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John Wells (2)

John Wells was a British actor, writer and satirist.

Wells began his television career as a writer on That Was The Week That Was, the 1960s weekly satire show that launched the careers of David Frost and Millicent Martin, among others. Besides making cameo appearances in films such as Casino Royale (1968), television dramas like Casanova (1987), and comedy shows like Yes, Minister, he also wrote television scripts and screenplays, notably Princess Caraboo (1994). His major triumph was the 1980s stage comedy, Anyone for Denis?, in which he impersonated Denis Thatcher. The play was a major West End hit, and toured the UK.

Wells died of cancer.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

John Wells (2) Facts

BirthdayNovember 17, 1936
BirthplaceAshford, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Date of deathJanuary 11, 1998 (Sussex, England, United Kingdom, age 61)

Selected Filmography

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