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Billy Russell (I) (1893–1971)

Billy Russell was born on July 16, 1893 in Birmingham, England as Adam George Brown. He was an actor, known for The Man in the White Suit (1951), Negatives (1968) and I Start Counting (1969). He died on November 25, 1971 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 78) in London, England, UK

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 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Old man
- The Pigeon Fancier (1971) ... Old man
 1971 Kate (TV Series)
Commander Penrose
- From a Stranger (1971) ... Commander Penrose
 1971 The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (TV Series)
- Man with a Strange Tattoo (1971) ... Yeoman
 1971 Sykes and a Big Big Show (TV Series)
- Concorde (1971)
 1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Sam Oakley
- The Old Contemptible (1970) ... Sam Oakley
 1970 Leo the Last (uncredited)
 1970 The Woodlanders (TV Series)
Robert Creedle
- Marty (1970) ... Robert Creedle
- Felice (1970) ... Robert Creedle
- Grace (1970) ... Robert Creedle
- Giles (1970) ... Robert Creedle
 1969 I Start Counting
 1967-1969 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Harry Whittaker / Frankie
- The Intruder (1969) ... Harry Whittaker
- Towpath (1967) ... Frankie
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
 1969 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
'Captain' Gordon
- Lack of Communication (1969) ... 'Captain' Gordon
 1968 Misleading Cases (TV Series)
Mr. Grudgeon
- Ill Met by Sunlight (1968) ... Mr. Grudgeon
 1968 Z Cars (TV Series)
Alf Mears
- The Paperchase: Part 2 (1968) ... Alf Mears
- The Paperchase: Part 1 (1968) ... Alf Mears
 1968 Gazette (TV Series)
 1968 Negatives
Old Man
 1968 City 68' (TV Series)
Nathaniel Prescott
- The System: Pennywise (1968) ... Nathaniel Prescott
 1968 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Mini-Series)
Adam Lambsbreath
- Doom (1968) ... Adam Lambsbreath
- Woodshed (1968) ... Adam Lambsbreath
- Folk (1968) ... Adam Lambsbreath
 1968 The First Lady (TV Series)
- The Glass Hammer (1968)
 1967 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Old Fred
- Just Like the Old Days (1967) ... Old Fred
 1966-1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Old man / Stan Mann
- A Night Out (1967) ... Old man
- The Wesker Trilogy: Roots (1966) ... Stan Mann
 1967 Turn Out the Lights (TV Series)
Maurice Hatton
- You Can't Get the Wood (1967) ... Maurice Hatton
 1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Grandpa Hudson
- The Signal Box of Grandpa Hudson (1966) ... Grandpa Hudson
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
The Gardener / Jim Ulyatt
- Alice (1965) ... The Gardener
- The Cat's Cradle (1965) ... Jim Ulyatt
 1965 United! (TV Series)
Sam Carter
 1965 Poison Island (TV Movie)
Captain Coffin
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
 1964 A Little Big Business (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... Charlie
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
- All Part of the Job (1963) ... Albert
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Car park attendant
- Collect Your Hand Baggage (1963) ... Car park attendant
 1952 Judgment Deferred
 1951 The Man in the White Suit
 1951 The Galloping Major
Studio Horse-box Driver (uncredited)
 1938 Penny Paradise
Minor Role (uncredited)
Show Show Self (2 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in John Osborne's Two Plays for England, "The Blood of the Bambergs" and "Under Plain Cover", at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England in an English Stage Company production with James Cossins, Glyn Owen, Graham Crowden, Anton Rodgers, Avril Elgar, Vivian Pickles, Alan Bennett and Ann Beach in the cast. John Dexter... See more »

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Was cast as the Librarian (Crystallography expert), but became ill in January 1971 during production. He died in December of the same year. His character was removed from the film, with some of his lines transferred to the Tramp (Paul Farrell). See more »


Walrus moustache and bulbous, pitted nose

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