Sydney Tafler

Highest Rated: 100% The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Birthday: Jul 31, 1916
Birthplace: Not Available
A handy man to have around in a crime film, British actor Sydney Tafler specialized in tough gang-member and tipster types in the '50s. On stage from 1936 and in films from 1942 (The Young Mr. Pitt), Tafler's busiest screen years were 1949 through 1960, when virtually every other British film took place at night on a seedy, rainswept side street. The actor smoked cigarettes and talked from the side of his mouth through in such films as Passport to Pimlico (1949), Mystery Junction (1951) and The Saint's Girl Friday (1954), enjoying the occasional larger, subtler role in films like Carve Her Name with Pride (1955). In 1969 Tafler was still menacing any and all by saying nary a word in the filmization of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party (1969). Sydney Tafler's final film role was in a captain's uniform (could it have been a disguise to elude the coppers?) in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Sandwich Man Billingsgate Porter 2013
80% The Spy Who Loved Me Liparus Captain 1977
No Score Yet The Adventurers Col. Gutierrez 1970
No Score Yet The Birthday Party Nat Goldberg 1968
No Score Yet Berserk Harrison Liston 1967
96% Alfie Frank 1966
No Score Yet Runaway Railway Mr. Jones 1965
No Score Yet The 7th Dawn C.P.O. 1964
No Score Yet Promise Her Anything Panelist 1964
No Score Yet No Kidding Mr. Rockbottom 1961
No Score Yet A Weekend with Lulu Stationmaster 1961
No Score Yet Carry On Regardless Club Manager 1961
No Score Yet Five Golden Hours Alfredo 1961
No Score Yet Make Mine Mink Lionel Spanager 1960
No Score Yet Bottoms Up Sid Biggs 1960
83% Sink the Bismarck! Workman 1960
No Score Yet Light Up the Sky! (Skywatch) Ted Green 1960
No Score Yet The Bulldog Breed Owner 1960
No Score Yet Too Many Crooks Solicitor 1959
No Score Yet Follow a Star Pendlebury 1959
No Score Yet Carve Her Name with Pride Potter 1958
No Score Yet Pickup Alley Curtis 1957
No Score Yet The Counterfeit Plan Flint 1957
No Score Yet Reach for the Sky Robert Desoutter 1957
No Score Yet Fire Maidens from Outer Space Dr. Higgins 1956
50% A Kid for Two Farthings Madame Rita 1956
No Score Yet Third Key Stone 1956
No Score Yet Guilty? Camino 1956
No Score Yet Way Out Alf Cressett 1956
No Score Yet Cockleshell Heroes Policeman 1955
No Score Yet The Sea Shall Not Have Then Actor 1955
No Score Yet Glass Tomb Rorke 1955
No Score Yet The Sea Shall Not Have Them Capt. Robb 1954
No Score Yet The Square Ring Actor 1953
No Score Yet The Secret People Syd Burnett 1952
No Score Yet Wide Boy Benny 1952
No Score Yet The Galloping Major Mr. Leon 1951
100% The Lavender Hill Mob Clayton 1951
No Score Yet Assassin for Hire Antonio Riccardi 1951
No Score Yet Dance Hall Manager 1950
92% Passport to Pimlico Fred Cowan 1949
No Score Yet Uneasy Terms Maysin 1948
No Score Yet Dulcimer Street Nighclub Receptionist 1948
88% It Always Rains on Sunday Morry Hyams 1947


No Score Yet Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em


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