Bernard Bresslaw
Bernard Bresslaw

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Name: Bernard Bresslaw
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 200 cm (6' 7'')
Birth Day: February 25, 1934
Death Date: Jun 11, 1993 (age 59)
Age: Aged 59
Country: England
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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Bernard Bresslaw

Bernard Bresslaw was born on February 25, 1934 in England (59 years old). Bernard Bresslaw is an Actor, zodiac sign: Pisces. Find out Bernard Bresslawnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


His catchphrase in multiple films was "I only arsked," which he said with a strong Cockney accent.

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As per our current Database, Bernard Bresslaw died on Jun 11, 1993 (age 59).

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Before Fame

He was a student at Coopers' Company's School in London.

Biography Timeline


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 he was cast in Carry On Cowboy in 1965. 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.


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."


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.


He played Mephistopheles, alongside James Warwick in the title role of an Oxford Stage Company regional touring production of Doctor Faustus in 1987.


Bresslaw was married to the dancer Betty Wright from 1959 until his death in 1993. They had three sons: James, Mark and Jonathan.

Bresslaw died of a sudden heart attack on 11 June 1993. He had collapsed in his dressing room at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London, where he was to play Grumio in the New Shakespeare Company's production of Taming of the Shrew. His body was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium, north London, where his ashes were buried on 17 June 1993.

Family Life

Bernard was married to Betty Wright from 1959 to 1993.

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80th birthday - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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