Tuesday, 15 May 2012

John Tordoff

Actor John Tordoff as Thomas Knapp in the period detective series Campion

John Tordoff: 

He retired from acting a few years ago – and now designs gardens and paints in Umbria – but a welcome sight whenever he pops up in roles as put-upon coppers, harassed officials, and quizzical passers-by. His downbeat, measured delivery often serves to suggest a level of intellectual depth and dignified patience, even to the most modest role.

Seen in TV including 'Campion', 'The Sweeney', 'The Rivals Of Sherlock Holmes', 'Citizen Smith', 'Coronation Street' (as three different characters, in '68, '78 and '99), and, more memorably for me, 'Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle' as ghoulish forensic officer Mr Warlock. 

Film parts range from a tiny  role in a cafe scene in 'Billy Liar' (1963) to 'Without A Clue' (1988),  Michael Winner's 'Parting Shots' (1999) and 'Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves' (1991).

John Tordoff - imdb profile

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