John Turner was born in 1932 in London. He made his television debut in 1957 in “Operation Fracture”. His movies include “Nowhere to Go” with Maggie Smith and George Nader in 1958, “The Black Torment” with Heather Sears in 1964 and “The Slipper and the Rose” in 1976 with Margaret Lockwood and Gemma Creaven. He is married to actress Barbara Jefford.
One of Turner’s most recognisable roles was that of Roderick Spode (6 episodes, 1991–1993) in the ITV television series Jeeves and Wooster, based on the P.G. Wodehouse novels. He had performed the same role earlier in his career at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London in Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s musical flop Jeeves. Turner made his television debut in 1957, playing a hillbilly in Operation Fracture. In 1963 he appeared in 5/13 episodes of The Sentimental Agent, as Bill Randall and in four episodes replaced the lead character played by Carlos Thompson. In a career that lasted more than 40 years, he also appeared in 36 episodes of Knight Errant Limited as Adam Knight (1959–1960), as well as in episodes of Z-Cars (1967), The Saint (1968), The Champions (1968), Fall of Eagles (1974), the TV mini series Lorna Doone (1976), Heartbeat (1992), The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (1999) and The Bill (2000). Film roles include Nowhere to Go (1958), John in Behemoth the Sea Monster (1959), Lieutenant Michael Pattinson in Petticoat Pirates (1961), Sir Richard Fordyke in The Black Torment (1964), Joab in Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969), The Major-domo in The Slipper and the Rose (1976),the Afrikaner Minister in The Power of One (1992), Smoot in The Fairy Who Didn’t Want to be a Fairy Anymore (1993), and Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (1996).
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