John Salew

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John Salew
Actor John Salew.jpg
Born John Rylett Salew, 1902
Portsmouth, England
Died 14 September 1961(1961-09-14) (aged 58–59)
Hammersmith, London, England
Occupation Film actor
Years active 1938–1961

John Rylett Salew (1902, Portsmouth, – 14 September 1961, Hammersmith, London) was an English stage film and TV actor.[1] Salew made the transition from stage to films in 1939, and according to Allmovie,[2] "the manpower shortage during WWII enabled the stout, balding Salew to play larger and more important roles than would have been his lot in other circumstances. He usually played suspicious-looking characters, often Germanic in origin." His screen roles included William Shakespeare in the comic fantasy Time Flies (1944), Grimstone in the Gothic melodrama Uncle Silas (1947), and the librarian in the supernatural thriller Night of the Demon (1957). John Salew was active into the TV era, playing the sort of character parts that John McGiver played in the U.S.[2]

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  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | SALEW, John". 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  2. ^ a b "John Salew movies, photos, movie reviews, filmography, and biography". AllMovie. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 

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