Alfie Bass

Actor
Durable, diminutive, immensely endearing character player of British and international films. Bass made his film debut in 1945's "Johnny Frenchman" and soon became a valuable fixture in often comical supporting roles ... Read more »
Born: 04/07/1921 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (26)

High Rise Donkey 1979 (Movie)

Donkey Derby Photographer (Actor)

Moonraker 1979 (Movie)

Consumptive Italian (Actor)

Revenge of the Pink Panther 1978 (Movie)

Fernet (Actor)

A Challenge For Robin Hood 1968 (Movie)

Pie Merchant (Actor)

The Fixer 1968 (Movie)

Potseikin (Actor)

Doctor in Clover 1967 (Movie)

Fleming (Actor)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 1966 (Movie)

Gatekeeper (Actor)

The Fearless Vampire Killers 1966 (Movie)

Shagal--the Innkeeper (Actor)

Alfie 1965 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Help! 1965 (Movie)

Doorman (Actor)

The Millionairess 1961 (Movie)

Fish Curer (Actor)

Hell, Heaven or Hoboken 1958 (Movie)

The Small Man (Actor)

Hell Drivers 1957 (Movie)

Tinker (Actor)

A Kid For Two Farthings 1955 (Movie)

Alf--the Bird Man (Actor)

Svengali 1955 (Movie)

Carrel (Actor)

To Dorothy a Son 1955 (Movie)

Cab Driver (Actor)

The Night My Number Came Up 1954 (Movie)

Soldier (Actor)

The Square Ring 1954 (Movie)

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The Lavender Hill Mob 1951 (Movie)

Shorty (Actor)

The Hasty Heart 1950 (Movie)

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It Always Rains on Sunday 1949 (Movie)

Dicey Perkins (Actor)

Blackout (Movie)

Ernie (Actor)

Boys in Brown (Movie)

Basher (Actor)

Holiday Camp (Movie)

Redcoat (Actor)

Our Mutual Friend (TV Show)

Actor

The Monkey's Paw (Movie)

Speedway Track Manager (Actor)

Biography

Durable, diminutive, immensely endearing character player of British and international films. Bass made his film debut in 1945's "Johnny Frenchman" and soon became a valuable fixture in often comical supporting roles, typically as feisty, working-class, often Cockney blokes. He was very fine as one of a group of soldiers keeping the news of imminent death from a hospitalized comrade in the touching "The Hasty Heart" (1949), but Bass is perhaps most fondly remembered as Shorty, a delightfully larcenous member of "The Lavender Hill Mob" (1951). He was busiest in films in the 1950s and 60s in films ranging from "Svengali" (1954) to "Help!" (1965, as the doorman), from an entry in the endless knockabout "carry on" series, "Carry on Admiral" (1957) to "Alfie" (1968, not in the title role), but his feature credits extend into the early 80s with the likes of "Moonraker" (1979).

Milestones

1944

Film debut in "Johnny Frenchman"

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