Paul Whitsun-Jones

Paul Whitsun-Jones (25 April 1923 – 14 January 1974) was a Welsh character actor.[1][2]

Paul Whitsun-Jones
Born(1923-04-25)25 April 1923
Died14 January 1974(1974-01-14) (aged 50)
OccupationActor
Years active1953-1974
Spouse(s)Joyce W. Rankine (1949-?) (divorced) (2 children)
Sylvia E. Horswell (1962-1974) (2 children) (his death)

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.[3]

His early television appearances included Street Scene, The Last Tycoon, Love from Italy, Berkeley Square and Swedish Match King.[3] He played the role of Mr Bumble in the original West End production of the musical Oliver! (1960).[4] He appeared in two Doctor Who stories: as Squire Edwards in The Smugglers (1966) and the Marshal of Solos in The Mutants (1972).[5]

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.

Filmography

Television

SeriesEpisode(s)
Z-Cars
The Saint
The Avengers"Man with Two Shadows" / "Room Without a View"
United!
King of the RiverSusanna Goes Fishing
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Follyfoot
Doctor WhoThe Smugglers, The Mutants
The Quatermass Experiment
Up Pompeii!
Wild, Wild Women
Department S"A Cellar Full of Silence", "Death on Reflection"
The Goodies
The Persuaders!"Powerswitch"

Selected filmography

FilmYearRoleNote
Stock Car1955Turk McNeil
The Moonraker1958Parfitt
Room at the Top1959Man at Bar
Let's Get Married1960Uncle Herbert
There Was a Crooked Man1960Restaurant Gentleman
Tunes of Glory1960Major 'Dusty' Miller
The Boy Who Stole a Million1960Desk Sergeant
Doctor in Distress1963Grimes
The Masque of the Red Death1964Scarlatti
The Wild Affair1964Tiny Hearst
Life at the Top1965Keatley
What's Good for the Goose1969Clark
Simon, Simon1970The Bossshort film
All the Right Noises1971Mr. Melchum
Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde1971Sergeant Danvers
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins1971Elsinore(segment "Avarice")
Assassin1973Drunk Man
Keep It Up, Jack1973Mr. Fairbrother(final film role)

References


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