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John Bindon

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Birth name John Dennis Bindon
Birth 4 october 1943
Death 10 october 1993 (at 50 years)

John Dennis "Biffo" Bindon (4 October 1943 – 10 October 1993) was an English actor and bodyguard who had close links with the London underworld. The son of a London cab driver, Bindon was frequently in trouble as a youth for getting into fights, and spent two periods in Borstal. He was spotted in a London pub by Ken Loach who asked him to star in his film Poor Cow (1967). Other film and television productions followed, with Bindon sought after to play gangsters or tough police detectives. He played a violent mobster alongside Mick Jagger in Performance (1970) and a London crime boss in Get Carter (1971). Philip Hoare described Bindon as "the archetypal actor-villain, and an all-round 'good geezer'".

He was also known for having many socialite girlfriends, such as Christine Keeler, the former Playboy "Bunny Girl" Serena Williams and Vicki Hodge, who had a 12-year abusive relationship with Bindon. Through Hodge, Bindon gained access to British aristocratic circles, which culminated with his meeting Princess Margaret in the late 1960s, at her home on Mustique in the Caribbean. Bindon claimed he had sex with the princess, whilst Margaret later denied the meeting ever took place despite photographic evidence.

Bindon lived his hard man persona on and off screen. He was believed to be running protection rackets in west London pubs and have alleged connections to the Kray twins and the Richardson Gang. In the late 1970s in addition to acting work he provided security for actors and musicians, most notoriously for Led Zeppelin on their 1977 US tour, where he was sacked for brawling backstage. In 1978 Bindon was tried for the murder of London gangster Johnny Darke. Bindon pleaded self-defence and was acquitted, but the case damaged his reputation, and this coupled with being seen as difficult to work with by directors meant his acting career declined. In the 1980s Bindon became reclusive and died in 1993 from an AIDS-related illness.

Usually with

Kate Williams
Kate Williams
(3 films)
Eric Mason
Eric Mason
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Bindon (12 films)

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Quadrophenia, 2h
Directed by Franc Roddam
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Motocyclette, Musical films, Films based on operas
Actors Phil Daniels, Mark Wingett, Phil Davis, Leslie Ash, Ray Winstone, Toyah Willcox
Roles Harry North, gangster
Rating72% 3.6493753.6493753.6493753.6493753.649375
The film, set in 1964, follows the story of Jimmy Cooper (Phil Daniels), a London Mod. Disillusioned by his parents and a job as a post room boy in an advertising firm, Jimmy finds an outlet for his teenage angst with his Mod friends Dave (Mark Wingett), Chalky (Philip Davis) and Spider (Gary Shail). One of the Mods' rivals, the Rockers, is in fact Jimmy's childhood friend, Kevin (Ray Winstone). An assault by aggressive Rockers on Spider leads to a retaliation attack on Kevin. Jimmy participates in the assault, but when he realises the victim is Kevin, he doesn't help him, instead driving away on his scooter.
Juggernaut (1974)
, 1h49
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Disaster films
Actors Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins, Shirley Knight, Ian Holm
Roles Driscoll
Rating64% 3.247473.247473.247473.247473.24747
The ocean liner SS Britannic is in the middle of a voyage in the North Atlantic with 1200 passengers on board when the shipping line's owner (Ian Holm) in London receives a telephone call from a man with an Irish accent styling himself as "Juggernaut", who claims to have placed seven barrels of amatol (high explosive) aboard the ship which are timed to explode and sink it at dawn on the following day. He warns that the barrels are booby-trapped and that any attempt to move them will result in detonation, and offers that technical instructions in how to render the bombs safe will be given in exchange on a ransom being paid to him of £500,000. As an indication of his seriousness he then sets off a demonstration attack with a series of small bombs on the ship's bridge, which injure one crewman. Unable to order an evacuation of the ship's passengers via lifeboats due to rough seas besetting it, the shipping line's management is inclined to yield to the ransom demand, however when the police are called in British government officials inform the company that if it does so they will withdraw the company's operating subsidy in line with the Government's policy of non-appeasement to blackmailed threats of violence.
11 Harrowhouse, 1h34
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Candice Bergen, James Mason, Charles Grodin, Trevor Howard, John Gielgud, Helen Cherry
Rating62% 3.1488653.1488653.1488653.1488653.148865
Un petit joaillier est contraint par un escroc a un vol de quatre tonnes de diamants.
Dead Cert
Dead Cert (1974)
, 1h39
Directed by Tony Richardson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors John Bindon, Judi Dench, Bill Fraser, Julian Glover, Ian Hogg, Michael Williams
Roles "Walter"
Rating51% 2.591312.591312.591312.591312.59131
A young jockey investigates on strange deadly accidents that involve his race horse.
Love Thy Neighbour, 1h25
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Kate Williams, Bill Fraser, Charles Hyatt, Patricia Hayes
Roles White Groom
Rating59% 2.96662.96662.96662.96662.9666
Eddie and Joan Booth live next door to Bill and Barbie Reynolds. Whilst Joan and Barbie are best friends as well as neighbours, Bill and Eddie are complete opposites in all things, including colour. Unbeknown to their husbands Joan and Barbie enter a Love Thy Neighbour competition to win a cruise, but are unsure how to get around the problem of their antagonistic husbands. To add to the problems Joan's Mother In Law is coming to stay, and Barbie has her Father In Law Coming from Trinidad. What will Bill and Eddie do when they realise their parents get on?
The MacKintosh Man, 1h38
Directed by John Huston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Nigel Patrick
Roles Buster
Rating62% 3.149053.149053.149053.149053.14905
Joseph Rearden, a British Intelligence agent, arrives in London and makes a rendezvous with MacKintosh, the head of his organisation, in a discreet office located just off Trafalgar Square. MacKintosh and his deputy, Mrs Smith, inform him of a simple way to steal diamonds which are transported via the post service to avoid attention. This he does, apparently getting successfully away after punching a postman, and making off with the diamond-filled parcel. However, that evening, in his hotel room he is paid a visit by two Metropolitan Police detectives who have received an anonymous phone call advising them about the robbery. They are unconvinced by Rearden's pretence to be an innocent Australian who had recently arrived in London.
Get Carter
Get Carter (1971)
, 1h52
Directed by Mike Hodges
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Noir, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, John Osborne, Britt Ekland, Bryan Mosley, Wolfgang Suschitzky
Roles Sid Fletcher. He was the son of a London cab driver who was "discovered" by Ken Loach in a pub. As a young man Bindon had been in and out of borstal, and spent most of his adult life associating with criminals, so he was ideally suited to play a gangland
Rating73% 3.6983753.6983753.6983753.6983753.698375
Newcastle-born gangster Jack Carter has lived in London for years in the employ of organised crime bosses Gerald and Sid Fletcher. Jack is sleeping with Gerald's girlfriend Anna and plans to escape with her to South America. But first he must return to Newcastle and Gateshead to attend the funeral of his brother Frank, who died in a purported drunk-driving accident. Unsatisfied with the official explanation, Jack investigates for himself. At the funeral Jack meets with his teenage niece Doreen and Frank's evasive mistress Margaret. It is later implied that Doreen might actually be Jack's daughter.
Man in the Wilderness, 1h44
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Richard Harris, John Huston, Prunella Ransome, Percy Herbert, Henry Wilcoxon, Norman Rossington
Roles Coulter
Rating67% 3.3935153.3935153.3935153.3935153.393515
A classic survival story, told partly through flashbacks to Zachary Bass's past. After being left for dead by his fellow trappers, he undergoes a series of trials and adventures as he slowly heals and equips himself while he tracks the expedition, apparently intent on retribution for his abandonment, while earning the respect of the Indians he encounters. However, when he finally confronts his fellow trappers and Captain Henry, he chooses not to seek revenge, but instead to focus on returning to his infant son.
Performance, 1h45
Directed by Nicolas Roeg, Donald Cammell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, John Bindon, Ann Sidney, Allan Cuthbertson
Roles Moody
Rating69% 3.450563.450563.450563.450563.45056
Chas (James Fox) is a member of an East London gang led by Harry Flowers (Johnny Shannon); his speciality is intimidation through violence as he collects pay-offs for Flowers. He is very good at his job, and has a reputation for liking it. His sexual liaisons are casual and rough. When Flowers decides to take over a betting shop, owned by Joey Maddocks (Anthony Valentine), he forbids Chas to get involved, as he feels Chas's complicated personal history with Maddocks (which is at least partly gay) may lead to trouble. Chas is angry about this and later humiliates Maddocks, who retaliates by wrecking Chas's apartment and attacking Chas. Chas shoots him, packs a suitcase and runs from the scene.
Inspector Clouseau, 1h36
Directed by Bud Yorkin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Alan Arkin, Frank Finlay, Delia Boccardo, Patrick Cargill, Beryl Reid, Barry Foster
Roles Bull Parker
Rating49% 2.4592652.4592652.4592652.4592652.459265
An organized crime wave strikes across Europe. Suspecting a mole within Scotland Yard, the Prime Minister brings Clouseau in to solve the case. Clouseau foils two assassination attempts but is subsequently kidnapped. The gang uses him to make masks of his face which they later use to commit a series of daring bank robberies across Switzerland. Eventually, Clouseau foils the plot and unmasks the traitor within the Yard.
Poor Cow
Poor Cow (1967)
, 1h41
Directed by Ken Loach
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Terence Stamp, Neve McIntosh, Carol White (actrice anglaise), John Bindon, Queenie Watts, Kate Williams
Rating67% 3.394653.394653.394653.394653.39465
18-year-old Joy starts her catalogue of bad choices by running away from home with Tom. They marry and have a son, Johnny. When Tom, a thief who mentally and physically abuses Joy, is jailed for four years after attempting a big robbery, she is left on her own with their son.