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English actor

John Le Mesurier is ...

Dead
Born 5 Apr 1912 in Bedford
Died 15 Nov 1983 in Ramsgate
Age71 years, 7 months
Causeliver cirrhosis
Correction?
John Le Mesurier
John Le Mesurier
Sherborne School in Dorset.

About John Le Mesurier

John Le Mesurier (, born John Elton Le Mesurier Halliley; 5 April 1912 – 15 November 1983) was an English actor. He is perhaps best remembered for his comedic role as Sergeant Arthur Wilson in the BBC television situation comedy Dad's Army (1968–77). A self-confessed "jobbing actor", Le Mesurier appeared in more than 120 films across a range of genres, normally in smaller supporting parts. Le Mesurier became interested in the stage as a young adult and enrolled at the Fay Compton Studio of Dramatic Art in 1933. From there he took a position in repertory theatre and made his stage debut in September 1934 at the Palladium Theatre in Edinburgh in the J. B. Priestley play Dangerous Corner. He later accepted an offer to work with Alec Guinness in a John Gielgud production of Hamlet. He first appeared on television in 1938 as Seigneur de Miolans in the BBC broadcast of The Marvellous History of St Bernard. During the Second World War Le Mesurier was posted to British India, as a captain with the Royal Tank Regiment. He returned to acting and made his film debut in 1948, starring in the second feature comedy short Death in the Hand, opposite Esme Percy and Ernest Jay. He undertook a number of roles on television in 1951 including Educating Archie alongside Tony Hancock. Le Mesurier had a prolific film career, appearing mostly in comedies, usually in roles portraying figures of authority such as army officers, policemen and judges. As well as Hancock's Half Hour, Le Mesurier appeared in Hancock's two principal films, The Rebel and The Punch and Judy Man. In 1971 Le Mesurier received his only award: a British Academy of Film and Television Arts "Best Television Actor" award for his lead performance in Dennis Potter's television play Traitor; it was one of the few lead roles he played during the course of his career. He took a relaxed approach to acting and felt that his parts were those of "a decent chap all at sea in a chaotic world not of his own making". Le Mesurier was married three times, most notably to the actress Hattie Jacques. A heavy drinker of alcohol for most of his life, Le Mesurier died in 1983, aged 71, from a stomach haemorrhage, brought about as a complication of cirrhosis of the liver. After his death, critics reflected that, for an actor who normally took minor roles, the viewing public were "enormously fond of him".

Films

John Le Mesurier has worked on the following films:

The Battle of the River Plate
1956 film by Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
1956
Blood of the Vampire
1958 film by Henry Cass
1958
The Pink Panther
1963 film by Blake Edwards
1963
The Hound of the Baskervilles
1959 film by Terence Fisher
1959
Jabberwocky
1977 film by Terry Gilliam
1977
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
1970 musical/romantic fantasy film
1970
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
1980 film by Peter Sellers, Richard Quine
1980
School for Scoundrels
1960 film by Robert Hamer
1960
High Flight
1957 film by John Gilling
1957
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
1975 film by Gene Wilder
1975
Dad's Army
1971 film by Norman Cohen
1971
The Liquidator
1965 film by Jack Cardiff
1965
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
1978 film by Ted Kotcheff
1978
I'm All Right Jack
1959 film by John Boulting, Roy Boulting
1959
City Under the Sea
1965 film by Jacques Tourneur
1965
The Mouse on the Moon
1963 film by Richard Lester
1963
The Day They Robbed the Bank of England
1960 film by John Guillermin
1960
The Rebel
1961 film by Robert Day
1961
The Moon-Spinners
1964 film by James Neilson
1964
Carlton-Browne of the F.O.
1959
Our Man in Havana
1959 film by Carol Reed
1959
The Wreck of the Mary Deare
1959 film by Michael Anderson
1959
Jack the Ripper
1959 British horror film
1959
Unidentified Flying Oddball
1979 film by Russ Mayberry
1979
Where the Spies Are
1965 film by Val Guest
1965
Jigsaw
1962 film by Val Guest
1962
Too Many Crooks
1959 film by Mario Zampi
1959
The 25th Hour
1967 film by Henri Verneuil
1967
The Main Attraction
1962 film by Daniel Petrie
1962
The Wrong Arm of the Law
1963 film by Cliff Owen
1963
Brothers in Law
1957 film by John Boulting, Roy Boulting
1957
Five Golden Hours
1961 film by Mario Zampi
1961
Another Time, Another Place
1958 film by Lewis Allen
1958
The Early Bird
1965 film by Robert Asher
1965
Our Man in Marrakesh
1966
What's Up Nurse!
1977 film by Derek Ford
1977
These Dangerous Years
1957 film by Herbert Wilcox
1957
Masquerade
1965 British comedy thriller film directed by Basil Dearden
1965
Village of Daughters
1962 film by George Pollock
1962
Black 13
1953 film by Ken Hughes
1953
Escape from Broadmoor
1948 film by John Gilling
1948
Dead Lucky
1960 film by Montgomery Tully
1960
Hair of the Dog
1962 film by Terry Bishop
1962