John Salthouse

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John Salthouse
Born (1951-06-16) 16 June 1951 (age 67)
London, England
Occupationfootballer, actor

John Salthouse (born John Lewis[1] on 16 June 1951) is a British actor and producer. His best-known screen roles are those of Tony in Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party[2] and DI Roy Galloway in The Bill from 1984 to 1987. He has also appeared in I Didn't Know You Cared, EastEnders, Miracles Take Longer and in films such as A Bridge Too Far (1977), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984) and Prick Up Your Ears (1987).

John Salthouse had previously been a professional footballer until injury had forced him to retire. He had played for Crystal Palace under the name of John Lewis in the 1960s, a fact which he drew on in playing the sullen Tony in Abigail's Party. He also appeared in the early series of the Sky One soap opera Dream Team as the club's academy coach, Frank Patcham. He appeared in Series 1 and Series 2, and later became one of the show's producers. For the penultimate episode, Salthouse made a cameo appearance offering a young Jason Porter a contract with Harchester United. He also played DI Roy Galloway in ITV police drama The Bill 1984-1987

He appeared as a guest actor in an episode of Silk broadcast on Tuesday 5 June 2012, and played DCI Sid Bradbery in The Great Train Robbery, broadcast on BBC1 in December 2013.



  1. ^ Dewhurst, Keith (2011-12-31). When You Put on a Red Shirt: The Dreamers and their Dreams: Memories of Matt Busby, Jimmy Murphy and Manchester United. Random House. ISBN 9781446420249.
  2. ^ Amy Raphael (14 October 2007). "The party that has lasted for 30 years". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 May 2018.

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