John Sharp (I) (1920–1992)


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John Sharp was born on August 5, 1920 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England as John Herbert Sharp. He was an actor, known for Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972), The Wicker Man (1973) and Barry Lyndon (1975). He died on November 26, 1992 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 72) in London, England, UK

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Known For

(1972)
The Wicker Man Doctor Ewan
(1973)
Barry Lyndon Doolan
(1975)
Top Secret! Maitre D'
(1984)

Filmography

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 1991 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Henry Miller
- Raise the Hispanic (1991) ... Henry Miller
 1978-1990 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Mr. Biggins / Biggins / Mr Biggins
- Brotherly Love (1990) ... Mr. Biggins
- If Music Be the Food of Love (1990) ... Mr. Biggins
- The Prodigal Returns (1990) ... Mr. Biggins
- Blood and Water (1989) ... Biggins
- The Female of the Species (1988) ... Mr. Biggins
 1989 That Summer of White Roses
Gradonacelnik / The Mayor
 1989 Great Expectations (TV Mini Series)
Judge
- Chapter Two (1989) ... Judge
 1988 Crossbow (TV Series)
Janus
- Rejection (1988) ... Janus
 1985 The Bride
Bailiff
 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Tipton
 1984 Top Secret!
Maitre D'
 1983 The Dresser
Mr. Bottomley
 1983 The Aerodrome (TV Movie)
The Squire
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini Series)
Vincent
- Old Glad Eyes (1983) ... Vincent
 1982 The Return of the Soldier
Pearson
 1982 Muck and Brass (TV Mini Series)
Henry Flower
- Our Green and Pleasant Land (1982) ... Henry Flower
 1981 Kelly Monteith (TV Series)
- Episode #3.6 (1981)
 1981 Funny Man (TV Series)
Norman Cockroft
- The Good of the Cause (1981) ... Norman Cockroft
 1981 The Bunker (TV Movie)
Dr. Morell
 1980-1981 The Good Companions (TV Mini Series)
Unkelarthur
- A Wind in the Triangle (1981) ... Unkelarthur
- Miss Trant Pays the Bill (1980) ... Unkelarthur
 1980 The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
Sir Nules Thudd
 1980 A Sharp Intake of Breath (TV Series)
Bellamy
- Just Cause or Impediment (1980) ... Bellamy
 1980 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Fairground man
- Worzel and Saucy Nancy (1980) ... Fairground man
 1979 Velvet Hands
Benny
 1979 The Famous Five (TV Series)
The Guv
- Five Go Down to the Sea: Part 2 (1979) ... The Guv
- Five Go Down to the Sea: Part 1 (1979) ... The Guv
 1979 In Loving Memory (TV Series)
Adam Unsworth
- The Legacy (1979) ... Adam Unsworth
 1979 Matilda's England (TV Series)
Mr. Gregary
- The Drawing Room (1979) ... Mr. Gregary
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Stanwell
- The Quiz Kid (1979) ... Stanwell
 1978 The Roads of Exile (TV Movie)
David Hume
 1977 London Belongs to Me (TV Series)
Mr. Puddy
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... Mr. Puddy
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Mr. Puddy
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Mr. Puddy
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Mr. Puddy
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Mr. Puddy
 1977 Jabberwocky
Sergeant at Gate
 1977 The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (TV Series)
Irate Neighbour
- Swap You One of These for One of Those (1977) ... Irate Neighbour
 1977 Robin's Nest (TV Series)
Butcher
- The Bistro Kids (1977) ... Butcher
 1976 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Uncle
- On the Run (1976) ... Uncle
 1976 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Percy Spendilow
- A Clear Conscience (1976) ... Percy Spendilow
 1976 John Macnab (TV Series)
Lord Claybody
- The Old Hero (1976) ... Lord Claybody
 1976 Play for Today (TV Series)
Arthur Trantor
- Packman's Barn (1976) ... Arthur Trantor
 1975 Barry Lyndon
Doolan
 1975 Dawson's Weekly (TV Series)
George
- Where There's a Will (1975) ... George
 1975 Doctor on the Go (TV Series)
Lord Mossop
- Radio Activity (1975) ... Lord Mossop
 1975 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Colonel Pashley-Drake
- Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court (1975) ... Colonel Pashley-Drake
 1975 Nightingale's Boys (TV Series)
Jim Fryer
- Flossie (1975) ... Jim Fryer
 1975 Galileo
Monk Official
 1975 Not on Your Nellie (TV Series)
Willie Winterbottom
- Brief Encounter (1975) ... Willie Winterbottom
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Valerius
- The Lost Island (1975) ... Valerius
 1974 ...And Mother Makes Five (TV Series)
The Chairman
- Double Standards (1974) ... The Chairman
 1974 The ITV Play (TV Series)
Charlie
- Clap Hands for the Walking Dead (1974) ... Charlie
 1974 Watch Out, We're Mad
The Boss
 1973 The Wicker Man
Doctor Ewan
 1973 Bowler (TV Series)
Bishop
- Thou Shalt Not Grass (1973) ... Bishop
 1973 Shabby Tiger (TV Mini Series)
Piggy White
- The Final Gamble (1973) ... Piggy White
- The Mirror of Reason (1973) ... Piggy White
- To Escape from Ourselves (1973) ... Piggy White
- Beggars at a Banquet (1973) ... Piggy White
- A Wife in Water Colours (1973) ... Piggy White
 1973 And Now the Screaming Starts!
Henry's Friend
 1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Mr. Emerson
- A Room with a View (1973) ... Mr. Emerson
 1972 That's Your Funeral
Mayor
 1972 The Edwardians (TV Mini Series)
Pearson
- Baden-Powell (1972) ... Pearson
 1972 Adam Smith (TV Series)
Koornhof
- Episode #2.5 (1972) ... Koornhof
 1970-1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Eric / Landlord
- Thrills Galore (1972) ... Eric
- Hope (1970) ... Landlord
 1972 Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Bishop Guido
 1972 Please Sir! (TV Series)
Police Inspector
- Please Give Generously (1972) ... Police Inspector
 1971 The Liver Birds (TV Series)
Mr. Barrett
- The Dog (1971) ... Mr. Barrett
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Mr. Brisket
- Now Dr. Upton... (1971) ... Mr. Brisket
 1970 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
Tuttle
- Family Tree (1970) ... Tuttle
 1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Ludlow
- The Old Contemptible (1970) ... Mr. Ludlow
 1966-1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Charlie / Mr. Goulburn / Park keeper
- Emma's Time (1970) ... Charlie
- The Devil a Monk Would Be (1967) ... Mr. Goulburn
- The Big Man Coughed and Died (1966) ... Park keeper
 1970 Spring and Port Wine
Bowler 4
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Percival
- It Calls for a Great Deal of Love (1969) ... Percival
 1969 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Sagran
 1969 Nearest and Dearest (TV Series)
Harry Hardcastle
- Two Pennies to Rub Together (1969) ... Harry Hardcastle
 1969 Dombey and Son (TV Mini Series)
Mr. Blimber / Dr. Blimber
- Dombey and Daughter (1969) ... Mr. Blimber
- Blimber's Academy (1969) ... Dr. Blimber
 1969 Ours Is a Nice House (TV Series)
Harry Palethorpe
- Idol Chat (1969) ... Harry Palethorpe
 1969 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Wordley
- Fame of a Kind (1969) ... Wordley
 1962-1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Jupp / Prewitt / Rankin
- Bizarre (1969) ... Jupp
- Murdersville (1967) ... Prewitt
- Traitor in Zebra (1962) ... Rankin
 1968-1969 Her Majesty's Pleasure (TV Series)
Prison Officer Arnold Clisslitt / Prison Officer Arnold Clissit
- The Woman's Touch (1969) ... Prison Officer Arnold Clisslitt
- Tea for Two Hundred (1969) ... Prison Officer Arnold Clissit
- All God's Chillun (1969) ... Prison Officer Arnold Clisslitt
- How the Other Half Lives (1969) ... Prison Officer Arnold Clissit
- The Bad Seed (1969) ... Prison Officer Arnold Clisslitt
 1969 Viewpoint (TV Series)
G. K. Chesterton
- Remember That You Are Alive (1969) ... G. K. Chesterton
 1968 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Les Clegg / Leslie Clegg
- Episode #1.782 (1968) ... Les Clegg
- Episode #1.778 (1968) ... Les Clegg
- Episode #1.771 (1968) ... Leslie Clegg
- Episode #1.770 (1968) ... Les Clegg
- Episode #1.763 (1968) ... Les Clegg
 1968 Champion House (TV Series)
Bob Sunter
- Don't Let Your Right Hand (1968) ... Bob Sunter
 1968 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Sir Guy Melvin
- The Dynamizer (1968) ... Sir Guy Melvin
 1967 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Number Two
- A Change of Mind (1967) ... Number Two (as John Sharpe)
 1967 The White Bus
Macebearer
 1967 Inheritance (TV Series)
Mr. Kaye
- Slump (1967) ... Mr. Kaye
 1965-1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Alferic / Wander / Alexander Green / ...
- The Memorandum (1967) ... Wander
- Conquest: The Encounter (1966) ... Alferic
- The Siege of Manchester (1965) ... Alexander Green
- Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1965) ... Cary Farthingale
 1967 The Golden Age (TV Series)
Justice Fletcher
- England (1967) ... Justice Fletcher
 1963-1967 Z Cars (TV Series)
Mr. Rudkin / Ganger
- Running Milligan (1963) ... Ganger
 1967 Three Bites of the Apple
Joe Batterfly
 1966 The Newcomers (TV Series)
Augustus Tripp
- Episode #1.130 (1966) ... Augustus Tripp
- Episode #1.129 (1966) ... Augustus Tripp
- Episode #1.127 (1966) ... Augustus Tripp
- Episode #1.126 (1966) ... Augustus Tripp
- Episode #1.125 (1966) ... Augustus Tripp
 1966 Misunderstood
Uncle William 'Will'
 1966 The Government Inspector (TV Mini Series)
Medical Officer
- Part 3 (1966) ... Medical Officer
- Part 2 (1966) ... Medical Officer
- Part 1 (1966) ... Medical Officer
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Dr. Peters
- The Phantom Lover (1966) ... Dr. Peters
 1966 The Corridor People (TV Series)
Kronk
- Victim as Black (1966) ... Kronk
- Victim as Red (1966) ... Kronk
- Victim as Whitebait (1966) ... Kronk
- Victim as Birdwatcher (1966) ... Kronk
 1966 Take a Pair of Private Eyes (TV Series)
Crozier
- Episode #1.6 (1966) ... Crozier
- Episode #1.5 (1966) ... Crozier
- Episode #1.4 (1966) ... Crozier
- Episode #1.3 (1966) ... Crozier
- Episode #1.2 (1966) ... Crozier
 1966 The Liars (TV Series)
Spoffin
- Episode #1.8 (1966) ... Spoffin
 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing
Finger Print Man
 1965 Hereward the Wake (TV Series)
King Alef
- A Champion's Reward (1965) ... King Alef
- The Brain Biter (1965) ... King Alef
 1965 Londoners (TV Series)
The Professor
- Boy in the Smoke (1965) ... The Professor
 1964 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Alderman Joseph Helliwell / Dulac / Martin Meadows
- When We Are Married (1964) ... Alderman Joseph Helliwell
- Point of Departure (1964) ... Dulac
- Any Other Business (1964) ... Martin Meadows
 1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
The Rev. Henry Ample
- The Wife of Knightsbridge (1964) ... The Rev. Henry Ample
 1964 Judith Paris (TV Mini Series)
David Herries
- Rogue's Daughter (1964) ... David Herries
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Henry
- The Improbable Mr. Claybill (1964) ... Henry
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Landlord
- Studio '64: The Close Prisoner (1964) ... Landlord
 1964 They All Died Laughing
Hodges
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Mr. Baines
- Say Nothing (1964) ... Mr. Baines
 1964 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Inspector Spicer
- The Case of the Self Made Man (1964) ... Inspector Spicer
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Merchant / Arthur Feltham / Police Sergeant / ...
- A Right Crusader (1963) ... Merchant
- The Money Machine (1962) ... Arthur Feltham
- Brian Rix Presents #14: Flat Spin (1961) ... Police Sergeant
- Summer Theatre: June Evening (1960) ... Harry Sedwin
 1963 William (TV Series)
Plumber
- William and the Three Bears (1963) ... Plumber
 1962-1963 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Mini Series)
Single Gentleman
- Episode #1.13 (1963) ... Single Gentleman
- Episode #1.12 (1963) ... Single Gentleman
- Episode #1.11 (1963) ... Single Gentleman
- Episode #1.10 (1963) ... Single Gentleman
- Episode #1.9 (1963) ... Single Gentleman
 1961-1962 Here's Harry (TV Series)
- The Rally (1962)
- The Holiday (1961)
 1962 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Dudley Bishop
- Episode #1.509 (1962) ... Dudley Bishop
- Episode #1.508 (1962) ... Dudley Bishop
 1962 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Bacon
- Kind to Everyone (1962) ... Mr. Bacon
 1962 Stork Talk
Papa Pierre
 1962 The Golden Rabbit
Peebles
 1962 Leading the Blind (TV Movie)
Sir Thomas Powell
 1961 Maigret (TV Series)
Cajou
- Raise Your Right Hand (1961) ... Cajou
 1961 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mr. Newman
- Told by a Dead Man (1961) ... Mr. Newman
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
Railway Station Master (uncredited)
 1960 An Age of Kings (TV Mini Series)
Lord Mayor
- Part Fifteen: The Boar Hunt (1960) ... Lord Mayor
- Part Fourteen: The Dangerous Brother (1960) ... Lord Mayor
 1960 Annual Outing (TV Movie)
Frank Higgins
 1960 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Mr. Barton
- Episode #1.11 (1960) ... Mr. Barton
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Joe Wrigley
- Country Cousins (1960) ... Joe Wrigley
 1960 The Army Game (TV Series)
Vicar
- The Feud (1960) ... Vicar
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Mr. Slessor
- Episode #1.29 (1960) ... Mr. Slessor
 1959 Poet and Pheasant (TV Movie)
Herbert Jackson
 1959 Redgauntlet (TV Series)
Mr. Foxley
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Mr. Foxley
 1959 Left Right and Centre
Centre - Mr. Reeves
 1959 The Truth About Pyecraft (TV Movie)
Pyecraft
 1958-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Walter Wagstaff / Admiral Temple West
- Brian Rix Presents #5: A Policeman's Lot (1959) ... Walter Wagstaff
- The Trial of Admiral Byng (1958) ... Admiral Temple West
 1959 The Nightwatchman's Stories (TV Series)
Henry Cox
- Twin Spirits (1959) ... Henry Cox
 1958 Daphne Laureola (TV Movie)
Watson
 1957 When We Are Married (TV Movie)
Alderman Joseph Helliwell
 1957 Final at Furnell (TV Movie)
Harry Harding
 1957 Many Mansions (TV Movie)
Jack Walker
 1956 Tearaway (TV Movie)
Station Inspector
 1954 You and Your Diesel (Short)
Sam Grimshaw
 1954 Child's Play
Sergeant Butler
 1954 Heat Wave
Mr. Hardcastle
 1952 A Spot of Bother (Short)
 1952 A Sweeping Statement (Short)
 1952 Angels One Five
'Soss'
 1951 Two for a Pair (TV Movie)
Bill King
 1951 A Case for PC 49
Desk Sergeant
 1951 Laughter in Paradise
Constable Cafferty (uncredited)
 1950 Night and the City
Man (uncredited)
 1950 Eye Witness
Police Constable Hawkins
 1949 Diamond City
Reader (uncredited)
 1949 Celia
Mr. Haldane
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Other Works:

He acted in his play, "Say Nothing", at the Theatre Royal in Stratford East, England with Margot Boyd, Denys Graham and Joan Haythorne in the cast. John Gibson was the director. See more »

Alternate Names:

John Sharpe

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Balding, heavy-set British character actor, mostly on television. Best-known as the bucolic "Biggins" from All Creatures Great and Small (1978).

Star Sign:

Leo

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