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Alfie Bass (I) (1916–1987)

Alfie Bass was born on April 8, 1916 in Bethnal Green, London, England as Abraham Basalinksy. He was an actor, known for The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), Moonraker (1979) and The Bespoke Overcoat (1955). He was married to Beryl Bryson. He died on July 15, 1987 in London. See full bio »

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(age 71) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Lavender Hill Mob
(1951)
Moonraker
Moonraker Consumptive Italian
(1979)
The Bespoke Overcoat
The Bespoke Overcoat Fender (Ghost)
(1955)
Help!
Help! Doorman
(1965)

Filmography

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 1982 Minder (TV Series)
Morrie Levin
- The Son Also Rises (1982) ... Morrie Levin
 1979-1981 Dick Turpin (TV Series)
Isaac Rag
- Sentence of Death: Part 1 (1980) ... Isaac Rag
- Sentence of Death: Part 2 (1980) ... Isaac Rag
 1980 High Rise Donkey
Donkey Derby photographer
 1979 Are You Being Served? (TV Series)
Mr. Goldberg
- The Punch and Judy Affair (1979) ... Mr. Goldberg
- The Agent (1979) ... Mr. Goldberg
- Anything You Can Do (1979) ... Mr. Goldberg
- The Hero (1979) ... Mr. Goldberg
- Mrs. Slocombe, Senior Person (1979) ... Mr. Goldberg
 1979 Moonraker
Consumptive Italian
 1979 Danger UXB (TV Series)
Reg Preston
- Just Like a Woman (1979) ... Reg Preston
 1978 The Famous Five (TV Series)
Mr. Tapper
- Five Are Together Again: Episode Two (1978) ... Mr. Tapper
- Five Are Together Again: Episode One (1978) ... Mr. Tapper
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Sammy
- Tower Bridge Is Falling Down (1978) ... Sammy
 1978 Bernie (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1978)
 1978 The Bass Player and the Blonde (TV Series)
Pawnbroker
- Rondo (1978) ... Pawnbroker
 1976-1977 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #16.7 (1977)
- Episode #15.1 (1976)
 1977 A Roof Over My Head (TV Series)
Flamewell
- Another Fine Mess (1977) ... Flamewell
- Not Cricket (1977) ... Flamewell
- Learn to Dread One Day at a Time (1977) ... Flamewell
- The Sitting Tenant (1977) ... Flamewell
 1977 Lord Tramp (TV Series)
Piccadilly Perce
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Piccadilly Perce
 1977 Come Play with Me
Kelly / Luigi
 1977 Mr. Big (TV Series)
Clement Clark
- The Hit Man (1977) ... Clement Clark
 1976 The Howerd Confessions (TV Series)
Chalky White
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... Chalky White
 1976 Star Maidens (TV Series)
Gatekeeper
- Nightmare Cannon (1976) ... Gatekeeper
 1976 Our Mutual Friend (TV Mini-Series)
Silas Wegg
- Episode #1.7 (1976) ... Silas Wegg
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... Silas Wegg
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... Silas Wegg
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... Silas Wegg
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Silas Wegg
 1976 The Chiffy Kids (TV Series)
Tramp
- Room to Let (1976) ... Tramp
 1975 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Series)
Bert Reed
- Unemployment (1975) ... Bert Reed
- A Hole in One (1975) ... Bert Reed
- Window (1975) ... Bert Reed
- Drunk in Charge of a Bicycle (1975) ... Bert Reed
- Min the Housekeeper (1975) ... Bert Reed
 1975 Rooms (TV Series)
Harry
- Leslie and Lane: Part 2 (1975) ... Harry
- Leslie and Lane: Part 1 (1975) ... Harry
 1960-1974 Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series)
'Bootsie' Bisley / Montague 'Bootsie' Bisley / Alphonso Bisley
- Wanna Bet? (1974) ... 'Bootsie' Bisley
- As Good as a Rest (1974) ... 'Bootsie' Bisley
- An Average Couple (1974) ... 'Bootsie' Bisley
- Up the Downstairs (1974) ... 'Bootsie' Bisley
- A Little Bit on Account (1974) ... 'Bootsie' Bisley
 1974 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
Wilf
- Where's Jonah? (1974) ... Wilf
 1973 The Goodies (TV Series)
The Giant / Town Planner
- The Goodies and the Beanstalk (1973) ... The Giant
- Camelot (1973) ... Town Planner
 1973 Men of Affairs (TV Series)
The burglar
- Well I'm Burgled (1973) ... The burglar
 1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
Trader
- The Swordsman (1973) ... Trader
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series)
Sylv
- Soap Opera in Stockwell (1973) ... Sylv
 1973 Soap Opera in Stockwell (TV Movie)
Sylv
 1972 Budgie (TV Series)
Dickie Silver
- Twenty-Four Thousand Ball Point Pens (1972) ... Dickie Silver
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
Mr. Spencer (segment "Pride")
 1968 The Fixer
Potseikin (uncredited)
 1968 Up the Junction
Charlie
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Juggy Simpkin
- Cheapest Tailor in London. The (1967) ... Juggy Simpkin
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Alf
- Stan's Day Out (1967) ... Alf
 1967 A Challenge for Robin Hood
Pie Merchant
 1967 Vacant Lot (TV Series)
Alf Grimble
- Criminal Negligence (1967) ... Alf Grimble
- The Golfers (1967) ... Alf Grimble
- Room for Improvement (1967) ... Alf Grimble
- Partnership Bid (1967) ... Alf Grimble
- Hats Off for the Guv'nor (1967) ... Alf Grimble
 1967 Dance of the Vampires
Shagal, the Inn-Keeper
 1967 Uncle Charles (TV Series)
Private Pike
- Gentle Counsels (1967) ... Private Pike
 1966 Cooperama (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1966)
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Yachtsman
 1957-1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Bert / Sam Schmaltz
- Daughter of the House (1966) ... Bert
- Rappaport Always Pays (1957) ... Sam Schmaltz
 1966 Alfie
Harry
 1966 Carnaby, M.D.
Fleming
 1966 Bindle (One of Them Days)
Joseph Bindle
 1956-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Ossyp / Flute / Soapy Marks / ...
- Solo for the Banker (1965) ... Ossyp
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1964) ... Flute
- The Terror (1956) ... Soapy Marks
- Come Read Me a Riddle (1956) ... Joe Bosco
 1965 A Slight Case of... (TV Series)
Mr. Cray
- Infidelity (1965) ... Mr. Cray
 1965 Six of the Best (TV Series)
Alf Smith
- Me and My Big Mouth (1965) ... Alf Smith
 1965 Help!
Doorman
 1965 Frankie Howerd (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1965)
 1964 Mr. Scrooge (TV Movie)
Bob Cratchit
 1964 Z Cars (TV Series)
George Hasty
- Bring Back the Cat (1964) ... George Hasty
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Max Fischer
- State Visit (1964) ... Max Fischer
 1964 Foreign Affairs (TV Series)
Montagu 'Bootsie' Bisley
- Episode #1.8 (1964) ... Montagu 'Bootsie' Bisley
- Episode #1.7 (1964) ... Montagu 'Bootsie' Bisley
- Episode #1.6 (1964) ... Montagu 'Bootsie' Bisley
- Episode #1.5 (1964) ... Montagu 'Bootsie' Bisley
- Episode #1.4 (1964) ... Montagu 'Bootsie' Bisley
 1960 The Millionairess
Fish Curer
 1957-1960 The Army Game (TV Series)
Pvt. 'Bootsie' Bisley / Pvt. Bisley
- Emergency Hut 29 (1960) ... Pvt. 'Bootsie' Bisley
- Out of This World (1960) ... Pvt. 'Bootsie' Bisley
- The Feud (1960) ... Pvt. 'Bootsie' Bisley
- Pen Pals Anonymous (1960) ... Pvt. 'Bootsie' Bisley
- A Touch of the Other (1960) ... Pvt. 'Bootsie' Bisley
 1960 Chelsea at Nine (TV Series)
 1959 Glencannon (TV Series)
Higgins
- The Ancient Mariner (1959) ... Higgins
 1958 I Only Arsked!
Excused Boots Bisley
 1958 Hell, Heaven or Hoboken
The Small Man
 1958 East End, West End (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1958)
 1958 A Tale of Two Cities
Jerry Cruncher
 1957 Educated Evans (TV Series)
Anatote
- High Society (1957) ... Anatote
 1957 Hell Drivers
Tinker
 1957 The Ship Was Loaded
Orderly (uncredited)
 1955-1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Edgar / Lepidus
- The Goldmaker's Return (1957) ... Lepidus
- The Goldmaker (1956) ... Lepidus
- The Ordeal (1955) ... Edgar
- The Moneylender (1955) ... Edgar
- The Coming of Robin Hood (1955) ... Edgar
 1957 No Road Back
Rudge Harvey
 1956 The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (TV Series)
Barney Brandygore
- Theft of Excalibur (1956) ... Barney Brandygore
 1956 A Touch of the Sun
May
 1956 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
Sawney
- Blackbeard (1956) ... Sawney
 1956 Panic in the Parlor
Organist (uncredited)
 1956 Child in the House
Ticket Collector
 1956 Behind the Headlines
Sammy
 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
Labourer
- The Lady in Distress (1956) ... Labourer
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Mance
- Jane Clegg (1956) ... Mance
 1956 Jumping for Joy
Blagg
 1956 Tales from Soho (TV Series)
Bela
- The Fiddle (1956) ... Bela
 1955 Take It Away (TV Movie)
Split Sargent
 1955 King's Rhapsody
Man in Crowd (uncredited)
 1955 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. James
- Mister Betts Runs Away (1955) ... Mr. James
 1955 It Should Happen to a Dog (TV Movie)
Jonah
 1955 The Girl (TV Movie)
Harry
 1955 The Bespoke Overcoat (Short)
Fender (Ghost)
 1955 Make Me an Offer
Fred Frames
 1955 A Kid for Two Farthings
Alf the Bird Man (uncredited)
 1955 PT Raiders
Sailor on 1087 (uncredited)
 1955 The Night My Number Came Up
The Soldier
 1954 Svengali
Carrell
 1954 Cash on Delivery
Cab Driver
 1954 The Passing Stranger
Harry
 1954 Time Is My Enemy
Ernie Gordon
 1954 Blackout
Ernie
 1954 The Bespoke Overcoat (TV Short)
Fender
 1953 Ten Nights in a Bar-Room (TV Movie)
Frank Slade
 1953 The Square Ring
Frank Forbes
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Work of Art (1953)
 1953 Top of the Form
Artie Jones
 1953 Wednesday Theatre (TV Series)
Rigoletto
- Curtain Down (1953) ... Rigoletto
 1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Nym
- The Merry Wives of Windsor (1952) ... Nym
 1952 Made in Heaven
Bert Jenkins
 1952 Outpost in Malaya
Soldier (uncredited)
 1952 Derby Day
Spider Wilkes
 1952 Treasure Hunt
Tipster (uncredited)
 1952 Brandy for the Parson
Dallyn
 1952 The Monster of Killoon (TV Movie)
Terry O'Conlan
 1951 High Treason
Albert Brewer (uncredited)
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
Shorty
 1951 The Galloping Major
Charlie - the newsboy
 1951 The Golden Door (TV Movie)
Benjamin Brownstein
 1951 Talk of a Million
Lorcan
 1951 Pool of London
Alf, a henchman
 1950 Stage Fright
Stage Hand With Microphone (uncredited)
 1949 Boys in Brown
'Basher' Walker
 1949 The Hasty Heart
Orderly
 1949 Man on the Run
Bert the Barge Mate
 1948 The Monkey's Paw
Speedway Track Manager
 1948 Vice Versa
1st Urchin
 1947 Jassy
Witness (uncredited)
 1947 Holiday Camp
Redcoat
 1946 It Might Be You (Short)
Frank
 1945 Brief Encounter
Waiter at the Royal (uncredited)
 1945 Johnny Frenchman
Corporal
 1945 Read All About It (Short)
Tom - Newspaper Reader (uncredited)
 1944 Fuel for Battle (Short)
Jim (as Alfred Bass)
 1943 The Bells Go Down (uncredited)
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Life and Death of King John", in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Robert Helpmann, Esmond Knight, Paul Scofield, Paul Hardwick, Paul Hardwick, Douglas Wilmer, Claire Bloom, William Squire, John Justin, Ena Burrill, Michael ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

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British character comic who played a number of archetypal Cockney working class roles. See more »

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