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John Maurice Roëves
19 March 1937
|Died||15 July 2020(aged 83)|
|Alma mater||Glasgow College of Dramatic Art|
|Home town||Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland|
His first notable roles were in films, and he played the leading role of Stephen Dedalus in the first film adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses in 1967, followed by Oh! What a Lovely War. His first television role was in a short thriller series called The Scobie Man in 1972. He then went on to appear in the The Sweeney (1975), Danger UXB (1979), The Nightmare Man (1981), the 1984 Doctor Who serial The Caves of Androzani, Days of Our Lives (1986), North and South (1985), Tutti Frutti (1987), Rab C. Nesbitt (1990), The New Statesman (1990), Spender (1991), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1993), the BBC adaptation of Vanity Fair (1998), EastEnders (2003), A Touch of Frost (2003) and Skins (2008). He played Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield in the 1996 television film Hillsborough.
In 2006, he appeared in the BBC docudrama Surviving Disasters, portraying Sir Matt Busby in the story of the Munich air disaster. He starred as Robert Henderson in BBC Scotland's drama River City. He appeared as a retired police superintendent in episode 3, "Sorrow's Child" on Southcliffe. His film roles included Ulysses, Oh! What a Lovely War, A Day at the Beach, The Eagle Has Landed, Hidden Agenda, a major role as Colonel Munro in a version of The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Judge Dredd (1995), The Acid House and Beautiful Creatures. In 2003, he appeared in May Miles Thomas's film Solid Air.
Last years and death
On 15 July 2020, it was announced that Roëves had died at the age of 83, after a period of ill health.
- The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966) - Martin
- Ulysses (1967) - Stephen Dedalus
- Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) - George Patrick Michael Smith
- A Day at the Beach (1970) - Nicholas
- When Eight Bells Toll (1971) - Lt. Williams - Helicopter Pilot
- Young Winston (1972) - Brockie
- The Eagle Has Landed (1976) - Maj. Corcoran
- S.O.S. Titanic (1979, TV Movie) - Leading Stoker: Fred Barret
- Outland (1981) - First Victim (uncredited)
- Escape to Victory(1981) - Pyrie - The English
- Inside the Third Reich (1982, TV Movie) - Rudolf Hess
- Who Dares Wins (1982) - Maj. Steele
- North and South (1986, TV Mini-Series) - Shain
- Tutti Frutti (1987) - Vincent Diver
- Hidden Agenda (1990) - Harris
- The Big Man (1990) - Cam Colvin
- The Last of the Mohicans (1992) - Col. Edmund Munro
- Judge Dredd (1995) - Miller
- Guardians (1996) - Sergeant Reed
- The Acid House (1998) - God (segment "The Granton Star Cause") / Drunk (segment "A Soft Touch") / Priest (segment "The Acid House")
- Forgive and Forget (2000, TV Movie) - Michael O'Neil
- Beautiful Creatures (2000) - Ronnie McMinn
- Solid Air (2003) - Robert Houston
- The Dark (2005) - Dafydd
- Hallam Foe (2007) - Raymond
- Fast Track: No Limits (2008) - Schmitty
- The Damned United (2009) - Jimmy Gordon
- Brighton Rock (2010) - Chief Inspector
- Harrigan (2013) - Billy Davidson
- Macbeth (2015) - Menteith
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