John Welsh

John Welsh
John Welsh

John Welsh was born in 1914 in Wexford.   He has a very long list of film and television credits maninly in Britain.   He usually played people in authority e.g. middle-ranking civil servants and also judges.   His first film was in 1953 “Is’nt Life Wonderful”.  Tall, latterly balding character actor with stage experience in both Ireland and England.    He spent several seasons with the Gate Theatre in Dublin in the mid-1940’s.    In England from 1950, including a spell with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Small roles in film, usually as well-bred authority figures, judges or professors.    He enjoyed more substantial roles on the small screen, particularly in miniseries, such as ‘The Forsyte Saga’.    His major film credits include “An Inspector Calls”, “The Divided Heart”, “Francis of Assisi” and “The Wild and the Willing”.   His last film was the TV movie “Murder: By Reason of Insanity” in 1985, the year he died at the age of 70.

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