Alfie Bass

Alfie Bass

Highest Rated: 100% The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Lowest Rated: 43% A Kid for Two Farthings (1956)

Birthday: Apr 10, 1916

Birthplace: London, England, UK

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).


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet 73% Dance of the Vampires Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 0% The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins Mr. Spencer (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 22% A Challenge for Robin Hood The Pie Seller (Character) - 1968
69% 76% The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, but Your Teeth Are in My Neck Shagal, the Inn-Keeper (Character) - 1967
96% 76% Alfie Harry (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 55% I Was Monty's Double The Small Man (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Only Arsked Unknown (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 45% A Tale of Two Cities Jerry Cruncher (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Touch of the Sun May (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 75% The Bespoke Overcoat Fender (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night My Number Came Up Soldier (Character) - 1956
43% 67% A Kid for Two Farthings Alf the Bird Man (uncredited) (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Svengali Carrell (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 33% Blackout Ernie (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Heaven Mr. Jenkins (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outpost in Malaya Soldier (Character) - 1952
100% 87% The Lavender Hill Mob Shorty (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boys in Brown "Basher" Walker (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 70% The Hasty Heart Orderly (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man on the Run Bert the Barge Mate (Character) - 1949
88% 64% It Always Rains on Sunday Dicey Perkins (Character) $7.2K 1947


No Score Yet No Score Yet Are You Being Served? Unknown (Character) 1983 1981 1972-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Beauty Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Goodies Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Robin Hood Edgar (Guest Star) 1957 1955


Shagal says: [a young woman tries to fend off Shagail, a Jewish Vampire, with a cross] Oy vey, have you got the wrong vampire.