Person Details

Birthday: 1913-05-08 23:32:20

Death: 1976-04-26 23:32:20

Aliases: Sidney James

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Hillbrow, Johannesburg, Union of South Africa

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Movie Involvements: 45

TV Involvements: 2


Most Famous Work

Biography

Sid James (born Solomon Joel Cohen; 8 May 1913 – 26 April 1976) was a South African-born English-based actor and comedian. He made his name as Tony Hancock's co-star in Hancock's Half Hour and also starred in the popular Carry On films. He was known for his trademark "dirty laugh" and lascivious persona. Bruce Forsyth summed up his talent thus: "He was a natural at being natural." Description above from the Wikipedia article Sid James, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Enemy from Space
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6

Enemy from Space

(1957) Jimmy Hall
The Buccaneers
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0

The Buccaneers

(1956) Chantey Jack
Trapeze
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6

Trapeze

(1956) Snake Charmer
The Flanagan Boy
Average
6

The Flanagan Boy

(1953) Sharkey (as Sidney James)
No Orchids for Miss Blandish
Average
6

No Orchids for Miss Blandish

(1948) uncredited
The Magic Box
Average
6

The Magic Box

(1952) Army Sergeant
The House Across the Lake
Average
5

The House Across the Lake

(1954) Beverly Forrest (as Sidney James)
The Shiralee
Average
6

The Shiralee

(1957) Luke

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2015 N/A
1996 (Archive footage)
1983 N/A
1977 N/A
1975 N/A
1974 Big Dick Turpin / Reverend Flasher
Himself
1973 Santa (Mr Belcher) / Seed Pod / Sir Henry / Sgt Ball / Robin Hood.
Sidney Fiddler
1972 Vic Flange
Sid Carter
Sid Abbott
1971 Sid Plummer
King Henry VIII
Sid Abbott
1970 Long John Sil
Sidney Bliss
Bill Boosey
1969 N/A
Ebenezer Scrooge
Gladstone Screwer
Sid Boggle
N/A
1968 Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond
1967 Charlie Roper
1966 Sir Rodney Ffing
N/A
Mortuary Attendant
1965 Johnny Finger, the Rumpo Kid
Harry Parsons
George Brain
Sid Marks
1964 Marc Anton
'Butlins' Judge
1963 Charlie Hawkins
Dance Instructor
1962 Captain Wellington Crowther
1961 Harry Sutton
Sid Butler
Sid
Sid Randall
Richie Launder
Café Patron
Bert Handy
1960 Alphonse O'Reilly
N/A
Sergeant Frank Wilkins
Sammy Gatt
Chief Petty Officer Mundy
1959 P.C. Edwards
Herbie
Perce Baker
Sid
Bert Bennett
Narrator
Sid Gibson
1958 The Drunk
Porter YMCA
N/A
Franklin
Albert, Cabin Steward
Jake Klein
Chief Petty Officer Thorpe
1957 N/A
Joe Ryan
Johnson - TV Advertiser
Tim
Dusty, Truck Driver
Luke
Jimmy Hall
Mr. Hogg
Joe - First Bartender
1956 Flash Harry
Chantey Jack
Paul
N/A
Snake Charmer
Frank Allenborg
Black Jake
Ice Berg
Barney West
1955 Man outside bar
Banky
Mr. Pritchett
Tony Lewis
Henry, the Gambler
Harry Mason
Nightclub manager
1954 Honest Sid
Ed Waggermeyer
Joe, the Night Watchman
Benny
Charlie Badger
The Foreman (as Sidney James)
Bert Parkinson
Harry
Beverly Forrest (as Sidney James)
Syd Baden
1953 Supt. Williams (as Sidney James)
Gino Rossini
Fennimore Hunt
Mr. Hobson
Adams
Sharkey (as Sidney James)
Harry Hawkins
Charlie
Desk Sergeant
Hank Hanlon
1952 Sidney (as Sidney James)
Bernardo
Taxi Driver
Eric Hace
Ned Hardy, Landlord Golden Bull
Danny Marks
Mr. Spencer, neighbor
Sergeant Body
Army Sergeant
1951 Lew Beeson
Lackery
Bookmaker
John C. Moody
1950 Joe Clarence
Henry Clavering / Hodson
Carlo
1949 Murdin
Freddy Evans (as Sidney James)
N/A
Rowton
1948 Hildy Johnson
Self - Award Presenter
Self
uncredited
1947 Nixon (as Sidney James)
Eddie Clinton
Year Character Movie/Tv

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