Wilfrid Brambell

Wilfrid Brambell

  • Highest Rated: 98% A Hard Day's Night (1964)
  • Lowest Rated: 88% The Conqueror Worm (Witchfinder General) (2000)
  • Birthday: Mar 22, 1912
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A member in good standing of Dublin's Abbey Theatre in the 1920s, Irish-born Wilfred Brambell began appearing on the London stage in the early 1930s, making his cinematic bow in Hitchcock's The 39 Steps. His latter-day fame rests on two roles essayed in the 1960s. On the popular British sitcom Steptoe and Son, the precursor to Norman Lear's Sanford and Son, Brambell played the crabby junk dealer who served as the model for Redd Foxx's Fred Sanford. And in the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night (1964), Brambell gummed up the plot proceedings as Paul McCartney's "clean old man" grandfather. One of Wilfrid Brambell's last roles was as Alice B. Toklas in the iconoclastic Swedish "biopic" The Adventures of Picasso (1980).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet A Hard Day's Night - 50th Anniversary Actor 2014
88% The Conqueror Worm (Witchfinder General) Master Loach 2000
No Score Yet Sword of the Valiant Porter 1984
No Score Yet The Terence Davies Trilogy Robert Tucker(old age) 1984
No Score Yet Island of Adventure Actor 1981
No Score Yet The Adventures of Picasso Alice B. Toklas 1978
No Score Yet Holiday on the Buses Bert Thompson 1973
No Score Yet Steptoe and Son Actor 1973
No Score Yet Steptoe and Son Albert Steptoe 1973
No Score Yet Giacomo Casanova: Childhood and Adolescence (Infanzia, vocazione e prime esperienze di Giacomo Casanova, veneziano) Malipiere 1969
No Score Yet Alice In Wonderland White Rabbit 1966
98% A Hard Day's Night Grandfather 1964
No Score Yet Crooks in Cloisters Phineas 1964
No Score Yet The Three Lives of Thomasina Willie Bannock 1964
No Score Yet Go Kart Go Junkman 1964
No Score Yet The Small World of Sammy Lee Harry 1963
No Score Yet In Search of the Castaways Bill Gaye 1962
No Score Yet The Boys Robert Brewer 1962
No Score Yet Flame in the Streets Mr. Palmer 1962
No Score Yet Serious Charge Verger 1959
No Score Yet Captured Actor 1959

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Steptoe and Son
Steptoe

QUOTES FROM Wilfrid Brambell CHARACTERS

Grandfather
[Looking straight at a woman's large bosom] I bet you're a great swimmer.
Grandfather
I bet you're a great swimmer.