John Boxer (25th April 1909 - 22nd August 1982) appeared as Salvation Army worker Major Parrett in Coronation Street in September 1970.

His career began in the 1930s with roles in films such as George and Margaret, In Which We Serve, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp , The Way Ahead and Waterloo Road. Television work began in 1939 with the BBC's pre-war service from Alexandra Palace and continued when the service restarted after 1946. On the small screen he appeared in Patrol Car, Colonel March of Scotland Yard, Emergency-Ward 10, No Hiding Place, Dixon of Dock Green, City '68, Softly, Softly, The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The Life and Times of David Lloyd George, Crown Court and The Onedin Line. His last role was as a reporter in the 1982 Oscar winning biopic Ghandi.

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