John Alderton Biography, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family, And Net Worth

For decades, quite a handful of entertainers have consistently graced our screens, putting in all the passion, energy, and work it takes to make the viewers happy and excited. These people are the ones who have followed up the growth and development of the industry from different stages.

They can be referred to as the pioneers of the entertainment industry. Their impact so far has been quite amazing, and they have many accomplishments to their credit. These people do not let their personal life experiences affect their careers.

They deliver whenever it’s time for the task. The viewers have smiled, giggled, laughed out loud, and every other emotion that comes with being entertained. From the theaters to small screens to the big screens and big projects, they have consistently used every platform to entertain.

These veteran actors and entertainers’ career journey is usually fascinating and, a lot of times, mind-blowing. We can only talk about the entertainment industry if we give them some credit for being the pacesetters for other generations of entertainers.

In this article, we will look into the life, career, and journey of the veteran actor and entertainer John Alderton, who has dedicated over 40 years to contributing his quota to the entertainment industry.


Real NameJohn Alderton
Popular AsN/A
 Profession Actor & soundtrack
Age[age date=”1940/10/27″ full=”1″]
Place Of BirthGainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
NationalityUnited Kingdom
WifeJill Browne (m. 1964-1969) Pauline Collins (m. 1969)
Net Worth$1 million


Who Is John Alderton?

John Alderton was born on the 27th of November, 1940. He’s currently 83 years old. He’s popularly known for his roles in these movies: Please Sir! Fireman Sam, Thomas & Sarah, Wodehouse Playhouse, Upstairs, Downstairs, Little Miss and others.

John Alderton’s Early Life and Education

He was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. He’s the son of Gordon John Alderton and Ivy Alderton. He attended Kingston High School.

John Alderton Career

For so many years, he entertained the viewers and audience, and each year, he had a performance. As a comic actor, he has made his audience laugh with laughter. Here are some of the movies and shows he was featured in:

After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1961, he was cast in the production of ‘The Doctor and The Devils by Dylan Thomas,’ produced by the Royal Academy. He first became popular when he starred in the ITC soap opera, ‘Emergency – Ward 10’. He played the role of Dr Moone. He went further to star in movies such as Duffy, The System, Assignment K, and Hannibal Brooks.
He also played the lead character in the popular comedy series, ‘Please Sir!’
Later, in 1972, he acted alongside Hannah Gordon in a BBC comedy series titled, ‘My Wife Next Door’, which had 23 episodes. His role in the series earned him the Jacob’s Award in 1975.

1974, he acted in Zardoz, a Boorman’s cult sci-fi movie. The same year, he played a role in the movie, ‘This Is Your Life.’
In 1961, he had his first stage performance in ‘Badger’s Green’ by RC Sheriff.

In November 1965, he first appeared in London at the Mermaid.
In March 1969, he played the character Eric Hoyden in the movie ‘ Dutch Uncle’ in the RSC’s production.

By July 1969, he acted the role of Jimmy Cooper in the play titled, ‘The Night I Chased the Women with an Eel.’
In October 1973, he played the role of Stanley in ‘Punch and Judy Stories’
In 1975, at the Shaw, he played the role of Stanley in ‘The Birthday Party’s
In May 1976, at the Apollo, he played four roles in ‘Ayckbourn’s Confusions’
In 1983, he gave the narrative of the BBC1’s children’s original animated series, ‘ Little Miss.’

Between 1987 and 1994, he narrated and voiced all characters of the series Fireman Sam.

At the National Theatre, he played Estragon in Waiting For Godot from 1987 to 1988.

In 1988, he played the role of Surgeon Robert Sandy in the movie titled, ‘Tales of the Unexpected.’

From 1989 to 1992, he acted in the series, ‘Forever Green,’ playing Jack Boult.
In 1995, he got a role in the movie, ‘Clockwork Mice.’

In 2002, he acted alongside his wife, Pauline Alderton, in a movie titled, ‘Mrs Caldicot’s Cabbage War.’
In 2004, he acted in a role in the BBC series, ‘He Knew He Was Right’
In 2008, he interpreted the role of Christopher Casby in the adaptation of Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit.

John Alderton’s Personal Life and Family

In 1964, he married Jill Browne, an actress, but the marriage went down the drain as they divorced and parted ways. In 1969, he remarried the actress Pauline Collins, and they have two sons and a daughter together. His daughter Kate Alderton is an actress.

John Alderton Illness

There were speculations recently in this current year, 2023 that John Alderton fell quite ill and was admitted to the hospital alongside his wife. The details of this illness were not shared in the public domain. It was rumored that he passed on.

John Alderton is, however, alive and healthy. He and his wife both underwent several examinations at the Swanage Health Center and did some routine check-ups.

John Alderton Net Worth

Determining someone’s exact wealth and income is typically challenging. However, reports provide an estimate of John Alderton’s net worth. As of 2023, John Alderton net worth stands at $1 million.


John Alderton is a great and renowned actor, a good father, and an amazing grandfather. He has tried to balance his family and his entertainment career. He’s loved and appreciated by many. He’s one of the people whose journey has inspired and influenced present-day actors and entertainers. He’s a man of courage and wisdom. He has much to share with his generation and the people around him. Thankfully, at over 80 years of age, he’s still alive and well. Hopefully, he will spend more years on Earth to share his wisdom and the many years of raw experiences he has undergone with the world. John Alderton is a living legend, and his ‘footprints of good works’ will always remain on the ‘sands of the entertainment time.’

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