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Frank Muir (I) (1920–1998)

Frank Muir was born on February 5, 1920 in Broadstairs, Kent, England as Frank Herbert Muir. He was a writer and actor, known for Call My Bluff (1965), Whack-O! (1956) and We Have Ways of Making You Laugh (1968). He was married to Polly McIrvine. He died on January 2, 1998 in Thorpe, Surrey, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Call My Bluff
Call My Bluff Himself - Team Captain
(1965-1988)
Whack-O!
Whack-O! Writer
(1956-1972)

Filmography

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 1995 What a Mess (TV Series) (books - 3 episodes)
- Shampooed/Show and Tail (1995) ... (books)
 1990 What-a-Mess (TV Series) (by - 2 episodes)
- What-a-Mess Has a Brain Wave! (1990) ... (by)
 1979 The Glums (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #2.8 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.7 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.6 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1979) ... (writer)
 1979 What a Mess (TV Series)
 1973 Is This a Record? (Short) (additional material)
  Whack-O! (TV Series) (1 episode, 1956) (writer - 59 episodes, 1956 - 1972)
- Episode #8.13 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode #8.12 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode #8.11 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode #8.10 (1972) ... (writer)
- Episode #8.9 (1972) ... (writer)
 1970 Tuesday's Documentary (TV Series documentary) (written by - 1 episode)
 1968 We Have Ways of Making You Laugh (TV Series) (writer)
 1968 Marty (TV Series) (writer)
 1966-1967 The Frost Report (TV Series) (writer - 27 episodes)
- Showbusiness (1967) ... (writer)
- Youth (1967) ... (writer)
- Europe (1967) ... (writer)
- Crime (1967) ... (writer)
- Transport (1967) ... (writer)
 1965 Jedan i tri (TV Movie)
 1964 The Big Noise (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1964) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1964) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1964) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1964) ... (writer)
- The Ledge (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 A Last Word on the Election (TV Short)
 1964 A Degree of Frost (TV Movie) (special material by)
 1964 How to Be an Alien (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Courtship (1964) ... (writer)
- Design (1964) ... (writer)
- Togetherness (1964) ... (writer)
- Leisure (1964) ... (writer)
- Children (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Save, Insure and Prosper (Documentary short)
 1963 More Faces of Jim (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- A Matter of Empire (1963) ... (writer)
- A Matter of Espionage (1963) ... (writer)
- A Matter of Upbringing (1963) ... (writer)
- A Matter of Spreadeagling (1963) ... (writer)
- A Matter of Growing Up (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 Mr. Justice Duncannon (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Orders Not to Pay (1963) ... (writer)
- A Case of Whisky (1963) ... (writer)
- Trial and Error (1963) ... (writer)
- The Whole Truth (1963) ... (writer)
- Brief to Counsel (1963) ... (writer)
 1962 Six More Faces of Jim (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Face of Tradition (1962) ... (writer)
- The Face of Loyalty (1962) ... (writer)
- The Face of Perseverance (1962) ... (writer)
- The Face of Wisdom (1962) ... (writer)
- The Face of Renunciation (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Brothers in Law (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Counsel for the Prosecution (1962) ... (writer)
- Special Examiner (1962) ... (writer)
- Separation Order (1962) ... (writer)
- Special Damages (1962) ... (writer)
- The Expert Witness (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series)
  The Seven Faces of Jim (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1961) (writer - 2 episodes, 1961)
- The Face of Duty (1961)
 1960 Showtime (TV Series) (script: Jimmy Edwards - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (1960) ... (script: Jimmy Edwards)
 1960 Vera Lynn Presents (TV Series) (sketch - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... (sketch)
 1960 Bottoms Up (additional dialogue)
 1957 These Are the Shows (TV Movie) (written by)
 1957 Early to Braden (TV Series)
 1954 And So to Bentley (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1954) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1954) ... (writer)
 1953 Love in Pawn (additional dialogue)
 1953 London Laughs (TV Movie)
 1953 Barbara with Braden (TV Movie) (writer)
 1952 Bachelor in Paris (additional dialogue)
 1951 Here's Television (TV Movie)
 1950 Don't Look Now (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1950) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1950) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In the 1960s, Frank Muir and Denis Norden worked as advisors and consultants on comedy for the BBC TV Light Entertainment department, approving every script that was submitted. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Trivia:

He led a campaign to have the veteran film critic Dilys Powell made a Dame of the British Empire. This campaign found many supporters, but was unsuccessful. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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