Mervyn Johns

Mervyn Johns

Highest Rated: 97% Dead of Night (1945)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Victors (1963)

Birthday: Feb 18, 1899

Birthplace: Pembroke, Wales, UK

Upon graduation from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (he'd been a medical student before deciding upon an acting career), Welsh-born Mervyn Johns spent several years as a touring actor in England, Australia and South Africa. He made his first film appearance in 1934. Significant credits in Johns' film manifest include the roles of the confused "throughline" character Walter Craig in the nightmarish multistoried Dead of Night; Bob Cratchit in the 1951 Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol; Friar Lawrence in the 1954 filmization of Romeo and Juliet; and Captain Peleg in John Huston's Moby Dick (1956). The husband of concert pianist Alys Maude Steele-Payne and the father of actress Glynis Johns, Mervyn Johns had been widowed for several years when he wed his second wife, actress Diana Churchill.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Halfway House Actor 2012
No Score Yet Kill and Kill Again President 1981
No Score Yet House of Mortal Sin (The Confessional) Father Duggan 1975
No Score Yet The National Health, or Nurse Norton's Affair Rees 1973
67% The Heroes of Telemark Col. Wilkinson 1965
No Score Yet A Jolly Bad Fellow Willie Pugh-Smith 1964
20% The Victors Dennis 1963
No Score Yet The Old Dark House Potiphar 1963
No Score Yet 80,000 Suspects Buckridge 1963
76% The Day of the Triffids Prof. Coker 1963
57% Fifty Five Days at Peking Clergyman 1963
No Score Yet No Love for Johnnie Charlie Young 1961
No Score Yet Francis of Assisi Brother Juniper 1961
No Score Yet The Rebel Manager of Art Gallery, London 1961
75% The Sundowners Jack Patchogue 1960
No Score Yet Once More, with Feeling! Mr. Wilbur Jr. 1960
No Score Yet Never Let Go Alfie Barnes 1960
No Score Yet The Devil's Disciple Rev. Maindeck Parshotter 1959
No Score Yet The Counterfeit Plan Louis 1957
No Score Yet Doctor at Large Smith 1957
No Score Yet 1984 Jones 1956
86% Moby Dick Peleg 1956
No Score Yet Finger of Guilt Emest Chapple 1956
No Score Yet Romeo and Juliet Friar Laurence 1954
No Score Yet The Master of Ballantrae MacKellar 1953
No Score Yet Valley of Song (Men Are Children Twice) Minister Griffiths 1953
No Score Yet The Magic Box Goitz 1952
85% A Christmas Carol Bob Cratchit 1951
No Score Yet Tony Draws a Horse Alfred Parsons 1950
No Score Yet Edward, My Son Harry Simpkin 1949
No Score Yet Quartet Samuel Sunbury 1949
No Score Yet Diamond City Hart 1949
No Score Yet Counterblast Dr. Bruckner 1948
No Score Yet Captain Boycott Watty Connell 1947
No Score Yet The Captive Heart Private Evans 1947
No Score Yet Pink String and Sealing Wax Edward Sutton 1946
97% Dead of Night Walter Craig 1945
No Score Yet The Halfway House Rhys 1944
No Score Yet San Demetrio London Greaser John Boyle 1943
No Score Yet My Learned Friend Grimshaw 1943
No Score Yet The Bells Go Down Sam 1943
92% Went the Day Well? Sims 1942
No Score Yet The Foreman Went to France (Somewhere in France) Official 1942
No Score Yet Next of Kin Mr. Davis No. 23 1942
No Score Yet The Girl in the News James Fetherwood 1940
No Score Yet Saloon Bar Wickers 1940
55% Jamaica Inn Thomas 1939
No Score Yet In the Soup Meakin 1936
No Score Yet The Guv'nor (Mister Hobo) Actor 1935


No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
Brandon Storey 1965
No Score Yet The Saint


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