Biography

Father of actress Glynis Johns, who appeared with him in The Halfway House (1944) and The Sundowners (1960). Stocky, benevolent-looking Welsh character who became an unexpected star of British movies during WWII, then moved quickly into post-war supports, with one of his fondly-remembered parts being that of the cowering "Bob Cratchit" to Alastair Sim's cold-hearted "Ebenezer Scrooge" in the definitive film version of A Christmas Carol (1951).

Father of actress Glynis Johns, who appeared with him in The Halfway House (1944) and The Sundowners (1960). Stocky, benevolent-looking Welsh character who became an unexpected star of British movies during WWII, then moved quickly into post-war supports, with one of his fondly-remembered parts being that of the cowering "Bob Cratchit" to Alastair Sim's cold-hearted "Ebenezer Scrooge" in the definitive film version of A Christmas Carol (1951).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 64

Birthday 1899-02-18

Day of Death 1992-09-06

Place of Birth Pembroke, Wales, UK

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Also Known As

  • David Mervyn Johns

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1979 Shoestring (1 episode)
1976 The New Avengers (1 episode)
1976 House of Mortal Sin as Father Duggan
1973 The National Health as Rees
1972 Crown Court (1 episode)
1972 The Adventures of Black Beauty (1 episode)
1965 The Heroes of Telemark as Col. Wilkinson
1964 Detective (1 episode)
1963 A Jolly Bad Fellow
1963 The Old Dark House as Petiphar Femm
1963 80,000 Suspects as Buckridge
1962 The Day of the Triffids as Mr. Coker
1961 Francis of Assisi as Brother Juniper
1961 No Love for Johnnie as Charlie Young
1960 Inspector Maigret (1 episode)
1960 Once More, with Feeling!
1960 Never Let Go as Alfie Barnes
1959 No Hiding Place (1 episode)
1959 The Devil's Disciple as Rev. Maindeck Parshotter
1958 The Gypsy and the Gentleman as Brook
1957 The Surgeon's Knife as Mr. Waring
1957 The Vicious Circle as Dr. George Kimber
1957 The Counterfeit Plan as Louie Bernard
1957 Doctor at Large as Smith
1956 Find the Lady as Hurst
1956 Moby Dick as Peleg
1956 The Intimate Stranger as Ernest Chaple
1956 1984 as Jones
1955 The Blue Peter
1955 Dixon of Dock Green (1 episode)
1954 Romeo and Juliet as Friar Laurence
1953 The Oracle as Tom Mitchum
1953 The Master of Ballantrae as MacKellar
1952 The Frightened Bride as Uncle Ted
1951 Scrooge as Bob Cratchit
1951 The Magic Box as Goitz
1950 Tony Draws a Horse
1949 Diamond City as Hart
1949 Edward, My Son as Harry Sempkin
1949 Helter Skelter as Ernest Bennett
1948 Quartet as Samuel Sunbury
1948 Easy Money as Herbert Atkins
1948 Counterblast as Dr. Bruckner the Beast of Ravensbruck
1947 Captain Boycott as Watty Connell
1946 The Captive Heart as Pte. Evans
1946 They Knew Mr Knight as Tom Blake
1945 Pink String and Sealing Wax as Edward Sutton
1945 Dead of Night as Walter Craig
1944 The Halfway House as Rhys
1943 San Demetrio London as Greaser John Boyle - M.V. San Demetrio
1943 My Learned Friend as Grimshaw
1943 The Bells Go Down as Sam
1942 Went the Day Well? as Charles Sims
1942 The Next of Kin as No 23, Mr "Arthur Davis" as No 23: Mr Davis
1940 Saloon Bar as Wickers
1940 Convoy as His Mate
1940 Girl in the News as James Fetherwood
1939 Jamaica Inn as Sir Humphrey's Gang Member Thomas
1937 Night Ride as Trapped Miner
1936 Dishonour Bright as French Postcard Seller
1936 In the Soup as Meakin
1935 Foreign Affaires as Courtroom Interpreter
1935 The Guv'nor as Bank Director
1934 Lady in Danger as Reporter

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