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 acting career, and it was for the second of these, The Kidnappers
The Kidnappers (US: The Little Kidnappers, 1953) that he, along with co-star Vincent Winter, was awarded an Academy Juvenile Award
Academy Juvenile Award for this film. He only appeared in three more films, including The Spanish Gardener (1956), before his acting career ended when his mother insisted on his passing the Eleven plus exam. Whiteley is now a respected art historian at the Ashmolean Museum
Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England. He wrote his doctorate on the 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 Linda Whiteley; the couple have two children. He was made a chevalier (knight) of the French Order of Arts and Letters in May 2009.
1 Filmography 2 Works 3 References 4 External links
Year Title Role Notes
1952 Hunted Robbie aka The Stranger in Between (USA)
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
1966 Jericho Louis Mordain Episode - Wall to Wall Kaput
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