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Norman Rossington (1928–1999)


Spade-jawed British character actor Norman Rossington was born in Liverpool, so it shouldn't be considered THAT ironic that he would end up appearing in The Beatles' debut film smash, A Hard Day's Night (1964), as "Norm", the Fab Four's chagrined road manager. The son of a publican, he never finished high school, leaving at age 14 and living a ... See full bio »

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(age 70) in Manchester, England, UK

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 1996 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Bertie Mould
- The Championship (1996) ... Bertie Mould
 1996 Sharpe's Regiment (TV Movie)
Horatio Havercamp
 1996 And the Beat Goes On (TV Series)
Pop
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Pop
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Pop
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Pop
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Pop
 1995 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Mr. Microwave
- Beware of the Elbow (1995) ... Mr. Microwave
 1991 Let Him Have It
Postman
 1991 Tonight at 8.30 (TV Series)
Albert Godby
- Still Life (1991) ... Albert Godby
 1990 The Krays
Shopkeeper
 1990 The Bill (TV Series)
Atkins
- Watching (1990) ... Atkins
 1989 The Nineteenth Hole (TV Series)
Jim Goatman
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Jim Goatman
 1987 In Sickness and in Health (TV Series)
the Irish Drunk
- Christmas Special (1987) ... the Irish Drunk
 1987 Flying Lady (TV Series)
Wally Jenkins
- Easy Rider (1987) ... Wally Jenkins
 1983 The Adventures of Portland Bill (TV Series)
Narrator
 1983 That's My Boy (TV Series)
Bill
- Go Jump in the Fountain (1983) ... Bill
 1983 House of the Long Shadows
Station Master
 1982 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Billy Bones
 1979-1981 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (TV Series)
Big Jim
- The Pursuit of Courtly Love (1981) ... Big Jim
- A Bit of Rough Shooting (1981) ... Big Jim
- Hearts of Oak (1981) ... Big Jim
- Laughing Like a Drain (1981) ... Big Jim
- Dung from a Rocking Horse (1981) ... Big Jim
 1981 Masada (TV Mini-Series)
Maro
- Part I (1981) ... Maro
 1981 West End Tales (TV Series)
Flash Frank
- A Really Good Watch (1981) ... Flash Frank
 1981 Janet and Company (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1981)
 1980 Rhubarb Rhubarb (Short)
Church Organist
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie)
Master-at-Arms: T. King
 1979 Spooner's Patch (TV Series)
PC Goatman (1979)
 1979 Turning Year Tales (TV Series)
 1979 The Prisoner of Zenda
Bruno
 1978 The Upchat Connection (TV Series)
Mickey Finn
- My Fair Lady (1978) ... Mickey Finn
 1977 Target (TV Series)
Deputy Chief Constable Goddard
- Set Up (1977) ... Deputy Chief Constable Goddard
 1963-1977 Z Cars (TV Series)
Jack Crawford / Macy / Jack Horsfall / ...
- Rip Off (1977) ... Jack Crawford
- Quiet as the Grave (1974) ... Macy
- Jack the Dodger (1973) ... Jack Horsfall
- It Never Rains... (1963) ... Ted Drysdale
 1977 Joseph Andrews
Gaffer Andrews
 1977 Mr. Big (TV Series)
Sgt. Cook
- The Ashes (1977) ... Sgt. Cook
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Series)
Sergeant
- Hail Who? (1976) ... Sergeant
 1976 Shadows (TV Series)
Mr. Jones
- Peronik (1976) ... Mr. Jones
 1976 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
- Jumbo (1976)
 1975 Three Comedies of Marriage (TV Series)
Ben
- Bobby Bluesocks (1975) ... Ben
 1975 The Venturers (TV Series)
Frank Bolton
- Sentimental Journey (1975) ... Frank Bolton
 1975 Cilla's Comedy Six (TV Series)
Donald
- Who's Rocking the Boat? (1975) ... Donald
 1974 Follow That Dog (TV Series)
PC Fogg
- Episode #1.6 (1974) ... PC Fogg
- Episode #1.5 (1974) ... PC Fogg
- Episode #1.4 (1974) ... PC Fogg
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... PC Fogg
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... PC Fogg
 1974 Too Much Monkey Business (TV Movie)
Jim
 1973-1974 Crown Court (TV Series)
Benjamin Patch / Jim Webb
- Pickets: Part 1 (1974) ... Jim Webb
- Patch's Patch: Part 3 (1973) ... Benjamin Patch
- Patch's Patch: Part 2 (1973) ... Benjamin Patch
- Patch's Patch: Part 1 (1973) ... Benjamin Patch
 1974 Village Hall (TV Series)
Alec Shankly
- There'll Almost Always Be an England (1974) ... Alec Shankly
 1974 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Lollio
- The Changeling (1974) ... Lollio
 1974 Sporting Scenes (TV Series)
Palmer
- When the Boys Come Out to Play (1974) ... Palmer
 1973 Raw Meat
Detective Sergeant Rogers
 1973 Frankenstein: The True Story (TV Movie)
Seaman (uncredited)
 1973 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Pierre Dorny
- Gerard (1973) ... Pierre Dorny
 1973 Hunter's Walk (TV Series)
Jack Foster
- Lost Dog (1973) ... Jack Foster
 1973 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Bill
- Vinegar Trip (1973) ... Bill
 1972 Carry on Christmas: Carry on Stuffing (TV Movie)
Valet / Tardy Diner / Genie of the Lamp
 1972 Double Take
Jack Foster
 1972 Young Winston
Dewsnap
 1972 Albert! (TV Series)
Ian Monk-Seaton
- Blood Brothers (1972) ... Ian Monk-Seaton
 1971 Casanova (TV Mini-Series)
Lorenzo / Mr. Hart
- Golden Apples (1971) ... Lorenzo
- Fevers of Love (1971) ... Lorenzo / Mr. Hart
- Window, Window (1971) ... Lorenzo
- Magic Moments (1971) ... Lorenzo
- One at a Time (1971) ... Lorenzo
 1971 Man in the Wilderness
Ferris
 1971 Now, Take My Wife (TV Series)
Alf
- Things That Go Bump (1971) ... Alf
 1971 The Search for the Nile (TV Mini-Series)
Samuel Baker
- The Great Debate (1971) ... Samuel Baker
- The Secret Fountains (1971) ... Samuel Baker
 1961-1971 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Giulio / Eddie / Blake / ...
- The Paraffin Season (1965) ... Eddie
- Prisoner and Escort (1964) ... Blake
- Into the Dark (1963) ... Sydney Martin
- A Tune on the Old Tax Fiddle (1961) ... Toby
 1971 Budgie (TV Series)
Zip
- Fiddler on the Hoof: Part 2 (1971) ... Zip
 1970 Simon Simon (Short)
Fireman
 1970 Roads to Freedom (TV Series)
Pinette
- The Defeated: Part 4 (1970) ... Pinette
- The Defeated: Part 3 (1970) ... Pinette
- The Defeated: Part 2 (1970) ... Pinette
- The Defeated: Part 1 (1970) ... Pinette
 1969-1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
The gravedigger / Nick Smith / Ted Barnes / ...
- Hamlet (1970) ... The gravedigger
- Wolly Wenpol, the Complete Works (1970) ... Nick Smith
- Diddled (1969) ... Ted Barnes
- Travelling Where? (1969) ... Abe
 1970 The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
Guide at Porton Down
 1970 The Mating Machine (TV Series)
Arnold Biggs
- Sealed with a Loving Kiss (1970) ... Arnold Biggs
 1970 Play for Today (TV Series)
Jack Burnshaw
- The Long Distance Piano Player (1970) ... Jack Burnshaw
 1967-1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Jimmy Duffy / Arthur Machin
- Don't Ring Us... We'll Ring You (1970) ... Jimmy Duffy
- Spanner in the Works (1967) ... Arthur Machin
 1970 The Adventures of Gerard
Sgt. Papilette (Hussars of Conflans)
 1970 His and Hers (TV Series)
Roy Hooker
- Television (1970) ... Roy Hooker
 1965-1970 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Connor / Mr. Dross
- O-Goshi (1966) ... Connor
- Pay as You Go (1965) ... Mr. Dross
 1970 The Borderers (TV Series)
Elliot of Burnhead
- The Terror of the March (1970) ... Elliot of Burnhead
 1970 The Misfit (TV Series)
Woodruff
- On Reading the Small Print (1970) ... Woodruff
 1969 Curry & Chips (TV Series)
Norman
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... Norman
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... Norman
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Norman
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... Norman
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... Norman
 1969 Two Gentlemen Sharing
Phil Carter
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Danny Fowler
- The Big Flame (1969) ... Danny Fowler
 1968 Negatives
Auctioneer
 1968 For Amusement Only (TV Series)
The tout
- The Ticket (1968) ... The tout
 1968 The Charge of the Light Brigade
S.M. Corbett
 1968 A Man of our Times (TV Series)
Bush
- The Two Legged Chameleon (1968) ... Bush
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Jim Iron
- Lily Jumps and Jim Loses (1967) ... Jim Iron
 1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Captain
 1967 Double Trouble
Arthur Babcock
 1967 Hicks and Stokes (TV Movie)
Norman Stokes
 1967 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (TV Series)
Bates
- Redhanded (1967) ... Bates
 1967 Tobruk
Alfie
 1966 The Wrong Box
First Rough
 1965 Joey Boy
Royal Army corporal
 1965 Cup Fever
Driver
 1965 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1965)
- Episode #1.6 (1965)
- Episode #1.1 (1965)
 1964 The Big Noise (TV Series)
Kim Hunter
- Episode #1.6 (1964) ... Kim Hunter
- Episode #1.5 (1964) ... Kim Hunter
- Episode #1.4 (1964) ... Kim Hunter
- Episode #1.3 (1964) ... Kim Hunter
- The Ledge (1964) ... Kim Hunter
 1964 The Comedy Man
Theodore Littleton
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Norm
 1963 Comedy Four (TV Series)
George Podmore
- Tea at the Ritz (1963) ... George Podmore
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia
Corporal Jenkins (uncredited)
 1962 The Winter's Tale (TV Movie)
Clown
 1962 Crooks Anonymous
Bert
 1962 Go to Blazes
Alfie
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Comic
- A Resounding Tinkle (1961) ... Comic
 1961 Carry on Regardless
Referee
 1961 No Love for Johnnie
Sykes of the Herald (uncredited)
 1960 Doctor in Love
Strip Club Doorman (uncredited)
 1960 The League of Gentlemen
Staff-Sergeant Hall (uncredited)
 1960 The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (Short)
Bearded Man (uncredited)
 1959 Carry on Nurse
Norm
 1958 A Night to Remember
James Kieran - Titanic Chief Steerage Steward (uncredited)
 1957 The One That Got Away
Sergeant - Swanick (uncredited)
 1957 Strangers' Meeting
Barrow Boy
 1957 The Long Haul
Young Liverpool Driver (uncredited)
 1957 Saint Joan
2nd Soldier at Burning (uncredited)
 1957 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Villager
- Food for Thought (1957) ... Villager (uncredited)
 1957 Peace and Quiet (TV Movie)
Benjamin Hicks
 1956-1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Legionnaire Tete de Bras / Manetti
- A Pony for Joe Crazy Horse (1957) ... Legionnaire Tete de Bras
- Finger Your Neck (1956) ... Manetti
 1956 Three Men in a Boat
Boy Lover
 1956/I Keep It Clean
Arthur
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He acted in George Tabori's play, "Brecht on Brecht," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England in an English Stage Company production with Lotte Lenya, Barry Foster, and George Devine in the cast. See more »

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Trivia:

Married twice, he wed his close companion Cindy Barnes just a few months before he lost his six-month battle with cancer in May of 1999. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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