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John Bluthal

John Bluthal

Age
89 (passed away Nov. 15th, 2018)
Birthday
Aug. 12th, 1929
Born in
Galicja, Poland
Height
5' 8"

John Bluthal's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Vicar of Dibley (UK) TV Show
The Vicar of Dibley (UK)
Fireball XL5 (UK) TV Show
Fireball XL5 (UK)
Spirited (AU) TV Show
Spirited (AU)
Reilly: Ace of Spies (UK) TV Show
Reilly: Ace of Spies (UK)
Home Sweet Home (AU) TV Show
Home Sweet Home (AU)
Milligan In... (UK) TV Show
Milligan In... (UK)
Sykes And A... (UK) TV Show
Sykes And A... (UK)
Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (UK) TV Show
Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (UK)
Night Train to Surbiton (UK) TV Show
Night Train to Surbiton (UK)
Q... (UK) TV Show
Q... (UK)
There's A Lot Of It About (UK) TV Show
There's A Lot Of It About (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Born Isaac Bluthal, John Bluthal was a Polish-born Australian actor and comedian was best known for playing Frank Pickle in the Vicar of Dibley.
Bluthal also appeared in TV programmes 'Allo 'Allo!, Minder and Last of the Summer Wine.

Much of his early work was in the theatre, where he appeared in Oliver! in the West End and a Peter Hall production of Antony and Cleopatra - with Judi Dench and Anthony Hopkins.


Bluthal also appeared in a number of Carry On and Pink Panther films in a career spanning over 60 years. He appeared in 2016's Coen Brothers' film Hail, Caesar! playing Professor Marcuse opposite George Clooney. His final appearance was in his daughter Lisa Bluthal's 2018 short film, By Any Other Name - a comedy about a woman dealing with her father's Alzheimer's.


John Bluthal died peacefully in hospital in Sydney, Australia following complications from a fall.





TRIVIA:
  • Emigrated to Australia with his family in 1938. Studied at Melbourne University. Moved to England in 1956. He still works in Australia occasionally.


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