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John Woodnutt

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John Woodnutt (3 March 1924-2 January 2006)[1] appeared four times on Doctor Who: as George Hibbert in Spearhead from Space; the Draconian Emperor in Frontier in Space; the dual roles of Broton and the Duke of Forgill in Terror of the Zygons; and finally as Seron in The Keeper of Traken.

He had many other television and film roles, including Henry VII in The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Sir Watkyn Bassett in the television version of Jeeves and Wooster (1990-1993) and Merlin and Mogdred in the children's adventure game program Knightmare (1987-1990).

Mr. Woodnutt appeared in The Avengers episode "Quick-Quick Slow Death" in 1966 and played the Spidron in the cult science-fiction series The Tomorrow People in 1973.

He is also well-remembered for his appearance as the scary Thin Space-man in the Look and Read educational serial "The Boy From Space" in 1971, which was shown again in a revised version (with new teaching segments) in 1980.

In the 1980s, he played guest roles in several television movies such as Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil.

Radio and television Sherlock Holmes stories in which he appeared included the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles and, as Mr. Merryweather, the Granada television version of The Red-Headed League.

The last part of his life was spent at Denville Hall, an actor's retirement home.

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