John Warwick

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John Warwick (4 January 1905 – 10 January 1972) was an Australian actor, and television dramatist.[1]

John Warwick, 1950s

Early life[edit]

He was born John McIntosh Beattie (many sources give "Beattle") at Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia.[2] He took the name Warwick from his secondary school.

Acting career[edit]

Warwick had an extensive career over 40 years, beginning in Australian cinema in the early 1930s (he is attributed with introducing Errol Flynn, a personal friend in Sydney, to acting by bringing him along to a casting session when In the Wake of the Bounty was being filmed).[3]

After relocating to England he was trained as an actor at Harrogate theatre with the repertory company "The White Rose Players",[4] afterwards moving into British cinema in the late 1930s-1940s, and television from the 1950s. In the 1960s he returned to Australia and ended his career in television drama and cinema there.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He was married twice, first to Dorothy Georgina Beattie (filed for divorce in 1927 and decree absolute granted in 1929),[6] and secondly to Molly Rayner (1903-1976).

Partial filmography[edit]


He died in Sydney, Australia, on 10 January 1972.[8]


  1. ^
  2. ^ IMDb entry for 'John Warwick'
  3. ^ Moore, John Hammond 'Young Errol Flynn Before Hollywood (2nd Edition, 2011, Pub. Trafford Publishing).[self-published source]
  4. ^ 'John Warwick Makes Good', 'The Sun' (Published Sydney), 14 November 1937, P.5
  5. ^ 'John Warwick's filmography on IMDb
  6. ^
  7. ^ Cobwebs in Concrete at Ausstage
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