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Alastair Sim (1900–1976)

The son of Alexander Sim JP and Isabella McIntyre, Alastair Sim was educated in Edinburgh. Always interested in language (especially the spoken word) he became the Fulton Lecturer in Elocution at New College, Edinburgh University from 1925 until 1930. He was invited back and became the Rector of Edinburgh University (1948 - 1951). His first stage ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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 1977 Rogue Male (TV Movie)
The Earl
 1976 The Littlest Horse Thieves
Lord Harrogate
 1975 The Prodigal Daughter (TV Movie)
Father Perfect
 1972 Play for Today (TV Series)
General Adam Suffolk
- The General's Day (1972) ... General Adam Suffolk
 1972 The Ruling Class
Bishop Lampton
 1971 A Christmas Carol (TV Short)
Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
 1968 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Mini-Series)
Amos Starkadder
- Doom (1968) ... Amos Starkadder
- Woodshed (1968) ... Amos Starkadder
- Folk (1968) ... Amos Starkadder
 1959 Left Right and Centre
Lord Wilcot
 1956 The Green Man
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Dr. Knox
- The Anatomist (1956) ... Dr. Knox
 1956 The Anatomist (TV Movie)
Dr. Knox
 1955 Escapade
Dr. Skillingworth
 1953 Innocents in Paris
Sir Norman Barker
 1953 Folly to Be Wise
Capt. William Paris
 1951 Bikini Baby
Hawtrey Murington (Optimum Films) (uncredited)
 1950 Mr. Gillie (TV Movie)
Mr. Gillie
 1950 Stage Fright
Commodore Gill (as Alistair Sim)
 1949 The Anatomist (TV Movie)
Dr. Knox
 1948 Dr. Angelus (TV Movie)
Dr. Angelus
 1947 Captain Boycott
Father McKeogh
 1947 Hue and Cry
Felix H. Wilkinson
 1946 Green for Danger
Inspector Cockrill
 1945 Waterloo Road
Dr. Montgomery
 1942 Let the People Sing
Professor Ernst Kronak
 1941 Her Father's Daughter (Short)
Mr. McForrest
 1940 Law and Disorder
Samuel Blight
 1939 The Mysterious Mr. Davis
Theodore F. Wilcox - the Lunatic
 1938 Climbing High
 1938 Alf's Button Afloat
The Genie of the Button
 1938 Sailing Along
 1937 A Romance in Flanders
Colonel Wexton
 1937 Melody and Romance
Professor Williams
 1937 Murder on Diamond Row
Joshua Collie
 1937 Gangway
Detective Taggett
 1937 Clothes and the Woman
 1937 Strange Experiment
'Pop' Lawler
 1936/II The Big Noise
 1936 The Man in the Mirror
Mannering, Interpreter
 1936 Keep Your Seats, Please!
A. S. Drayton
 1936 Wrath of Jealousy
Angus Graham
 1936 Troubled Waters
Mac MacTavish
 1935 Late Extra
 1935 The Private Secretary
Mr. Nebulae
 1935 The Case of Gabriel Perry
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1935 The Riverside Murder
Police Sergeant 'Mac' McKay
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He played the lead in Pinero's "The Magistrate", opposite Patricia Routledge at the Chichester festival. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alistair Sim


6' (1.83 m)

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I stand or fall in my profession by the public's judgement of my performances. No amount of publicity can dampen a good one or gloss over a bad one. See more »


He shares the distinction, along with Seymour Hicks and Basil Rathbone, of portraying "Ebenezer Scrooge" in more than one production of the classic Charles Dickens novel. See more »

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