John Williams

John Williams


Also Known As
Johnny Williams
Birth Place
Chalfont St Giles, England, GB
April 15, 1903
May 05, 1983
Cause of Death
Suffered An Aneurism


He served with Royal Air Force during WWII.




Cast (Feature Film)

Number One (1984)
The Swarm (1978)
Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978)
Coming Home (1978)
No Deposit, No Return (1976)
Libido (1973)
Martin ("The Child")
Super Fly (1972)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972)
Arthur Frankland
The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)
General Mayhew
A Flea in Her Ear (1968)
Dr. Finache
Double Trouble (1967)
Gerald Waverly
The Last of the Secret Agents? (1966)
J. Frederick Duval
Harlow (1965)
Jonathan Martin
Dear Brigitte (1965)
Peregrine Upjohn
Visit to a Small Planet (1960)
Midnight Lace (1960)
Inspector Byrnes
The Young Philadelphians (1959)
Gilbert Dickinson
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
Irving La Salle, Jr.
Island in the Sun (1957)
Col. Whittingham
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)
Brigadier Russell
The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
John T. Blessington
To Catch a Thief (1955)
H. H. Hughson
The Student Prince (1954)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
Inspector Hubbard
Sabrina (1954)
Thomas Fairchild
Thunder in the East (1953)
Gen. Harrison, Sir Henry
Kind Lady (1951)
Mr. Foster
The Lady and the Bandit (1951)
Archibald Puffin
A Woman's Vengeance (1948)
Prosecuting counsel
The Paradine Case (1948)

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Yellow Submarine (1968)
Director of Photography

Writer (Feature Film)

The Lion Man (1936)

Editing (Feature Film)

The Pink Angels (1971)

Music (Feature Film)

Munich (2005)
In America (2003)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
images (1972)
The Cowboys (1972)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Music Adapted and Conductor
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
200 Motels (1971)
Daddy-O (1959)

Sound (Feature Film)

Gypsy Colt (1954)
Too Young to Kiss (1951)
The Tall Target (1951)
Royal Wedding (1951)

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Tonka (1958)

Cast (Special)

The Contest Kid (1978)
Pygmalion (1963)
Colonel Pickering
Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life (1961)
Dial "M" For Murder (1958)
Inspector Hubbard

Life Events


Stage acting debut in "Peter Pan" aged 13 (date approximate)


Acting debut in US aged 21 (date approximate)


Movie Clip

To Catch A Thief (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Ever Been Married? Alfred Hitchcock was likely more interested in the color than the story, as he arranges for Robie (Cary Grant) to meet Hughson (John Williams) in the flower market in Nice, in To Catch A Thief, 1955.
Midnight Lace (1960) -- (Movie Clip) Sexually Off The Track Having been harassed in the fog and now on the phone, American Kit (Doris Day) and English financier husband Tony (Rex Harrison) visit Scotland Yard where inspector Byrnes (John Williams) comments on local miscreants, in MIdnight Lace, 1960.
Young Philadelphians, The (1959) -- (Movie Clip) If You Brought A Shotgun... Respectable but poor Tony (Paul Newman), a semester short of finishing Princeton, and Joan (Barbara Rush), his affluent lovestruck girlfriend, have decided to elope but get intercepted by his long-widowed mother (Diane Brewster), and her high-powered lawyer father (John Williams), in The Young Philadelphians, 1959.
Hot Lead And Cold Feet -- (1978) -- (Movie Clip) Them English Names Are All Greek To Me Missionary Eli Bloodshy (Jim Dale) and orphan friends (Debbie Lytton, Michael Sharrett), come west to claim his inheritance, meet schoolteacher Jenny (Karen Valentine), while Mansfield (John Williams), valet to the deceased, meets the sheriff (Don Knotts), early in Disney’s Hot Lead And Cold Feet, 1978.
Witness For The Prosecution (1957) -- (Movie Clip) I Never Faint Recuperating Barrister Sir Wilfrid (Charles Laughton) and colleague Brogan-Moore (John Williams), surrendering to nurse Plimsoul (Elsa Lanchester), not immediately expecting the German wife of his new client, Marlene Dietrich as "Mrs. Vole," in Billy Wilder’s Witness For The Prosecution, 1957.
Dial M For Murder (1954) -- (Movie Clip) By Curious Coincidence Grace Kelly as Margot doesn’t know the home intruder she killed was blackmailed by her husband Tony (Ray Milland) into killing her, and he’s improvising on his carefully prepared story as London detective Hubbard (John Williams) probes for inconsistencies, Alfred Hitchcock directing, in Dial M For Murder,1954.
Sabrina (1954) -- (Movie Clip) I Almost Flunked My Hollandaise Chauffeur Fairchild (John Williams) reads a letter from his daughter (Audrey Hepburn, title character), sent to cooking school in France to separate her from carefree heir David (William Holden), then drives the responsible brother Linus (Humphrey Bogart), in Sabrina, 1954.
Witness For The Prosecution (1957) -- (Movie Clip) A Very Handsome Motive Sir Wilfrid (Charles Laughton) grilling accused widow-murder and new client Vole (Tyrone Power), his first use of the famous monocle gimmick, when Brogan-Moore (John Williams) arrives with inconvenient news, in Billy Wilder's Witness For The Prosecution, 1957, from Agatha Christie's play.
Witness For The Prosecution (1957) -- (Movie Clip) My Egg Beater With no apparent concerns on his conscience, defendant-to-be Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power) reveals to barrister Sir Wilfrid (Charles Laughton) the beginnings of his affair with the murdered Mrs. French (Norma Varden), in Billy Wilder's Witness For The Prosecution, 1957.
Fiddler On The Roof -- (Movie Clip) Open, Tradition The haunting opening to producer-director Norman Jewison's 1971 production of Fiddler On The Roof, leading into not the song, but Topol (as "Tevye") embracing "Tradition."


Witness For The Prosecution - (Original Trailer) A British barrister gets caught up in a couple's tangled marital affairs when he defends the husband for murder in Witness for the Prosecution (1957).
Dial M For Murder - (Original Trailer) An unfaithful husband frames his wife for a murder in Dial M For Murder (1954), directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Kind Lady - (Original Trailer) A con artist (Maurice Evens) and his criminal cohorts hold an old lady (Ethel Barrymore) hostage in her own home in KInd Lady, 1951, directed by John Sturges.
Lady and the Bandit, The - (Original Trailer) The Lady and the Bandit (1951), a dramatization of the life of the English bandit Dick Turpin.
Young Philadelphians, The - (Original Trailer) A young lawyer (Paul Newman) from the wrong side of town tries to break into society in The Young Philadelphians (1964).
Student Prince, The (1954) - (Original Trailer) A prince falls in love with a barmaid during his last fling before assuming the crown in the operetta The Student Prince (1954).
Sabrina (1954) - (Original Trailer) When a wealthy playboy falls in love with his chauffeur's daughter (Audrey Hepburn) his staid older brother pretends to pursue her himself in Sabrina (1954).
Midnight Lace - (Original Trailer) Doris Day can't get anyone to believe she's being stalked by a killer in Midnight Lace (1960) co-starring Rex Harrison.
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? - (Original Trailer) A lowly adman tries to better his lot by courting a glamorous Hollywood star in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957).
To Catch A Thief - (Original Trailer) Cary Grant is a retired cat burglar trying to clear himself by romancing an American heiress (Grace Kelly) in Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief (1955).



He served with Royal Air Force during WWII.