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John Francis Lane

John Francis Lane was born on December 1, 1928 in Whitstable, Kent, England. He is known for his work on Il Sorpasso (1962), The Canterbury Tales (1972) and Another Time, Another Place (1983). See full bio »

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Il Sorpasso
Il Sorpasso Alfredo - avvocato cugino di Roberto
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales Greedy friar


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 1990 La piovra 5 - Il cuore del problema (TV Mini-Series)
American Prosecutor
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... American Prosecutor
 1989 Francesco
In the Lateran Palace
 1987 La monaca di Monza
Judge Pirovano
 1986 Black Tunnel
U.S. Diplomat
 1979 Caligula
Maitre d' at Proculus' Wedding (uncredited)
 1979 Caro papà
Direttore giornale (uncredited)
 1976 De Pretore Vincenzo (TV Movie)
American tourist / St. King Edward
 1974-1975 Moses the Lawgiver (TV Mini-Series)
Egyptian Consul
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... Egyptian Consul
- Episode #1.6 (1974) ... Egyptian Consul
- Episode #1.5 (1974) ... Egyptian Consul
- Episode #1.4 (1974) ... Egyptian Consul
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... Egyptian Consul
 1974 The Antichrist
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1973 Lucky Luciano
Journalist (as John F. Lane)
 1972 The Canterbury Tales
Greedy friar
 1970 Don Giovanni
Narrator (voice, as J. Francis Lane)
 1968 Un tranquillo posto di campagna
Asylum Attendant (uncredited)
 1968 Il circolo Pickwick (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... Milord (as Jhon Francis Lane)
 1968 L'oro di Londra
 1967 The Rover
Captain of the Port
 1966 El Greco
De Agueda
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1962 Il Sorpasso
Alfredo - avvocato cugino di Roberto
 1962 The Witch's Curse
Coachman (as Francis Lane)
 1960 Chiamate 22-22 tenente Sheridan
Avv. Jordan
 1960 Via Margutta
Joe Freeman (as Francis Lane)
 1960 La Dolce Vita
Reporter (uncredited)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (4 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Francis Lane | J. Francis Lane | Jhon Francis Lane | John F. Lane

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Personal Quote:

[in 1963]: Roberto Rossellini keeps announcing that he will make no more films. Some people get ready to celebrate. The French nouvelle vague get out their mourning whilst their leader, Truffaut, rushes to Rome to convince the master not to abandon them; and Rossellini says, "Well, just one more."


A British writer who has been based in Rome for most of his life, Lane has been a small-part actor in many Italian films and has contributed to many British newspapers and magazines. He was for many years the Rome correspondent for "Films And Filming" magazine.

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