John Nolan (British actor)

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John Nolan
Born John R. Nolan
(1938-05-22) 22 May 1938 (age 80)
Westminster, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Years active 1968 – present
Spouse(s) Kim Hartman (m. 1975)
Children 2
Relatives Christopher Nolan (nephew)
Jonathan Nolan (nephew)

John Nolan (born 22 May 1938) is a British film and television actor. He is known for his role as Wayne Enterprises board member Douglas Fredericks in Batman Begins, the Gotham Central promotional segments for The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.[1] Nolan had a recurring role in his nephew Jonathan Nolan's television series Person of Interest as John Greer, a mysterious British figure connected with Decima Technologies and the main villain from seasons three to five of the show.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Nolan was born in London, England, and has been married to Kim Hartman since 1975.[3] He has a son and a daughter. He is the paternal uncle of brothers Christopher and Jonathan Nolan.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1965 ITV Playhouse Ray TV Series, Episode: "Lucky for Some"
1968 Prisoner, TheThe Prisoner Young Guest TV Series, Episode: "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling"
1969 Hadleigh Mick TV Series, Episode: "Patron of the Arts"
1969 Strange Report Cliff Hunt TV Series, Episode: "Report 8319: Grenade - What Price Change?"
1970 Daniel Deronda Daniel Deronda TV Mini-Series, all 6 Episodes
1970-1971 Doomwatch Geoff Hardcastle TV Series, Series 2, 10 episodes
1973 Bequest to the Nation Capt. Blackwood Released in the US as The Nelson Affair
1973 Shabby Tiger Nick Faunt TV Mini-Series, all 7 Episodes
1974 Thriller Marty Fuller TV Series, Episode: "In the Steps of a Dead Man"
1974 Marked Personal Sean Carter TV Series, 2 Episodes: #1.51 and #1.52
1975 Sweeney, TheThe Sweeney Bernie Conway TV Series, Episode: "Golden Boy"
1975 Six Days of Justice Dr. Bryant TV Series, Episode: "Belonging"
1976 Dickens of London Willis TV Mini-Series, Episode: "Success"
1977 Crown Court Insp. Fleming TV Series, Episode: "A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing: Part 1"
1977 ITV Sunday Night Drama Milos TV Series, Episode: "A Superstition"
1978 Terror James Garrick
1978 1990 Tomson TV Series, Episode: "Pentagons"
1978 Target Scott Taylor TV Series, Episode: "The Trouble with Charlie"
1979 Return of the Saint Corey TV Series, Episode: "Hot Run"
1979 The World Is Full of Married Men Joe
1980 Enemy at the Door Paddy Burke TV Series, Episode: "The Education of Nils Borg"
1980 ITV Playhouse Doctor TV Series, Episode: "A Rod of Iron"
1998 Following The Policeman
2001 Masterpiece Theatre Balthazar TV Series, Episode: "The Merchant of Venice"
2003 Silent Witness Mr. O'Gara TV Series, Episode: "Answering Fire: Part 1"
2005 Batman Begins Fredericks
2008 Gotham Central Fredericks
2012 Dark Knight Rises, TheThe Dark Knight Rises Fredericks
2013-2016 Person of Interest John Greer TV Series, Seasons 2-5, 27 episodes
2017 Dunkirk Blind Man


  1. ^ Perez, Rodrigo (2012-12-05). "The Playlist Interview: Christopher Nolan Talks The 'Dark Knight' Trilogy, Blockbuster Filmmaking, 'Following' & More [Part 1]". IndieWire. Retrieved 2017-12-20. 
  2. ^ McFarland, Melanie (2016-06-01). "'Person of Interest' Producers Remember the Most Memorable Guest Stars". Variety. Retrieved 2017-12-20. 
  3. ^ "John Nolan biography". Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Gray, Ali (29 June 2012). "25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About The Dark Knight Saga". IGN. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 

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