Mervyn Johns

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Mervyn Johns
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Born David Mervyn Johns
(1899-02-18)18 February 1899
Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Died 6 September 1992(1992-09-06) (aged 93)
Norwood, London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1934-1979
Spouse(s) Alyce Steele (1920-1971) (her death)
Diana Churchill (1976-1992) (his death)
Children Glynis Johns

Mervyn Johns (18 February 1899 – 6 September 1992) was a distinctive Welsh film and television character actor who became an unexpected star of British films during World War II, and then quickly moved into the postwar era. He was also a mainstay of Ealing Studios.

Among his dozens of film roles were Walter Craig in Dead of Night (1945), the Church Warden in Went the Day Well? and Bob Cratchit in Scrooge (1951). He also made many television appearances, in series such as The Avengers, Danger Man and Dixon of Dock Green.

He was twice married. His wives were:

A popular misunderstanding is that he was the elder brother of the actor Stratford Johns, but they were not related.

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