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Nom de naissance Bernard Bresslaw
Nationalité Royaume-uni
Naissance 25 février 1934 à Stepney (Royaume-uni)
Mort 11 juin 1993 (à 59 ans)

Bernard Bresslaw (25 February 1934 – 11 June 1993) was an English comic actor, best remembered as a member of the Carry On films team.


Bernard Bresslaw was born the youngest of three boys into a Jewish family in Stepney, London, on 25 February 1934. He attended the Coopers' Company's School in Tredegar Square, Bow, London E3. His father was a tailor's cutter and he became interested in acting after visits to the Hackney Empire. London County Council awarded him a scholarship to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he won the Emile Littler Award as the most promising actor. After Educating Archie on radio and The Army Game on television, more television, film and Shakespearean theatre roles followed, until his big break when he was cast in Carry On Cowboy in 1965.

He featured as Varga, the lead villain in the 1967 Doctor Who story The Ice Warriors. Even though all the actors playing the aliens were over six feet tall, Bresslaw towered over them. Sonny Caldinez, who played an Ice Warrior in the story, stated in a 2004 interview that Bresslaw "was the only man that could make me feel small."

Although officially starring in 14 Carry On films, Bresslaw did appear in one other: Carry On Nurse. The legs of Terence Longdon were deemed to be too thin and scrawny looking, so Bresslaw's were used as stand-ins for the scene where Joan Sims gives him a bath.

Bresslaw's catchphrase, in his strong Cockney accent, was "I only arsked" (sic), first used in The Army Game, and later revived in Carry On Camping (1969). In his fleeting appearance as an angry lorry driver in the 1970 film Spring and Port Wine, his character was dubbed.

Bresslaw, at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m), was the tallest of the Carry On cast, head and shoulders over fellow Carry On regular, Barbara Windsor, who is 4 ft 10 in (1.47 m). Because of his height he was briefly considered for the part of the Creature in Hammer's Curse of Frankenstein (1957), which ultimately went instead to 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Christopher Lee. Bresslaw later made a comedy version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for Hammer titled The Ugly Duckling (1959). He made great efforts to prepare for roles, for example learning genuine Swahili phrases for Carry On Up the Jungle (1970).

Television series
The Adventures of Robin Hood: The Black Patch as Sir Dunstan's Captain
The Army Game
Our House (1961-1962) 22 episodes William Singer
Carry On Christmas Specials and Carry On Laughing
Danger Man: The Outcast, as Leo (1964)
Doctor Who serial The Ice Warriors (1967) as Varga, an Ice Warrior
The Goodies
The Book Tower (1987)
Terry and June (16 Nov. 1982) Series 5 Episode 5 (Playing pool) Morris
Sykes (7 Nov. 1974) Series 3 Episode 4 (The Band) Johnny Brunswick
Doctor in the House (13 Sep. 1969) Series 1, Episode 10 (The Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Casino) Malcolm
Up in the World (1956)
Blood of the Vampire (1958)
I Only Arsked! (1958)
The Ugly Duckling (1959)
Too Many Crooks (1959)
Carry On Cowboy (1965)
Carry On Screaming! (1966)
Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966)
Follow That Camel (1967)
Carry On Doctor (1967)
Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968)
Carry On Camping (1969)
Moon Zero Two (1969)
Carry On Up the Jungle (1970)
Carry On Loving (1970)
Up Pompeii (1971)
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (Avarice segment) (1971)
Carry On at Your Convenience (1971)
Carry On Matron (1972)
Carry On Abroad (1972)
Carry On Girls (1973)
Carry On Dick (1974)
Carry On Behind (1975)
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)
In the Movies it Doesn't Hurt (Educational short, several roles) (1975)
Jabberwocky as "The Landlord" (1977)
Hawk the Slayer as "Gort" (1980)
Krull (1983)
Asterix and the Big Fight (animation) as voice of "Obelix" (1989)
Leon the Pig Farmer (1993)
Bernard Bresslaw: A Story About Bernard Breslaw "as Joe" (2009)
UK chart singles
"Mad Passionate Love/You Need Feet" (1958)
"The Army Game/What Do We Do in the Army?" (1958) Michael Medwin, Bernard Bresslaw, Alfie Bass & Leslie Fyson
"Charlie Brown/The Teenager's Lament" (1959)
"Ivy Will Cling/I Found a Hole" (1959)

Le plus souvent avec

Joan Sims
Joan Sims
(18 films)
Gerald Thomas
Gerald Thomas
(16 films)
Peter Rogers
Peter Rogers
(15 films)
Charles Hawtrey
Charles Hawtrey
(13 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Bernard Bresslaw (40 films)

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Leon The Pig Farmer, 1h44
Réalisé par Vadim Jean, Gary Sinyor
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Religion, Religion juive
Acteurs Connie Booth, Maryam d'Abo, Janet Suzman, Mark Frankel, Gina Bellman, Vincent Riotta
Rôle Rabbi Hartmann
Note56% 2.8047252.8047252.8047252.8047252.804725
Jewish estate agent Leon Geller, who lives in London, discovers his father is not actually local businessman Sidney Geller but Yorkshire Dales pig farmer Brian Chadwick.
Krull (1983)
, 2h1
Réalisé par Peter Yates
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Fantastique, Fantasy, Action, Aventure
Thèmes L'espace, Magie, Space opera
Acteurs Kenneth Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis, Alun Armstrong, David John Battley
Rôle Rell le cyclope
Note60% 3.04983.04983.04983.04983.0498
Les épousailles de Colwyn, fils du roi Turold et de Lyssa, fille du roi Eirig, prévues pour réunir les deux royaumes, ne sont pas du goût de la Bête, cachée dans la Forteresse Noire qui fait enlever la belle. Mais son fiancé, aidé du cyclope et de toute une bande de rebelles, délivrera sa bien-aimée.
Voltan le barbare, 1h34
Réalisé par Terry Marcel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Science-fiction, Fantasy, Action, Aventure
Thèmes Magie
Acteurs Jack Palance, John Terry, Bernard Bresslaw, Patricia Quinn, Cheryl Campbell, William Morgan Sheppard
Rôle Gort
Note53% 2.6502252.6502252.6502252.6502252.650225
Le méchant Voltan tue son propre père quand celui-ci refuse de donner la magie de la "dernière pierre de l'esprit Elven". Avant que le vieillard meurt, il lègue une grande épée avec un pommeau en forme de main humaine à son autre fils, Hawk. La main prend vie et saisit la pierre de l'esprit. L'épée a maintenant des pouvoirs magiques et peut répondre aux commandes mentales de Hawk. Hawk jure alors de venger son père en tuant Voltan.
La Cinquième Mousquetaire, 1h56
Réalisé par Ken Annakin
Origine Autriche
Genres Cape et d'épée, Action, Aventure, Historique
Thèmes La famille, Politique, Politique, Royauté
Acteurs Sylvia Kristel, Ursula Andress, Beau Bridges, Cornel Wilde, Ian McShane, Alan Hale Jr.
Rôle Bernard
Note53% 2.657842.657842.657842.657842.65784
Le roi Louis XIV a à son insu un frère jumeau, Philippe, mais quand il est dit, il verrouille immédiatement son frère à la Bastille. Le roi veut augmenter sa popularité et met en scène un assassinat contre lui-même où Philippe est habillé comme roi Louis. Mais Philippe parvient à échapper à l'assassinat et tout le monde le croit le vrai roi ...
Jabberwocky, 1h45
Réalisé par Terry Gilliam
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Science-fiction, Fantastique, Comédie, Fantasy, Aventure
Thèmes Magie, Poésie, Adaptation d'un poème
Acteurs Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, Warren Mitchell, John Le Mesurier, Annette Badland, Terry Gilliam
Rôle l'aubergiste
Note61% 3.0993353.0993353.0993353.0993353.099335
Le Jabberwock, bête immonde, ravage le royaume de Bruno le Contestable. Ce dernier promet la main de sa fille à celui qui réussira à tuer le monstre.
Joseph Andrews, 1h44
Réalisé par Tony Richardson
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Thriller, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Action, Aventure, Romance
Acteurs Ann-Margret, Peter Firth, Michael Hordern, Beryl Reid, Jim Dale, Peter C. Bull
Rôle Parson Trulliber
Note56% 2.801652.801652.801652.801652.80165
Lady Booby alias "Belle", the lively wife of the fat landed squire Sir Thomas Booby, has a lusty eye on the attractive, intelligent villager Joseph Andrews, a Latin pupil and protégé of parson Adams, and makes him their footman. Joseph's heart belongs to a country girl, foundling Fanny Goodwill, but his masters take him on a fashionable trip to Bath, where the spoiled society comes mainly to see and be seen, yet Sir Thomas really seeks relief for his sick foot, but drowns in the famous Roman baths. When the all but grieving lady finds Joseph's Christian virtue and true love resist her lusting passes just as well as the many ladies who fancy her footman, she fires the boy. On his way back on foot, he falls prey to highwaymen who rob him of everything, even the clothes on his back. He is found and nursed by an innkeeper's maid, which stirs lusts there, again besides his honorable conduct, but is found by the good parson. Meanwhile the lady consents to her cousin marrying below their station when learning the fiancée is Joseph's sister, Pamela. The parson barely escapes a wicked gentleman's totally unjust, all but gentle justice after being accused of the attempted rape committed by a squire he actually prevented and comes to learn ever more about a relevant child-theft by gypsies, but meanwhile he, Joseph and Fanny fall prey again to the rapist's utter debauchery.
Objectif Lotus, 1h40
Réalisé par Robert Stevenson, Art Stevens, Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Comédie, Action, Aventure
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, Dinosaure, Espionnage, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Peter Ustinov, Helen Hayes, Clive Revill, Derek Nimmo, Percy Herbert, Hugh Burden
Rôle Fan Choy
Note59% 2.9502652.9502652.9502652.9502652.950265
Lord Southmere, agent secret britannique, vole un microfilm qui contient le secret du lotus X. Poursuivi par Hnup Wan, membre aguerri des services secrets de l'Empire du soleil, il est enlevé après avoir caché le microfilm dans le squelette d'un diplodocus du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle.
Carry On Behind, 1h30
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Elke Sommer, Kenneth Williams, Bernard Bresslaw, Kenneth Connor, Jack Douglas, Joan Sims
Rôle Arthur Upmore
Note56% 2.8033952.8033952.8033952.8033952.803395
Frustrated butcher Fred Ramsden (Windsor Davies) and his dim electrician mate Ernie Bragg (Jack Douglas) happily head off for a fishing trip while their respective wives Sylvia (Liz Fraser) and Vera (Patricia Franklin) look forward to their health farm holiday. Once at the caravan site of Major Leafe (Kenneth Connor), Fred starts making eyes at a couple of gorgeous campers, Carol (Sherrie Hewson) and Sandra (Carol Hawkins). However, as Ernie talks in his sleep and any infidelities are likely to be repeated in the marital bed after their holiday, Fred is despondent. Professor Roland Crump (Kenneth Williams) teams with Roman expert Anna Vrooshka (Elke Sommer) in an archaeological dig at the site. Arthur Upmore (Bernard Bresslaw) and his wife Linda (Patsy Rowlands) are saddled with her mother Daphne (Joan Sims) and her vulgar mynah bird. Arthur is caught in a compromising position with blonde babe Norma Baxter (Adrienne Posta) whose husband Joe (Ian Lavender) is lumbered with their giant wolfhound. After a few pints with the amused pub landlord (David Lodge), Fred and Ernie discover that the caravan site is riddled with excavation holes. Daphne is perturbed by the discovery of her estranged husband, Henry Barnes (Peter Butterworth) living a downtrodden life as the camp's odd-job man, despite having won the pools. Major Leafe is determined to give the place a boost and arranges an evening cabaret for the caravanners but a mix-up over the phone secures a stripper, Veronica (Jenny Cox), rather than the singer he wanted. With Carol and Sandra having hooked up with archaeology students, Bob (Brian Osborne) and Clive (Larry Dann) Fred and Ernie pick up Maureen (Diana Darvey) and Sally (Georgina Moon), a couple of beauties from the village. Some wet paint, the rain, the collapsing tunnels and their wives soon bring their planned night of passion to a halt.
Carry On Dick, 1h31
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Barbara Windsor, Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw, Joan Sims
Rôle Sir Roger Daley
Note59% 2.9514152.9514152.9514152.9514152.951415
In the year 1750, England is rife with crime and highway robbers. To stop the wave of chaos, King George sets up the first professional police force named the Bow Street Runners, under the command of the bellowing Sir Roger Daley (Bernard Bresslaw), and seconded by Captain Desmond Fancey (Kenneth Williams) and Sergeant Jock Strapp (Jack Douglas). The Runners are apparently successful in wiping out crime and lawlessness – using all manner of traps and tricks to round the criminals up. However their main target is the notorious Richard "Big Dick" Turpin (Sid James), a highwayman who has evaded capture and succeeded in even robbing Sir Roger and his prim wife (Margaret Nolan) of their money and clothing. After this humiliation, Turpin becomes the Bow Street Runners' most wanted man, and thus Captain Fancey is assigned to go undercover and catch the famous Dick Turpin and bring him to justice.
Les Temps Sont Durs Pour Dracula, 1h28
Réalisé par Clive Donner
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Fantastique, Comédie, Comédie horrifique, Horreur
Thèmes Magie, Dracula, Vampire, Comédie horrifique
Acteurs David Niven, Teresa Graves, Jennie Linden, Veronica Carlson, Nicky Henson, Linda Hayden
Rôle Pottinger
Note43% 2.1650352.1650352.1650352.1650352.165035
Le comte Dracula se fait vieux et se trouve dans l'obligation de faire visiter son château dans le but de trouver de nouvelles victimes. Dans l'espoir de faire revivre Vampira, son amour d'antan, il collecte le sang de plusieurs Playboy Bunnies qui vivent au château. Le sang de l'une d'entre elles va faire que Vampira va revivre, mais avec la peau noire.
Carry On Girls, 1h28
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Barbara Windsor, Sid James, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Bernard Bresslaw, June Whitfield
Rôle Peter Potter
Note57% 2.852922.852922.852922.852922.85292
The seaside town of Fircombe is facing a crisis – it's always raining and there's nothing for the tourists to do. Councillor Sidney Fiddler (Sid James) hits on the notion of holding a beauty contest. The mayor, Frederick Bumble (Kenneth Connor) is taken with the idea but feminist councillor, Augusta Prodworthy (June Whitfield) is outraged and storms out of the meeting. The motion is carried in Augusta's absence and Sidney contacts publicist Peter Potter (Bernard Bresslaw) to help with the organization. Sidney's girlfriend, Connie Philpotts (Joan Sims) runs a local hotel and soon her residents, including the eccentric Mrs Dukes (Joan Hickson) and the Admiral (Peter Butterworth) are outnumbered by dolly birds, including the feuding biker babe, Hope Springs (Barbara Windsor) and the bountiful Dawn Brakes (Margaret Nolan). A catfight orchestrated by Hope provides better newspaper copy than bringing a donkey off the beach which, despite the bucket and spade of hotel employee William (Jack Douglas), ruins the plush carpets. Augusta's son, press photographer Larry (Robin Askwith), is hired to document the donkey stunt and snaps the catfight that has the Mayor losing his trousers, then gulps his way through a nude photo shoot with Dawn. The Mayor's wife, Mildred (Patsy Rowlands) joins Prodworthy's bra-burning movement and plots the downfall of the Miss Fircombe contest on the pier. Peter Potter reluctantly becomes a man in a frock for another publicity gimmick for the television show, Women's Things, presented by Cecil Gaybody (Jimmy Logan) and produced by Debra (Sally Geeson). Prodworthy and butch feminist Rosemary (Patricia Franklin) call in the police (David Lodge and Billy Cornelius) to investigate the male pageant contestant but Peter's previously prim girlfriend, Paula (Valerie Leon), has a makeover and steps into the breach as the mysterious girl. Prodworthy's gang put "Operation Spoilsport" into action, sabotaging the final contest with water, mud and itching powder. With an angry mob after his blood, Sidney makes his escape with Hope on her motorcycle.
Continuez à l'étranger, 1h28
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw, Barbara Windsor
Rôle Brother Bernard
Note64% 3.2000053.2000053.2000053.2000053.200005
Un groupe de vacanciers se dirige vers la station balnéaire espagnole d'Elsbels pour une visite de 4 jours. Quand ils arrivent, ils trouvent que l'hôtel n'a toujours pas été construit et le temps est affreux. Et il y a quelque chose d'étrange dans le personnel. Ils ont tous l'air très similaires. Pour couronner le tout, la météo semble avoir un impact négatif sur les fondations de l'hôtel ...
Carry On Matron, 1h27
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Maladie, Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw
Rôle Ernie Bragg
Note62% 3.100573.100573.100573.100573.10057
Sid Carter (Sid James) is the cunning head of a criminal gang that includes the longhaired drip Ernie Bragg (Bernard Bresslaw), the cheeky Freddy (Bill Maynard) and Sid's honest son, Cyril (Kenneth Cope), who does not want to live a life of crime, but is emotionally blackmailed by his father into going along with his scheme to rob Finisham Maternity Hospital for its stock of contraceptive pills. Cyril reluctantly disguises himself as a new nurse to case the hospital and the booty, however he is assumed to be one of a batch of new student nurses who have just arrived, and is assigned the same room as the shapely, blonde nurse, Susan Ball (Barbara Windsor). Unfortunately for Cyril, he also catches the eye of the hospital Lothario, Dr. Prodd (Terry Scott.
Carry On at Your Convenience, 1h30
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw
Rôle Bernie Hulke
Note62% 3.100393.100393.100393.100393.10039
In bathroom ceramics factory W.C. Boggs & Son, the traditionalist owner W.C. Boggs (Kenneth Williams) is having no end of trouble. Bolshie and lazy union representative Vic Spanner (Kenneth Cope) continually stirs-up trouble in the works, to the irritation of his co-workers and management. He calls a strike for almost any minor incident – or because he wants time off to attend a local football match. Sid Plummer (Sid James) is the site foreman bridging the gap between workers and management, shrewdly keeping the place going amid the unrest.
Les sept péchés capitaux magnifiques, 1h47
Réalisé par Graham Stark
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Spike Milligan, Geoffrey Bayldon, Marty Feldman, Bruce Forsyth, Leslie Phillips, Paul Whitsun-Jones
Rôle Mr. Violet (segment "Avarice")
Note53% 2.6651852.6651852.6651852.6651852.665185
Le Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins est un film de comédie britannique de 1971 réalisé et produit par Graham Stark. Son titre est un mélange de The Magnificent Seven et des sept péchés capitaux. Il comprend une séquence de sept sketches, chacun représentant un péché et écrit par un éventail de talent d'écriture comique britannique. Les croquis sont liés par des séquences d'animation. La musique est interprétée par le musicien de jazz britannique Roy Budd, la cinématographie par Harvey Harrison et éditée par Rod Nelson-Keys et Roy Piper. Il a été produit par Tigon Pictures et distribué aux États-Unis par Tigon Film Distributors Ltd .