Alastair Sim

Actor, Elocution professor, Producer
Inimitable Scottish comic performer, a truly gifted character player whose brilliant timing, hangdog expression and large, glowering eyes helped propel him to stardom in middle age. Sim made his screen debut in the ... Read more »
Born: 10/08/1900 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (19)

Royal Flash 1976 (Movie)

Mr Greig (Actor)

Escape From The Dark 1975 (Movie)

Lord Harrogate (Actor)

The Ruling Class 1972 (Movie)

Bishop Lampton (Actor)

School For Scoundrels 1960 (Movie)

Stephen Potter (Actor)

The Doctor's Dilemma 1958 (Movie)

Cutler Walpole (Actor)

Blue Murder at St. Trinian's 1956 (Movie)

Miss Amelia Fritton (Actor)

Wee Geordie 1954 (Movie)

The Laird (Actor)

An Inspector Calls 1953 (Movie)

Inspector Poole (Actor)

The Belles of St. Trinian's 1953 (Movie)

Millicent Fritton/Clarence Fritton (Actor)

A Christmas Carol 1951 (Movie)

Ebenezer Scrooge (Actor)

Stage Fright 1950 (Movie)

Commodore Gill (Actor)

Captain Boycott (Movie)

Father McKeogh (Actor)

Climbing High (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Escapade (Movie)

Dr. Skillingsworth (Actor)

Green for Danger (Movie)

Inspector Cockrill (Actor)

Hue and Cry (Movie)

Felix H. Wilkinson (Actor)

The Anatomist (Movie)

(Actor)

The Big Noise (Movie)

Finny (Actor)

The Man in the Mirror (Movie)

Interpreter (Actor)

Biography

Inimitable Scottish comic performer, a truly gifted character player whose brilliant timing, hangdog expression and large, glowering eyes helped propel him to stardom in middle age. Sim made his screen debut in the mid-1930s at the age of 35 and went on to play assorted eccentrics and bumblers, both sympathetic and villainous, through the mid-70s. Sim was especially memorable as the enterprising Inspector Cockrill in "Green for Danger" (1946), the over-taxed headmaster in the prep-school farce, "The Happiest Days of Your Life" (1949), the screen's greatest Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" (1951), the side-splittingly funny schemer of "The Green Man" (1956) and as a ridiculous clergyman in the outlandish satire, "The Ruling Class" (1972).

Relationships

Naomi Sim

Wife
born on November 13, 1913 met Sim at age 12 in 1925 married in 1931 when she turned 18 died on August 2, 1999 at age 85

EDUCATION

Edinburgh University

Milestones

1935

Screen debut, "Riverside Murder"

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