The film depicts the life of James Ignatius Rooney, a Gaelic sportsman at the weekends, and a Dublin rubbish collector during the week. She and Gregson were married in Hampstead, London in 1947 and had three daughters and three sons. Judging by the number of times it has shown up on TV, Above Us the Waves may be American viewers' favorite British war film. However the worker's employment is compromised by his severe fear of heights. Highest Rated: 100% The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) Lowest Rated: 50% The Night of the Generals (1967) Birthday: Mar 15, 1919. Last edited on 22 August 2020, at 06:06. The Titfield Thunderbolt. The Holly and the Ivy. He was credited in 40 films between 1948 and 1971, and on television from 1960 until his death. Most of the film is set in a British midget submarine, commandeered by John Mills. It was based on the 1957 novel of the same name by Catherine Cookson. Find out when and where you can watch John Gregson movies and tv shows with the full listings schedule at TVGuide.com. David Patterson. Pursuit of the Graf Spee in the United States) is a 1956 British war film in Technicolor and VistaVision by the writer-director-producer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.The film stars John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, and Peter Finch.It was distributed worldwide by Rank Film Distributors Ltd. He was featured in The Treasure of Monte Cristo and had a role in Treasure Island. Thea Gregory (née Ida Reddish 1926) is an English actress. [21] That year he was the fourth-biggest British star. He was best known for his comedy roles. 1952. John Gregson (1919 - 1975) Angels One Five (1952) [Pilot Officer 'Septic' Baird]: A fighter pilot, he is fatally injuredin a dogfight with the Luftwaffe and dies offscreen,his final broken, halting words are heard by the personnel in the control centre. She and Wagner remained married until her death seven years later on November 29, 1981 at age 43. You are here. Based on the novel of the same name by Catherine Cookson, the film sees John Gregson play the role of the title character Rooney, a Dublin garbageman who divides his time between being a spinster and the sport of throwing. Classic Movies from 1950's that are not already in one of my other playlist categories. Birthplace: Wavertree, Liverpool, England, UK. He was credited as ‘John Gregson’ in 40 films between 1948 and 1971 and on television from 1960 until his death. He was often cast as a police inspector or as a navy or army officer, or for his comedy roles in Ealing and other British films. The Battle of the River Plate (a.k.a. Jacqueline is a film directed by Roy Ward Baker with John Gregson, Kathleen Ryan, Jacqueline Ryan, Noel Purcell, Cyril Cusack .... Year: 1956. He left school at 16, work­ing first for a tele­phone com­pany, then for Liv­er­pool Cor­po­ra­tion, as the city coun­cil was then known, be­fore the Sec­ond World War. John Gregson Born: 15 March 1919, Liverpool, Lancs. He doesn't like the job, but with the mob on his back, a femme fatale in his bed and a sick friend to care for, he will have to keep all his wits about him. John Gregson. His best known drama films include The Battle of the River Plate, Angels One Five and Above Us the Waves. Tweet. 1953. Tweet. Genevieve. A small time thief is recruited by a mobster to help with the racketeering. She appeared in theatre under her real name, and then in nine British films between 1950 and 1956, including The Weak and the Wicked (1954) with her husband, John Gregson. The Brave Don't Cry is a 1952 British drama film directed by Philip Leacock and starring John Gregson, Meg Buchanan and John Rae. Directed by John Lemont. Treasure Island as Redruth The Longest Day as Padre Genevieve as Alan McKim The Lavender Hill Mob as Farrow Whisky Galore! Kenneth More has been described as his “rival” in British cinema at the time, although Gregson tended to appear in less comedy films and more dramas than More, and was less ‘broad’ in his performances. Greg­son was born of Irish descent, and grew up in Wa­vertree, Liv­er­pool, where he was ed­u­cated at Green­bank Road Pri­mary School and later at St. Fran­cis Xavier's Col­lege. Content is available under CC BY-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted. Kay Kendall, Dinah Sheridan, Kenneth More and John Gregson star in the Rank Organization's production of Genevieve. Gregson followed this with The Crowded Day (1954), a comedy; To Dorothy a Son (1954) a comedy co-starring Shelley Winters; and Three Cases of Murder (1955), an omnibus film co-starring Orson Welles. The film was a minor hit, and at the end of the year exhibitors voted Baker the seventh most popular British star at the British box office for 1957 (after Bogarde, Kenneth More, Peter Finch, John Gregson, Norman Wisdom and John Mills, and before Ian Carmichael, Jack Hawkins and Belinda Lee). David Eady’s British thriller in which a factory owner, becomes blind during an experiment on the very day his wife wants a divorce. John Gregson. Following wartime service in the Royal Navy, actor John Gregson built up an admirable list of theatrical credits. Synopsis: Jacqueline McNeil (Jacqueline Ryan) is the daughter of Belfast shipyard worker Mike McNeil (John Gregson). Publicity Listings John Gregson (The Actor) If you are looking for information about my dad, John Gregson the actor, then look no further! John Grierson, the founder of the movement, first used the term documentary in a reference to Flaherty’s film, Moana (1926), set in the South Seas, a record of a people untouched by … Dur­ing this time, he be­came in­ter­ested in am­a­teur dra­mat­ics, join­ing first his local Catholic church the­atre group at St. An­thony’s, Moss­ley Hill, and later the Liv­er­pool Play­go­ers' Club. Website dedicated to the work of John Gregson This article about an English film actor or actress is a stub. John Gregson A former telephone engineer who dabbled in amateur dramatics, John Gregson served aboard a minesweeper with the Royal Navy during World War II. Gregson gives a good performance in the lead role and he suits it well. The Brave Don't Cry. His best known drama films are probably The Battle of the River Plate, Angels One Five and Above Us the Waves. Gordon. He Is the Author of the Book ‘Behind the Screen Door: Tales from the Hollywood Hills’ After having … More information. After demobilisation, he joined the Liverpool Old Vic, making his stage debut in 'The Knight of the Burning Pestle'. Known for his work in movie franchises such as Shrek and The Chronicles of Narnia, he's the older brother of film/TV composer Rupert Gregson … I enjoyed watching John Mills film Above Us The Waves was another of the great films made during and after World War 2. Gregson also worked on TV. Harry Gregson-Williams is an award-winning film composer from the U.K. who began making his mark on the Hollywood film industry around the turn of the century. as Sammy MacCodrun All John Gregson films With Herbert Lom, Sean Connery, John Gregson, Alfred Marks. Died: 8 January 1975, Porlock Weir, Som. Highlighted works. Conflict of Wings (aka Fuss Over Feathers) is a 1954 British comedy-drama film directed by John Eldridge and starring John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow and Kieron Moore. The film is based on a novel by Don Sharp who later became a noted director. He also appeared in the Ealing comedies Whisky Galore!, The Lavender Hill Mob, and The Titfield Thunderbolt. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. John Gregson, the British film star and actor, who starred in English comedy films such as 'Genevieve'. Among his many other roles he had leads in Treasure Island and The … John Gregson appeared in 40 films between 1948 and 1971, including ‘Angels One Five’ (1952)’, ‘Above us the Waves’ (1955) and ‘The Battle of the River Plate’ (1956), as well as the Ealing Comedies ‘Whisky Galore!’ (1949), ‘The Lavender Hill Mob’ (1951)’, and ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’ (1953). in … Miracle In Soho, lobbycard, from left: John Gregson, Barbara Archer, 1957. The cast was well picked with cast membincluding John Gregson, Donald Sinden, James Robertson Justice and Michael Medwin. Gregson had a big hit with a war film, I enjoy the portrayal of looking back in my youth. Original title: Jacqueline. John Cameron. Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine. 1952. John Gregson (born Harold Thomas Gregson, 15 March 1919 – 8 January 1975) was an English actor of stage, television and film, with 40 credited film roles. But Sheridan was quietly appealing as the woman who would rather stand by the man prepared to lose the race (John Gregson) than win it with a … A fun comedy about the London to Brighton vintage car rally. (Thanks to Brian). Tweet. Rooney is a 1958 British comedy film directed by George Pollock and starring John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow and Barry Fitzgerald. Movies. Mr. Gregson, who turned to acting after service with the Royal Navy in World War II, was perhaps best known for “Genevieve,” a film based on the annual Old … Gregson were married in Hampstead, London in 1947 and had a role Treasure...: 8 January 1975, Porlock Weir, Som a mobster to help with the racketeering known drama include. 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