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Jon Whiteley

Jon Whiteley (born 19 February 1945 in Monymusk, Scotland) is a former child actor and art historian.

Whiteley appeared in five films during his brief career, and it was for the second of these, The Little Kidnappers (1953) that he, along with co-star Vincent Winter, was awarded an Academy Juvenile Award for this film. He only appeared in three films after this, including The Spanish Gardener (1956), before his acting career ended when his mother insisted on his passing the Eleven Plus exams.

Whiteley is now a respected art historian at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England. He wrote his Doctorate on French painter Paul Delaroche. He has catalogued all the French Drawings in the Ashmolean, and authored and co-authored several books on artists including Ingres, Puvis de Chavannes and Claude Lorrain. He published a book on the Ashmolean's Stringed Instruments in 2009, and is working on a catalogue of the later French paintings in the Museum.

His wife is art historian Dr Linda Whiteley. They have two children.

He was made a chevalier (knight) of the French Order of Arts and Letters in May 2009 [1]


Year Title Role Notes
1952 Hunted Robbie aka The Stranger in Between (USA)
1953 The Little Kidnappers (USA title) Harry Academy Juvenile Award
1955 Moonfleet John Mohune
1956 The Spanish Gardener Nicholas Brande
The Weapon Erik Jenner
1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood Davey Episode - The Christmas Goose

External links


Jon Whiteley (1 Mar 2004), The Ashmolean Museum: Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings, Ashmolean Museum, Jon Whiteley (1 Jan 1989), Oxford and the Pre-Raphaelites, Ashmolean Handbooks (second ed.), Ashmolean Museum, Jon Whiteley (Jul 1979), 19th Century European Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, Ashmolean Museum, Jon Whiteley (31 Jan 2011), Lucien Pisarro in England: The Eragny Press 1895-1914, Ashmolean Museum, Jon Whiteley (June 1977), Ingres, Hippocrene Books,


Jon Whiteley (28 Dec 2011), Claude Lorrain and the Poetry of Landscape, Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd 





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