Paul Whitsun-Jones

Paul Whitsun-Jones (25 April 1923 – 14 January 1974) was a Welsh character actor.[1][2]

Paul Whitsun-Jones
Actor Paul Whitsun-Jones.jpg
Born(1923-04-25)25 April 1923
Died14 January 1974(1974-01-14) (aged 50)
Years active1953–1974
Spouse(s)Joyce W. Rankine (1949–?) (divorced) (2 children)
Sylvia E. Horswell (1962–1974) (2 children) (his death)

Born in Newport in Monmouthshire, he was educated at Merchant Taylors' School in Northwood in Middlesex. He started his acting career in 1948 with two years at York Repertory Theatre. In the West End he appeared in The Moonraker at the Saville Theatre (1952), Dangerous Curves at the Garrick Theatre (1953), and played the Wazir in Kismet at the Stoll Theatre for two years from 1955 to 1957.[3]

His early television appearances included Street Scene, The Last Tycoon, Love from Italy, Berkeley Square and Swedish Match King.[3] He played the role of Mr. Bumble in the original West End production of the musical Oliver! (1960).[4] He appeared in two Doctor Who stories: as Squire Edwards in The Smugglers (1966) and the Marshal of Solos in The Mutants (1972).[5]

Whitsun-Jones had two children by his first wife, Joyce Winifred Rankine, whom he married in 1949 and later divorced, and two from his second wife, Sylvia E. Horswell, including the actress Henrietta Whitsun-Jones.

He died of appendicitis in London in 1974 aged 50.



Title Year Role Note
The Diamond 1954 Ballistics Technician Uncredited
The Passing Stranger 1954 Lloyd
The Constant Husband 1955 Welsh Farmer Uncredited
Stock Car 1955 Turk McNeil
The Moonraker 1958 Parfitt
Next to No Time 1958 Lord
Room at the Top 1959 Man at Bar
Wrong Number 1959 Cyril
The Shakedown 1960 Fat Drinker
Let's Get Married 1960 Uncle Herbert
Bluebeards Ten Honeymoons 1960 Station Master
There Was a Crooked Man 1960 Restaurant Gentleman
The Boy Who Stole a Million 1960 Desk Sergeant
Tunes of Glory 1960 Major 'Dusty' Miller
Candidate for Murder 1962 Phillips
Doctor in Distress 1963 Grimes
The Masque of the Red Death 1964 Scarlatti
The Wild Affair 1964 Tiny Hearst
Dead Man's Chest 1965 Chef
The Wild Affair 1965 Tiny Hearst
Life at the Top 1965 Keatley
What's Good for the Goose 1969 Clark
Simon, Simon 1970 The Boss Short
All the Right Noises 1971 Mr. Melchum
Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde 1971 Sergeant Danvers
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins 1971 Elsinore (segment "Avarice")
Assassin 1973 Drunk Man
Keep It Up, Jack 1973 Mr. Fairbrother (final film role)


Title Year Role Notes
The Quatermass Experiment 1953 James Fullalove 6 episodes
Z-Cars 1962–1963 Donald Patterson / Stan Riley 2 episodes
The Saint 1963 Donald Patterson / Stan Riley 2 episodes
The Avengers 1963–1969 Charles / Sanders / Chessman 4 episodes
King of the River 1966 Mr. Jones Episode: "Susanna Goes Fishing"
United! 1966 Arnold Wilson 1 episode
Doctor Who 1966–1972 Marshal / Squire Edwards The Smugglers / The Mutants
Wild, Wild Women 1969 Mr. Harcourt 6 episodes
Department S 1969 Gresford / Martin Kyle 2 episodes
Up Pompeii! 1970 Nefarius Episode: "Exodus"
The Goodies 1970 Deputy Commissioner Butcher Episode: "Love the Police"
The Persuaders! 1971 Inspector Blanchard Episode: "Powerswitch"
Follyfoot 1973 Fat Man Episode: "The Helping Hand"
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em 1973


  1. ^ "Paul Whitsun-Jones". Archived from the original on 15 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Paul Whitsun-Jones".
  3. ^ a b Whitsun-Jones' Cast Notes in a programme for Oliver! (1960)
  4. ^ "Oliver! (Original London Cast) by Original London Cast on Apple Music". 1 November 1993.
  5. ^ John Kenneth Muir (2015). A Critical History of Doctor Who on Television. McFarland. p. 201. ISBN 978-1-4766-0454-1.

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