John Woodnutt (3rd March 1924 – 2nd January 2006) appeared in Coronation Street in April 1969 as a Police Inspector who had dealings with Ena Sharples when she led a protest against the closure of an OAP Clubhouse.
He made his debut at the Oxford Playhouse at the age of eighteen, later working in Shakespearean roles at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. He made his television debut in the live play One in 1956 and appeared in numerous roles over the years, his looks and voice lending him to villainous or authoritarian parts. His roles include The Silver Sword, Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School , The Splendid Spur, The Long Way Home, Boyd Q.C., Emergency-Ward 10, No Hiding Place, The Avengers, Dr. Finlay's Casebook, Callan, Rogues' Gallery, The Six Wives of Henry VIII (as Henry VII), The Boy From Space, The Tomorrow People, Z Cars, Doctor Who, The Secret Garden, The Sweeney, Van der Valk, Crown Court, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Porterhouse Blue and Jeeves and Wooster.
He died at the actor's retirement home Denville Hall.