John Woodvine Biography (1929-)

Born July 21, 1929, in Tyne Dock, Durham, Ireland; son of John and Rose (maiden name, Kelly) Woodvine; married Hazel Wright. Addresses: Agent: c/oScott Marshall Ltd., 13 Queen's Gardens, London W2 England.

Nationality
Irish
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
July 21, 1929
Tyne Dock, Durham, Ireland

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Vincentio, The Taming of the Shrew, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1954
  • Macbeth, Old Vic Theatre, 1954
  • Duke Senior, As You Like It, Old Vic Theatre, 1955
  • Lord Chief Justice, Henry IV, Part One, Old Vic Theatre, 1955
  • Lord Chief Justice, Henry IV, Part Two, Old Vic Theatre, 1955
  • Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet, Old Vic Theatre, 1956
  • Roderigo, Othello, Old Vic Theatre, 1956
  • Troilus and Cressida, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, andKing Richard, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1956-1957
  • Careless, The Double Dealer, Old Vic Theatre, 1959
  • Mowbray, Richard II, Old Vic Theatre, 1959
  • Nym, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Old Vic Theatre, 1959
  • Le Bret, Cyrano de Bergerac, Old Vic Theatre, 1959
  • Harry V. Esterbrook, Inherit the Wind, St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1960
  • General Lew Wallace, The Andersonville Trial, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1961
  • Vazquez, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Mermaid Theatre, 1961
  • Long John Silver, Treasure Island, Mermaid Theatre, 1961
  • The Taming of the Shrew, Old Vic Theatre, 1961
  • Pentheus, The Bacchae, Mermaid Theatre, 1964
  • Title role, Macbeth, Mermaid Theatre, 1964
  • Simon Eyre, The Shoemaker's Holiday, Mermaid Theatre, 1964
  • Theseus, Oedipus at Colonus, Mermaid Theatre, 1965
  • Cutler Walpole, The Doctor's Dilemma, Comedy Theatre, 1966
  • Badger, Toad of Toad Hall, Comedy Theatre, 1966
  • Jackie, Close the Coalhouse Door, Fortune Theatre, London, 1968
  • Warrant Officer Ormsby, Poor Horace, Lyric Theatre, London, 1970
  • Joe Wilson, Joe Lives! (one-man show), University Theatre, Newcastle, England, then Greenwich, England, 1971
  • Sir Wilful Witwoud, The Way of the World, Actors' Company, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1974
  • Orlvosky, The Wood Demon, Actors' Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, 1974
  • Earl of Kent, King Lear, Actors' Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1974
  • Sir Wilful Witwoud, The Way of the World, Actors' Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1974
  • Cardinal, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Actors' Company, Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon, England, 1974
  • Pontagnac, Ruling the Roost, Actors' Company, Wimbledon Theatre, 1974
  • Staller, Stallerhof, Hampstead Theatre, London, 1975
  • Gerald, The Formation Dancers, Arnaud Guildford Theatre, United Kingdom, 1975, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), 1976
  • Duke of Cornwall, King Lear, RSC, 1977
  • Capulet, Romeo and Juliet, RSC, 1977
  • Dogberry, Much Ado about Nothing, RSC, 1977
  • Polixenes, The Winter's Tale, RSC, 1977
  • Banquo, Macbeth, RSC, 1977
  • Dr. Pinch, A Comedy of Errors, RSC, 1977
  • Subtle, The Alchemist, RSC, 1977
  • Fainall, The Way of the World, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1978
  • Alexander, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Mermaid Theatre, 1979
  • Sir John Falstaff, The Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC, 1979-1980
  • Malvolio, Twelfth Night, RSC, 1979-1980
  • Title role, Julius Caesar, RSC, 1979-1980
  • Charles Merrythought, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, RSC, 1981
  • Ralph Nickleby, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, RSC,then Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Mr. Prince, Rocket to the Moon, Hampstead Theatre, then Apollo Theatre, London, 1982
  • Gregor Hasek, Between East and West, Hampstead Theatre, 1987
  • Sir John Falstaff, Henry IV, Part One and Part Two, All English Stage Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1987
  • Gens, Ghetto, National Theatre Company, Olivier Theatre, London, 1989
  • Dr. Gortler, I Have Been Here Before, Watford, England, 1990
  • Chris, Anna Christie, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1990
  • Earl of Warwick, Henry IV, London, 1995
  • An Enemy of the People, Olivier Theatre, 1997-1998
  • Flavius, Timon of Athens, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1999, then Barbican Theatre, London, 2000
  • Stanley, Richard III, Sheffield Theatre, 2002
  • Major Tours
  • (Stage debut) Caspar Darde, Captain Carvallo, tour of service establishments, 1954
  • Claudius, Hamlet, British cities, 1971
  • Film Appearances
  • Darling, 1964
  • Bertie Irons, The Walking Stick, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970
  • Tricant, The Devils (also known as The Devils of Loudon), 1971
  • Howard, Young Winston, Columbia, 1972
  • Inspector Matt Fenrek, Assault on Agathon, Nine Network, 1976
  • Dennis, The Quiz Kid, 1979
  • Dr. Hirsch, An American Werewolf in London, Universal, 1981
  • Gierek, Squaring the Circle, 1983
  • Mr. Earnshaw, Wuthering Heights (also known as Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights), Escarlata, 1992
  • Vitelli, Leon the Pig Farmer, Unapix, 1992
  • Herr Deimen, The Trial, Angelika, 1993
  • Lester MacIntyre, Dragonworld, Moonbeam Entertainment, 1994
  • Admiral Croft, Persuasion, Columbia TriStar, 1995
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Macbeth (also known as Play of the Month: Macbeth), BBC, 1970
  • Alma Mater (also known as Play for Today: Alma Mater), BBC,1971
  • Hamlet, BBC, 1972
  • Banquo, Macbeth, 1979
  • Ralph Nickleby/opera singer, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (also known as Nicholas Nickleby), 1982
  • P. C. Tedder, Swallows & Amazons: Coot Club, BBC, 1983
  • King Antiochus, Pericles, Prince of Tyre (also known as The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Pericles, Prince of Tyre), BBC, 1984
  • Christian Gilbranson, Agatha Christie's Murder with Mirrors, CBS,1985
  • Chief Inspector, Deceptions, NBC, 1985
  • Dr. Frobisher, The Browning Version, BBC, 1985
  • Dr. Seddon, The Dog It Was That Died, 1988
  • Voice, The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, 1990
  • Kreutzen, Pirate Prince, 1993
  • Franz Luther, Fatherland, HBO, 1994
  • Friar Lawrence, Romeo & Juliet, PBS, 1994
  • The Duke of Venice, The Merchant of Venice, 1996
  • Judge Horner, Verdict, 1998
  • Sir Hew Dalrymple, Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (also known as Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil), Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Specials
  • Ralph Nickleby, Nicholas Nickleby, syndicated, 1983
  • Master 488, The Tripods, 1985
  • Mr. Mount, All Creatures Great and Small: 1985 Christmas Special,1985
  • Dr. J. J. R. McLeod, Glory Enough for All, 1989
  • Tallon, Danny, the Champion of the World, The Disney Channel, 1989
  • The Investigation: Inside a Terrorist Bombing (also known as Who Bombed Birmingham?), HBO, 1990
  • Series
  • Detective Inspector Alan Witty, Z Cars, BBC, 1968-1969
  • Bloody Delilah number one, The Dustbinmen, 1969
  • DCS John Kingdom, New Scotland Yard, 1972-1973
  • Prior Mordrin, Knights of God, ITV, 1987
  • M. Snotts, Runaway Bay, CBS, 1990
  • Bobo, Sr., Finney, 1994
  • William Gossage, Bob & Rose, ITV1, 2001-?
  • Miniseries
  • Sir Francis Drake, Elizabeth R, BBC, 1971
  • Rupert Potter, "The Tale of Beatrix Potter," Masterpiece Theatre,PBS, 1984
  • Sir Chief Constable Ross, Edge of Darkness, BBC, 1986
  • The Modern World: Ten Great Writers, 1988
  • "A Tale of Two Cities," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1989
  • John Wilson, Tell Tale Hearts, BBC, 1992
  • Mr. Gunn, Oliver's Travels, BBC, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Luigi, "The Brothers," Danger Man, ITV, 1961
  • Harry, "Dead of Winter," The Avengers, ITV, 1961
  • Eppler, "Lost in Transit," Ghost Squad, 1963
  • Philipe, "Gypsy's Warning," Crane, 1964
  • Tony Bond, "In Your Own Back Yard," R3, BBC, 1965
  • Robert Stone, "The Murder Market," The Avengers, ITV, 1965
  • Pilot, "Queen's Ransom," The Saint, ITV, 1966
  • John Garvey, "Storm Warning," The Baron, ITV, 1967
  • Seagrave, "Look--(Stop Me If You've Heard This One) but There Were TheseTwo Fellers," The Avengers, ITV, 1968
  • Kruger Haller, "The Search," The Champions, NBC, 1969
  • The Marshal, "The Armageddon Factor," Doctor Who, BBC, 1979
  • John Lambert, "Retribution," Juliet Bravo, BBC, 1983
  • Sir Malachi Jellicoe, "Happiness Is a Warm Gun," The New Statesman, ITV1, 1987
  • Mr. Stott, "And a Nightingale Sang," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1989
  • Vitatorus, "Get Well Soon," Chelmsford 123, Channel 4, 1990
  • Medics, ITV, 1993
  • Frank Armstrong, "It's All in the Game," Heartbeat, ITV, 1995
  • Jackie Brown, Erica's real father, Peak Practice, 1998
  • Reg Macready, "Heart of Gold," Casualty, BBC1, 2001
  • Sir Harry Chatwyn, "The Electric Vendetta," Midsomer Murders, ITV/Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Ronnie Atkins, "Another Country," The Bill, ITV1, 2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • Best Poems, 2002
  • SIDELIGHTS
  • Favorite roles: Simon Eyre in The Shoemaker's Holiday, Jackie in Close the Coalhouse Door, and Othello.

User Contributions:

Ian Simmonds
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May 26, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
John Woodvine was born in County Durham, ENGLAND not Ireland. He is an Englishman and as far as I know has no Irish connections whatsoever.

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