John Welsh (actor)

John Welsh (7 November 1914 in Wexford – 21 April 1985 in London) was an Irish actor.[2]

John Welsh
Born(1914-11-07)7 November 1914[1]
Died21 April 1985(1985-04-21) (aged 70)
Years active1953–1985


After an early stage career in Dublin, Welsh moved into British film and television in the 1950s.[1] His roles included James Forsyte in the 1967 BBC dramatisation of John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga, as well as the butler Merriman in The Duchess of Duke Street, Sgt. Cuff in The Moonstone and a brief scene as the barber in Brideshead Revisited.[3] He also appeared in Hancock's Half Hour, The Brothers, Prince Regent, To Serve Them All My Days and The Citadel, and played the assistant chief constable in the early series of Softly, Softly.[2] Welsh also appeared in a number of different roles on Danger Man that included British diplomats and butlers.[4][5]



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