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John Elton Le Mesurier Halliley Net Worth

John Elton Le Mesurier Halliley Net Worth is
$300,000

John Elton Le Mesurier Halliley Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

John Le Mesurier (pron. "measurer", born John Elton Le Mesurier Halliley; 5 April 1912 – 15 November 1983) was an English actor. He is perhaps best remembered for his comedic role as Sergeant Arthur Wilson in the BBC television situation comedy Dad's Army (1968–77). A self-confessed "jobbing actor", Le Mesurier appeared in more than 120 films across a range of genres, normally in smaller supporting parts.Le Mesurier became interested in the stage as a young adult and enrolled at the Fay Compton Studio of Dramatic Art in 1933. From there he took a position in repertory theatre and made his stage debut in September 1934 at the Palladium Theatre in Edinburgh in the J. B. Priestley play Dangerous Corner. He later accepted an offer to work with Alec Guinness in a John Gielgud production of Hamlet. He first appeared on television in 1938 as Seigneur de Miolans in the BBC broadcast of The Marvellous History of St Bernard. During the Second World War Le Mesurier was posted to British India, as a captain with the Royal Tank Regiment. He returned to acting and made his film debut in 1948, starring in the second feature comedy short Death in the Hand, opposite Esme Percy and Ernest Jay. He undertook a number of roles on television in 1951 including Educating Archie alongside Tony Hancock.Le Mesurier had a prolific film career, appearing mostly in comedies, usually in roles portraying figures of authority such as army officers, policemen and judges. As well as Hancock's Half Hour, Le Mesurier appeared in Hancock's two principal films, The Rebel and The Punch and Judy Man. In 1971 Le Mesurier received his only award: a British Academy of Film and Television Arts "Best Television Actor" award for his lead performance in Dennis Potter's television play Traitor; it was one of the few lead roles he played during the course of his career.He took a relaxed approach to acting and felt that his parts were those of "a decent chap all at sea in a chaotic world not of his own making". Le Mesurier was married three times, most notably to the actress Hattie Jacques. A heavy drinker of alcohol for most of his life, Le Mesurier died in 1983, aged 71, from a stomach haemorrhage, brought about by a complication of cirrhosis of the liver. After his death, critics reflected that, for an actor who normally took minor roles, the viewing public were "enormously fond of him".
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Date Of BirthApril 5, 1912
Died1983-11-15
Place Of BirthBedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
SpouseJune Melville, Hattie Jacques, Joan Le Mesurier
ChildrenRobin Le Mesurier, Kim Le Mesurier, Kim Le Mesurier, Robin Le Mesurier
Star SignAries
#Trademark
1vague and absent-minded, with a cultured voice
#Fact
1He met Joan Malin, who would become his 3rd wife when she was the assistant choreographer on the stage production of Dad's Army.
2In 1977 he was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver but recovered and lived for another 6 years before dying in Ramsgate hospital.
3John grew up in Bury St Edmunds where following his father's wishes he studied law for a while worked in a solicitor's office but his love was acting and he eventually joined a rep company.
4He loved jazz and going to Ronnie Scott's in London.
5Voiced the Home Pride Flour commercials on television for 16 years.
6Made a series of commercials for British Airways for Australian television.
7Says in his autobiography that the original idea for Dads Army was for him to play Captain Mainwaring and for Arthur Lowe to be an NCO. He says 'I hate to think how we would have fared if we had followed that'.
8Son of Charles Elton (1881-1964) and Amy Michelle Halliley (née Le Mesurier) (1878-1968).
9Best known for his role on Dad's Army, he went on to play Bilbo Baggins in the BBC Radio production of The Lord of the Rings, opposite Ian Holm and Bill Nighy. Holm went on to play Bilbo in Peter Jackson's films, while Nighy appeared in the film version of Dad's Army.
10A memorial service for him took place at St Paul's, Covent Garden (commonly known as the Actors' Church) on 16 February 1984.
11His surname was pronounced like "measurer" - the "i" was silent.
12His autobiography "A Jobbing Actor" was released posthumously in 1984.
13Separated from his wife Joan Le Mesurier in the mid-1960s when she had an affair with their mutual friend Tony Hancock. John was understanding, and they began living together again after Hancock's death in 1968.
14In her book, "Dear John", Joan Le Mesurier gives her husband's date of death as 16th November 1983.
15Quoted as saying "It's all been rather lovely" before slipping into a final coma.
16Asked his wife Joan to place in The Times the following announcement of his death: "John Le Mesurier wishes it to be known that he conked out on November 15th. He sadly misses his family and friends."
17Two sons with actress Hattie Jacques: Robin Le Mesurier (born 22 March 1953) and Kim Le Mesurier (born 12 October 1956). Kim died of an accidental drugs overdose on 6 October 1991, exactly 11 years after his mother's death.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In the Cool of the Day1963Dr. Arraman
The Mouse on the Moon1963British Delegate
The Punch and Judy Man1963The Sandman
Hancock1963TV SeriesAmbrose Butterfield
The Wrong Arm of the Law1963Assistant Commissioner
Mr. Justice Duncannon1963TV SeriesMr. Justice Hoop
We Joined the Navy1962George Dewberry Sr.
The Main Attraction1962Bozo
Dial RIX1962TV SeriesGeorge Frampton
Jigsaw1962Mr. Simpson
Waltz of the Toreadors1962Rev. Grimsley
Go to Blazes1962Fisherman
Mrs. Gibbons' Boys1962Coles
Village of Daughters1962Don Calogere
The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre1962TV SeriesWarden
Only Two Can Play1962Salter
Flat Two1962Warden
Hair of the Dog1962Sir Mortimer Gallant
Ghost Squad1961TV SeriesVolgu
Operation Snafu1961Hixon
Invasion Quartet1961Colonel
Hancock1961TV SeriesThe Air Marshall
Why Bother to Knock1961Father
A Coming-Out Party1961Piggott, Escape Officer
I Like Money1961Blackmailer
Call Me Genius1961Office Manager
The Night We Got the Bird1961Clerk of the Court
Five Golden Hours1961Dr. Alfieri
The Pursuers1961TV SeriesJoe Raker
The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's1960Minister of Education
The Bulldog Breed1960Prosecuting Counsel
Danger Man1960TV SeriesAlvarado
Doctor in Love1960Dr. Mincing
Never Let Go1960Pennington
Dead Lucky1960Inspector Corcoran
The Day They Robbed the Bank of England1960Green
Hancock's Half Hour1957-1960TV SeriesDoctor Callaghan / Ship's Captain / National Trust official / ...
Somerset Maugham Hour1960TV SeriesColonel Brabazon
School for Scoundrels1960Head Waiter
Let's Get Married1960Dean
Man from Interpol1960TV SeriesCount Salon
A Touch of Larceny1960Head of the Admiralty (uncredited)
Our Man in Havana1959Louis - Waiter (uncredited)
Follow a Star1959Birkett
The Third Man1959TV SeriesPrime Minister
Desert Mice1959Staff Colonel
Ben-Hur1959Doctor (uncredited)
The Wreck of the Mary Deare1959M.O.A. Lawyer (uncredited)
Interpol Calling1959TV SeriesMonsieur Iamprou
I'm All Right Jack1959Waters
Shake Hands with the Devil1959British General
Jack the Ripper1959Dr. Tranter
The Hound of the Baskervilles1959Barrymore
William Tell1959TV SeriesDuke of Burgundy
Man in a Cocked Hat1959Grand Duke Alexis
Too Many Crooks1959Magistrate
The Lady Is a Square1959Fergusson
Operation Amsterdam1959Colonel Janssen
The Captain's Table1959Sir Angus
The Vise1957-1959TV SeriesSir Robert Quinlan / Professor Franz Tomulkin / Wilson
Target1958TV Series
Hell, Heaven or Hoboken1958Adjutant R.A.P.C.
Blood of the Vampire1958Judge
Man with a Gun1958Harry Drayson
Blind Spot1958Mr. Brent
Law and Disorder1958Sir Humphrey Pomfret
The Moonraker1958Cromwell
Another Time, Another Place1958Dr. Aldridge
Gideon of Scotland Yard1958Prosecuting Barrister (uncredited)
ITV Television Playhouse1957-1958TV SeriesDr. Kulenaty / Luigi
Happy Is the Bride1958Chaytor
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk1958Judge
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1957TV SeriesProsecuting Counsel
High Flight1957Commandant
The Gay Cavalier1957TV SeriesSir Richard Willis
Dangerous Youth1957Commanding Officer
Paradise Lagoon1957Monsieur Floury (uncredited)
The Good Companions1957Monte Mortimer
Brothers in Law1957His Honour Judge Ryman
Rheingold Theatre1955-1957TV SeriesInspector Burroughs / Dr. Lloyd / Geoffrey Warren / ...
Sword of Freedom1957TV SeriesGuilio Basti
The Errol Flynn Theatre1956TV SeriesCuré
Pursuit of the Graf Spee1956Rev. George Groves - Padre, HMS Exeter (uncredited)
Assignment Foreign Legion1956TV SeriesLeblond
The Baby and the Battleship1956The Marshal's Aide
Private's Progress1956Psychiatrist
The Granville Melodramas1955TV SeriesMr. Rencelaw / Sir John / Sir William Ralston
Josephine and Men1955Registrar
A Time to Kill1955Phineas Tilliard
Twenty Minutes South1955TV MovieArthur Harris
Make Me an Offer1955Mr. Toshack (uncredited)
Police Dog1955Inspector
The Unguarded Hour1955TV MoviePewson
Happy Holidays1954TV SeriesMr. Mulberry
Immediate Disaster1954Man at Desk (uncredited)
Twist of Fate1954Man at Baccarat Table (uncredited)
Dangerous Cargo1954Luigi
The Pleasure Garden1953ShortCol. Pall K Gargoyle
A Time to Be Born1953TV MovieAn Innkeeper
Black 131953Inspector
In Search of Maitland1953TV MovieDoctor Martin
The Blue Parrot1953Henry Carson
The Drayton Case1953ShortInspector Henley
Vampire Over London1952Scotland Yard Man (uncredited)
Saturday Special1952TV Series
The Twelfth Brother1952TV ShortJudah (6th July version)
Blind Man's Bluff1952Lefty Jones
A Time to Be Born1951TV MovieJoseph
Never Take No for an Answer1951
Sherlock Holmes1951TV Mini-SeriesEduardo Lucas
Show Me a Spy1951TV SeriesSir Alexander Blythe
The Railway Children1951TV SeriesDr. Forrest / Doctor
Whirligig1951TV SeriesMr. Lumber's Shop segment
Dark Interval1950Cedric, the butler
A Matter of Murder1949Ginter
Old Mother Riley's New Venture1949Karl
Escape from Broadmoor1948ShortPendicot
Death in the Hand1948ShortJack Mottram
The Hangman Waits1947Newspaper office worker
Just William1946TV Movie
They Flew Through Sand1946TV MovieR.A.F. press officer
Richard of Bordeaux1938TV MovieSir John Montague
The Marvellous History of St. Bernard1938TV MovieSeigneur de Miolans
Facelift1984Bruce (voice)
The Passionate Pilgrim1984ShortNarrator
A Married Man1983TV Mini-SeriesEustace Lough
Hi-de-Hi!1982TV SeriesHugo Buxton
Bognor1982TV SeriesBlight-Purley
Dead Ernest1982TV SeriesHead of Plagues
Brideshead Revisited1981TV Mini-SeriesFather Mowbray
Late Flowering Love1981ShortCol. Hunter Dunn (segment "A Subaltern's Love-Song")
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu1980Perkins
Worzel Gummidge1980TV SeriesBaines
...And the Band Played On1980Council Chairman
The Dick Emery Show1980TV Series
An Honourable Retirement1979TV MovieEdward Brown
Ripping Yarns1979TV SeriesColonel Runciman
Unidentified Flying Oddball1979Sir Gawain (as John le Mesurier)
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?1978Dr. Deere
What's Up Nurse!1978Dr. Ogden
Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse1978Sir Archibald MacGregor
BBC Play of the Month1978TV SeriesOssian Flint
The Morecambe & Wise Show1971-1977TV SeriesSgt. Arthur Wilson / Captain Bligh's Crewman
A Christmas Carol1977TV MovieMarley's Ghost
Dad's Army1968-1977TV SeriesSgt. Arthur Wilson
Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers1977Col. Bromley-Pickering
Jabberwocky1977The Chamberlain
Bod1975TV SeriesNarrator
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother1975Lord Redcliff
The Royal Variety Performance1975TV MovieSergeant Wilson
Shades of Greene1975TV SeriesSchmidt
Centre Play1975TV SeriesUncle Edward
Village Hall1975TV SeriesHarold Garfield
Three for All1975Mr. Gibbons
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own1974Robert Crowther
Brief Encounter1974TV MovieStephen
Late Night Drama1974TV SeriesGeoffrey
Confessions of a Window Cleaner1974Inspector Radlett
Crown Court1973TV SeriesReginald Standish
Great Mysteries1973TV SeriesSidney Goldsmith
Black and Blue1973TV SeriesSir Henry
Rust1973TV Movie
Thriller1973TV SeriesStubbs
Between the Wars1973TV Series
Blue Peter1973TV SeriesSgt. Arthur Wilson
Comedy Playhouse1963-1973TV SeriesLuke Elms / Mr. Prentice / Lucifer / ...
Armchair Theatre1961-1972TV SeriesFreddie / Harry / Mr. Elvin
A Class by Himself1971-1972TV SeriesLord Bleasham / Lord Shepton
Sykes1972TV SeriesLord Hetherington
The Alf Garnett Saga1972Mr. Frewin
Au Pair Girls1972Mr. Wainwright
Jason King1972TV SeriesDoctor Litz
The Goodies1971TV SeriesUncle Tom
Play for Today1971TV SeriesAdrian Harris
Doctor at Large1971TV SeriesStanley Moon
Misleading Cases1971TV SeriesMr. Mason
Paul Temple1971TV SeriesWest
Dad's Army1971Sgt. Wilson
Dear Mother... ...Love Albert1971TV SeriesVicar
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever1970Pelham
Doctor in Trouble1970Purser (as John le Mesurier)
Shine a Light1970TV SeriesLighthouseman Lionel Parrott
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1970TV SeriesHenderson
The Coward Revue1969TV MovieSgt. Arthur Wilson
The Magic Christian1969Sir John (uncredited)
The Undertakers1969ShortVicar
The Wednesday Play1964-1969TV SeriesJudge Grayson / Canon Dunwoodie / Superintendent Melchior
W. Somerset Maugham1969TV SeriesAlbert Forrester
The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder1969TV SeriesJoseph Bracher
The Italian Job1969Governor
Midas Run1969Wells
Two in Clover1969TV SeriesChairman
George and the Dragon1966-1968TV SeriesColonel Maynard
Salt and Pepper1968Col. Woodstock
Monsieur Lecoq1967Owner of French chateau
The Cuckoo Patrol1967Gibbs
Eye of the Devil1967Dr. Monnet
Casino Royale1967M's Driver (uncredited)
Mogul1967TV SeriesKemp
Mr. Rose1967TV SeriesPurser
Mister Ten Per Cent1967Jocelyn Macauley
Thirty-Minute Theatre1966-1967TV SeriesBrian Turner / Lame
The 25th Hour1967Tribunal president
All Gas and Gaiters1967TV SeriesTimothy Post, the television producer
Hugh and I1967TV Series
Finders Keepers1966Mr. X
Adam Adamant Lives!1966TV SeriesVelmer
The Sandwich Man1966Abadiah - Religious Sandwich Man
Pardon the Expression1966TV SeriesSir Charles Dobson
The Wrong Box1966Doctor Slattery
Bang! Bang! You're Dead!1966George C. Lillywhite
Frankie Howerd1966TV SeriesJocelyn
The Avengers1964-1966TV SeriesBenson / Dr. Macombie
Where the Spies Are1966MacGillivray
Theatre 6251966TV SeriesDr. Parpalaid
Thunderball1965Man at Army Meeting (uncredited)
The Early Bird1965Colonel Foster (golf partner)
The Liquidator1965Chekhov
Riviera Police1965TV SeriesJeremiah Canlon
A World of Comedy1965TV Mini-SeriesMagistrate / Psychiatrist / Solicitor / ...
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes1965French Painter
City in the Sea1965Rev. Jonathan Ives
Masquerade1965Sir Robert
Story Parade1965TV SeriesPatrick Seton
Tea Party1965TV Movie
Operation Crossbow1965British Army Officer (scenes deleted)
ITV Play of the Week1959-1964TV SeriesOctave de Coetquidan / Wensley / Bindloss
Thorndyke1964TV SeriesPembury
Armchair Mystery Theatre1964TV SeriesMr. Sparrow
The Moon-Spinners1964Anthony Gamble
Room at the Bottom1964TV Series
Never Put It in Writing1964Adams
Agent 8 3/41964Roger Allsop
Festival1964TV SeriesDon Bernal de la Encina / de Giray
The Pink Panther1963Defence Barrister (as John LeMesurier)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dad's Army1970TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Coward Revue1969TV Movie performer: "Could You Please Oblige Us With A Bren Gun"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Night of One Hundred Stars1980TV MovieHimself
3-2-11979TV SeriesHimself - Guest Star / Judge
This Is Your Life1971-1976TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Guest
Francis Howerd in Concert1974TV MovieHimself
A Better Mousetrap1973Documentary shortCommentator
Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Des O'Connor Show1971TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1963TV Series documentaryHimself
Gala Opening1959TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dad's Army: A Stripe for Frazer, Animated2016ShortSgt. Arthur Wilson
Perry and Croft: Made in Britain2014TV Series documentary
John Le Mesurier: It's All Been Rather Lovely2012TV Movie documentaryHimself / Various
You Have Been Watching... David Croft2011TV Movie documentarySgt. Arthur Wilson (uncredited)
Ted Kotcheff's Gourmet Cinema2011Video documentaryDr. Deere (uncredited)
Hattie2011TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
'Dad's Army' & Beyond: The Frank Williams Story2008DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Comedy Connections2007-2008TV Series documentarySgt. Arthur Wilson
Jonathan Ross Salutes 'Dad's Army'2008TV Movie documentarySgt. Arthur Wilson (uncredited)
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentarySgt. Arthur Wilson
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentarySgt. Arthur Wilson (uncredited)
The Passing Years2007Video documentary shortSgt. Arthur Wilson (uncredited)
British Film Forever2007TV Mini-Series documentarySgt. Arthur Wilson
Hitler: The Comedy Years2007TV Movie documentarySgt. Arthur Wilson (uncredited)
The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV SeriesSergeant Arthur Wilson
'We Are the Boys...': John Le Mesurier2006Video documentary shortHimself
Room 1012005TV SeriesSgt. Arthur Wilson
'We Are the Boys...': James Beck2005Video documentary shortSgt. Arthur Wilson
Heroes of Comedy1995-2002TV Series documentaryHead Waiter
'Dad's Army': Missing Presumed Wiped2001TV Special documentarySgt. Arthur Wilson
The Best of Morecambe & Wise2001VideoHimself (as John Le Mesurier)
The Unforgettable John Le Mesurier2001TV Short documentarySgt. Arthur Wilson / Himself / Adrian Harris / ... (uncredited)
The Unforgettable Arthur Lowe2000TV Movie documentarySgt. Arthur Wilson (uncredited)
Don't Panic! The Dad's Army Story2000TV Movie documentarySgt. Arthur Wilson
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryThe Chamberlain
The Unforgettable Hattie Jacques2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Selection Box1997TV SeriesSgt. Arthur Wilson
Omnibus1995TV Series documentarySgt. Arthur Wilson
Arena1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Washes Whiter1990TV Series documentaryParker Pens commercial 1979
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1986TV SeriesSergeant Arthur Wilson
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1966-1982TV SeriesAnthony Gamble Sir Gawain

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1972BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorPlay for Today (1970)

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