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Richard Wattis (1912–1975)

A balding, bespectacled, bird-like British comic actor, Richard Wattis was an invaluable asset to any UK comedy film or TV programme for nearly thirty years. Much associated with the Eric Sykes TV series for the latter part of his career. He was often seen in officious roles, such as snooty shop managers, secretaries and policemen. He was working ... See full bio »

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(age 62) in London, England, UK

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 1977 What'll You Have? (Short)
 1975 Centre Play (TV Series)
Arthur
- Tea at Four (1975) ... Arthur
 1975 Tea at Four (TV Movie)
 1972-1974 Sykes (TV Series)
Charles Brown
- The Fog (1974) ... Charles Brown
- Log Cabin (1974) ... Charles Brown
- A Bandage (1974) ... Charles Brown
- The Band (1974) ... Charles Brown
 1974 Confessions of a Window Cleaner
Carole's Father
 1974 Take Me High
Sir Charles Furness
 1970-1973 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Librarian / Domestic Agency Manager / Vicar
- It's in the Book. (1973) ... Librarian
- A Domestic Comedy (1971) ... Domestic Agency Manager
- It's Never Too Late (1970) ... Vicar
 1972 That's Your Funeral
Simmonds
 1972 Sex and the Other Woman
Presenter
 1971 The Goodies (TV Series)
TV Show Host
- Sex and Violence (1971) ... TV Show Host
 1971 Too Close for Comfort (Short)
Commentator
 1971 Coppers End (TV Series)
P.C. Eddie Edwards
 1970 The Devil's Widow
Elroy
 1969 Harry Worth (TV Series)
Charles
- Anyone for Golf? (1969) ... Charles
 1969 The Liberace Show (TV Series)
Manservant
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... Manservant
- Episode #1.1 (1969)
 1969 According to Dora (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #2.3 (1969) ... Various
 1969 Charge! (TV Series)
First Executive
- Take Me to Your Stationmaster (1969) ... First Executive
 1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Clarke
- Killer (1968) ... Clarke
 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Secretary at Sweet Factory (uncredited)
 1968 A Night Out with Danny La Rue (TV Movie)
Various
 1968 Wonderwall
Perkins
 1968 The Franchise Trail (TV Movie)
John Draycott
 1967 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Fotheringay
 1967 Misleading Cases (TV Series)
Mr. Grout
- The Negotiable Cow (1967) ... Mr. Grout
 1967 Casino Royale
British Army Officer
 1967 Gentleman Jim (TV Movie)
 1966 The Liars (TV Series)
Hector Walkin Jones
- Episode #1.4 (1966) ... Hector Walkin Jones
 1965 The Bargain (Short)
Narrator
 1965 Up Jumped a Swagman
Lever, Music Publisher
 1965 The Liquidator
Flying Instructor
 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing
Clerk in Shipping Office
 1965 You Must Be Joking!
Parkins
 1965 The Alphabet Murders
Wolf
 1965 The Battle of the Villa Fiorita
Travel Agent
 1965 Operation Crossbow
Sir Charles Sims
 1964 The Kathy Kirby Show (TV Series)
Guest.
- Episode #1.2 (1964) ... Guest.
 1964 Carry on Spying
Cobley
 1960-1963 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The School Play (1963)
- The Romance (1962)
- The Camp (1961)
- The Race (1960)
 1963 The V.I.P.s
Sanders
 1963 Come Fly with Me
Oliver Garson
 1962 Venus fra Vestø
Englænder
 1962 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Sir Daniel
- The British Sense of Humor (1962) ... Sir Daniel
 1962 The Longest Day
British Paratrooper
 1962 I Thank a Fool
Ebblington
 1962 Saki (TV Mini-Series)
J.P. Huddle
- Episode #1.8 (1962) ... J.P. Huddle
 1962 Bon Voyage!
Party guest
 1962 Play It Cool
Nervous Man
 1960-1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Hardy
- The Dead Man Walks (1961) ... Hardy
- Find and Return (1961) ... Hardy
- The Sisters (1960) ... Hardy
- The Lonely Chair (1960) ... Hardy
 1961 Nearly a Nasty Accident
Wagstaffe
 1961 A Coming-Out Party
Woodcock, Entertainments Officer
 1960-1961 Sykes and A... (TV Series)
Mr. Charles Brown
- Sykes and an Ankle (1961) ... Mr. Charles Brown
- Sykes and a Bath (1961) ... Mr. Charles Brown
- Sykes and a Fancy Dress (1961) ... Mr. Charles Brown
- Sykes and a Salesman (1961) ... Mr. Charles Brown
- Sykes and a Window (1961) ... Mr. Charles Brown
 1960 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
George Ramsey
- The Ant and the Grasshopper (1960) ... George Ramsey
 1960 Ladies and Gentle-Men (TV Movie)
Presenter
 1960 Follow That Horse!
Hugh Porlock
 1956-1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Richard Greatham / Archdeacon Smelton / Professor Winke
- Come Read Me a Riddle (1956) ... Archdeacon Smelton
 1960 Your Money or Your Wife
Hubert Fry
 1959 Follow a Star
Dr. Chatterway
 1959 Libel
The Judge
 1959 The Ugly Duckling
Barclay
 1959 Left Right and Centre
Harding-Pratt
 1959 Ten Seconds to Hell
Major Haven
 1957-1959 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
Managing Director, Old Vic Theatre / Hotelier
- The Knighthood (1959) ... Managing Director, Old Vic Theatre
- The Alpine Holiday (1957) ... Hotelier
 1959 The Captain's Table
Prittlewell
 1958 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
Mr. Murfin
 1957-1958 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
Peter Jamison
- Bank Robbery (1958) ... Peter Jamison
- The Convention (1958) ... Peter Jamison
- The Wild Party (1958) ... Peter Jamison
- Maude (1957) ... Peter Jamison
- The Broach (1957)
 1957 All at Sea
Registrar of Shipping
 1957 High Flight
Chauffeur Wilson
 1957 The Abominable Snowman
Peter Fox
 1957 The Prince and the Showgirl
Northbrook
 1957 Second Fiddle
Bill Turner
 1957 The Little Hut
Official
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Inspector Hunter (uncredited)
 1956 The Silken Affair
Worthington
 1956 A Touch of the Sun
Purchase
 1956 The Green Man
Doctor
 1956 It's a Wonderful World
Harold
 1956 Eyewitness
Anesthetist
 1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Arthur Cabot
- Death in the Dressing Room (1956) ... Arthur Cabot
 1956 The Iron Petticoat
Lingerie Clerk
 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Assistant Manager
 1956 The Man Who Never Was
Shop Assistant
 1956 Jumping for Joy
Carruthers
 1955 A Yank in Ermine
Boone
 1955 The Time of His Life
Edgar
 1955 An Alligator Named Daisy
Hoskins
 1955 Simon and Laura
Controller of Television Drama ('CT')
 1955 The Case of Mr. Pelham (TV Movie)
Mr. Pelham
 1955 Escapade
Peace Committee Member (uncredited)
 1955 I Am a Camera
Bespectacled Man at Book Launch (uncredited)
 1955 As Long as They're Happy
Theatre Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1955 The Colditz Story
Richard Gordon
 1954 Lease of Life
Solicitor
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Hayter
- Ninety Sail (1954) ... Mr. Hayter
 1954 Shop Spoiled
Mr. Christopher
 1954 Doctor in the House
Medical Book Salesman (uncredited)
 1954 The Final Test
Cricket Fan in the Stand. (uncredited)
 1953 Small Town Story
Marsh (uncredited)
 1953 Edge of Divorce
David Wallace
 1953 The Intruder
School Master
 1953 Three Stops to Murder
Detective Inspector MacLeod
 1953 Norman Conquest
Theodore Feather
 1953 Innocents in Paris
Secretary
 1953 Raiders in the Sky
Pascal
 1952 Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow
Barnes
 1952 Made in Heaven
The Vicar, Hayworth Honeycroft
 1952 Penny Princess
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1952 Vampire Over London
PC Freddie
 1952 Derby Day
Editor (uncredited)
 1952 Stolen Face
Mr. Wentworth, Store Manager
 1952 Bachelor in Paris
Carter
 1952 Mr. Lord Says No
M.P.
 1951 Bikini Baby
Otto Mann (casting director)
 1951 Island Rescue
Carruthers (higher executive)
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
Opposition MP (uncredited)
 1950 The Clouded Yellow
Employment Agent
 1950 Eye Witness
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1949 The Amazing Mr. Beecham
Vicar (uncredited)
 1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets
Defence Counsel (uncredited)
 1949 Marry Me
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1938 A Yank at Oxford
Latin Speaker at Dinner (uncredited)
Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)

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Other Works:

He acted in Bryan Blackburn's musical, "Come Spye with Me," at the Whitehall Theatre in London, England with Danny La Rue, Barbara Windsor, and Gary Miller in the cast. Ned Sherrin was director. See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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His memorial service was held at St Pauls Church, Covent Garden, London. See more »

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