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John Hallam

Last updated 27 July 2014


John Hallam (1941-2006) - Image Credit: BBC
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John William Francis Hallam

Born: Tue 28th October 1941
Died: Tue 14th November 2006 (age: 65)



John Hallam was a Northern Irish character actor.

He appeared in many film and television roles including Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Murphy's War (1971), The Pallisers (1974), The Mallens (1979), Flash Gordon (1980), Dragonslayer (1981), the BBC television adaptations of Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1989) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). He also appears in the director's cut of the 1973 film The Wicker Man as McTaggart.

In 1973 he played the troubled Dr. Peter Conway in the science fiction series Moonbase 3.

He appeared in  Doctor Who as the memorable alien "Light" in the serial Ghost Light (1989). He was also known as Barnsey, the prison cell mate of Den Watts in EastEnders.

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