Graham Moffatt

Actor, Film actor

1919 – 1965

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Who was Graham Moffatt?

Graham Victor Harold Moffatt was a British character actor and comedian.

Born in Hammersmith, London, he is best known for a number of films where he appeared with Will Hay and Moore Marriott as 'Albert': an insolent, overweight, overgrown-schoolboy type character, loosely reminiscent of Billy Bunter.

His first film with Will Hay was Where There's a Will in which he plays an office boy. In his next film with Hay, Windbag the Sailor, he is joined by Moore Marriott and his character has become 'Albert'. He is known by this name in all his later films with Hay and Marriott: Oh, Mr Porter!, Old Bones of the River, Ask a Policeman and Where's That Fire?. Still as Albert, he appeared again with Moore Marriott in a series of films starring Arthur Askey: Charley's Aunt, I Thank You, and Back Room Boy.

His later films include Powell and Pressburger's A Canterbury Tale and I Know Where I'm Going!, before he semi-retired from show business to become a publican with his wife Joyce. Together, they ran the Swan Inn at Braybrooke followed by The Englishcombe Inn at Bath. In March 1952 he had to be admitted to hospital in Kettering after two weeks of hiccoughing. He still made occasional film appearances until his death from a heart attack in 1965 at the early age of 45, he made his last film appearence in the 1963 film 80,000 Suspects that was directed by Val Guest who was a writer of many of the films that Moffatt starred in with Will Hay and Moore Marriott. His ashes were scattered at sea.

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Born
Dec 6, 1919
Hammersmith
Also known as
  • Graham Victor Harold Moffatt
  • Graham Moffat
Spouses
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Lived in
  • Hammersmith
Died
Jul 2, 1965
Bath

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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