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Birkinshaw, John

John Birkinshaw

John Birkinshaw was born on January 2, 1932 in Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK to Ernest Birkinshaw and Frances (nee Cullingworth) Birkinshaw. He was raised in a mining village where he worked in the mines for a short time (at age 14) until he moved southward to find work.
Birkinshaw lived in Water Oakley, Windsor until his death (suicide) on August 9, 1998, at Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, where he was being treated for depression.

Star Wars~1977 - unknown - extra
The Rocky Horror Picture Show~1975 - (uncredited stand-in: Barry Bostwick)
Naughty Wives (Secrets of a Door-to-Door Salesman)~1974 - uncredited American Tourist with Camera Note: he speaks with an American accent, says, "Appreciate it, Mr. Officer. If you're ever in Baton Rouge (hands him a business card)....come on, Lucetta..."

The Servant~1963 - uncredited Bartender

Film Costume/Wardrobe
The Man in the Iron Mask~1998 (uncredited dresser: John Malkovich)
The Portrait of a Lady~1990 (dresser)
Hamlet~1990 (wardrobe assistant)
The Sheltering Sky~1990 (uncredited costume assistant)
Henry V~1989 (costume assistant)
Hawks~1988 (wardrobe master)
The Princess Bride~1987 (wardrobe assistant)
Full Metal Jacket~1987 (wardrobe master)
Paradise Postponed~1986
The Far Pavilions~1984
The Company of Wolves~1984 (wardrobe assistant)
The Bounty~1984 (wardrobe assistant)
Star Wars - Episode VI:  Return of the Jedi~1983 (wardrobe assistant)
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Act Four~1982 (wardrobe assistant)
Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back~1980 (primary dresser)
Star Wars~1977 (primary dresser)
Rocky Horror Picture Show~1974 (shown here in the behind the scenes filming)

TV Costume/Wardrobe
A Christmas Carol~1984 (wardrobe assistant)

Barman at Shepperton studios (early job) which got him a part in The Servant~1963.

Nicknamed "Mother" on film sets.

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