Ian Calvin was an English actor.


Born Ian Wilson, he predominantly a stage actor, appeared in a number of musical productions.

Ian has worked in the West End as well as around the UK, including Swansea Grand Theatre, Southend, Southsea, and Eastbourne (his hometown) at The Royal Hippodrome, Winter Gardens, The Congress and Devonshire Park Theatre

He performed with Andre Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, London

Ian performed in Oliver! And toured in Japan.

Other performances include the Dancing Years and a Revue at The Mayfair London.

In the summer of 1978 Ian was performing in Margate and had just returned from a caberet tour of Scandinavia.

Calvin passed away in 1987 whilst performing in Les Misérables.


Calvin originated the role of Babet in the London cast of Les Misérables, where he also portrayed a Constable and a Traveller.


Charlie Girl (1965)

Les Misérables (1985)

Babet (originated the role)
  • The Robbery (contains solo lines)
  • Attack on the Rue Plumet (contains solo lines)
Constable (originated the role)
  • Valjean Arrested/Valjean Forgiven (contains solo lines)
  • Master of the House

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