Paul Whitsun-Jones

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Paul Whitsun-Jones
Born (1923-04-25)25 April 1923
Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
Died 14 January 1974(1974-01-14) (aged 50)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor

Paul Whitsun-Jones (25 April 1923 – 14 January 1974) was a Welsh character actor.[1]

Born in Newport in Monmouthshire, he was educated at Merchant Taylors' School in Northwood in Middlesex. He started his acting career in 1948 with two years at York Repertory Theatre. In the West End he appeared in The Moonraker at the Saville Theatre (1952), Dangerous Curves at the Garrick Theatre (1953), and played the Wazir in Kismet at the Stoll Theatre for two years from 1955 to 1957.[2]

Early television appearances included Street Scene, The Last Tycoon, Love from Italy, Berkeley Square and Swedish Match King.[2] He played the role of Mr Bumble in the original West End production of the musical Oliver! (1960). He appeared in two Doctor Who stories: as Squire Edwards in The Smugglers (1966) and the Marshal of Solos in The Mutants (1972).

Whitsun-Jones had two children by his first wife, Joyce Winifred Rankine, whom he married in 1949 and later divorced, and two from his second wife, Sylvia E. Horswell, including the actress Henrietta Whitsun-Jones.

He died of appendicitis in London in 1974 aged 50.



Series Episode(s)
The Saint
The Avengers Man with Two Shadows/ Room Without a View
King of the River Susanna Goes Fishing
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Doctor Who The Smugglers, The Mutants
The Quatermass Experiment
Up Pompeii!
Wild, Wild Women
Department S
The Goodies
The Persuaders! 5, Powerswitch

Selected filmography[edit]

Film Year Role Note
Room at the Top 1959 Man at Bar
Let's Get Married 1960 Uncle Herbert
There Was a Crooked Man 1960 Restaurant Gentleman
Tunes of Glory 1960 Major 'Dusty' Miller
The Boy Who Stole a Million 1960 Desk Sergeant
Doctor in Distress 1963 Grimes
The Masque of the Red Death 1964 Scarlatti
The Wild Affair 1964 Tiny Hearst
Life at the Top 1965 Keatley
What's Good for the Goose 1969 Clark
Simon, Simon 1970 The Boss short film
All the Right Noises 1971 Mr. Melchum
Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde 1971 Sergeant Danvers
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins 1971 Elsinore (segment "Avarice")
Assassin 1973 Drunk Man
Keep It Up, Jack 1973 Mr. Fairbrother (Last appearance)


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