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John Judd

John Judd (born John Williams, 23rd Februrary 1947) is a British actor.

He was a London policeman, schoolteacher and driving instructor prior to attending The Guildford School of Acting.

Theatre & televisionEdit

John has worked extensively in theatres all over the UK, playing the role of 'Shylock' in Merchant of Venice, 'Terri Dennis' in Privates On Parade, and 'Blind Pew' in the musical version of Treasure Island. John's own stage show, Here's A How Dee Doo! or Twisted Cues & Elliptical Balls, based on the lives of Gilbert & Sullivan, played all over the UK, the West End, on radio and in Canada.

His television roles include Minder, The Professionals, Target, The Chinese Detective, The Sweeney, Juliet Bravo, The Prince and The Pauper, Operation Good Guys, Devices & Desires, Rockliffes' Folly, The Bill, Coronation Street, Private Shultz, Marjorie & Men, Boogie Outlaws, Hold The Back Page, Space 1999, Those Glory Days, Angels, Chucklevision, Jossy's Giants, and The Tomorrow People.

He also provided many of the voice-overs for Inspector Morse, Poirot, Dempsey & Makepeace, Minder and The Sweeney.


Credits include A Bridge Too Far, The Oddjob, The Appointment, Two Of Us and as brutal borstal warder Mr Sands in the much-acclaimed Scum.

He worked with Ray Winstone again in 1979's That Summer, appearing as a swimming coach.

Personal LifeEdit

John Judd is married to singer and actress Helen Shapiro and lives in Kent.

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