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John Junkin

John Junkin

John Francis Junkin (January 29, 1930, Ealing, London - March 7, 2006, Aylesbury) was a British radio, television and film performer and scriptwriter. He was best known for his appearances in television comedy shows.

In 1960 Junkin joined Joan Littlewood's Stratford East Theatre Workshop, and played the lead in the original production of Sparrers Can't Sing. A few years later he joined the Royal Court Theatre company. His next move was into television, where he played a wide diversity of roles, however he is best remembered for his comedy roles and his appearances as a television quiz master.

Junkin died from lung cancer, emphysema and asthma on March 7, 2006 in the Florence Nightingale House, Stoke Mandeville.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

John Junkin Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJanuary 29, 1930
SignAquarius
BirthplaceEaling, London, England, United Kingdom
Date of deathMarch 7, 2006 (Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom, age 76)

Selected Filmography

Agent 8 3/4
Football Factory
The Football Factory
Lord Peter Wimsey
The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night
Dirk Bogarde Collection
Girl From Rio
The Wrong Box
The Pumpkin Eater
Kaleidoscope
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