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John Savident (born 1938) is a well-known British actor. 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

Savident was born in Guernsey and used to be a police officer. He made his television debut in 1968, and appeared in many dramatic roles, becoming a familiar face as a result of parts in films such as A Clockwork Orange, Waterloo, Mountains of the Moon and The Wicked Lady, as well as television series including Blake's 7, Private Schulz, Doctor Who: The Visitation and Middlemarch. 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian 1962 novel by Anthony Burgess, and forms the basis for the 1971 film adaptation by Stanley Kubrick. ... Many things bear the name Waterloo. ... The Mountains of the Moon or Montes Lunae was a mountain range in central Africa that were long believed to be the source of the White Nile. ... The Wicked Lady was a 1945 film starring Margaret Lockwood in the title role as a woman marring into nobility (Barbara Worth / Lady Barbara Skelton) who turns to highway robbery for enjoyment and to repay gambling debts. ... Blakes 7 was a BBC science fiction television series created by Terry Nation that ran four seasons from January 2, 1978 to December 21, 1981. ... Main article: History of Doctor Who Doctor Who first appeared on BBC television on November 23, 1963. ... The Visitation is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from February 15 to February 23, 1982. ... See also Middlemarch, New Zealand. ...

However, it was only during the 1990s, when he joined the cast of Coronation Street as loud-mouthed butcher Fred Elliott, that he became a household name. // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but keeping the same mind-set. ... The opening title of Coronation Street, since 2002. ...

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John Savident at AllExperts (166 words)
John Savident (born January 21, 1938) is a well-known British actor.
Savident was born in Guernsey in the Channel Islands and used to be a police officer.
In December 2005, Savident announced that he was to leave the series in 2006 citing (undisclosed) "personal reasons" for his decision.
corrieblog: John Savident Films Final, I say, Final Street Scenes (858 words)
John Savident who plays Coronation Street butcher Fred Elliot has filmed his final scenes and bid farewell to Coronation Street after 12 years on the show.
The paper says that John decided to quit Corrie in December last year for personal reasons and he’s known to be unhappy about the decision to broadcast the show five times a week, labeling show bosses "greedy", claiming quality would be lost.
John Savident will continue his acting career and is due to star in pantomime later this year.
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