Alfie Bass

Biography

Date of Birth 8 April 1921, Bethnal Green, London, England, UK Date of Death 15 July 1987, London, England, UK (heart attack) Birth Name Abraham Basalinksy Spouse Beryl Bryson (? - ?) 2 children Trivia Born to Russian parents who had fled persecution in the USSR. Began acting before the camera in wartime British documentaries. Appeared in the 1950s Landmark BBC Radio SF Series Journey Into Space as Lemuel "Lemmy" Barnet. As a one-time cabinet maker, he began his career building sets at the Unity Theatre, in London, before becoming an actor there in the late 1930s. He made his acting debut performing alongside Paul Robeson in the play "Plant in the Sun." During the 1950s he continued to direct shows at Unity, and on one occasion appeared in court charged with putting on a play without a license. He appeared in a number of Shakespearean roles on stage. British character comic who played a number of archetypal Cockney working class roles.

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The Fearless Vampire Killers

Shagal, the Inn-Keeper

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A Tale of Two Cities

Jerry Cruncher

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Come Play With Me

Kelly / forger

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The Planter's Wife

Soldier (uncredited)

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The Bespoke Overcoat

Fender (Ghost)

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Treasure Hunt

Tipster (uncredited)

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Talk of a Million

Lorcan

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Child in the House

Ticket Collector

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Derby Day

Spider Wilkes

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Man on the Run

Bert the Barge Mate

Starring In
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Moonraker

Consumptive Italian

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Revenge of the Pink Panther

Fernet

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Come Play With Me

Kelly / forger

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Till Death Do Us Part - 1974 Series

Bert Reed (12 episodes, 1975)

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The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins

Mr. Spencer (segment "Pride")

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The Fixer

Potseikin (uncredited)

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Up the Junction

Charlie

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The Fearless Vampire Killers

Shagal, the Inn-Keeper

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A Challenge for Robin Hood

The Pie Seller

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Gatekeeper

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That Swinging City

Yachtsman

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Alfie

Harry Clamacraft

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Doctor In Clover

Fleming

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Help!

Doorman

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The Millionairess

Fish Curer

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I Was Monty's Double

The Small Man

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A Tale of Two Cities

Jerry Cruncher

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The Ship Was Loaded

Orderly (uncredited)

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King’s Rhapsody

Man in Crowd (uncredited)

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Hell Drivers

Tinker

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The Bespoke Overcoat

Fender (Ghost)

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Panic in the Parlor

Organist (uncredited)

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Child in the House

Ticket Collector

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The Galloping Major

Charlie - Newsboy

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Make Me an Offer

Fred Frames

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PT Raiders

Sailor on 1087 (uncredited)

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The Night My Number Came Up

The Soldier

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Murder By Proxy

Ernie

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The Square Ring

Frank Forbes

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Treasure Hunt

Tipster (uncredited)

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Derby Day

Spider Wilkes

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The Planter's Wife

Soldier (uncredited)

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Pool of London

Alf, a henchman

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The Lavender Hill Mob

Shorty

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Talk of a Million

Lorcan

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Brandy For The Parson

Dallyn

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Stage Fright

Stage Hand With Microphone (uncredited)

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The Hasty Heart

Orderly (as Alfred Bass)

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Man on the Run

Bert the Barge Mate

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Vice Versa

1st Urchin

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It Always Rains on Sunday

Dicey

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Jassy

Witness (uncredited)

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Holiday Camp

Redcoat

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Brief Encounter

Waiter at the Royal (uncredited)

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Johnny Frenchman

Corporal

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