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Harry H. Corbett (1925–1982)

Harry H Corbett (he added the "H" to avoid being confused with Sooty's friend) was born in Burma in 1925. His father was an officer in the army. His mother died when he was very young and he moved to England as a child and was brought up in Manchester by an aunt. After his war service, he joined a repertory company and during the 1950s appeared in ... See full bio »

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 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
George Balsam
- The Moles (1982) ... George Balsam
 1981 Nice to See You! (TV Movie)
Performer
 1980 Comedy Tonight (TV Movie)
 1980 Grundy (TV Series)
Grundy
- What You Don't See, Ask For (1980) ... Grundy
- For Love or Money (1980) ... Grundy
- Hands Across the Table (1980) ... Grundy
- Saturday Night Fervour (1980) ... Grundy
- We Can't Go on Meeting Like This (1980) ... Grundy
 1980 Silver Dream Racer
Wiggins
 1980 Potter (TV Series)
Harry Tooms
- Episode #2.5 (1980) ... Harry Tooms
- Episode #2.3 (1980) ... Harry Tooms
- Episode #2.2 (1980) ... Harry Tooms
 1979 The Plank (TV Short)
Amourous Van Driver
 1979 Shoestring (TV Series)
Tom
- Nine Tenths of the Law (1979) ... Tom
 1979 The Basil Brush Show (TV Series)
 1978 What's Up Superdoc!
Goodwin
 1977 Premiere (TV Series)
Alan Glut
- A Hymn from Jim (1977) ... Alan Glut
 1977 Jabberwocky
The Squire
 1977 Fiona
Art
 1976 The Chiffy Kids (TV Series)
Hungry Herbert
- Pot Luck (1976) ... Hungry Herbert
 1962-1975 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
The working-class hero / Ernest 'Ern' Conway / Harold Steptoe
- For Richer... For Poorer (1975) ... The working-class hero
- Seven Year Hitch (1966) ... Ernest 'Ern' Conway
- The Offer (1962) ... Harold Steptoe
 1974 It's Not the Size That Counts
Prime Minister
 1973 The Goodies (TV Series)
Minister for Health
- Hospital for Hire (1973) ... Minister for Health
 1973 Steptoe and Son Ride Again
Son / Harold
 1969 Galton and Simpson Comedy (TV Series)
Basil Puddyfoot
- Never Talk to Strangers (1969) ... Basil Puddyfoot
 1969 Sophie's Place
Frank Finley
 1968 City 68' (TV Series)
Jigger Barrett
- The System: The House That Jigger Built (1968) ... Jigger Barrett
 1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Jake Whittington
- The Fall of Kelvin Walker (1968) ... Jake Whittington
 1957-1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Frank Dolan / Harry Fender / Private Mogridge / ...
- A Second Look (1968) ... Frank Dolan
- The Hothouse (1964) ... Harry Fender
- Roll on Blooming Death (1961) ... Private Mogridge
- The Money Makers (1961)
- Thunder on the Snowy (1960) ... Jan Redeck
 1967 Mr. Aitch (TV Series)
Harry Aitch
- We Shall Not Be Moved (1967) ... Harry Aitch
- A Star Is Born (1967) ... Harry Aitch
- And Never the Twain Shall Meet (1967) ... Harry Aitch
- Reunion (1967) ... Harry Aitch
- Through the Eye of a Needle (1967) ... Harry Aitch
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Stage Door Keeper
 1965 Joey Boy
Joey Boy Thompson
 1964 The Bargee
Hemel Pike
 1963 Ladies Who Do
James Ryder
 1963 What a Crazy World
Sam Hitchens
 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing
Greengrocer
 1963 A Boy Ten Feet Tall
Lem
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
Vladimir Petrovsky
- Discord (1963) ... Vladimir Petrovsky
 1962 Some People
Johnnie's Father
 1960-1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Jack Burgess / Insp. Jock Bruce
- Time to Remember (1962) ... Jack Burgess
- Marriage of Convenience (1960) ... Insp. Jock Bruce
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Landlord
- A Voice from the Top (1962) ... Landlord
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Harry Briggs
- An Eye for Detail (1961) ... Harry Briggs
 1961 The Unstoppable Man
Feist
 1961 Wings of Death (Short)
Superintendant Hammond
 1961 Theatre 70 (TV Series)
- The Intruder (1961)
- Chance Witness (1961)
 1960 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
George Drake
- Lag on the Run (1960) ... George Drake
 1957-1960 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Sir Watkyn / Nicodemus / Jason / ...
- A Bushel of Apples (1960) ... Sir Watkyn
- The Genius (1958) ... Nicodemus
- The Angry Village (1957) ... Jason
- The Charter (1957) ... Sir Bascom
 1960 The Big Day
Harry Jackson
 1960 Marriage of Convenience
Inspector Bruce
 1960 The Shakedown
Gollar
 1959 Cover Girl Killer!
The Man
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
Clancy (as Harry Corbett)
 1959 The Torrents of Spring (TV Movie)
Sonny
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Charlie Panetti
- The Jukebox (1959) ... Charlie Panetti
 1958 Nowhere to Go
Sullivan
 1958 Floods of Fear
Sharkey
 1956-1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
John Broome / Lickcheese / Cohen / ...
- Mary Broome (1958) ... John Broome
- Widowers' Houses (1957) ... Lickcheese
- Mr. Bolfry (1957) ... Cohen
- Hamlet (1956) ... Gravedigger
 1955 The Girl (TV Movie)
Tony
 1954 Passing Stranger (uncredited)
 1952 Never Look Back
Policeman in charge cells (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham, England with Paul Scofield, Alec Clunes, Diana Wynyard, Mary Ure, Ernest Thesiger, Richard Johnson, and Richard Pasco in the cast. Peter Brook was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Harry Corbett

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

Television was what made it possible. I would never have been allowed to try to do comic acting if it hadn't been for television. That's what is crashing the barriers. (1969) See more »

Trivia:

The middle initial 'H' was just to avoid confusion with the other Harry Corbett (who operated the glove puppet "Sooty"). He said it stood for "Hanyfink" (anything). See more »

Trademark:

Often played roles craving social acceptability

Star Sign:

Pisces

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