John Forgeham, British actor, Died at 75


John Henry George Forgeham was born on May 14, 1941, in Kidderminster, Worcestershire and died on March 10, 2017.

He was an English actor.

Forgeham was best known for playing businessman Frank Laslett in the ITV series Footballers’ Wives.

He relocated to Erdington, Birmingham as a child and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) on a two-year scholarship (1962–64) and graduated with a RADA Silver medal for Best Performance student.

Forgeham was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) (from 1966 until 1972) and toured with the company both nationally and internationally.

He when on tour in Australia he decided to stay longer than anticipated and founded the Globe Shakespeare Theatre in Sydney.

Forgeham’s many TV credits include: The Avengers, Z-Cars, The Stone Tape, Crossroads (as Jim Baines) The Sweeney, Ivanhoe, Beau Geste, Minder, The Professionals, Shoestring, Juliet Bravo, C.A.T.S. Eyes, Lovejoy, Bergerac, The Governor, Pulaski, Making Out, Nice Work, Prime Suspect, London’s Burning, Casualty, The Bill and Doctors

Forgeham appeared in films like: The Italian Job (1969), Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1973), Spy Story (1976), Sheena (1984), Pope John Paul II (1984), The Laughter of God (1990), King of the Wind (1990), The Young Americans (1993), Staggered (1994), The Road to Ithaca (1999), Kiss of the Dragon (2001), Mean Machine (2001), Pledge of Allegiance (2007), Torture Room (2007) and Dead Man Running (2009).

During 2004, Forgeham appeared in the second series of the ITV weight loss show, Celebrity Fit Club.

Forgeham replaced Freddie Starr as team captain but was demoted five weeks later, the role being taken by James Whitaker.

Forgeham died from internal bleeding after breaking a collarbone after falling out of bed at his home in Worthing, West Sussex.

John Henry George Forgeham passed away at 75 years old.