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bernard bresslaw

25 February 1934 - 11 June 1993

Men of Sherwood Forest (1954)
The Glass Cage (1955)
Up in the World (1956)
High Tide at Noon (1957)
I Only Arsked! (1958)
Blood of the Vampire (1958)
Too Many Crooks (1959)
The Ugly Duckling (1959)
It's All Happening (1963)
Carry on Cowboy (1965)
Carry on Screaming (1966)
Follow That Camel (1967)
Carry on Doctor (1967)
Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968)
Carry on Camping (1969)
Moon Zero Two (1969)
Spring and Port Wine (1970)
Carry on Up the Jungle (1969)
Carry on Loving (1970)
The Magnificent 7 Deadly Sins (1971)
Up Pompeii (1971)
Carry on at Your Convenience (1971)
Carry on Matron (1971)
Carry on Abroad (1972)
Carry on Girls (1973)
Carry on Dick (1974)
Vampira (1974)
Carry on Behind (1975)
One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing (1975)
Jabberwocky (1977)
Joseph Andrews (1977)
The Fifth Musketeer (1979)
Hawk the Slayer (1980)
Krull (1983)
Leon the Pig Farmer (1993)
The Army Game (1957)
Saber of London (1957)
Our House (1962)
Espionage (1964)
Z Cars (1964)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1964)
Danger Man" (1965)
Amerika (1966)
Doctor Who (1967)
Sykes Versus ITV (1967)
Tickertape (1968)
Stiff Upper Lip (1968)
Mum's Boys (1968)
Doctor in the House (1969)
Carry on Again Christmas (1970)
The Goodies (1971)
Clochemerle (1972)
Arthur of the Britons (1973)
Carry on Christmas (1973)
Sykes (1974)
Carry on Laughing (1975)
Terry & June (1982)
The Giddy Game Show (1985)
Mann's Best Friends (1985)
The Book Tower (1986)
T-Bag Bounces Back (1987)
Virtual Murder (1992)
Young Indiana Jones (1993)

Bernard Bresslaw was born in Stepney, East London. The son of a tailor's presser and a seamstress, Bernard was the youngest of three brothers. His Father had ambitions for him to become a tailor's cutter, however Bernard himself only had one ambition - to act. In spite of his 6ft.7ins stature, which could have hindered his career, Bernard received a great deal of help and encouragement from his English teacher Kenneth Howes that he collared one of the two annual L.C.C scholarships to RADA.

After graduating with the Emile Littler Award for the most promising actor, he went out with a travelling company performing in hospitals, prisons and garrissons, playing the lead in the play The Hasty Heart. Early in his career he had the lucky break of being produced by Lawrence Olivier in an Irish Farce called The MacRoary Whirl, followed by an American play, 'The Bad Seed'. Then after several small parts in films and television, he made his first big impact on the public as the dim but lovable Private (Poyeye) Popplewell in ITV's The Army Game.

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