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Mervyn Johns

Mervyn Johns

Mervyn Johns (born David Mervyn John) was a Welsh stage, film and television character actor who became a star of British films during the Second World War. Johns was known for his "mostly mild-mannered, lugubrious, amusing, sometimes moving ‘little men’" in over 100 films and television series.After training in Camden and Primrose Hill, Johns began his career in repertory theatre in 1923. He made his screen debut with Lady in Danger in 1934 and went on to become an indelible part of British wartime cinema, with starring roles in such films as Saloon Bar (1940), The Next of Kin (1942), Went the Day Well? (1942), The Halfway House (1944), Twilight Hour (1945), and Dead of Night (1945). In the postwar era, he worked regularly at Ealing Studios, first with starring roles in such films as They Knew Mr. Knight (1946), The Captive Heart (1946), Captain Boycott (1947), and Easy Money (1948), and later guest appearances on televised plays and anthology series, including his final role in BBC One's 1979 detective fiction drama series Shoestring as the Reverend James Appleby. Johns was the father of acclaimed actress Glynis Johns, and thus the grandfather of actor Gareth Forwood.
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