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Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson was born in Upminster, Essex, and is a distinguished actor, writer and producer. Johnson trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London and made his first professional appearance on stage with Sir John Gielgud's company. During the Second World War he served in the navy, and made his film debut in 1951. Johnson's biggest successes as a film actor came with The Haunting and as Bulldog Drummond in the 1966's Deadlier Than the Male and 1969's Some Girls Do It. He also appeared in several Italian films, including Lucio Fulci's cult classic Zombie 2. During the 1970's he starred with the Royal Shakespeare Company and played Marc Anthony in Anthony and Cleopatra and the title role in Cymbeline in 1982. Johnson continues to appear on film and television, often in historical dramas, as well as acting on stage in the West End and lecturing on Shakespeare. Johnson's second wife was the Hollywood actress Kim Novak, with whom he appeared in the 1965 film, The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders. Some of Johnson's notable film credits include: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Scoop, Diving In, Lady Jane, Zombie, Screamers, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and Julius Caesar. For television, Johnson's credits include: The Raven, Waking the Dead, Midsomer Murders, Doc Martin, The Robinsons, The Royal, Happy Days, Tales from the Crypt, A Man for All Seasons, Murder She Wrote and Pride and Prejudice."

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Richard Johnson Facts

BirthdayJuly 30, 1927 (95)
BirthplaceUpminster, Essex, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

The Spy Next Door
The Firm
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
1:00 A.M.
MacGyver Pilot
The Ringer
King Kong
Under Heavy Fire
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