Jonathan Adams (British actor)

For other people named Jonathan Adams, see Jonathan Adams (disambiguation).
Jonathan Adams
Born (1931-02-14)14 February 1931
Northampton, England
Died 13 June 2005(2005-06-13) (aged 74)
London, England
Cause of death Stroke

Jonathan Adams (14 February 1931 – 13 June 2005) was an English actor, born in Northampton, England.


Adams acted in a number of roles in British TV and film, including the part of Adam the shepherd in the TV mini-series Jesus of Nazareth (1977), the part of the Reverend Quiverful in the BBC serial 'The Barchester Chronicles' (1982), in the TV serial 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' he played Jonas Oldacre in 'The Norwood Builder' (1985), the part of Carter in the Miss Marple episode Nemesis (1987), and the part of Professor Marriott in Yes, Prime Minister. His film career included appearances in British comedies such as Eskimo Nell (1975), Three for All (1975), It Could Happen to You (1975), Adventures of a Private Eye (1977) and Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978).

He acted as the Narrator in the original London production of The Rocky Horror Show, and is featured on the original cast soundtrack but is also famous for portraying the part of Dr. Everett Von Scott in the 1975 film version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

He was a member of the London cast of Tom Foolery. He died in London, England, of a stroke at the age of 74.

A portrait of Jonathan Adams by British artist David Gommon is displayed on the BBC Paintings on-line gallery.


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