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Hall of Fame

GREGSON, John

gregsonNominated by Duncan Steele as ‘the “if wet” for every UK actor of the 50’s and 60’s, deserves to be in the Hall of Fame for actually agreeing to be in “Shirley’s World”.’ Indeed, his second rung status is pretty ingrained: ranking below John Mills in Above Us the Waves, coming off second best to Rory Calhoun in The Treasure of Monte Cristo and, of course, hawling like brooligans with Kenneth More in love-it-or-hate-it ‘lovely old British films’ talisman Genevieve.

FINEST HOUR: Just to put the kybosh on his genteel British heritage image, as alcoholic Irish shipyard worker in the far-from-wholesome Jacqueline.

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