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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 (1970). He died on November 25, 1971 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 78) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Man in the White Suit
(1951)
Negatives
Negatives Old Man
(1968)
I Start Counting
I Start Counting Granddad
(1970)
A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange Professor attacked by Alex & Droogs in Library
(1971)

Filmography

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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)
Yeoman
- Man with a Strange Tattoo (1971) ... Yeoman
 1971 Sykes and a Big Big Show (TV Series)
- Concorde (1971)
 1970 'Wiltons' - The Handsomest Hall in Town (TV Movie)
Music Hall Performer
 1970 I Start Counting
Granddad
 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
 1967-1969 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Harry Whittaker / Frankie
- The Intruder (1969) ... Harry Whittaker
- Towpath (1967) ... Frankie
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
Safemaker
 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)
Quarmby
 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)
Mayor
- The Glass Hammer (1968) ... Mayor
 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 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mr. Lessor
- A Very Good Soldier (1966) ... Mr. Lessor
 1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Grandpa Hudson
- The Signal Box of Grandpa Hudson (1966) ... Grandpa Hudson
 1965-1966 United! (TV Series)
Sam Carter
- Episode #1.58 (1966) ... Sam Carter
- Episode #1.57 (1966) ... Sam Carter
- Episode #1.50 (1966) ... Sam Carter
- Episode #1.49 (1966) ... Sam Carter
- Episode #1.47 (1966) ... Sam Carter
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
The Gardener / Jim Ulyatt
- Alice (1965) ... The Gardener
- The Cat's Cradle (1965) ... Jim Ulyatt
 1965 Poison Island (TV Series)
Captain Coffin
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
Harris
 1964 A Little Big Business (TV Series)
Charlie
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... Charlie
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Albert
- 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
Ginger
 1951 The Man in the White Suit
Nightwatchman
 1951 The Galloping Major
Studio Horse-box Driver (uncredited)
 1940 Night Train to Munich
Adolf Hitler (uncredited)
 1938 Penny Paradise
Minor Role (uncredited)
Show Show Self (4 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in the revue, "Variety," at the London Coliseum in London, England with Henry Hall and his Orchestra, Ali Bey, The Great Arabian Wizard, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, Peter Cavanagh, and Betty Driver in the cast. See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

Walrus moustache and bulbous, pitted nose

Star Sign:

Cancer

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