Alastair Sim

Alastair Sim

Highest Rated: 90% Stage Fright (1950)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Millionairess (1960)

Birthday: Oct 9, 1900

Birthplace: Not Available

Droll, moon-faced Scottish actor Alastair Sim was for the first decade of his adult life a professor of elocution. A late bloomer, Sim made his stage debut at age 30; in 1935, he broke into British films, appearing in no fewer than five pictures during his first year. In many of his early films, Sim portrayed slow-witted, regional types, notably the buffoonish sergeant in the Inspector Hornleigh mysteries of the late '30s. He achieved movie stardom during the 1940s, frequently portraying dithering eccentrics who weren't quite as distracted or disorganized as they seemed: the undercover detective in Cottage to Let (1943), the inquisitive Inspector Cockrill in Green for Danger (1946), and the befuddled birdwatcher in Hue and Cry (1947), for instance. Among his most fondly remembered roles of the 1950s were the taciturn moralist forced to break the law in order to qualify for an inheritance in Laughter in Paradise (1952); the enigmatic "voice of conscience" in An Inspector Calls (1954); the mild-mannered professional assassin in The Green Man (1956); his "drag" appearances as the snooty headmistress in the St. Trinians farces; and, of course, the title role in Scrooge (1951), his finest hour and a half. Seemingly growing funnier with each passing year, the 72-year-old Sim all but stole the show as a doddering cleric in the outrageous The Ruling Class (1972). Throughout his four-decade film career, Sim retained his ties to the theater, directing and starring in several of the works of playwright James Bridie and, by popular request, made frequent appearances as Captain Hook in Barrie's Peter Pan; Sim made his last stage appearance in 1975, the year before his death.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet To See Such Fun Actor 1977
No Score Yet Rogue Male The Earl 1976
No Score Yet The Littlest Horse Thieves Lord Harrogate 1976
No Score Yet Royal Flash Mr. Greig 1975
83% The Ruling Class Bishop Lampton 1972
No Score Yet Christmas Carol Actor 1972
No Score Yet The Anatomist Actor 1961
20% The Millionairess Julius Sagamore 1960
No Score Yet School for Scoundrels Stephen Potter 1960
No Score Yet Left Right and Centre Lord Wilcot 1959
No Score Yet Escapade Dr. Skillingsworth 1957
No Score Yet Blue Murder at St. Trinian's Miss Fritton 1957
No Score Yet Geordie The Laird 1956
No Score Yet The Green Man Hawkins 1956
No Score Yet An Inspector Calls Inspector Poole 1954
No Score Yet Innocents in Paris Sir Norman Barker 1953
No Score Yet The Belles of St. Trinian's Millicent Fritton/Clarence Fritton 1953
85% A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge 1951
No Score Yet Laughter in Paradise Captain James Deniston Russell 1951
No Score Yet Lady Godiva Rides Again Actor 1951
No Score Yet The Happiest Days of Your Life Wetherby Pond 1950
90% Stage Fright Commodore Gill 1950
No Score Yet London Belongs To Me Actor 1948
No Score Yet Dulcimer Street Mr. Squales 1948
No Score Yet Cottage to Let Actor 1948
No Score Yet Captain Boycott Father McKeogh 1947
73% Green for Danger Inspector Cockrill 1947
No Score Yet Hue and Cry Felix H. Wilkinson 1947
No Score Yet Waterloo Road Dr. Montgomery 1945
No Score Yet Cottage to Let Charles Dimble 1941
No Score Yet Law and Disorder Actor 1940
No Score Yet Inspector Hornleigh Sgt. Bingham 1939
No Score Yet Climbing High Actor 1938
No Score Yet Alf's Button Afloat Eustace 1938
No Score Yet Terror Soapy Marks 1938
No Score Yet Sailing Along Sylvester 1938
No Score Yet Gangway (Sparkles) Taggett 1937
No Score Yet Squeaker Joshua Collie 1937
No Score Yet Man in the Mirror Interpreter 1936
No Score Yet Keep Your Seats, Please Actor 1936
No Score Yet Troubled Waters Mac MacTavish 1936
No Score Yet Late Extra MacPherson 1935
No Score Yet Private Secretary Mr. Nebulae 1935


Ebenezer Scrooge says: It's all humbug, I tell you.

Ebenezer Scrooge says: There's more of gravy than of grave in you.