|Born||21 January 1938|
|First appearance||The Black Adder|
|Last appearance||The Black Adder|
John Savident portrayed the King in the original pilot for The Black Adder. His career dates back to the late 1960s and includes a great many appearances on stage, in film and on television. TV appearances include shows such as Doctor Who, Blake's 7 and a long stint on popular UK soap opera Coronation Street.