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John Tatum (IV) (1911–1996)


Prolific and ubiquitous British bit player John Tatum was born John Kenneth Tatham on July 29, 1911 in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England. A former dance instructor and longtime stand-in for Trevor Howard, Tatum first began popping in films in often uncredited minor roles in the mid-1940's. With his trademark dour face and matching grumpy ... See full bio »

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Are You Being Served? Browsing Customer / Customer
(1974-1975)
The Wrong Box Verger
(1966)
Two in Clover Committee Member
(1969)

Filmography

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 1982 Gandhi
Church Congregation Member (uncredited)
 1981 Lady Chatterley's Lover
Ballroom Guest (uncredited)
 1980 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
Man at Funeral Service / Pub Customer
- Fear of God: Part 1: A Question of Gravity (1980) ... Man at Funeral Service (uncredited)
- Dying Day: Part 3: Mr. Skipling Fights Back (1980) ... Pub Customer (uncredited)
 1979 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Man Dancing at Grand Hotel (uncredited)
 1979 The Human Factor
Club Member (uncredited)
 1979 Quatermass (TV Mini-Series)
Elderly Soldier
- An Endangered Species (1979) ... Elderly Soldier (uncredited)
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie)
1st Class Passenger (uncredited)
 1978-1979 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Juror / Dancer at Savoy / Court Reporter
- Rumpole and the Man of God (1979) ... Juror (uncredited)
- Rumpole and the Heavy Brigade (1978) ... Dancer at Savoy (uncredited)
- Rumpole and the Younger Generation (1978) ... Court Reporter (uncredited)
 1978 The Thirty Nine Steps
Parliamentary Committee Member (uncredited)
 1978 Hazell (TV Series)
Detective in Car Following Hazell
- Hazell Works for Nothing (1978) ... Detective in Car Following Hazell (uncredited)
 1978 The Big Sleep
Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1976-1977 The New Avengers (TV Series)
Usher / Lord Elliston
- Medium Rare (1977) ... Usher (uncredited)
- The Midas Touch (1976) ... Lord Elliston (uncredited)
 1977 Sweeney!
Conference Official (uncredited)
 1976 Voyage of the Damned
Dancing Man in Brothel (uncredited)
 1976 The Likely Lads
Bob's Grandfather (uncredited)
 1973-1975 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Studio Extra / Member of Parliament
- Alberto (1975) ... Studio Extra (uncredited)
- Word of Honour (1973) ... Member of Parliament (uncredited)
 1974-1975 Are You Being Served? (TV Series)
Customer / Browsing Customer
- Wedding Bells (1975) ... Customer
- Hoorah for the Holidays (1974) ... Browsing Customer (uncredited)
 1975 Love Among the Ruins (TV Movie)
Jury Member (uncredited)
 1974 The Tamarind Seed
Diner in Restuarant (uncredited)
 1974 S*P*Y*S
Restaurant Diner (uncredited)
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini-Series)
Reporter
- Part One & Two (1974) ... Reporter (uncredited)
 1974 The Pallisers (TV Mini-Series)
Member of Parliament / Gentleman
- Part Eight (1974) ... Member of Parliament (uncredited)
- Part Five (1974) ... Gentleman (uncredited)
- Part Four (1974) ... Member of Parliament (uncredited)
 1973 The Lovers!
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1973 Digby: The Biggest Dog in the World
NATO Committee Member (uncredited)
 1973 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series)
Extra in Library
- Frank Goes Over the Edge (1973) ... Extra in Library (uncredited)
 1973 The MacKintosh Man
Court Recorder (uncredited)
 1972-1973 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Juror / Guest at Retirement Party / Police Driver
- Weight of Evidence (1973) ... Juror (uncredited)
- Nothing to Live For (1972) ... Guest at Retirement Party (uncredited)
- And When You're Wrong (1972) ... Police Driver (uncredited)
 1973 The Wild Little Bunch
Policeman (uncredited)
 1973 The Hireling
Boxing Club Committee Member (uncredited)
 1972-1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Man leaving Stopford's office / Man in warehouse / Bar Patron / ...
- Mr. Calloway Is a Very Cautious Man (1973) ... Man leaving Stopford's office (uncredited)
- Target! (1972) ... Man in warehouse (uncredited)
- Nearly the End of the Picture (1972) ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
- Miss Me Once, Miss Me Twice and Miss Me Once Again (1972) ... Man Getting off Elevator (uncredited)
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Man in Hotel Bar
- Anatomy of Terror (1973) ... Man in Hotel Bar (uncredited)
 1973 The Death Wheelers
Crime Scene Spectator (uncredited)
 1972 For the Love of Ada
Pensioner on Coach Trip (uncredited)
 1972 That's Your Funeral
Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
 1972 Lady Caroline Lamb
Duke of Wellington's Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1972 Young Winston
Member of Parliament (uncredited)
 1972 Father, Dear Father (TV Series)
Cricket Umpire
- Unaccustomed as I Am (1972) ... Cricket Umpire (uncredited)
 1972 Alcock and Gander (TV Series)
Police Driver
- Pontoon (1972) ... Police Driver (uncredited)
 1972 Callan (TV Series)
Bridge Player
- None of Your Business (1972) ... Bridge Player (uncredited)
 1972 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Man at Hotel Reception
- Nuisance Value (1972) ... Man at Hotel Reception (uncredited)
 1971 Please Sir!
Man in Pub (uncredited)
 1971 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Coven Member / Villager
- The Dæmons: Episode Five (1971) ... Coven Member (uncredited)
- The Dæmons: Episode Four (1971) ... Coven Member (uncredited)
- The Dæmons: Episode Two (1971) ... Villager (uncredited)
- The Dæmons: Episode One (1971) ... Villager (uncredited)
 1971 The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Porter (uncredited)
 1971 The Fourth Victim
Juror (uncredited)
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Guilty Party Audience
- Cue Murder! (1971) ... Guilty Party Audience (uncredited)
 1971 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Gambler
- Something Big (1971) ... Gambler (uncredited)
 1971 10 Rillington Place
Court Reporter (uncredited)
 1970 All the Way Up
Dinner Dance Guest (uncredited)
 1970 There's a Girl in My Soup
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1970 The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
Army Official (uncredited)
 1970 Trog
Reporter (uncredited)
 1970 Deep End
Tube Passenger (uncredited)
 1970 Cry of the Banshee
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1970 Hoffman
Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
 1970 One More Time
Court Policeman (uncredited)
 1970 Taste the Blood of Dracula
Cafe Royal Patron (uncredited)
 1970 The Walking Stick
Policeman (uncredited)
 1969-1970 Department S (TV Series)
Man at London Airport / Auction Porter / Bystander
- A Ticket to Nowhere (1970) ... Man at London Airport (uncredited)
- Death on Reflection (1969) ... Auction Porter (uncredited)
- The Duplicated Man (1969) ... Bystander (uncredited)
 1970 The Reckoning
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1969 The Magic Christian
Man in Cinema (uncredited)
 1969 Run a Crooked Mile (TV Movie)
Cartel Member (uncredited)
 1969 Battle of Britain
Fighter Command Officer (uncredited)
 1969 A Touch of Love
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1969 Sophie's Place
Tourist at Greyfriars House (uncredited)
 1968-1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Man on Train / Gambler / Senator / ...
- Get Me Out of Here! (1969) ... Man on Train (uncredited)
- A Case of Lemmings (1969) ... Gambler (uncredited)
- Shadow of the Panther (1969) ... Senator (uncredited)
- The Invisible Man (1968) ... NY Bank Clerk (uncredited)
 1969 Two in Clover (TV Series)
Committee Member
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... Committee Member
 1962-1968 The Saint (TV Series)
Doctor in rest room / Court Officer / Doorman / ...
- The Master Plan (1968) ... Doctor in rest room (uncredited)
- When Spring Is Sprung (1967) ... Court Officer (uncredited)
- Interlude in Venice (1966) ... Doorman (uncredited)
- The Russian Prisoner (1966) ... Man in Travel Office (uncredited)
- The Checkered Flag (1965) ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
 1968 Deadfall
Concert Attendee (uncredited)
 1968 The High Commissioner
Wimbledon Tennis Spectator (uncredited)
 1968 The Devil Rides Out
Satanist (uncredited)
 1968 Interlude
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1968 Only When I Larf
Restaurant Diner (uncredited)
 1968 Prudence and the Pill
Man Sitting in Grandstand at the Races (uncredited)
 1968 Hammerhead
Audience Member at Music Recital (uncredited)
 1968 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Bentley Driver
- Fall Out (1968) ... Bentley Driver (uncredited)
 1967 I'll Never Forget What's'isname
Old Edgecumbian (uncredited)
 1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Hotel Guest / Cafe Patron
- Find the Lady (1967) ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
- Dead Man's Shoes (1967) ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
 1967 The Dirty Dozen
German Officer (uncredited)
 1966-1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Passenger at Norborough / Lift Operator
- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station (1967) ... Passenger at Norborough (uncredited)
- Room Without a View (1966) ... Lift Operator (uncredited)
 1967 Mister Ten Per Cent
Theatre Audience (uncredited)
 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Person in Banqueting Hall
- Face in a Mirror (1967) ... Person in Banqueting Hall (uncredited)
 1966 The Trygon Factor
Policeman in Warehouse (uncredited)
 1966 The Wrong Box
Verger
 1966 Arabesque
Racegoer (uncredited)
 1966 The Baron (TV Series)
Airline Passenger
- Farewell to Yesterday (1966) ... Airline Passenger (uncredited)
 1966 Morgan!
Wrestling Match Spectator (uncredited)
 1966 The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery
Bank Clerk (uncredited)
 1966 Carnaby, M.D.
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1962-1965 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Party Guest / Man at Airlline Check In Desk / Furrier
- The Material Witness (1965) ... Party Guest (uncredited)
- The Invisible Asset (1963) ... Man at Airlline Check In Desk (uncredited)
- The Guilty Party (1962) ... Furrier (uncredited)
 1965 Up Jumped a Swagman
Sect Member (uncredited)
 1965 The Wild Affair
Seated Shopper (uncredited)
 1965 The Early Bird
Man in Office (uncredited)
 1965 The Liquidator
Commuter on Platform (uncredited)
 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing
Man in Pub (uncredited)
 1965 You Must Be Joking!
Lloyds of London Board Member (uncredited)
 1965 Darling
Man at Tube Station (uncredited)
 1965 Two Left Feet
Cafe'Owner (uncredited)
 1965 Repulsion
Man in Pub (uncredited)
 1965 Hysteria
Man on Embankment (uncredited)
 1965 Operation Crossbow
German Officer (uncredited)
 1965 Be My Guest
Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
 1964-1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Technician Being Fingerprinted / Casino Patron / Constable
- That's Two of Us Sorry (1965) ... Technician Being Fingerprinted (uncredited)
- The Battle of the Cameras (1964) ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
- Colony Three (1964) ... Constable (uncredited)
 1964 Gonks Go Beat
Galaxian Guard (uncredited)
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Ascot Attendee (uncredited)
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Man in Street / Town Hall Official
- The Tin God (1964) ... Man in Street (uncredited)
- The 'V' Men (1964) ... Town Hall Official (uncredited)
 1964 The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1964 Devil Doll
Charity Ball Guest (uncredited)
 1960-1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Club Patron / Man in Bar / Police Officer / ...
- Act of Murder (1964) ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
- Playback (1962) ... Club Patron (uncredited)
- Time to Remember (1962) ... Police Officer (uncredited)
- Attempt to Kill (1961) ... Pub Patron (uncredited)
- Man at the Carlton Tower (1961) ... Club Patron (uncredited)
 1964 The Comedy Man
Pub Patron (uncredited)
 1964 Crooks in Cloisters
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Policeman (uncredited)
 1964 Walk a Tightrope
Fingerprint Man (uncredited)
 1964 Contest Girl
Audience at Talk of the Town (uncredited)
 1964 A Shot in the Dark
Kazak Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
 1964 The Third Secret
Policeman (uncredited)
 1963 The Marked One
Man in Pub (uncredited)
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Auction Patron
- Not Quite Fully Covered (1963) ... Auction Patron (uncredited)
 1963 What a Crazy World
Policeman at Dance Hall Fight (uncredited)
 1963 The Model Murder Case
Police Constable at Jazz Club (uncredited)
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Jury Member
- Covenant with Death (1963) ... Jury Member (uncredited)
 1963 Bomb in the High Street
Getaway Driver (uncredited)
 1963 Dr. Crippen
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1963 A Place to Go
Man at Greyhound Stadium (uncredited)
 1962 The Fast Lady
Policeman in Court (uncredited)
 1962 Time to Remember
Plain Clothes Policeman (uncredited)
 1961-1962 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Aftershow Party Guest / Defence Council / Party Guest
- The Green Shoes (1962) ... Aftershow Party Guest (uncredited)
- Assassin (1961) ... Defence Council (uncredited)
- Bullet with My Name on It (1961) ... Party Guest (uncredited)
 1962 The Password Is Courage
Prisoner of War (uncredited)
 1962 Mix Me a Person
Prison Officer (uncredited)
 1962 Walk in the Shadow
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1962 Jigsaw
Man in Greenwich Pub (uncredited)
 1962 Serena
PC Barrow (uncredited)
 1962 Postman's Knock
Tour Party Member (uncredited)
 1962 Ring-A-Ding Rhythm!
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1961 Attempt to Kill
Man Leaving Pub (uncredited)
 1961 Touch of Death
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1961 The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Policeman at Water Station (uncredited)
 1961 Nothing Barred
Policeman (uncredited)
 1961 Operation Snafu
Recruit (uncredited)
 1961 The Devil's Daffodil
Detective (uncredited)
 1961 The Square Mile Murder (Short)
Detective (uncredited)
 1961 Spare the Rod
Police Constable (uncredited)
 1961 The Guns of Navarone
General's Aide (uncredited)
 1961 Call Me Genius
Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
 1961 I Promised to Pay
Witness to Pub Fight (uncredited)
 1960 The Hands of Orlac
Concert Audience (uncredited)
 1960 The Man Who Was Nobody
Roulette Player (uncredited)
 1960 The Bulldog Breed
Naval Officer (uncredited)
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
Interviewer / Porter / Messenger
- The Sisters (1960) ... Interviewer (uncredited)
- Position of Trust (1960) ... Porter (uncredited)
- The Girl in Pink Pajamas (1960) ... Messenger (uncredited)
 1960 Man in the Moon
Jolly Woodman Pub Patron (uncredited)
 1960 The Millionairess
Company Director (uncredited)
 1960 Man from Interpol (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- Multi-Murder (1960) ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1960 Piccadilly Third Stop
Policeman at Padlocked gate (uncredited)
 1960 There Was a Crooked Man
Policeman (uncredited)
 1960 Wild for Kicks
Policeman Outside Cafe (uncredited)
 1960 Make Mine Mink
Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1960 Doctor in Love
Haystack Club Patron (uncredited)
 1959-1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Military Policeman / Man at Auction / Airline Passenger
- The Heritage (1960) ... Military Policeman (uncredited)
- National Treasure (1959) ... Man at Auction (uncredited)
- The Prime Minister (1959) ... Airline Passenger (uncredited)
 1960 The Trials of Oscar Wilde
Man in Court (uncredited)
 1960 Hell Is a City
Policeman (uncredited)
 1959-1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Interpol Officer / French Policeman / Man at Fashion Show
- A Foreign Body (1960) ... French Policeman (uncredited)
- Last Man Lucky (1959) ... Interpol Officer (uncredited)
- Diamond S.O.S. (1959) ... Man at Fashion Show (uncredited)
- You Can't Die Twice (1959) ... Interpol Officer (uncredited)
 1960 Never Take Sweets from a Stranger
Policeman (uncredited)
 1960 The Flesh and the Fiends
Guard (uncredited)
 1959 The Ghost Train Murder (Short)
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1959 Our Man in Havana
Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
 1958-1959 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Policeman / Casino Patron / Customs Officer / ...
- The Big Plot (1959) ... Policeman (uncredited)
- The Rocket (1959) ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
- Man in Disguise (1959) ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
- Jailbreak (1958) ... Prison Officer (uncredited)
- The Locked Room (1958) ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1959 Jet Storm
Airline Official (uncredited)
 1959 The Mouse That Roared
American Admiral (uncredited)
 1959 Operation Bullshine
Photographer (uncredited)
 1959 Breakout
Kitchen Warder (uncredited)
 1959 Idol on Parade
Policeman (uncredited)
 1959 Subway in the Sky
Man in Nightclub (uncredited)
 1958 Behind the Mask
Man in Crowd Awaiting Exam Results (uncredited)
 1958 Blind Spot
Bar Patron Majestic Hotel (uncredited)
 1958 A Night to Remember
First Class Passenger (uncredited)
 1958 The Key
Salvage Unit Captain (uncredited)
 1958 Undercover Girl
Man in Bar (uncredited)
 1958 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
 1958 Violent Playground
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1957 The End of the Line
Police Photographer (uncredited)
 1957 Count Five and Die
Army Captain (uncredited)
 1957 Just My Luck
Cinema Patron (uncredited)
 1957 The Truth About Women
Guest at Ball (uncredited)
 1950 Stage Fright
Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
 1950 The 20 Questions Murder Mystery
20 Questions Audience Member (uncredited)
 1949 A Run for Your Money
Fleet Street Pedestrian (uncredited)
 1948 River Patrol
Policeman in Break Room (uncredited)
 1948 Sleeping Car to Trieste
Guest at Embassy Function (uncredited)
 1948 Bond Street
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1948 Easy Money
Nightclub Patron (segment The Night Club Story) (uncredited)
 1947 Nightbeat
Dance Hall Patron (uncredited)
 1947 The Upturned Glass
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1946 Bedelia
Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
 1946 The Years Between
Member of Parliament (uncredited)
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