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John Gregson est un Acteur Britannique né le 15 mars 1919 à Liverpool (Royaume-uni)

John Gregson

John Gregson
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Nom de naissance Harold Thomas Gregson
Nationalité Royaume-uni
Naissance 15 mars 1919 à Liverpool (Royaume-uni)
Mort 8 janvier 1975 (à 55 ans)

John Gregson est un acteur britannique né à Liverpool (Angleterre) le 15 mars 1919, et mort à Porlock Weir (Angleterre), le 8 janvier 1975.

Biographie

Gregson was born of Irish descent, and grew up in Wavertree, Liverpool, Lancashire, where he was educated at Greenbank Road Primary School and later at St. Francis Xavier's College. He left school at 16, working first for a telephone company, then for Liverpool Corporation, as the city council was then known, before the Second World War started. During this time, he became interested in amateur dramatics, joining first his local Catholic church theatre group at St. Anthony’s, Mossley Hill, and later the Liverpool Playgoers' Club.


War service
When war broke out, Gregson was called up and joined the Royal Navy as a sailor on minesweepers. At one point, his minesweeper was torpedoed and he was rescued from the sea with a knee injury.

After being demobbed in 1945, he joined the Playhouse in Liverpool for a year, before going on to Perth Theatre in Perth, Scotland. Here he met his future wife, actress Ida Reddish from Nottingham, who at the time was using the stage name Thea Kronberg and had recently arrived from the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. In 1947 they moved to London and married there. They eventually had three daughters and three sons.

He was credited as 'John Gregson' in 40 films between 1948 and 1971 and on television from 1960 until his death. He was often cast as a police inspector or as a navy or army officer, or for his comedy roles in Ealing and other British films. One of his first appearances was in the film Saraband for Dead Lovers, a tearjerking romance starring Joan Greenwood and Stewart Granger.


Stardom
Gregson's best known role was in the comedy Genevieve (1953), also starring Kenneth More, Dinah Sheridan and Kay Kendall. More was described as his "rival" in British cinema at the time, although Gregson tended to appear in fewer comedy films and more dramas. He also appeared in the Ealing comedies Whisky Galore!, The Lavender Hill Mob, and The Titfield Thunderbolt. His best known drama films include The Battle of the River Plate, Angels One Five and Above Us the Waves. He was featured in The Treasure of Monte Cristo and had a role in Treasure Island.

Gregson also worked on TV. In Ivor Brown's BBC TV play William's Other Anne he played William Shakespeare revisiting his first girlfriend Anne Whateley. TV work became increasingly important to him from the mid-'60s. He starred as Commander George Gideon in the 26 episodes of the series Gideon's Way (known as Gideon C.I.D. in America). He also appeared in The Saint with Roger Moore, and a popular comedy adventure series with Shirley MacLaine, Shirley's World. He took over from Kenneth More in long-running TV adverts for coffee on British television.

He appeared in It's the Geography That Counts, the last play at the St James's Theatre before its closure in 1957.

John Gregson died before retirement and suddenly from a heart attack near Porlock Weir, Somerset, aged 55, whilst on holiday, walking on the path to St. Beuno's Church, Culbone. He left a widow, Thea Gregory, and six children. His final television role was in the Southern Television serial Dangerous Knowledge, which was broadcast posthumously in 1976. His body was interred at Sunbury Cemetery, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey near his family home at Creek House, Chertsey Road, Shepperton.

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Filmographie de John Gregson (36 films)

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Hand in Hand, 1h18
Réalisé par Philip Leacock
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Documentaire
Acteurs John Gregson, Sybil Thorndike, Finlay Currie, Miriam Karlin, Barbara Hicks, Kathleen Byron
Rôle Father Timothy
Note71% 3.5888253.5888253.5888253.5888253.588825
Michael O'Malley (Needs), rushes to his priest to tearfully inform him that he has accidentally killed his closest friend, Rachel Mathias (Parry). The story is told in flashback as Michael recounts their friendship, when he first befriended Rachel after she was bullied at school. They quickly become the best of friends. The young children decide to become "blood brothers" by pricking their fingers and rubbing the blood together. They set off for an adventure, hoping to go to London to visit the queen, but instead are picked up by a kindly elderly lady (Sybil Thorndike) who takes them to her home for tea, pretending that she is a princess and that her mansion is one of the queen's homes, but that the queen is currently away. Her amiable deception goes over perfectly, and the children have a great time visiting with her.
Thriller
Thriller (1971)
, 1h27
Réalisé par Peter Collinson
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Thriller, Horreur
Acteurs Ian Bannen, Susan George, Honor Blackman, John Gregson, George Cole, Dennis Waterman
Rôle Dr Cordell
Note58% 2.9070252.9070252.9070252.9070252.907025
Une babysitter garde un enfant dans une grande maison. Le même soir, l'ex-époux et père de l'enfant, dangereux psychopathe, s'évade de l'établissement spécialisé dans lequel il était interné.
La nuit des généraux, 2h28
Réalisé par Anatole Litvak, Norman J. Warren, Andrzej Żuławski
Origine France
Genres Drame, Guerre, Thriller, Action, Policier
Thèmes Politique, Tueur en série, Politique
Acteurs Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence, Joanna Pettet, Philippe Noiret
Rôle Colonel Sandauer
Note72% 3.645723.645723.645723.645723.64572
Varsovie, 12 décembre 1942. Une prostituée vient d'être sauvagement assassinée. Selon un témoin, le meurtrier serait un général de la Wehrmacht. L'enquête est confiée au major Grau. Ce dernier ne tarde pas à suspecter trois hommes : le général Kahlenberg, le général Seydlitz-Gabler et le général Tanz, un homme parfois sujet à des pulsions maniaques, mais également un héros, le général favori d'Hitler. Durant une soirée organisée par la femme du général Gabler, sa fille Ulrike est présentée à Tanz, en vue de favoriser leur mariage. Mais celle-ci tombe dans les bras de Hartmann, un caporal revenant du front russe affecté auprès de Kahlenberg.
Le Jour le plus long, 2h51
Réalisé par Bernhard Wicki, Darryl F. Zanuck, Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Guerre, Action, Historique
Thèmes Radio, Politique, Films pour enfants, Forces armées des États-Unis
Acteurs John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Patrick Barr, Richard Burton, Lyndon Brook, Robert Mitchum
Rôle Un aumônier militaire
Note77% 3.898613.898613.898613.898613.89861
Le film retrace chronologiquement les évènements du débarquement allié en Normandie dans la journée du 6 juin 1944, précédé des derniers préparatifs de la veille au soir.
Tomorrow at Ten, 1h20
Réalisé par Lance Comfort
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Thriller
Acteurs John Gregson, Robert Shaw, Alec Clunes, Alan Wheatley, Kenneth Cope, Ernest Clark
Rôle Inspector Parnell
Note68% 3.4356753.4356753.4356753.4356753.435675
Petty crook Marlowe kidnaps Jonathan Chester, the young son of wealthy industrialist Anthony Chester, and locks him in an abandoned house. He then goes to see the boy's father and announces that he will only reveal his whereabouts once he has been paid £50,000 (a large sum at the time) and is safely in Brazil. The boy's nanny alerts the police and Inspector Parnell arrives to discourage Chester from paying up least it send out a signal to give in to blackmailers. Marlowe then reveals that a bomb is also in the house where Jonathan is kept and will go off at 10 a.m. the next day. This is too much for Chester who attacks Marlowe causing the crook serious injuries from which he later dies, leaving the police with little time or indications as to where to find Jonathan.
L'Enquête mystérieuse, 1h37
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Thriller, Noir, Policier
Acteurs Herbert Lom, John Gregson, Sean Connery, Alfred Marks, Yvonne Romain, Olive McFarland
Rôle l'inspecteur Sayers
Note62% 3.1006853.1006853.1006853.1006853.100685
À Londres, le truand de haut vol Waldo Zhernikov, associé à son collègue Harry Foulcher, s'active à professionnaliser l'industrie du racket dans Soho en montant un « syndicat du crime » fédérant de gré ou de force les gangs en place. Zhernikov embauche pour ce faire Paddy Damion, jusque-là simple cambrioleur mais connu pour son sang-froid et son habileté, comme tel susceptible de ne pas attirer l'attention de la police. Mais un conflit sanglant s'élève entre les commanditaires de Paddy et un de ses amis personnels. L'heure va être à la trahison, au meurtre, à la vengeance.
Le trésor de Monte-Cristo, 1h35
Réalisé par Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Aventure
Acteurs Rory Calhoun, Patricia Bredin, John Gregson, Peter Arne, Samuel John Kydd, Ian Hunter
Rôle Renato
Note55% 2.7537552.7537552.7537552.7537552.753755
En 1815, le capitaine Corbett est chargé de protéger le colonel Jackson et sa fille. Mais ce dernier est gravement blessé dans une attaque préméditée. Il décide alors de confier à son garde du corps un secret menant à un trésor caché sur l'île de Monte Cristo...
Faces in the Dark, 1h24
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Thriller
Acteurs John Gregson, Mai Zetterling, John Ireland, Michael Denison, Tony Wright, Nanette Newman
Rôle Richard Hammond
Note63% 3.1938753.1938753.1938753.1938753.193875
Richard Hammond, an aggressive and ambitious business mogul inventor, with little or no time for his wife, friends or family, is blinded in an explosive accident, on the same day his long-suffering wife had planned on leaving him. He becomes convinced that he is going mad, but it soon becomes apparent this is a deliberate attempt by someone else. A devious woman, the inventor's wife, is plotting with her lover in an attempt to make her husband think he's going insane, in the hopes he will take his own life and leave them free to pursue their illicit affair in peace. Will his wife deserve her bleak inevitable fate ?
The Captain's Table, 1h30
Réalisé par Jack Lee
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes La mer, Transport
Acteurs John Gregson, Peggy Cummins, James Hayter, Donald Sinden, Nadia Gray, Maurice Denham
Rôle Capt. Albert Ebbs
Note69% 3.4838053.4838053.4838053.4838053.483805
After serving all his working life with the 'South Star' line, exclusively in cargo ships, Albert Ebbs is finally given command (abeit temporarily) of the SS Queen Adelaide, a cruise liner sailing from London to Sydney. An excellent seaman. he finds that he now has many social obligations that he does not have the skills to fulfill. He must preside at the Captain's Table, host cocktail parties, judge beauty contests and dance with the lady passengers. He must also cope with amorous widows, young couples who want him to marry them and a blustering ex-major who claims to have the ear of the Chairman of the shipping line.
SOS Pacific, 1h30
Réalisé par Guy Green
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Thriller
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, La mer, Transport, Aviation, Requins, Film catastrophe, Film de catastrophe aérienne
Acteurs Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, Eva Bartok, Eddie Constantine, John Gregson, Cec Linder
Rôle Jack Bennett
Note62% 3.149593.149593.149593.149593.14959
Après un accident d'hydravion, quelques membres d'équipage et les passagers abordent sur une île. Ils vont bientôt se rendre compte que cette île est le site d'un essai nucléaire qui doit se produire dans quelques heures.
Les diables du désert, 1h37
Réalisé par Guy Green
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Guerre, Historique
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Politique
Acteurs Michael Craig, John Gregson, Richard Attenborough, Percy Herbert, Barry Foster, Vincent Ball
Rôle Capt. Bill Williams
Note66% 3.345423.345423.345423.345423.34542
Des soldats anglais reçoivent pour mission de détruire un gisement de pétrole appartenant à des troupes ennemies. Mais pour cela, ils doivent traverser le désert dont l'environnement s'avère hostile et dangereux, ce qui complique l'opération...
Rooney
Rooney (1958)
, 1h28
Réalisé par George Pollock
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Comédie, Romance
Acteurs John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow, Barry Fitzgerald, June Thorburn, Noel Purcell, Liam Redmond
Rôle James Ignatius Rooney
Note65% 3.2770553.2770553.2770553.2770553.277055
Rooney est éboueur la semaine et joueur de hurling le week-end. Il n'a pas le temps de penser au mariage...
Un yacht nommé Tortue, 1h36
Réalisé par Wendy Toye
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs John Gregson, Cecil Parker, June Thorburn, Keith Michell, Avice Landone, Betty Stockfeld
Rôle Tony Hudson
Note61% 3.063343.063343.063343.063343.06334
Tony propose à sa jeune épouse Jane de faire une petite croisière vers la Bretagne à bord de son ketch "Tortue". Ce voyage avec des amis ne va pas se passer exactement comme prévu.
Aventure à Soho, 1h38
Réalisé par Julian Amyes
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Comédie dramatique
Acteurs John Gregson, Belinda Lee, Cyril Cusack, Peter Illing, Rosalie Crutchley, Ian Bannen
Rôle Michael Morgan
Note63% 3.1900253.1900253.1900253.1900253.190025
Dans le quartier de Soho à Londres, les habitants de St Anthony's Lane vont devoir subir plusieurs jours de travaux pour refaire le revêtement de leur rue. Parmi les ouvriers, Michael est un bourreau des cœurs qui part sans se retourner quand le travail est fini. Il s'intéresse cependant à Julia et Mafalda, deux sœurs qui s'apprêtent à émigrer au Canada avec leur famille. Les prières de Julia à saint Antoine arriveront-elles à changer le cœur de Michael ?
Jacqueline
Jacqueline (1956)
, 1h29
Réalisé par Roy Ward Baker
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame
Thèmes Alcoolisme, Maladie, Psychotrope
Acteurs John Gregson, Kathleen Ryan, Noel Purcell, Cyril Cusack, Tony Wright, Maureen Swanson
Rôle Mike McNeil
Note67% 3.3745453.3745453.3745453.3745453.374545
Mike McNeil, après avoir été licencié des chantiers navals de Belfast à cause de son vertige, sombre dans l'alcoolisme. Sa fille Jacqueline va tout faire pour lui faire obtenir un nouveau travail.