Mervyn Johns

from Pembroke, Wales, UK

Artwork for Moby DickImage of Mervyn Johns

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).

Timeline

1976Aged 77

  • Poster for House of Mortal Sin

    Father Duggan

1973Aged 74

  • Poster for The National Health

    Rees

1966Aged 67

  • Poster for Who Killed the Cat?

    Henry Fawcett

1965Aged 66

  • Poster for The Heroes of Telemark

    Col. Wilkinson

1964Aged 65

  • Poster for A Jolly Bad Fellow

    Willie Pugh-Smith

1963Aged 64

  • Poster for 55 Days at Peking

    Clergyman

  • Poster for 80,000 Suspects

    Buckridge

  • Poster for The Old Dark House

    Petiphar Femm

1962Aged 63

  • Poster for The Day of the Triffids

    Mr. Coker

1961Aged 62

  • Poster for No Love for Johnnie

    Charlie Young

  • Poster for The Rebel

    Manager of Art Gallery, London

  • Poster for Echo of Barbara

    Sam Roscoe

  • Poster for Francis of Assisi

    Brother Juniper

1960Aged 61

  • Poster for Once More, with Feeling!

    Mr. Alonzo Wilbur Jr.

  • Poster for Never Let Go

    Alfie Barnes

  • Poster for The Sundowners

    Jack Patchogue

1959Aged 60

  • Poster for The Devil's Disciple

    Rev. Maindeck Parshotter

1958Aged 59

  • Poster for The Gypsy and the Gentleman

    Brook

1957Aged 58

  • Poster for The Counterfeit Plan

    Louie Bernard

  • Poster for Doctor at Large

    Smith

  • Poster for The Vicious Circle

    Dr. George Kimber

  • Poster for The Surgeon's Knife

    Mr. Waring

  • Danger List

    Mr. Ellis

1956Aged 57

  • Poster for 1984

    Jones

  • Poster for Finger of Guilt

    Ernest Chaple

  • Poster for Moby Dick

    Peleg

  • Poster for Find the Lady

    Hurst

1955Aged 56

  • Poster for The Blue Peter

    Captain Snow

1954Aged 55

  • Poster for Romeo and Juliet

    Friar Laurence

1953Aged 54

  • Poster for The Oracle

    Tom Mitchum

  • Poster for Valley of Song

    Griffiths

  • Poster for The Master of Ballantrae

    MacKellar

1952Aged 53

  • Poster for The Magic Box

    Goitz

  • Poster for Tall Headlines

    Uncle Ted

1951Aged 52

  • Poster for Scrooge

    Bob Cratchit

1950Aged 51

1949Aged 50

  • Poster for Helter Skelter

    Ernest Bennett

  • Poster for Edward, My Son

    Harry Sempkin

  • Poster for Diamond City

    Hart

1948Aged 49

  • Poster for Easy Money

    Herbert Atkins

  • Poster for Counterblast

    Dr. Bruckner, the Beast of Ravensbruck

  • Poster for Quartet

    Samuel Sunbury

1947Aged 48

  • Poster for Captain Boycott

    Watty Connell

1946Aged 47

  • Poster for They Knew Mr. Knight

    Tom Blake

  • Poster for The Captive Heart

    Pte. Evans

1945Aged 46

  • Poster for Dead of Night

    Walter Craig (Segment "Linking Story")

  • Poster for Pink String and Sealing Wax

    Edward Sutton

1944Aged 45

  • Poster for The Halfway House

    Rhys

1943Aged 44

  • Poster for The Bells Go Down

    Sam

  • Poster for My Learned Friend

    Grimshaw

  • Poster for San Demetrio London

    Greaser John Boyle - M.V. San Demetrio

1942Aged 43

  • Poster for The Next of Kin

    No 23: Mr Davis

  • Poster for The Foreman Went to France

    Official, Passport Office

  • Poster for Went the Day Well?

    Charlie Sims

1940Aged 41

  • Poster for Girl in the News

    James Fetherwood

  • Poster for Convoy

    His Mate

  • Poster for Saloon Bar

    Wickers

1939Aged 40

  • Poster for Jamaica Inn

    Thomas

1938Aged 39

  • Poster for Pride and Prejudice

    Sir Willian Lucas

1937Aged 38

  • Poster for Storm in a Teacup

    Court Bailiff (uncredited)

  • Poster for Night Ride

    Trapped Miner

1936Aged 37

  • Poster for In the Soup

    Meakin

  • Poster for Dishonour Bright

    French Postcard Seller

1935Aged 36

1934Aged 35

  • Poster for Lady in Danger

    Reporter