John Le Mesurier. Credit: BBC

John Le Mesurier was an English actor with a prolific career on stage, film, radio and television, primarily in comedies and/or comic roles. Noted for his suave, often vague or confused demeanour, he rose to particular prominence in ITV sitcom George And The Dragon, before being cast in his defining role, as minor aristocrat Sergeant Wilson in Dad's Army.

Year Production Role
2023 Dad's Army: The Animations
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  1. E1 - The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Walker
  2. E2 - Under Fire
  3. E3 - A Stripe For Frazer
  4. E4 - The Animated Christmas Specials
Sergeant Wilson (Voice)
2020 We Love...
  1. E3 - We Love Dad's Army
Self (Archive Material)
2016 Dad's Army: A Stripe For Frazer Sergeant Wilson
2012 John Le Mesurier: It's All Been Rather Lovely Self (Archive Material)
1983 It Sticks Out Half A Mile - Series 1
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  1. E1 - The Business Proposition
  2. E2 - The Bank Loan
  3. E3 - Who Owned The Pier?
  4. E4 - Inspecting The Piles
  5. E5 - Pike In Love
  6. E6 - The Friends Of Frambourne Pier
  7. E7 - The First Meeting
  8. E8 - Marooned
  9. E9 - The Fancy Dress Night
  10. E10 - The Builder
  11. E11 - War Damage
  12. E12 - The Pin Up Girl
  13. E13 - Hidden Treasure
Arthur Wilson
1983 It Sticks Out Half A Mile - Pilot Arthur Wilson
1982 The Other 'Arf - Series 3
  1. E1 - Crisis Of Conscience
Henry Hetherington
1982 Hi-De-Hi! - Series 3
  1. E2 - Carnival Time
Hugo
1982 Dead Ernest
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Head of Plagues
1980 The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - The Secondary Phase
  1. E3 - Fit The Tenth
Wise Old Bird
1980 Shillingbury Tales
  1. The Shillingbury Blowers
Parish Council Chairman
1980 Worzel Gummidge - Series 2
  1. E5 - Very Good Worzel
Baines
1979 Ripping Yarns - Series 2
  1. E3 - Roger Of The Raj
Colonel Runciman
1977 Dad's Army - Series 9
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  1. E1 - Wake-Up Walmington
  2. E2 - The Making Of Private Pike
  3. E3 - Knights Of Madness
  4. E4 - The Miser's Hoard
  5. E5 - Number Engaged
  6. E6 - Never Too Old
Sergeant Wilson
1977 Stand Up Virgin Soldiers Colonel Bromley-Pickering
1977 What's Up Nurse Mr. Ogden
1976 Dad's Army - The Love Of Three Oranges Sergeant Wilson
1976 Dad's Army - Series 3
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  1. E1 - A Man Of Action
  2. E2 - The Honourable Man
  3. E3 - The Godiva Affair
  4. E4 - Keep Young And Beautiful
  5. E5 - Absent Friends
  6. E6 - Round And Round Went The Great Big Wheel
  7. E7 - The Great White Hunter
  8. E8 - The Deadly Attachment
  9. E9 - Things That Go Bump In The Night
  10. E10 - My British Buddy
  11. E11 - Big Guns
  12. E12 - The Big Parade
  13. E13 - Asleep In The Deep
  14. E14 - We Know Our Onions
  15. E15 - The Royal Train
  16. E16 - A Question Of Reference
  17. E17 - High Finance
  18. E18 - The Recruit
  19. E19 - A Jumbo Sized Problem
  20. E20 - The Cricket Match
  21. E21 - Time On My Hands
  22. E22 - Turkey Dinner
  23. E23 - The Captain's Car
  24. E24 - The Two And A Half Feathers
  25. E25 - Is There Honey Still For Tea?
  26. E26 - Ten Seconds From Now
Sergeant Wilson
1975 Dad's Army - Series 8
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  1. E1 - Ring Dem Bells
  2. E2 - When You've Got To Go
  3. E3 - Is There Honey Still For Tea?
  4. E4 - Come In, Your Time Is Up
  5. E5 - High Finance
  6. E6 - The Face On The Poster
  7. Special - My Brother And I
Sergeant Wilson
1975 Dad's Army - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Don't Forget The Diver
  2. E2 - If The Cap Fits...
  3. E3 - Put That Light Out!
  4. E4 - Boots, Boots, Boots
  5. E5 - Sergeant Save My Boy
  6. E6 - Branded
  7. E7 - Uninvited Guests
  8. E8 - A Brush With The Law
  9. E9 - A Soldier's Farewell
  10. E10 - Brain Versus Brawn
  11. E11 - War Dance
  12. E12 - Mum's Army
  13. E13 - Getting The Bird
  14. E14 - Don't Fence Me In
  15. E15 - The King Was In His Counting House
  16. E16 - When Did You Last See Your Money?
  17. E17 - Fallen Idol
  18. E18 - A. Wilson (Manager)?
  19. E19 - All Is Safely Gathered In
  20. E20 - The Day The Balloon Went Up
Sergeant Wilson
1974 Dad's Army - Series 7
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  1. E1 - Everybody's Trucking
  2. E2 - A Man Of Action
  3. E3 - Gorilla Warfare
  4. E4 - The Godiva Affair
  5. E5 - The Captain's Car
  6. E6 - Turkey Dinner
Sergeant Wilson
1974 Francis Howerd In Concert Guest
1974 Dad's Army - Series 1
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  1. E1 - The Man And The Hour
  2. E2 - Museum Piece
  3. E3 - Command Decision
  4. E4 - The Enemy Within The Gates
  5. E5 - The Battle Of Godfrey's Cottage
  6. E6 - The Armoured Might Of Lance Corporal Jones
  7. E7 - Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret
  8. E8 - A Stripe For Frazer
  9. E9 - Operation Kilt
  10. E10 - Battle School
  11. E11 - Under Fire
  12. E12 - Something Nasty In The Vault
  13. E13 - The Showing Up Of Corporal Jones
  14. E14 - The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Walker
  15. E15 - Sorry, Wrong Number
  16. E16 - The Bullet Is Not For Firing
  17. E17 - Room At The Bottom
  18. E18 - The Menace From The Deep
  19. E19 - No Spring For Frazer
  20. E20 - Sons Of The Sea
  21. Special - Present Arms
Sergeant Wilson
1974 Confessions Of A Window Cleaner Inspector Radlett
1973 Dad's Army - Series 6
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  1. E1 - The Deadly Attachment
  2. E2 - My British Buddy
  3. E3 - The Royal Train
  4. E4 - We Know Our Onions
  5. E5 - The Honourable Man
  6. E6 - Things That Go Bump In The Night
  7. E7 - The Recruit
Sergeant Wilson
1973 Black And Blue
  1. E4 - Rust
Sir Henry
1973 Marry The Girls Luke Elms
1972 Dad's Army - Series 5
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  1. E1 - Asleep In The Deep
  2. E2 - Keep Young And Beautiful
  3. E3 - A Soldier's Farewell
  4. E4 - Getting The Bird
  5. E5 - The Desperate Drive Of Corporal Jones
  6. E6 - If The Cap Fits....
  7. E7 - The King Was In His Counting House
  8. E8 - All Is Safety Gathered In
  9. E9 - When Did You Last See Your Money?
  10. E10 - Brain Versus Brawn
  11. E11 - A Brush With The Law
  12. E12 - Round And Round Went The Great Big Wheel
  13. Special - Broadcast To Empire
  14. E13 - Time On My Hands
Sergeant Wilson
1972 Sykes - Series 1
  1. E2 - Uncle
Lord Hetherington
1972 A Class By Himself - Series 1
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  1. E1 - A Rolls Is A Rolls Is A Rolls
  2. E2 - The Bleasham Memoirs
  3. E3 - Restoration Comedy
  4. E4 - Guess Who's Coming To Lunch
  5. E5 - The Servant Problem
  6. E6 - The Bath Chap
Lord Bleasham
1972 Au Pair Girls Mr. V. Wainwright
1972 The Alf Garnett Saga Ronald Frewin
1972 Brothers In Law - Series 3
  1. E11 - Crabtree Disease
Judge Prime
1971 Dad's Army - Battle Of The Giants! Sergeant Wilson
1971 The Goodies - Series 2
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Ensemble Actor
1971 Doctor At Large
  1. E26 - Mr. Moon
Stanley Moon
1971 A.P. Herbert's 'Misleading Cases' - Series 3
  1. E2 - What Is A Snail?
Mr Mason
1971 Brothers In Law - Series 2
  1. E3 - Statistics
Judge
1971 Dad's Army Sgt. Wilson
1971 Dear Mother.... ....Love Albert - Series 3
  1. E6 - The Lost Weekend
Vicar
1971 A Class By Himself - Pilot
  1. The Thumb Of Barnaby Locke
Lord Shepton
1970 Dad's Army - Series 4
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  1. E1 - The Big Parade
  2. E2 - Don't Forget The Diver
  3. E3 - Boots, Boots, Boots
  4. E4 - Sgt - Save My Boy!
  5. E5 - Don't Fence Me In
  6. E6 - Absent Friends
  7. E7 - Put That Light Out!
  8. E8 - The Two And A Half Feathers
  9. E9 - Mum's Army
  10. E10 - The Test
  11. E11 - A. Wilson (Manager)?
  12. E12 - Uninvited Guests
  13. E13 - Fallen Idol
  14. Special - The Cornish Floral Dance
Sergeant Wilson
1970 Brothers In Law - Series 1
  1. E1 - First Brief
  2. E2 - The Expert Witness
Judge
1970 Shine A Light
  1. E4 - The Great Relief
Lighthouseman Lionel Parrott
1970 Haven Of Rest Mr. Prentice
1970 Doctor In Trouble Purser
1969 The Magic Christian Sir John
1969 Dad's Army - Series 3
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  1. E1 - The Armoured Might Of Lance Corporal Jones
  2. E2 - Battle School
  3. E3 - The Lion Has 'Phones
  4. E4 - The Bullet Is Not For Firing
  5. E5 - Something Nasty In The Vault
  6. E6 - Room At The Bottom
  7. E7 - Big Guns
  8. E8 - The Day The Balloon Went Up
  9. E9 - War Dance
  10. E10 - Menace From The Deep
  11. E11 - Branded
  12. E12 - Man Hunt
  13. E13 - No Spring For Frazer
  14. E14 - Sons Of The Sea
  15. Special - Resisting The Aggressor Down The Ages
Sergeant Wilson
1969 Dad's Army - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Operation Kilt
  2. E2 - The Battle Of Godfrey's Cottage
  3. E3 - The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Walker
  4. E4 - Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret
  5. E5 - A Stripe For Frazer
  6. E6 - Under Fire
Sergeant Wilson
1969 Two In Clover - Series 1
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Hunt Chairman
1968 George And The Dragon - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Backing Britain
  2. E2 - The Football Match
  3. E3 - Gabrielle's Birthday
  4. E4 - Life Insurance
  5. E5 - Floribunda Gabrielle
  6. E6 - Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing
Colonel Maynard
1968 Dad's Army - Series 1
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  1. E1 - The Man And The Hour
  2. E2 - Museum Piece
  3. E3 - Command Decision
  4. E4 - The Enemy Within The Gates
  5. E5 - The Showing Up Of Corporal Jones
  6. E6 - Shooting Pains
  7. Special - Present Arms
Sergeant Wilson
1968 Doctor In The House
  1. E1 - St. Swithin's
The Dean
1968 George And The Dragon - Series 3
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  1. E1 - The Reunion
  2. E2 - Court Case
  3. E3 - The TV Set
  4. E4 - The Holiday
  5. E6 - Family Tree
  6. E7 - Big Deal
Colonel Maynard
1967 To Lucifer - A Son Lucifer
1967 George And The Dragon - Series 2
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  1. E1 - TV Conflict
  2. E2 - Sunday Morning
  3. E3 - The French Lesson
  4. E4 - The Learner Driver
  5. E5 - The Old Flame
  6. E6 - Table Manners
  7. E7 - Friendship Bureau
Colonel Maynard
1967 Mister Ten Per Cent Jocelyn Macauley
1967 All Gas And Gaiters - Series 1
  1. E1 - The Bishop Gets The Sack
Timothy Post
1967 Hugh And I - Series 6
  1. E6 - Chinese Crackers
Actor
1966 George And The Dragon - Series 1
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  1. E1 - George Meets The Dragon
  2. E2 - The Not So Tender Trap
  3. E3 - The Unexpected Sport
  4. E5 - The Royal Letter
  5. E6 - Merry Christmas
Colonel Maynard
1966 Theatre 625: Dr. Knock Dr. Parpalaid
1966 Marriage Lines - Series 5
  1. E7 - And Then There Were Five
Mr. Hopkins
1966 Pardon The Expression - Series 2
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  1. E11 - The Take Over Bid
  2. E20 - Thunderfinger Pt 1
  3. E21 - Thunderfinger Pt 2 - Swindley Strikes Back
  4. E22 - The Switched-On Scene
Sir Charles Dobson
1966 The Sandwich Man Religious Sandwich Man
1966 The Wrong Box Doctor Slattery
1965 Memoirs Of A Chaise Longue Ensemble Actor
1965 Barnaby Spoot And The Exploding Whoopee Cushion Mr Bostock
1965 Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines French Painter
1963 The Wrong Arm Of The Law Assistant Commissioner
1963 A Clerical Error Caleb Bullrush
1963 Hancock
  1. E10 - The Politician
Ambrose Butterfield
1962 Only Two Can Play Salter
1962 We Joined The Navy Dewberry Sr. MP
1962 The Punch And Judy Man Charles Arthur Ford the Sandman
1962 Go To Blazes Fisherman
1962 Waltz Of The Toreadors Vicar
1961 Hancock's Half Hour - Hancock
  1. E4 - The Lift
Air Marshall
1961 Don't Bother To Knock Father
1961 Very Important Person Piggott
1961 The Rebel Office Manager
1961 Invasion Quartet The Colonel
1961 On The Fiddle Hixon
1960 Our Man In Havana Louis
1960 Doctor In Love Dr. Mincing
1960 The Pure Hell Of St. Trinian's Minister of Education
1960 The Night We Got The Bird Clerk of the Court
1960 School For Scoundrels Skinner (Head Waiter)
1960 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 6
  1. E1 - The Cold
Doctor Callaghan
1959 Too Many Crooks Magistrate
1959 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 5
  1. E6 - The Cruise
Ship's Captain
1959 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 5
  1. E3 - Lord Byron Lived Here
National Trust Officer
1959 I'm All Right Jack Waters
1959 The Captain's Table Sir Angus
1959 Gala Opening Actor
1959 Carlton-Browne Of The F.O. Grand Duke Alexis
1958 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 4
  1. E4 - The New Nose
Dr. Francis Worthington
1958 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 4
  1. E6 - The Horror Serial
Colonel
1957 The Admirable Crichton Cook
1957 Hancock's Half Hour - Series 3
  1. E9 - The Lawyer: The Crown v Sidney James
Judge
1957 Brothers In Law His Honour Judge Ryman
1957 The Good Companions Monte Mortimer
1956 Private's Progress Psychiatrist
1954 Happy Holidays Mr Mulberry

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
John Le Mesurier on IMDb

Born
Friday 5th April 1912
Died
Tuesday 15th November 1983 (aged 71)
Full name
John Elton Le Mesurier Halliley
Nationality
English
Wife
Hattie Jacques (1949 - 1965)
BAFTA Television Awards 1972
Best Actor (Winner)
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