John Harvey (actor)
- For the American actor, see: John Harvey.
27 September 1911|
London, England, UK
|Died||19 July 1982
Oxfordshire, England, UK
|Years active||1948 to 1979|
Harvey and King were married, remaining together for more than forty years, until his death.
During World War II, he was commissioned in the Royal Air Force. Post-war, he performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, London, for some six years, during the entire West End runs of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific and The King and I.
Harvey's film debut was in the role as Eddie in the British crime drama A Gunman Has Escaped (1948), in which he was the leading star. Harvey then moved to character roles and five films later played Inspector Loomis in Hitchcock's Stage Fright (1950) starring Jane Wyman and Richard Todd. His next role was as Bland in the drama Chance of a Lifetime (1950).
Harvey's television debut was as Angelo Verona in the BBC film On the Spot (1948). He played Buster Cox in the United Artists film noir crime/thriller The Man with My Face (1951) starring Barry Nelson.
Among his guest appearances on series television was his role as Sir William Duffy in Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962) and two Doctor Who appearances - Professor Brett in The War Machines (1966), and Officia in The Macra Terror (1967), all for the BBC.
John Harvey died at age 70 in Oxfordshire.
- Private Angelo (1949)
- Chance of a Lifetime (1950)
- Cairo Road (1950)
- The Black Widow (1951)
- Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951)
- Four Days (1951)
- X the Unknown (1956)
- The Long Haul (1957)
- The 39 Steps (1959)
- Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)
- The Ugly Duckling (1959)
- The Stranglers of Bombay (1960)
- Two-Way Stretch (1960)
- Hell Is a City (1960)
- Tunes of Glory (1960)
- Double Bunk (1961)
- The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
- The Psychopath (1966)
- A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967)
- The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1974)
- Legend of the Werewolf (1975)