John Salthouse (born John Lewis on 16 June 1951) is a British actor and producer. His best-known screen roles are those of Tony in Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party and DI Roy Galloway in The Bill from 1984 to 1987. He has also appeared in “Coronation Street” (1977) I Didn’t Know You Cared, EastEnders, Miracles Take Longer and in films such as A Bridge Too Far (1977), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), An American Werewolf in London (1981), Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984) and Prick Up Your Ears (1987). Salthouse had previously been a professional footballer until injury had forced him to retire. He had played for Crystal Palace under the name of John Lewis in the 1960s, a fact which he drew on in playing the sullen Tony in Abigail’s Party. He also appeared in the early series of the Sky One soap opera Dream Team as the club’s academy coach, Frank Patcham. He appeared in Series 1 and Series 2, and later became one of the show’s producers. For the penultimate episode, Salthouse made a cameo appearance offering a young Jason Porter a contract with Harchester United. (Wikipedia)
Truth be told these people would be miserable no matter what class they were in and like a trapped guest I was looking to leave Abigail’s Party as soon as I could.