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John Grillo (born 29 November 1942, Watford, Hertfordshire) is a British actor and playwright who has appeared in many film and television productions.

He was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and while there was actively involved in student theatre. He performed with Footlights in their annual revue. After Cambridge, he was awarded an Arts Council Playwrighting Bursary and his plays were performed at Nottingham, Glasgow, Oxford and Dublin as well as at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge. He played Mr. Samgrass in the ITV series Brideshead Revisited, and Phillip Marriott QC in Crown Court. He had minor parts in other shows, including Blackadder II ("Bells"), Bergerac, Taggart and Rumpole of the Bailey.

In 1997 he appeared as Mr Carkdale, the English teacher who spoke only in Anglo-Saxon, in two series of Steven Moffat's school-sitcom Chalk. In 2008, he contributed to the audio commentary for the DVD release.

He is represented by Michelle Braidman Associates. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Grillo,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Grillo (born 29 November 1942, Watford, Hertfordshire) is a British actor and playwright who has appeared in many film and television productions.

He was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and while there was actively involved in student theatre. He performed with Footlights in their annual revue. After Cambridge, he was awarded an Arts Council Playwrighting Bursary and his plays were performed at Nottingham, Glasgow, Oxford and Dublin as well as at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge. He played Mr. Samgrass in the ITV series Brideshead Revisited, and Phillip Marriott QC in Crown Court. He had minor parts in other shows, including Blackadder II ("Bells"), Bergerac, Taggart and Rumpole of the Bailey.

In 1997 he appeared as Mr Carkdale, the English teacher who spoke only in Anglo-Saxon, in two series of Steven Moffat's school-sitcom Chalk. In 2008, he contributed to the audio commentary for the DVD release.

He is represented by Michelle Braidman Associates. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Grillo,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 27

Birthday 1942-11-29

Place of Birth Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Lady of the Camellias
2002 Foyle's War (1 episode)
2002 Shackleton (2 episodes) as Franks
2001 Beech is Back (4 episodes)
1997 Chalk (12 episodes)
1995 Jack & Sarah as Landlord
1993 Orlando as First Official
1992 Between the Lines (1 episode)
1992 Blame It on the Bellboy as Hotel Manager
1991 Fiddlers Three (1 episode) as N J Simpson
1988 Out of the Shadows as Markos Togas
1986 Lovejoy (1 episode)
1985 EastEnders (1 episode) as Mr. Makepeace
1984 The Bill (1 episode)
1984 Dog Ends as The Vet
1983 Chessgame (6 episodes)
1983 Taggart (1 episode)
1983 Blackadder (1 episode) as Dr. Leech
1982 Firefox as Customs Officer
1981 Bergerac (1 episode)
1981 Brideshead Revisited (11 episodes) as Mr. Samgrass
1980 Sewers of Gold as Bank Official
1979 Scum as Goodyear
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare (1 episode)
1976 Enemy as The Policeman
1975 Rumpole of the Bailey (1 episode)
1972 Dyn Amo as 2nd Girl's Partner

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