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Arthur Askey (1900–1982)

Arthur Askey was a diminutive British comedian, born in 1900. He began his professional career as a music hall performer in 1924, but it wasn't until 1938's Band Waggon (1940) (which lasted a full five seasons), that he became a household name in England. His film debut was in the 1937 British feature Calling All Stars (1937), but then, in 1939, ... See full bio »


(age 82) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Love Match Bill Brown
The Ghost Train Tommy Gander
Band Waggon Arthur Askey


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (32 credits)
 1978 Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse
Mr. Arkwright
 1970-1971 The Sooty Show (TV Series)
- Episode #6.13 (1971)
- Episode #6.6 (1971)
- Episode #3.9 (1970)
- Episode #3.1 (1970)
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Widow Twankey
- Aladdin (1967) ... Widow Twankey
 1967 A Hundred Years of Humphrey Hastings (TV Series)
Mr. A. Askey
- Part 5: 1932 - Vision and Sound (1967) ... Mr. A. Askey
 1967 No Strings (TV Movie)
Arthur Anders
 1966 Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (TV Movie)
Widow Twankey
 1966 Second Honeymoon (TV Movie)
Arthur Bowden
 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
Billy Merson
 1961 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Butler (1961)
 1961 The Arthur Askey Show (TV Series)
Arthur Pilbeam / Arther Philbeam
- The Sinister Neighbour (1961) ... Arthur Pilbeam
- A Musical Evening (1961) ... Arthur Pilbeam
- The Rhino's Night Out (1961) ... Arther Philbeam
- Pilbeam, the Journalist (1961) ... Arthur Pilbeam
- The Movie Mogul (1961) ... Arthur Pilbeam
 1960 Arthur's Treasured Volumes (TV Series)
Clarence Twinger / Corporal Fluter / Cavendish Pilbeam / ...
- The Curse of the Bellfoots (1960) ... Clarence Twinger
- A Slight Case of Deception (1960) ... Corporal Fluter
- Pillbeam of Twickenham (1960) ... Cavendish Pilbeam
- The Command Performer (1960) ... Tom Merrydew
- The History of Mr Lacey (1960) ... Wilfred Lacey
 1959 Friends and Neighbours
Albert Grimshaw
 1959 Make Mine a Million
Arthur Ashton
 1957 A Santa for Christmas (TV Movie)
 1955-1956 Jack Hylton Presents (TV Series)
Dame Clara Crumpett / Nurse 'Big Hearted' Martha
- Humpty Dumpty (1956) ... Dame Clara Crumpett
- Episode dated 23 December 1955 (1955) ... Nurse 'Big Hearted' Martha
 1956 Ramsbottom Rides Again
Bill Ramsbottom
 1955 Love and Kisses (TV Series)
Bill Brown
- Bill Goes on the Stage (1955) ... Bill Brown
- Bill Mixes More Trouble (1955) ... Bill Brown
- Bill's Bright Ideas (1955) ... Bill Brown
- Episode #1.2 (1955) ... Bill Brown
- Episode #1.1 (1955) ... Bill Brown
 1955 The Love Match
Bill Brown
 1953 The Love Match (TV Movie)
Bill Brown
 1952 Bet Your Life (TV Movie)
Arthur Golightly
 1951 This Is Show Business (TV Series)
 1944 Bees in Paradise
Arthur Tucker
 1943 Miss London Ltd.
Arthur Bowman
 1942 King Arthur Was a Gentleman
Arthur King
 1942 Back-Room Boy
Arthur Pilbeam
 1941 I Thank You
 1941 The Ghost Train
Tommy Gander
 1940 Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt
Arthur Linden
 1940 Band Waggon
Arthur Askey (as Big Hearted Arthur Askey)
 1937 Calling All Stars
Show Show Soundtrack (8 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Self (87 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (17 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in the pantomime, "Dickie Whittington," at the Richmond Theatre in Richmond, Surrey, England, with Dickie Henderson, Patrick Cargill, Barbara Windsor, Sally Smith, Terry Doogan, David Killick and Eric Flynn in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Big Hearted Arthur Askey


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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Before your very eyes! See more »


Arthur attended The Liverpool Institute High School for Boys, which included The Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and the late George Harrison, amongst its former pupils. See more »


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