Producer and actor who became popular in Britain in the late 1940s and early 1950s. His credits include The Woman in Question, Port of Escape, Smiley, and The Long Memory.
His father was a comedian and was on tour when John was born. He heard of his son's birth from a telegram that read, "Congratulations on two howling successes."
He served in New Guinea during WWII. In 1979, he produced the TV series, Bailey's Bird.
Jane Campion is another well-known Australian actress and director.