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Bill Fraser (I) (1908–1987)

Bill Fraser was born on June 5, 1908 in Perth, Scotland as William Simpson Fraser. He was an actor, known for Eye of the Needle (1981), That's Your Funeral (1972) and Little Dorrit (1987). He was married to Pamela Cundell. He died on September 5, 1987 in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Eye of the Needle
Eye of the Needle Mr. Porter
(1981)
That's Your Funeral
That's Your Funeral Basil Bulstrode
(1972)
Little Dorrit
Little Dorrit Mr. Casby
(1987)
Helter Skelter
Helter Skelter Oliver Cromwell
(1949)

Filmography

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 1987 Little Dorrit
Mr. Casby
 1978-1987 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Judge Bullingham / Judge Roger Bullingham
- Rumpole's Last Case (1987) ... Judge Bullingham
- Rumpole and the Last Resort (1983) ... Judge Bullingham
- Rumpole and the Old Boy Net (1983) ... Judge Bullingham
- Rumpole's Return (1980) ... Judge Bullingham
- Rumpole and the Man of God (1979) ... Judge Bullingham
 1987 The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (TV Series)
Bert Baxter
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Bert Baxter
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Bert Baxter
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Bert Baxter
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Bert Baxter
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Bert Baxter
 1986 Pirates
Governor
 1985 Christmas Present
Banker
 1985 The Giddy Game Show (TV Series)
Gus
- Episode dated 19 December 1985 (1985) ... Gus (voice)
 1985 The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (TV Series)
Bert Baxter
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Bert Baxter
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Bert Baxter
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Bert Baxter
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Bert Baxter
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Bert Baxter
 1985 Cover Her Face (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Reynold Price
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Sir Reynold Price
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Sir Reynold Price
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Sir Reynold Price
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Sir Reynold Price
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Sir Reynold Price
 1984 Puccini (TV Movie)
Fucini, the Lawyer
 1983 Wagner (TV Series)
Mayor of Bayreuth
- Episode #1.10 (1983) ... Mayor of Bayreuth
 1980-1982 Flesh and Blood (TV Series)
Henry Brassington
- Episode #2.10 (1982) ... Henry Brassington
- Episode #2.9 (1982) ... Henry Brassington
- Episode #2.8 (1982) ... Henry Brassington
- Episode #2.7 (1982) ... Henry Brassington
- Episode #2.6 (1982) ... Henry Brassington
 1981 K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend (TV Movie)
Commander Bill Pollock
 1981 Eye of the Needle
Mr. Porter
 1981 Doctor's Daughters (TV Series)
Dr. Freddie Fellows-Smith
- Dr Sadie (1981) ... Dr. Freddie Fellows-Smith
- Professional Misconduct (1981) ... Dr. Freddie Fellows-Smith
- Needle Match (1981) ... Dr. Freddie Fellows-Smith
- Double Your Mummy (1981) ... Dr. Freddie Fellows-Smith
- General Practice (1981) ... Dr. Freddie Fellows-Smith
 1980 Rhubarb Rhubarb (Short)
Golf Club Secretary
 1980 Doctor Who (TV Series)
General Grugger
- Meglos: Part Four (1980) ... General Grugger
- Meglos: Part Three (1980) ... General Grugger
- Meglos: Part Two (1980) ... General Grugger
- Meglos: Part One (1980) ... General Grugger
 1974-1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Eddie Waters / Murdoch / Edward Waite
- Comedians (1979) ... Eddie Waters
- Clay, Smeddum and Greenden (1976) ... Murdoch
- All Good Men (1974) ... Edward Waite
 1979 Ripping Yarns (TV Series)
Mr. Foggen
- Golden Gordon (1979) ... Mr. Foggen
 1979 Strangers (TV Series)
Aristotle Carmos
- Marriages, Deaths and Births (1979) ... Aristotle Carmos
 1979 The Corn Is Green (TV Movie)
The Squire
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Col. Summerville
- Not a Very Civil Civil Servant (1978) ... Col. Summerville
 1976 The Madness (TV Movie)
Prieto
 1975 Forget-Me-Not-Lane (TV Movie)
Charles
 1975 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Constable Hesse
- The Root of All Evil (1975) ... Constable Hesse
 1975 A Legacy (TV Series)
Gen. von Schimmelpfennig
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Gen. von Schimmelpfennig
 1975 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Boanerges
- The Apple Cart (1975) ... Boanerges
 1975 The Amorous Milkman
Gerald
 1974 Moments
 1960-1974 Bootsie and Snudge (TV Series)
Claude Snudge / Claudio Snudge
- Wanna Bet? (1974) ... Claude Snudge
- As Good as a Rest (1974) ... Claude Snudge
- An Average Couple (1974) ... Claude Snudge
- Up the Downstairs (1974) ... Claude Snudge
- A Little Bit on Account (1974) ... Claude Snudge
 1974 Intent to Murder (TV Movie)
Arthur Henderson
 1974 Dead Cert
Uncle George
 1973 The Village Concert (TV Movie)
 1973 Love Thy Neighbour
Mr. Granger (uncredited)
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series)
N.J.
 1972-1973 The Train Now Standing (TV Series)
Hedley Green
- The Long Goodbye (1973) ... Hedley Green
- Old Glory (1973) ... Hedley Green
- A Night to Remember (1973) ... Hedley Green
- Brief Encounter (1973) ... Hedley Green
- It Never Rains (1972) ... Hedley Green
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Pochet
- Keep an Eye on Amélie (1973) ... Pochet
 1973 The Goodies (TV Series)
Army Sergeant
- Way Outward Bound (1973) ... Army Sergeant
 1973 Not Now Darling
Commissionaire Frank
 1973 Whoops Baghdad! (TV Series)
The Caliph / The Wizard Prang
- The Caliph's New Concubine (1973) ... The Caliph
- The Wizard Prang (1973) ... The Wizard Prang
 1972 Double Take
TV Studio Doorman
 1972 That's Your Funeral
Basil Bulstrode
 1972 Up the Front
Groping
 1972 The Chastity Belt
Sir Braggart
 1971 Up Pompeii
Prosperus Maximus
 1970-1971 That's Your Funeral (TV Series)
Basil Bulstrode
- A Touch of Violet (1971) ... Basil Bulstrode
- Unholy Deadlock (1971) ... Basil Bulstrode
- What's in a Name? (1971) ... Basil Bulstrode
- The Last to Go (1971) ... Basil Bulstrode
- Winning the Ashes (1971) ... Basil Bulstrode
 1970 All the Way Up
Arnold Makepiece
 1970 'Wiltons' - The Handsomest Hall in Town (TV Movie)
John Wilton
 1970 Dear Mother... ...Love Albert (TV Series)
Mr. Glossop
- Hearts and Flowers (1970) ... Mr. Glossop
 1970 Tom Grattan's War (TV Series)
Sergeant Major - Uncle Wally
- Badge of Fear (1970) ... Sergeant Major - Uncle Wally
- The Coward (1970) ... Sergeant Major - Uncle Wally
 1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Basil Bulstrode
- Last Tribute (1970) ... Basil Bulstrode
 1970 Parkin's Patch (TV Series)
Tom Bryant
- Wisemen (1970) ... Tom Bryant
 1969 Detective (TV Series)
William Guppy
- Mr. Guppy's Tale (1969) ... William Guppy
 1969 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Lord Shawcliffe
- Thanks for the Offer (1969) ... Lord Shawcliffe
 1969 Pickwick (TV Movie)
Serjeant Buzzfuzz
 1969 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Waring
- We Can't Afford a Carriage (1969) ... Waring
 1969 The Best House in London
Inspector MacPherson
 1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1968 Diamonds for Breakfast
Bookseller
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
McCorquodale
- Funeral Games (1968) ... McCorquodale
 1968 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Series)
Mr. Williams
- The Funeral (1968) ... Mr. Williams
 1967 Vacant Lot (TV Series)
William Bendlove
- Criminal Negligence (1967) ... William Bendlove
- The Golfers (1967) ... William Bendlove
- Room for Improvement (1967) ... William Bendlove
- Partnership Bid (1967) ... William Bendlove
- Hats Off for the Guv'nor (1967) ... William Bendlove
 1967 Conflict (TV Series)
Volpone
- Volpone (1967) ... Volpone
 1964-1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Josh / Lieutenant Colonel Svinin
- A Way with the Ladies (1967) ... Josh
- A Crack in the Ice (1964) ... Lieutenant Colonel Svinin
 1966 David Copperfield (TV Series)
Mr. Micawber
- Home at Last (1966) ... Mr. Micawber
- 'Umble Aspirations (1966) ... Mr. Micawber
- Domestic Tangles (1966) ... Mr. Micawber
- The Bachelor Party (1966) ... Mr. Micawber
- The Long Journey (1966) ... Mr. Micawber
 1965-1966 Barney Is My Darling (TV Series)
Barney Pank
- The Prodigal Son (1966) ... Barney Pank
- My Son! My Son! (1966) ... Barney Pank
- Weddings, Funerals and Christenings (1966) ... Barney Pank
- The Twenty Six Year Itch (1965) ... Barney Pank
- The 2000 Pounds a Year Man (1965) ... Barney Pank
 1966 The Liars (TV Series)
Lord Vest
- Episode #1.3 (1966) ... Lord Vest
 1966 The Avengers (TV Series)
Colonel Rawlings
- Small Game for Big Hunters (1966) ... Colonel Rawlings
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
The Nabob
- Yob and Nabob (1965) ... The Nabob
 1965 Where I Live (TV Movie)
George Dove
 1965 Londoners (TV Series)
Henry Firth
- A Little Touch of Henry (1965) ... Henry Firth
 1965 Six Shades of Black (TV Series)
Sir Charles Trotter
- A Touch of Uplift (1965) ... Sir Charles Trotter
 1965 I've Gotta Horse
Mr. Bartholemew
 1965 Masquerade
Dunwoody
 1965 A Home of Your Own
The Shop Steward
 1965 Joey Boy
Sgt. Maj. Dobbs
 1964 Richard Whittington Esquire (TV Movie)
Trollop
 1964 The Americanization of Emily
Port Commander
 1964 Foreign Affairs (TV Series)
Claude Snudge
- Episode #1.8 (1964) ... Claude Snudge
- Episode #1.7 (1964) ... Claude Snudge
- Episode #1.6 (1964) ... Claude Snudge
- Episode #1.5 (1964) ... Claude Snudge
- Episode #1.4 (1964) ... Claude Snudge
 1963 What a Crazy World
Milligan (uncredited)
 1962 The Fast Lady
3rd Golfer (uncredited)
 1960 Doctor in Love
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1959-1960 The Army Game (TV Series)
CSM Claude Snudge
- Emergency Hut 29 (1960) ... CSM Claude Snudge
- Out of This World (1960) ... CSM Claude Snudge
- The Feud (1960) ... CSM Claude Snudge
- Pen Pals Anonymous (1960) ... CSM Claude Snudge
- A Touch of the Other (1960) ... CSM Claude Snudge
 1960 Chelsea at Nine (TV Series)
 1959 The Man Who Liked Funerals
Jeremy Bentham
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Burling / Jack Bingham
- Old Soldiers Sometimes Die (1959) ... Burling
- 50,000 Hands (1959) ... Jack Bingham
 1958 Educated Evans (TV Series)
Barker
- Job for the Boy (1958) ... Barker
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
George Nibbs
- The Chigwell Chicken (1958) ... George Nibbs
 1958 Another Time, Another Place
R.E. Sergeant
 1958 Doomsday for Dyson (TV Movie)
Civil Servant
 1958 A Clean Sweep (Short)
Bookmaker
 1957 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
Police Sergeant / Police Inspector / Educated Albert / ...
- The Lawyer: The Crown v James S. (1957) ... Police Sergeant
- Air Steward Hancock (1957) ... Police Inspector
- The Amusement Arcade (1957) ... Educated Albert
- The New Neighbour (1957) ... Clerk in Estate Office
- The Russian Prince (1957) ... Fred
 1957 Just My Luck
Powell (uncredited)
 1957 O.S.S. (TV Series)
Pietro
- Operation Blue Eyes (1957) ... Pietro
 1957 Three Sundays to Live
Prison Warder (uncredited)
 1957 The Vise (TV Series)
Bishop
- Receipt for Murder (1957) ... Bishop
- File It Under Murder (1957) ... Bishop
 1957 Second Fiddle
Nixon
 1957 Doctor at Large
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Agnolo
- The Pagan Venus (1957) ... Agnolo
 1956 The Tony Hancock Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- The Further Adventures of Hancock (1956) ... Various Characters
 1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Monsieur Daudet
- The Dollar a Year Man (1956) ... Monsieur Daudet
 1956 Charley Moon
Marber
 1956 Before Your Very Eyes (TV Series)
- Episode #4.2 (1956)
 1956 Jumping for Joy
Drunk in Pool Hall (uncredited)
 1955 Alias John Preston
Joe Newton
 1955 Fast and Loose (TV Series)
- Episode #2.4 (1955)
- Episode #2.3 (1955)
- Episode #2.1 (1955)
 1954 Tons of Money (TV Movie)
Henry
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Taggoria / Ringmaster
- The Mix-Up (1954) ... Mr. Taggoria
- The Last Knife (1954) ... Ringmaster
 1954 And So to Bentley (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.6 (1954) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.5 (1954) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.4 (1954) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.3 (1954) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.2 (1954) ... Various Roles
 1954 Orders Are Orders
Private Slee
 1954 The Barefoot Contessa
J. Montague Brown
 1954 Duel in the Jungle
Smith - Hotel Clerk
 1953 Meet Mr. Lucifer
Band Leader
 1953 The Captain's Paradise
Absalom (taxi driver)
 1953 Terror on a Train
Constable J. Reed
 1952 Scotland Yard Inspector
Sales Manager
 1952 Tonight at 8:30
Bert Bentley: Red Peppers
 1952 It's a Small World (TV Movie)
The Minister (voice)
 1950 Cinderella (TV Movie)
The Baron
 1949 Helter Skelter
Oliver Cromwell
 1949 Forbidden
Railway Porter (uncredited)
 1948 Between Ourselves (TV Movie)
 1948 Paging You (TV Series)
 1947 Tons of Money (TV Movie)
Henry Sprules
 1947 New Faces (TV Movie)
 1941 The Common Touch
Harris
 1941 The Strangler
Maxie
 1938 Murder in the Family
Police Sergeant Feathers (uncredited)
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He acted in Christopher Fry's translation of Edmond Rostand's play, "Cyrano De Bergerac", in a Chichester Festival Production at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex, England with Keith Michell, Christopher Cazenove, Barbara Jefford, David Williams, Philip Anthony, Jeffrey Holland, Peggy Marshall, Trevor ... See more »

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At the age of twenty ran his own repertory company at Worthing. Acted on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the British National Theatre, having made his debut at the West End in 1939. Served with the RAF during World War II. In later years, toured Australia and appeared at the Canadian George Bernard Shaw Festival. Film roles small, but popular on television in shows like Bootsie and ... See more »

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