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Wilfrid Brambell (1912–1985)

Wilfrid Brambell was born on 22 March 1912, in Dublin, Ireland. His first acting experience was when he was aged just two when he entertained wounded soldiers returning from action during the First World War. On leaving school he worked part-time as a reporter for The Irish Times and part-time as an actor at the Abbey Theatre. In World War II he ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 72) in London, England, UK

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 1983 The Terence Davies Trilogy
Robert Tucker (old age)
 1983 Spooky (TV Series)
The Sexton
- The Restless Ghost (1983) ... The Sexton
 1982 The Island of Adventure
Uncle Jocelyn
 1981 The Little World of Don Camillo (TV Series)
Bishop
- Part 9 (1981) ... Bishop
- Part 6 (1981) ... Bishop
 1980 Death and Transfiguration (Short)
Robert Tucker (old age)
 1980 High Rise Donkey
Ben Foxcroft
 1979 Citizen Smith (TV Series)
Jack
- Only Fool and Horses... (1979) ... Jack
 1978 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Dinsdale's Brother
- A Dog's Life (1978) ... Dinsdale's Brother
 1977 Just William (TV Series)
Mr. Buttermere
- A Little Interlude (1977) ... Mr. Buttermere
 1973 Holiday on the Buses
Bert Thompson
 1957-1973 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Tobit / Alderman Hardacre
- Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon (1957) ... Alderman Hardacre
 1973 Steptoe and Son Ride Again
Steptoe / Albert
 1971 Keep Your Fingers Crossed
Beech (uncredited)
 1971 Rembrandt (TV Movie)
Beggar Saul
 1970 Never Say Die (TV Series)
Albert
- The Gamblers (1970) ... Albert
- The New Sister (1970) ... Albert
- The Criminal (1970) ... Albert
- The Party (1970) ... Albert
- Goodbye Mr. Bridge (1970) ... Albert
 1969 Carry on Again Doctor
Mr. Pullen (uncredited)
 1969 According to Dora (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #2.4 (1969) ... Various
 1969 Cry Wolf
Delivery man (as Wilfred Brambell)
 1968 Lionheart
Dignett
 1968 Oh Brother! (TV Series)
 1968 Witchfinder General
Master Loach (as Wilfred Brambell)
 1966 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
White Rabbit
 1966 Where the Bullets Fly
Train Guard
 1962-1965 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Sam Small / Father / Albert Steptoe
- Sam the Samaritan (1965) ... Sam Small
- Visiting Day (1962) ... Father
- The Offer (1962) ... Albert Steptoe
 1965 San Ferry Ann
Grandad
 1964 Go Kart Go
Fred, Junkman
 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
Moore Marriott
 1964 Crooks in Cloisters
Phineas
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Grandfather
 1962 The Boys
Robert Brewer (as Wilfred Bramble)
 1962 Compact (TV Series)
Dietician
- Efficiency Expert (1962) ... Dietician
 1961 Citizen James (TV Series)
- Episode #2.12 (1961)
 1961 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Lock keeper
- The Sinister Man (1961) ... Lock keeper
 1961 What a Whopper
Postie
 1961 Flame in the Streets
Mr. Palmer senior
 1961 They Met in a City (TV Series)
Pop
- The Three Buskers (1961) ... Pop
 1961 The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's (TV Series)
Old Jeff
- The New Boy (1961) ... Old Jeff
 1961 The Grand Junction Case (Short)
Dr. Stanton
 1961 The Sinister Man
Lock keeper
 1960 Maigret (TV Series)
- A Man of Quality (1960)
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
 1960 Theatre 70 (TV Series)
 1960 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Jockey / Belling
- The Constant Widow (1960) ... Jockey
- Stop Press (1960) ... Belling
 1960 Arthur's Treasured Volumes (TV Series)
Mortimer Tadding / Henry
- Pillbeam of Twickenham (1960) ... Mortimer Tadding
- A Blow in Anger (1960) ... Henry
 1959-1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Harry / Grandpa
- Once a Crook (1960) ... Harry
- No Fixed Abode (1959) ... Grandpa
 1960 Urge to Kill
Mr. Forsythe
 1960 The Larkins (TV Series)
- Home Win (1960)
 1959 A Christmas Journey (TV Movie)
Old shepherd
 1959 Bleak House (TV Series)
Krook
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Krook
- Episode #1.1 (1959) ... Krook
 1959 The Torrents of Spring (TV Movie)
Mr. Connor
 1959 Julius Caesar (TV Movie)
Soothsayer
 1959 Serious Charge
Verger
 1958-1959 Our Mutual Friend (TV Series)
Mr. 'Dolls'
- Part 11 (1959) ... Mr. 'Dolls'
- Part 10 (1959) ... Mr. 'Dolls'
- Part 9 (1959) ... Mr. 'Dolls'
- Part 8 (1958) ... Mr. 'Dolls'
- Part 5 (1958) ... Mr. 'Dolls'
 1959 William Tell (TV Series)
Josef Harbin
- Landslide (1959) ... Josef Harbin
 1959 Captured
 1958 The Salvage Gang
Tramp
 1958 Hotel Imperial (TV Series)
- The Ghost in 312 (1958)
 1958 Murder Bag (TV Series)
Goose Iron
- Case 24 (1958) ... Goose Iron
 1952-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
The Postmaster / Old Man / Thin Prisoner / ...
- Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954) ... Old Man / Thin Prisoner
- Rebecca (1954) ... Ben
- The Gamblers (1952) ... Handcart man
 1957 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
Old Man
- Spy Aboard (1957) ... Old Man
 1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Fisherman / Ned
- The York Treasure (1957) ... Fisherman
- The Final Tax (1957) ... Ned
 1957 The Adventures of Aggie (TV Series)
Seamus
- Cock and Bull (1957) ... Seamus
 1957 The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (TV Series)
Fisherman
- The Lesser Breed (1957) ... Fisherman (as Wilfred Brambell)
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Beppo
- The Bell (1957) ... Beppo
 1956 Dry Rot
Tar Man
 1956 H.M. Tennent Globe Theatre (TV Series)
Tabb
- Rebecca (1956) ... Tabb
 1956 The Black Brigand (TV Series)
Yokel
- The Gypsy Queen (1956) ... Yokel
- An Ass, in Girl's Clothing (1956) ... Yokel
- The Burning Mountain (1956) ... Yokel
 1955 Quatermass II (TV Mini-Series)
Tramp
- The Mark (1955) ... Tramp
 1954 Nineteen Eighty-Four (TV Movie)
Old Man / Thin Prisoner
 1954 Sacrifice to the Wind (TV Movie)
A servant
 1953 The Quatermass Experiment (TV Series)
A Drunk
- An Unidentified Species (1953) ... A Drunk
 1948 Another Shore
Arthur Moore
 1947 Eyes That Kill
Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
 1947 Odd Man Out
Standing Passenger on Tram (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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Other Works:

He acted in Arnold Ridley's play, "The Ghost Train," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with James Villiers, Geoffrey Davies, Allan Cuthbertson, Veronica Strong, Louise Purnell, Gwen Nelson, and Judy Buxton in the cast. Bill Hays was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Wilfred Brambell | Wilfred Bramble

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Trivia:

Released two 45rpm singles, 'Second Hand' with B Side 'Rag Time Ragabone Man'. See more »

Trademark:

Often played old man roles much older than his true age

Star Sign:

Aries

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