John Normington

Last updated 09 January 2020

John Normington (1937-2007)
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John Normington

Born: Thursday 28th January 1937
Died: Thursday 26th July 2007 (age: 70)


John Normington was an English actor who appeared widely on British televisionfrom the 1960s until the year of his death. Normington was also a member of the Royal Shakespeare Companyperforming in more than 20 RSC productions.

He played Morgus in the 1984 classic story The Caves of Androzani and Trevor Sigma in the 1988 story The Happiness Patrol

Normington trained as an opera singer at the Northern School of Music. 

He appeared in programmes such as Murder Most English; The Caesars; Softly, Softly; Nearest and Dearest; The Edwardians; Crown Court; Upstairs, Downstairs (in the episode "Such A Lovely Man"), and ITV Playhouse.  Normington also appeared in the 1978 film The Thirty Nine Steps.

During the 1980s, he appeared in Play for Today; Yes, Prime Minister (in the episode "One of Us");Inspector Morse; My Family and Other Animals and Agatha Christie's Poirot. The following decade, Normington played roles in programmes such as The New Statesman; Peak Practice; Hetty Wainthropp Investigates; Coronation Street; The Bill, and David Copperfield. In 2001 John Normington appeared in Love in a Cold Climate.

In 2004, Normington appeared in King Lear in Stratford.