mini-Series)
Duncan Dullamy
 1961-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Trifonov / Prince Galitzin
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Major Spencer
 1962 The Hatchet Man (TV Movie)
George Curnic, head of studio
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
Luther Ross
 1962 Under Western Eyes (TV Movie)
 1961 The Devil Inside
Supt. Gault
 1961 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
 1961 Romanoff and Juliet
Hooper Moulsworth
 1960-1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Coyannis / Paul
 1960 Man in the Moon
Professor Stephens
 1960 Follow That Horse!
American Delegate (uncredited)
 1960 Village of the Damned
General Leighton
 1960 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
Norman Grange
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Jeffrey Bellenger
 1959 Bleak House (TV Series)
Mr. Tulkinghorn
 1955-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Jacob Dillon / Colonel Davies / Escales / ...
 1958 Floods of Fear
Dr. Matthews
 1958 Doomsday for Dyson (TV Movie)
General Schalz
 1958 I Accuse!
Prosecutor, Esterhazy trial
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
The Mayor / Count Peter Zichy
 1957 The Shiralee
 1957 She Played with Fire
Willis Croft
 1957 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Hooper Moulsworth
 1957 The Adventures of Peter Simple (TV Series)
Captain Savage, RN / Captain Savage RN
 1956 The Black Tulip (TV Series)
John de Witte
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Major Du Valle
 1956 Passport to Treason
Police Driver (uncredited)
 1956 Women Without Men
Male Guard at Gate (uncredited)
 1956 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV Series)
Plainclothes Officer
 1955 The Vise (TV Series)
Philip Twyford
 1955 Richard III
 1955 The Dark Avenger
Second French Knight
 1955 Noah Gives Thanks (TV Movie)
Mr. Pebble, Vicar of Crockitt
 1954 The Monkey's Paw (TV Short)
Sergeant-Major Morris
 1952 Angels One Five
Engineer Officer
 1938 The Wooing of Anne Hathaway (TV Movie)
Thomas Heming (of the Lord Leicester's Players)
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He acted in Frank Wedekind and Peter Barnes's play, "Lulu", at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Julia Foster, Michael Byrne, Edward Petherbridge, John Justin, Sheila Ballantine, John Turner and Leonard Kavanagh in the cast. Peter Barnes and Stuart Burge were the directors. See more »

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Served in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment during the Second World War and was awarded the Military Cross.

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