John Wood (I) (1930–2011)


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Studied law at Jesus College, Oxford, but became president of OUDS by his final year, when he played the lead in "Richard III" to wide critical acclaim. Subsequently joined the Old Vic, where among other roles he played "the Dauphin" to Richard Burton's "Henry V". Left the Old Vic under less than happy circumstances and had even less luck with the... See full bio »

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Known For

WarGames Falken
(1983)
Ladyhawke Bishop
(1985)
Chocolat Guillaume Blérot
(2000)
Sabrina Fairchild
(1995)

Filmography

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 2008 When I Grow Up I Want to Be White (Short)
Narrator
 2007 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Edward le Passiter
- Expiation (2007) ... Edward le Passiter
 2005 The White Countess
Prince Peter Belinsky
 2004 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Sir Michael Waterford
- Enemy Fire (2004) ... Sir Michael Waterford
 2004 The Rocket Post
Sir Wilson Ramsay
 2004 The Return of the Dancing Master (TV Movie)
Jonas Andersson
 2003 Imagining Argentina
Amos Sternberg
 2002 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (TV Movie)
Wetherby
 2002 Napoléon (TV Mini Series)
Pape Pie VII
- 1800-1807 (2002) ... Pape Pie VII
 2001 Victoria & Albert (TV Series)
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
 2001 Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini Series)
Lord Merlin
 2001 The Body
Cardinal Pesci
 2000 Chocolat
Guillaume Blérot
 1998-2000 The Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
The Knight
- The Journey Back (2000) ... The Knight (voice)
- Leaving London (1998) ... The Knight (voice)
 2000 The Little Vampire
Lord McAshton
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Sir Edmund Halley
 1999 Mad Cows
Alistair
 1999 The Venice Project
The Viscount
 1999/I An Ideal Husband
Lord Caversham
 1998 The Avengers
Trubshaw
 1998 The Revengers' Comedies
Col. Marcus
 1997 The Gambler
The General
 1997 Metroland
The Retired Commuter
 1997 Family Money (TV Series)
Tom
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Tom
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Tom
 1997 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Way
- Mute of Malice (1997) ... Mr. Justice Way
 1996 Rasputin (TV Movie)
Prime Minister Stolypin
 1996 Jane Eyre
Mr. Brocklehurst
 1995 Sabrina
Fairchild
 1995 Richard III
King Edward IV
 1995 Citizen X (TV Movie)
Gorbunov
 1994 Uncovered
Cesar
 1993 Shadowlands
Christopher Riley
 1993 The Young Americans
Richard Donnelly
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Charles Leadbeater
- Benares, January 1910 (1993) ... Charles Leadbeater
 1992-1993 Screen Two (TV Series)
Robert / Ex-Inspector Henry Mortimer
- The Clothes in the Wardrobe (1993) ... Robert
- Memento Mori (1992) ... Ex-Inspector Henry Mortimer
 1992 My Little Eye (Short)
Rabbi
 1992 Orlando
Archduke Harry
 1991 Thatcher: The Final Days (TV Movie)
Michael Heseltine
 1991 The Storyteller: Greek Myths (TV Mini Series)
Minos
- Daedalus & Icarus (1991) ... Minos
 1987 At Mother's Request (TV Mini Series)
Richard Behrens
- Part 2 (1987) ... Richard Behrens
- Part 1 (1987) ... Richard Behrens
 1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash
Jeremy Talbot
 1986 Heartburn
British Moderator
 1986 Lady Jane
John Dudley, Duke of Nothumberland
 1985 Ladyhawke
Bishop
 1983 WarGames
Falken
 1982 Warren Zevon (Video)
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Councillor Podkolyossin
- Marriage (1981) ... Councillor Podkolyossin
 1978 Somebody Killed Her Husband
Ernest Van Santen
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Edward the Confessor
- The Saxon Dusk (1975) ... Edward the Confessor
 1974 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Franz Kafka / K / Reader
- Kafka's Castle (1974) ... Franz Kafka / K / Reader
 1972 Slaughterhouse-Five
English Officer (as Tom Wood)
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra
Col. Kobylinsky
 1971 Rules, Rules, Rules (TV Series)
The Psychiatrist
- Can You Chose Your Own Role? (1971) ... The Psychiatrist
 1971 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Nigel Waring
- No Room for Error (1971) ... Nigel Waring
 1970 Put Out More Flags (TV Movie)
Ambrose Silk
 1970 Which Way to the Front?
Finkel
 1970 One More Time
Figg
 1970 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
Penciller
- The Engagement (1970) ... Penciller
 1969 Plays of Today (TV Series)
Locke
- Men of Iron (1969) ... Locke
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Goya
- Hondo and the Gladiators (1967) ... Goya
 1963-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mikie / Dr. Gilbert Canning / John Cronin / ...
- Top of the Ladder (1967) ... Mikie
- Person Unknown (1967) ... Dr. Gilbert Canning
- A Drug on the Market (1967) ... John Cronin
- Convalescence (1966) ... Neville
 1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Brian
- Poor Cherry (1967) ... Brian
 1967 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
- London Assurance (1967)
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Bone / Harry Dunn
- Another Moon Called Earth (1967) ... Bone
- Teeth (1967) ... Harry Dunn
 1960-1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Dr. Squires / George Beringer
- Song Without Words (1967) ... Dr. Squires
- Shadow of a Clown (1966) ... Dr. Squires
- Episode #1.370 (1960) ... George Beringer
 1967 Just Like a Woman
John Martin
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Twitter
- The Bird Who Knew Too Much (1967) ... Twitter
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Brenner
- Too Many Cooks (1966) ... Brenner
 1966 A Touch of Don Juan (TV Movie documentary)
Don Juan
 1966 The Government Inspector (TV Mini Series)
Lestakoff
- Part 3 (1966) ... Lestakoff
- Part 2 (1966) ... Lestakoff
- Part 1 (1966) ... Lestakoff
 1966 The Liars (TV Series)
Cadwaller
- Episode #1.8 (1966) ... Cadwaller
 1966 Take a Sapphire (TV Movie)
Lord Strangford / Narrator
 1965 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Series)
Sydney Carton
- Episode #1.10 (1965) ... Sydney Carton
- Episode #1.9 (1965) ... Sydney Carton
- Episode #1.8 (1965) ... Sydney Carton
- Episode #1.7 (1965) ... Sydney Carton
- Episode #1.6 (1965) ... Sydney Carton
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Max
- Anatol (1965) ... Max
 1964 Benbow Was His Name (TV Movie)
Captain Kirkby
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Richard Cadogan
- The Moving Toyshop (1964) ... Richard Cadogan
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Douglas
- A Free Agent (1964) ... Douglas
 1963-1964 Festival (TV Series)
The Speaker / Robert Emmet / Laevsky
- The Old Lady Says No! Or Who Wounded Maud McCutcheon? (1964) ... The Speaker / Robert Emmet
- The Duel (1963) ... Laevsky
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
Lesable
- The Inheritance (1963) ... Lesable
 1962-1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Alec / Kincaid
- Drama '63: The Hooded Terror (1963) ... Alec
- Drama '62: The Frightened Sky (1962) ... Kincaid
 1963 The Victorians (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Delaney / Jaikes / John Mildmay / ...
- Sweet Lavender (1963) ... Dr. Delaney
- The Silver King (1963) ... Jaikes
- Still Waters Run Deep (1963) ... John Mildmay
- Two Roses (1963) ... Caleb Deecie
- The Ticket-of-Leave Man (1963) ... Dalton
 1963 That Kind of Girl
Doctor
 1963 The Mouse on the Moon
Countryman
 1963 Love Is a Ball
Julian Soames
 1963 Just for Fun
Official
 1961-1963 Tales of Mystery (TV Series)
George Sandfield / Billy Field
- Egyptian Sorcery (1963) ... George Sandfield
- The Promise (1961) ... Billy Field
 1962 Live Now - Pay Later
Curate
 1962 Saki (TV Mini Series)
Mr. Blenkinthrope
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Mr. Blenkinthrope
 1962 Postman's Knock
P.C. Woods
 1961 Invasion Quartet
Duty Officer - War Office
 1961 The First Gentleman (TV Movie)
William - Prince of Orange
 1961 Wings of Death (Short)
Photographer
 1961 Jango (TV Series)
Lord Alfred
- Seven Swords of Haversham (1961) ... Lord Alfred
 1961 Call Me Genius
Poet
 1961 Gorgo
Sandwich-Board Man (uncredited)
 1960 Barnaby Rudge (TV Series)
Barnaby Rudge
- Episode #1.13 (1960) ... Barnaby Rudge
- Episode #1.12 (1960) ... Barnaby Rudge
- Episode #1.11 (1960) ... Barnaby Rudge
- Episode #1.10 (1960) ... Barnaby Rudge
- Episode #1.9 (1960) ... Barnaby Rudge
 1960 The Herries Chronicle (TV Series)
Pedlar
- Rogue Herries - 1762 (1960) ... Pedlar
- Rogue Herries - 1756 (1960) ... Pedlar
- Rogue Herries - 1739 (1960) ... Pedlar
- Rogue Herries - 1731 (1960) ... Pedlar
- Rogue Herries - 1730 (1960) ... Pedlar
 1960 It Takes a Thief
School Inspector
 1960 Let's Get Married
Ice Cream Man
 1960 The Army Game (TV Series)
William The Conqueror
- The Good Old Days (1960) ... William The Conqueror
 1960 Jazz Boat
Benson, jeweller's assistant (uncredited)
 1960 The Terrible Choice (TV Series)
Mephistopheles / Edmund / Richard III
- Confound All Unity (1960) ... Edmund
- Knavery's Plain Face (1960) ... Richard III
- Dr. Faustus Part 2: In Danger to Be Damned (1960) ... Mephistopheles
- Dr. Faustus Part 1: A Deed of Gift (1960) ... Mephistopheles
 1960 Two Way Stretch
Captain
 1959 Endless Adventure (TV Series documentary)
Copernicus / Sir Isaac Newton
- Episode dated 23 November 1959 (1959) ... Sir Isaac Newton
- Episode dated 16 November 1959 (1959) ... Copernicus
- Episode dated 2 November 1959 (1959) ... Copernicus
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sandor Horvath
- Shadow of Heroes (1959) ... Sandor Horvath
 1959 Idol on Parade
Jeremy
 1959 For Schools: Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
Malvolio
 1958 Theatre Night (TV Series)
The Wall
- Brouhaha (1958) ... The Wall
 1957 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
Lewis, the Dauphin
- The Life of Henry V (1957) ... Lewis, the Dauphin
 1957 Kenilworth (TV Series)
Dr. Doboobie
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... Dr. Doboobie
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... Dr. Doboobie
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... Dr. Doboobie
 1957 A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie)
Archbishop Cranmer
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Doctor Jack Wilson
- Stolen Face (1956) ... Doctor Jack Wilson
 1956 The Gambler (TV Movie)
Croupier
 1955 Strange Experiences (TV Series)
- Queer Customer (1955)
 1953 Salome
Sword Dancer (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Duncan Bell, John Kane, Desmond Barrit, Melanie Thaw, Nicholas Selby, James Purefoy and Alfred Burke in the cast. Nicholas Hytner was the director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Tom Wood

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Won Broadway's 1976 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for "Travesties." He was also nominated in 1968, as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," and in 1975, as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "Sherlock Holmes". See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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