Grimshaw (Mervyn Johns) wears a hat and bow tie in My Learned Friend (1943)

Mervyn Johns


British actor (d. 93) | Dead of Night (1945), The Vicious Circle (1957), Went the Day Well? (1942)

Welsh character actor, on stage from 1923; usually played mild-mannered roles

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Mervyn Johns was the father of actress Glynis Johns.

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Night Ride (1937)
Trapped Miner
The Last Curtain (1937)
Jamaica Inn (1939)
Thomas – Sir Humphrey’s Gang
The Girl in the News (1940)
James Fetherwood
Convoy (1940)
His Mate
Saloon Bar (1940)
The Next of Kin (1942)
No 23
The Foreman Went to France (1942)
Official, Passport Office
Went the Day Well? (1942)
Charlie Sims
The Bells Go Down (1943)
My Learned Friend (1943)
San Demetrio London (1943)
Greaser John Boyle
The Halfway House (1944)
Pink String and Sealing Wax (1945)
Mr. Sutton
Dead of Night (1945)
Walter Craig
They Knew Mr Knight (1946)
Tom Blake
The Captive Heart (1946)
Pte. Evans
Captain Boycott (1947)
Watty Connell
Easy Money (1948)
Herbert Atkins
Diamond City (1949)
Helter Skelter (1949)
Ernest Bennett
Scrooge (1951)
Bob Cratchit
The Tall Headlines (1952)
Uncle Ted
The Master of Ballantrae (1953)
Romeo and Juliet (1954)
Friar Laurence
Find the Lady (1956)
The Counterfeit Plan (1957)
Louie Bernard
Doctor at Large (1957)
The Vicious Circle (1957)
Dr George Kimber
The Gypsy and the Gentleman (1958)
Never Let Go (1960)
Alfie Barnes
No Love for Johnnie (1961)
Charlie Young
The Rebel (1961)
Manager of Art Gallery, London
The Day of the Triffids (1962)
Mr Coker
80,000 Suspects (1963)
The Old Dark House (1963)
Potiphar Femm
The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
Col Wilkinson
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Glynis Johns, in the dual role of Caroline/Miranda Trewella, strikes a sexy pose in a publicity shot from Mad About Men (1954)

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