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John Sharp is a Actor British born on 5 august 1920 at Bradford (United-kingdom)

John Sharp

John Sharp
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Birth name John Herbert Sharp
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 5 august 1920 at Bradford (United-kingdom)
Death 26 november 1992 (at 72 years) at London (United-kingdom)

John Sharp ((1920-08-05)5 August 1920 – 26 November 1992(1992-11-26)) was a British television actor.

He made more than 100 appearances in television and occasionally films between 1949 and 1991. Sharp began as a film actor in 1949 and appeared in films throughout the 1950s. By the mid 1960s he mostly appeared in British television on popular shows of the era such as The Avengers "Murdersville" episodes, the Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) episode "The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo"; The Prisoner, Not On Your Nellie opposite Hylda Baker, Z-Cars, and The Sweeney (1976 episode "On the Run"). He performed in Charles Dickens TV adaptations in the 1980s. In 1991, he made his last television appearance in the programme Lovejoy. He played the role of the "apparently cynical" Uncle Will in Luigi Comencini's 1966 Incompreso.

Sharp's most notable television appearances in a recurring role was on the All Creatures Great and Small television series, in which he portrayed Ezra Biggins, an aged, frugal Yorkshire dairy farmer.

Best films

Watch Out, We're Mad (1974)

Usually with

Jerry Zucker
Jerry Zucker
(1 films)
Jim Abrahams
Jim Abrahams
(1 films)
Joan Hickson
Joan Hickson
(4 films)
David Zucker
David Zucker
(1 films)
Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Sharp (30 films)

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That Summer of White Roses, 1h38
Directed by Rajko Grlić
Genres Drama
Actors Tom Conti, Rod Steiger, Susan George, Alun Armstrong, Vanja Drach, John Sharp
Rating59% 2.954772.954772.954772.954772.95477
Yougoslavie, le dernier été de la guerre. Andrija, maître-nageur sauveteur, n'a encore jamais sorti quelqu'un des profondeurs de la "Fairy Waters". Il ne va pas tarder à découvrir à sa première intervention qu'il a sauvé un commandant allemand. Comment un innocent comme lui pourra-t-il prouver ce hasard, et surtout qu'il n'est pas un traître ?
The Bride
The Bride (1985)
, 1h54
Directed by Franc Roddam
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Films based on science fiction novels, Frankenstein films, Cyberpunk films
Actors Sting, Jennifer Beals, Clancy Brown, Geraldine Page, Anthony Higgins, David Rappaport
Roles Bailiff
Rating54% 2.700912.700912.700912.700912.70091
The film begins with Baron Charles Frankenstein (Sting), his monster (Clancy Brown), Dr. Zalhus (Quentin Crisp), and his assistant Paulus (Timothy Spall) creating a female mate named Eva (Jennifer Beals) for the monster. Eva is physically identical to a human and lacking the deformities of the monster. As such, she is revolted by the monster and rejects him. This causes the monster to fly into a rage and destroy Frankenstein's laboratory. Frankenstein, believing himself and Eva to be the only survivors, flees with her back to Castle Frankenstein. He tells everyone, including Eva, that she was an amnesiac he found in the woods. There he decides to take Eva for himself and pursues the goal of making her a perfect human mate.
Top Secret!, 1h30
Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Political films
Actors Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Jeremy Kemp
Roles Maitre D'
Rating71% 3.599073.599073.599073.599073.59907
Nick Rivers (Kilmer), a United States rock star, has the number one song in America ("Skeet Surfing"). He travels to East Germany to perform at a cultural festival, and at a dinner, he sees the beautiful Hillary Flammond (Gutteridge), a member of the resistance movement, attempting to avoid the authorities. He pretends to be her date to get to know her, and performs an impromptu song and dance ("Tutti-Frutti") mistakenly thinking that he was asked to do so, to the delight of Hillary and the crowd but to the annoyance of the emcee who intended to introduce someone else. He later sees Hillary at a ballet, where she is trying to meet with a resistance contact, but is met by the police instead. Nick saves her and they try to escape, but Nick turns himself in so that Hillary can get away. He is taken to a prison where he is questioned and tortured, but he knows nothing and does not break. In an escape attempt, he ends up in the secret lab of Dr. Paul Flammond (Gough), a brilliant scientist developing the "Polaris naval mine", a device that can destroy the entire NATO submarine fleet; the Germans force him to work by threatening to kill his daughter Hillary. Nick is recaptured and scheduled for execution.
A Christmas Carol, 1h40
Directed by Clive Donner
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films
Actors George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, David Warner, Susannah York, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward
Roles Tipton
Rating77% 3.8955353.8955353.8955353.8955353.895535
The film opens with a funeral procession, presumably that of Jacob Marley, as his death is mentioned by the narrator (Roger Rees). The scene then changes to seven years later, on Christmas Eve in 1843 within the business establishment of Scrooge and Marley. Bob Cratchit (David Warner), a clerk employed by Scrooge, comments that Marley has been dead for seven years, but is gruffly ordered to return to work by Marley's surviving partner, Ebenezer Scrooge (George C. Scott). Bob then attempts to add some coal to an almost nonexistent fire, but is stopped by Scrooge, who gives him a curt and cutting lecture on clothing as protection against the cold, and that "coal burns; coal is fleeting, and coal is costly". Scrooge then declares that there will be no more coal burned in the office that day, and orders Cratchit to return to work lest he be fired.
The Dresser, 1h58
Directed by Peter Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Eileen Atkins, Michael Gough, Edward Fox, John Sharp
Roles Mr. Bottomley
Rating74% 3.743843.743843.743843.743843.74384
The Dresser opens with a performance of King Lear at a regional theatre in England during the last days of World War II. In the title role is an ageing, once-famous Shakespearean actor identified to us only as "Sir" (Albert Finney). He is of the old, bombastic school of British acting, full of grand gestures and fine oratory. As the curtain comes down on the last act, and as the actors line up for their curtain call, Sir lectures them on the mistakes they've made during the performance, showing us that he is the leader of this travelling band of actors bringing Shakespeare to the provinces during wartime.
The Return of the Soldier, 1h39
Directed by Alan Bridges
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films
Actors Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Glenda Jackson, Ann-Margret, Ian Holm, Frank Finlay
Roles Pearson
Rating66% 3.337543.337543.337543.337543.33754
In 1914, a group of British soldiers is preparing to leave to fight in The Great War in France led by Captain Chris Baldry (Bates). He appears at one final farewell party thrown by his wife, Kitty (Christie), and throughout he seems withdrawn and distant.
The Bunker
The Bunker (1981)
, 2h30
Directed by George Schaefer, Gabriel Aghion
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Hitler, Political films
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Richard Jordan, Cliff Gorman, James Naughton, Susan Blakely, Martin Jarvis
Roles Dr. Morell
Rating67% 3.393173.393173.393173.393173.39317
Le film présente les derniers jours de la vie d'Adolf Hitler passés dans son bunker, lors de la bataille de Berlin.
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu, 1h48
Directed by Peter Sellers, Richard Quiney, Piers Haggard
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror, Crime
Actors Peter Sellers, Helen Mirren, David Tomlinson, Sid Caesar, Simon Williams, John Sharp
Roles Sir Thuud
Rating49% 2.454272.454272.454272.454272.45427
The opening titles announce it is set "possibly around 1933." The story concerns the 168-year-old Fu Manchu, who must duplicate the ingredients to the elixir vitae (which gives him extended life) after the original is accidentally destroyed by one of Fu's minions.
Velvet Hands, 1h40
Directed by Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia, Castellano et Pipolo
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Adriano Celentano, Eleonora Giorgi, Olga Karlatos, Ania Pieroni, Pietro Tordi, John Sharp
Roles Benny
Rating63% 3.1978453.1978453.1978453.1978453.197845
Adriano Celentano performs the role of Guido Quiller, the inventor and main patent propietor of a virtually indestructible type of armored glass which is used to secure jewelry shop windows. The success of this merchandise occurs at the chagrin of several influential insurance companies, chiefly the La Suisse Assurance in Geneva, who see their winnings from one of their most profitable income niches dwindling, and they attempt to gain the patent to the invention and then get rid of it altogether. As it so happens, Guido lives enstranged from his wife Petula, the other patent holder to the glass, who would be more accessible to the insurance companies' offers. Her condition for the divorce from Guido would be that he should transfer all his exclusive rights to the production of the Quiller glass - and thereby his whole fortune - to her, whereupon she would sell them to the Swiss Assurance and gain a princely monetary compensation in return.
Jabberwocky, 1h45
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Poésie, Adaptation d'un poème
Actors Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, Warren Mitchell, John Le Mesurier, Annette Badland, Terry Gilliam
Roles Sergeant at the Gate
Rating60% 3.0493553.0493553.0493553.0493553.049355
Le Jabberwock, bête immonde, ravage le royaume de Bruno le Contestable. Ce dernier promet la main de sa fille à celui qui réussira à tuer le monstre.
Watch Out, We're Mad, 1h38
Directed by Marcello Fondato
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Buddy films
Actors Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, John Sharp, Luis Barbero, Donald Pleasence, Patty Shepard
Roles Jefe
Rating73% 3.652343.652343.652343.652343.65234
Somewhere in Spain, off-road race car driver Ben (Spencer) is anticipating the next rallycross race he will be in, because of the prize—a red Puma dune buggy with yellow top. However, he does not count on "The Kid" (Hill) entering the competition, and he also has a talent for the sport—and an eye on that same dune buggy. During the race, each man battles furiously to the finish line. But in a surprise, they both end up tying for first place, and they are both awarded the dune buggy. They run from their cars and touch the buggy at the same time. Of course, sharing is out of the question, so they soon get to a serious discussion as to how it should be decided as to who gets the buggy. Finally they decide to bet it in a "beer and sausages" duel in a luna park pub, in which "the first one that blow up lose the car and pay the tab" .
The Wicker Man, 1h39
Directed by Robin Hardy, Brian W. Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Musical, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, Christopher Lee, Lindsay Kemp
Roles Doctor Ewan (uncredited)
Rating74% 3.748993.748993.748993.748993.74899
Sergeant Howie journeys to the remote Hebridean island, Summerisle, to investigate the disappearance of a young girl, Rowan Morrison. Howie, a devout Christian, is disturbed to find the islanders paying homage to the pagan Celtic gods of their ancestors. They copulate openly in the fields, include children as part of the May Day celebrations, teach children of the phallic association of the maypole, and place toads in their mouths to cure sore throats. The Islanders, including Rowan's mother, attempt to thwart his investigation by claiming that Rowan never existed.
And Now the Screaming Starts!, 1h31
Directed by Roy Ward Baker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham, Ian Ogilvy, Geoffrey Whitehead
Roles Henry's Friend
Rating59% 2.9505252.9505252.9505252.9505252.950525
In 1795, two newlyweds move into the stately mansion of the husband, Charles Fengriffen (Ogilvy). The bride, Catherine Fengriffen (Beacham), falls victim to a curse placed by a wronged servant on the Fengriffen family and its descendants.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon, 2h15
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about religion
Actors Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Valentina Cortese, Leigh Lawson, Adolfo Celi, John Sharp
Roles Bischof Guido
Rating71% 3.595513.595513.595513.595513.59551
Francesco is the beloved son of his parents, Pietro and Pica Bernardone. His real name is Giovanni but everyone calls him Francesco because he enjoys speaking French with his French mother instead of Italian. He is a spoiled son. His father, Pietro, is a wealthy textile merchant who gives his son anything he asks for. Even outfitting him in armor so he can go to war and distinguish himself in battle.