John Sharp (actor)

John Herbert Sharp ((1920-08-05)5 August 1920(1992-11-26)26 November 1992) was a British actor, often on television.[1]

John Sharp
John Sharp, playing Percy Spendilow in the series "The Onedin Line".
John Herbert Sharp

(1920-08-05)5 August 1920
Died26 November 1992(1992-11-26) (aged 72)
London, England, UK
Years active1949–1991


Sharp made more than 130 appearances in television and occasionally films between 1949 and 1991.[1] Although active in theatre, Sharp began as a film actor in 1949 and appeared in films throughout the 1950s.[2][3] By the mid 1960s he mostly appeared in British television on popular shows of the era such as The Avengers "Murdersville" episodes, the Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) episode "The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo"; The Prisoner, Not On Your Nellie opposite Hylda Baker, Z-Cars, and The Sweeney (1976 episode "On the Run").[4] He performed in Charles Dickens TV adaptations in the 1980s.[5] In 1991, he made his last television appearance in the programme Lovejoy.[6] He played the role of the "apparently cynical" Uncle Will in Luigi Comencini's 1966 Incompreso.[7]

Sharp's most notable television appearances in a recurring role was on the All Creatures Great and Small television series, in which he portrayed Ezra Biggins, an aged, frugal Yorkshire dairy farmer.[8]

Selected filmography


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