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Alan Simpson (I) (1929–2017)

Alan Simpson was born on November 27, 1929 in Brixton, London, England as Alan Francis Simpson. He was a writer and actor, known for Sanford and Son (1972), Steptoe and Son (1972) and Steptoe and Son (1962). He was married to Kathleen (Kate) Phillips. He died on February 8, 2017 in the UK. See full bio »

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(age 87) in UK

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Known For

Sanford and Son
(1972-1977)
Steptoe and Son
(1972)
Steptoe and Son
(1962-2016)

Filmography

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  Steptoe and Son (TV Series) (by - 43 episodes, 1964 - 1974) (written by - 13 episodes, 1962 - 1974) (writer - 2 episodes, 1962 - 2016)
- A Winter's Tale (2016) ... (writer)
- A Perfect Christmas (1974) ... (written by)
- The Seven Steptoerai (1974) ... (by)
 2016 Hancock's Half Hour: The New Neighbour (TV Movie) (writer)
 1996 Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Missing Page (1996)
- The Radio Ham (1996)
- Impasse (1996)
 1995 Herbert & Robert (TV Series)
 1995 Camilo & Filho Lda. (TV Series)
 1990 Frankie Howerd on Campus (TV Special documentary)
 1988 Sommarkvetter (TV Movie) (writer)
 1984 Mordet på Skolgatan 15 (TV Movie) (writer)
 1982 Albert & Herberts julkalender (TV Series) (screenplay - 24 episodes)
- Nu är det jul igen! (1982) ... (screenplay)
- Dan före dopparedan (1982) ... (screenplay)
- Familjelycka (1982) ... (screenplay)
- Ett barn är fött (1982) ... (screenplay)
- Julkärven (1982) ... (screenplay)
 1972-1982 Fleksnes fataliteter (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Rotbløyte (1982) ... (writer)
- Dobbeltgjengeren (1981) ... (writer)
- På topp-planet (1981) ... (writer)
- Fjernkontroll og alt fritt (1981) ... (writer)
- Hjem, kjære hjem (1981) ... (writer)
 1981 Albert & Herbert (TV Movie) (writer)
 1980-1981 Sanford (TV Series) (based on "Steptoe and Son" created by - 26 episodes)
- To Keep a Thief (1981) ... (based on "Steptoe and Son" created by)
- Private Lives (1981) ... (based on "Steptoe and Son" created by)
- Cal's Illegal Alien (1981) ... (based on "Steptoe and Son" created by)
- Jury Duty (1981) ... (based on "Steptoe and Son" created by)
- Freeway (1981) ... (based on "Steptoe and Son" created by)
 1980 Comedy Tonight (TV Movie)
 1979-1980 Spaß beiseite - Herbert kommt! (TV Mini-Series) (original teleplay - 7 episodes)
- Umzug ist Vertrauenssache (1980) ... (original teleplay)
- Der Amateurfunker (1980) ... (original teleplay)
- Do It Yourself (1980) ... (original teleplay)
- Treffpunkt Landungsbrücken (1979) ... (original teleplay)
- ...so wunderschön wie heute (1979) ... (original teleplay)
 1979 Le Petomane (Short) (writer)
 1974-1979 Albert & Herbert (TV Series) (writer - 28 episodes)
- En glad pensionär (1979) ... (writer)
- I nöd och lust (1979) ... (writer)
- Rum att hyra (1979) ... (writer)
- Gammal man, gör så gott han kan (1979) ... (writer)
- De fattiga och de rika (1979) ... (writer)
 1979 Zwei Mann um einen Herd (TV Series) (idea - 2 episodes)
- Die Wiedersehensfeier (1979) ... (idea)
- Die Idiotenlaterne (1979) ... (idea)
 1978 Skyll inte på mig! (TV Series) (script - 5 episodes)
- Mästerfotografen (1978) ... (script)
- Till havs (1978) ... (script)
- Nya grannar (1978) ... (script)
- Borta bra men hemma bäst (1978) ... (script)
- Lördagskvällen (1978) ... (script)
 1977 The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Big Deal at York City (1977) ... (written by)
- I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds (1977) ... (written by)
- Variations on a Theme (1977) ... (written by)
- Naught for Thy Comfort (1977) ... (written by)
- Cheers (1977) ... (written by)
  Sanford and Son (TV Series) ("Steptoe and Son" created by - 135 episodes, 1972 - 1977) ("Three Feathers" by - 1 episode, 1973) ("Homes Fit for Heroes" by - 1 episode, 1973) ("Two's Company" by - 1 episode, 1973) ("Full House" by - 1 episode, 1972) ("The Piano" by - 1 episode, 1972) ("The Color Problem" by - 1 episode, 1972) ("The Stepmother" by - 1 episode, 1972) ("The Wooden Overcoats" by - 1 episode, 1972) ("The Siege of Steptoe Street" by - 1 episode, 1972) ("A Box in Town" by - 1 episode, 1972) ("Robbery With Violence" by - 1 episode, 1972) ("T.B. or Not T.B." by - 1 episode, 1972) ("The Lead Man Cometh" by - 1 episode, 1972) ("And Afterwards at..." by - 1 episode, 1972) ("Sixty-Five Today" by - 1 episode, 1972) ("Crossed Swords" by - 1 episode, 1972)
- School Daze (1977) ... ("Steptoe and Son" created by)
- Fred Sings the Blues (1977) ... ("Steptoe and Son" created by)
- Funny, You Don't Look It (1977) ... ("Steptoe and Son" created by)
- The Lucky Streak (1977) ... ("Steptoe and Son" created by)
- Fred the Activist (1977) ... ("Steptoe and Son" created by)
 1977 Sanford Arms (TV Series) (based on "Steptoe and Son" created by - 8 episodes)
- Young Love (1977) ... (based on "Steptoe and Son" created by)
- The Wedding Reception (1977) ... (based on "Steptoe and Son" created by)
- The TV Show (1977) ... (based on "Steptoe and Son" created by)
- The Ernie Williams Memorial Golf Course (1977) ... (based on "Steptoe and Son" created by)
- Phil's Past (1977) ... (based on "Steptoe and Son" created by)
 1975 Tittertime (TV Movie)
 1975 Dawson's Weekly (TV Series)
 1974 Den siste Fleksnes (story)
 1974 You'll Never Walk Alone (TV Short)
 1974 Holiday with Strings (TV Movie)
  Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 16 episodes, 1961 - 1963) (script - 1 episode, 1974)
- The Last Man on Earth (1974) ... (script)
- The Handyman (1963) ... (writer)
- A Clerical Error (1963) ... (writer)
- Have You Read This Notice? (1963) ... (writer)
- Impasse (1963) ... (writer)
 1973 Casanova '73 (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 Steptoe and Son Ride Again (written by)
 1973 An Evening with Francis Howerd (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 May 1973 (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 Frankie Howerd in Ulster (TV Movie documentary)
 1972 The Chastity Belt (screenplay)
 1972 Steptoe and Son (written by)
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (by - segment "Pride")
 1971 Frankie Howerd's Hour (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1971) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1971) ... (writer)
  Komische Geschichten mit Georg Thomalla (TV Series) (teleplay - 9 episodes, 1961 - 1971) (story - 1 episode, 1971)
- Tommi und die neue Wohnung (1971) ... (teleplay)
- Tommi und das Fernsehen (1971) ... (story)
- Tommi und der Schnupfen (1971) ... (teleplay)
- Tommi und der Krimi (1969) ... (teleplay)
- Tommi sucht Anschluß (1969) ... (teleplay)
 1970 The Mating Machine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sealed with a Loving Kiss (1970) ... (writer)
 1970 Loot (screenplay)
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Suffer Little Children (1970) ... (writer)
 1969 Galton and Simpson Comedy (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- An Extra Bunch of Daffodils (1969) ... (written by)
- Pity Poor Edie... Married to Him (1969) ... (written by)
- Don't Dilly Dally on the Way (1969) ... (written by)
- Never Talk to Strangers (1969) ... (written by)
- Friends in High Places (1969) ... (written by)
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (1967)
 1967 Mr. Aitch (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Through the Eye of a Needle (1967) ... (writer)
- Like a Pendulum Do (1967) ... (writer)
- Said the Spider to the Fly (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 The Spy with a Cold Nose (screenplay) / (story)
 1966 The Ken Dodd Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (1966) ... (writer: Steptoe and Son sketch)
 1964-1966 Frankie Howerd (TV Series) (writer - 12 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1966) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1966) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1966) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1966) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 East of Howerd (TV Movie)
 1965 Kohtaaminen (TV Movie)
 1964 Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 A Last Word on the Election (TV Short)
 1964 Milligan's Wake (TV Series)
 1964 Clicquot & Co. (TV Short)
 1964 The Bargee (original story) / (screenplay)
 1962-1963 Kaverukset (TV Series) (writer - 22 episodes)
- Perhe-elämää (1963) ... (writer)
- Yksin (1963) ... (writer)
- Kilpatehtävähullu (1963) ... (writer)
- Välimeren risteily (1963) ... (writer)
- Siirtolainen (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 De reünie (TV Movie)
 1963 The Handyman (TV Movie)
 1963 The Wrong Arm of the Law (written by)
 1962 Nacht der offenen Tür (TV Short)
 1961 Hancock (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- The Succession: Son and Heir (1961) ... (written by)
- The Blood Donor (1961) ... (written by)
- The Lift (1961) ... (written by)
- The Radio Ham (1961) ... (written by)
- The Bowmans (1961) ... (written by)
 1960 Citizen James (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Brand Image (1960) ... (writer)
- The Raffle (1960) ... (writer)
- The Rivals (1960) ... (writer)
- The Money (1960) ... (writer)
- The Elixir (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 Ladies and Gentle-Men (TV Movie)
  Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series) (written by - 56 episodes, 1956 - 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Poison Pen Letters (1960) ... (written by)
- The East Cheam Centenary (1960) ... (written by)
- The Photographer (1960) ... (written by)
- The Ladies' Man (1960) ... (written by)
- The Baby Sitters (1960) ... (written by)
 1958 The World Our Stage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1958) ... (writer)
 1957 These Are the Shows (TV Movie) (written by)
 1957 Early to Braden (TV Series)
 1957 The Tony Hancock Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Odd Job Man (1957) ... (uncredited)
- Napoleon and Josephine (1957) ... (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He and Ray Galton wrote the dialogue for "Jacob's Journey" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat", in an Young Vic Production at the Albery Theatre in London, England with Peter Reeves, Alex McAvoy (played "Jacob"), Gary Bond (played "Joseph"), Joan Heal, Paul Brooke, Sam Cox, Ian ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Trivia:

Petts Wood, Kent, England See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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