John Barron

John Barron

83 (passed away Jul. 3rd, 2004)
Dec. 24th, 1920
Born in
Marylebone, London, England, UK
6' 2"

John Barron's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Yes, Prime Minister (UK) TV Show
Yes, Prime Minister (UK)
To the Manor Born (UK) TV Show
To the Manor Born (UK)
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (UK) TV Show
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (UK)
Alice in Wonderland UK TV Show
Alice in Wonderland UK
Ace of Wands (UK) TV Show
Ace of Wands (UK)
Timeslip (UK) TV Show
Timeslip (UK)
Softly Softly (UK) TV Show
Softly Softly (UK)
Crown Court (UK) TV Show
Crown Court (UK)
Doomwatch (UK) TV Show
Doomwatch (UK)
Plateau of Fear (UK) TV Show
Plateau of Fear (UK)
Undermind (UK) TV Show
Undermind (UK)
Whoops Apocalypse (UK) TV Show
Whoops Apocalypse (UK)
199 Park Lane (UK) TV Show
199 Park Lane (UK)
All Gas & Gaiters (UK) TV Show
All Gas & Gaiters (UK)
No Place Like Home (UK) (1983) TV Show
No Place Like Home (UK) (1983)
Potter (UK) TV Show
Potter (UK)
Shelley (UK) TV Show
Shelley (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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John Barron was born on Christmas Eve, 1920. A kind godfather paid his training fees at RADA in 1938. During the war, he served in the Navy, then returned to acting after demob, mostly in rep. productions. He soon became a theatre director, and directed Leonard Rossiter in numerous productions throughout the 1950s. His first regular TV role was in Emergency Ward 10, which was quickly followed by many sitcoms. Since recording the third series, John has lost two wives: Joan Peart (who played Mrs. E. Blythe-Erpingham in Series Three, Episode Five) died in 1989, after 40 years marriage. His second wife, actress Helen Christie, died in 1995. He now concentrates on theatre work and lives in a cottage in Sussex. His hobbies include fine wines.

  • (1978 - 1982) President of the British actors' union Equity
  • Directed Leonard Rossiter in theatre 25 years before playing his boss C.J. in Reginald Perrin
  • He described his own accent as "lah-di-dah".

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