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John Cater (17 January 1932 – 21 March 2009) was an English actor.[2]

John Cater
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John Edward Cater

(1932-01-17)17 January 1932
Hendon, London, England
Died21 March 2009(2009-03-21) (aged 77)[1]
London, England
Years active1958–2008
Spouse(s)Wendy Gifford (1963–2009; his death)

His television credits include: Danger Man; Z-Cars; The Avengers; The Baron; Doctor Who (in the serial The War Machines); Follyfoot; Softly, Softly; Department S; Up Pompeii!; Dad's Army; The Naked Civil Servant; I, Claudius; Alcock and Gander; The Duchess of Duke Street; The Sweeney; Inspector Morse; Bergerac; One Foot in the Grave; Lovejoy; Jeeves and Wooster; Midsomer Murders and Doctors.[3]

His film appearances include: The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Dr. Phibes Rises Again and Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter.[4]


Television rolesEdit

Year Title Role
1966 Doctor Who The War Machines Professor Krimpton
1967 The Avengers (The Living Dead) Olliphant
1970 Dad's Army (The Two and a Half Feathers) George Clarke
1972 Alcock and Gander Ernest
1973 Seven of One Horace
1976 and 1977 The Duchess of Duke Street Joseph Starr
1975 The Naked Civil Servant Psychiatrist
1976 Nobody's House (TV series) Mr Jacobs
1976 I, Claudius Tiberius Claudius Narcissus
1978 The Sweeney (Money, Money, Money) Alec Slemen
1978 to 1981 Rosie Merv
1979 The Glums Burglar
1980 to 1984 The Other 'Arf George Watts
1982 Anyone for Denis? Maurice Picarda
1983 Jack of Diamonds Foxwell
1987 The Devil's Disciple Uncle Titus Dudgeon
1989 The Woman in Black Arnold Pepperell
1991 Prisoner of Honor New War Minister
1993 Full Stretch Doorman
1993 Maigret (Maigret on the Defensive) Porter
1998 Goodnight Mister Tom Dr. Little
2004 Chucklevision Maurice
2005 Bad Girls Solicitor

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Death Notices - John Cater". The Guardian. Guardian Newspapers. 4 April 2009.
  2. ^ "John Cater". BFI.
  3. ^ "John Cater". CBS Interactive.
  4. ^ "John Cater - Movies and Filmography - AllMovie". AllMovie.

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