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Wilfrid Brambell (1912-1985) (born March 22, 1912 in Dublin, Ireland; died January 18, 1985 in London, England, UK) was an Irish film and television actor, best known for his roles in the British television series Steptoe and Son and The Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night.

His television career began during the 1950s, when he was cast in small roles in three Nigel Kneale / Rudolph Cartier productions for BBC Television: as a drunk in The Quatermass Experiment (1953), as both an old man in a pub and later a prisoner in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954) and as a tramp in Quatermass II (1955). All of these roles earned him a reputation for playing old men, though he was only at the time in his forties.

It was this ability to play old men that led to his casting in his most famous role, as Albert Steptoe, the irascible father Steptoe and Son. Initially the role was merely a one-off for the BBC's Comedy Playhouse anthology strand: however, its success led to a full series being commissioned, which lasted throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s. There were also two feature film spin-offs, a stage show and an American re-make entitled Sanford and Son, based on the original British scripts. In the latter, Brambell's part was taken by Red Foxx.

The success of Steptoe and Son made Brambell a high profile figure on British television, and earned him the major role of Paul McCartney's grandfather in The Beatles' first film, A Hard Day's Night. A running joke is made throughout the film of his character being "a very clean old man." This is in reference to his on-screen son, Harold, in Steptoe and Son constantly referring to his father as "you dirty old man!"

Brambell had a difficult private life: he and Harry H. Corbett, who played Harold Steptoe in Steptoe and Son, detested each other, and were barely on speaking terms outside of takes by the end of the programme's run. In a series almost entirely based around the pair of them with no other regular characters, this made production of the series difficult and stressful.

Brambell was also a homosexual, at a time when it was very difficult, almost impossible, for public figures to be so. Indeed, when he first became famous for Steptoe and Son, it was still illegal in the UK. Earlier in his life he had been married, from 1948 to 1955, to Molly Josephine, but the marriage ended after she gave birth to the child of their lodger, Roderick Fisher, in 1953.

After the final series of Steptoe and Son was made in 1974, Brambell had some guest roles in films and on television, but both he and Corbett found themselves heavily type cast as their famous characters. In an attempt to take advantage of this situation, they undertook a tour of Australia in the late 1970s with a Steptoe and Son stage show: however, with the pair openly despising each other, the tour was a disaster and a working relationship proved impossible. On one occasion, Brambell used bad language and was openly derogatory about the Australian people in an interview. Brambell did, however appear on the BBC's television news to pay tribute to Corbett after the latter's death from a heart attack in 1982.

Brambell himself died less than three years later, of cancer. He was seventy-three. News of his death received far less attention than that of his co-star, and his funeral was sparsely attended.


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He was seventy-three. News of his death received far less attention than that of his co-star, and his funeral was sparsely attended.
. Brambell himself died less than three years later, of cancer. He is also known as the most famous dancer of the Hula hoop fad. Brambell did, however appear on the BBC's television news to pay tribute to Corbett after the latter's death from a heart attack in 1982. He was born in Milan at 14 Gluck Street, about which he later wrote a song, to parents from Puglia, who had moved north for work. On one occasion, Brambell used bad language and was openly derogatory about the Australian people in an interview. Adriano Celentano (born January 6, 1938) is an Italian singer, songwriter, comedian and actor.

In an attempt to take advantage of this situation, they undertook a tour of Australia in the late 1970s with a Steptoe and Son stage show: however, with the pair openly despising each other, the tour was a disaster and a working relationship proved impossible. Il burbero (1986). After the final series of Steptoe and Son was made in 1974, Brambell had some guest roles in films and on television, but both he and Corbett found themselves heavily type cast as their famous characters. Joan Lui (1985). Earlier in his life he had been married, from 1948 to 1955, to Molly Josephine, but the marriage ended after she gave birth to the child of their lodger, Roderick Fisher, in 1953. Lui è peggio di me (1984). Indeed, when he first became famous for Steptoe and Son, it was still illegal in the UK. Sing Sing (1983).

Brambell was also a homosexual, at a time when it was very difficult, almost impossible, for public figures to be so. Segni particolari: bellissimo (1983). In a series almost entirely based around the pair of them with no other regular characters, this made production of the series difficult and stressful. Grand Hotel Excelsior (1982). Corbett, who played Harold Steptoe in Steptoe and Son, detested each other, and were barely on speaking terms outside of takes by the end of the programme's run. Bingo Bongo (1982). Brambell had a difficult private life: he and Harry H. Asso (1981).

A running joke is made throughout the film of his character being "a very clean old man." This is in reference to his on-screen son, Harold, in Steptoe and Son constantly referring to his father as "you dirty old man!". Innamorato pazzo (1981). The success of Steptoe and Son made Brambell a high profile figure on British television, and earned him the major role of Paul McCartney's grandfather in The Beatles' first film, A Hard Day's Night. Il bisbetico domato (1980). In the latter, Brambell's part was taken by Red Foxx. Sabato, domenica e venerdì (1980). There were also two feature film spin-offs, a stage show and an American re-make entitled Sanford and Son, based on the original British scripts. Qua la mano (1980).

Initially the role was merely a one-off for the BBC's Comedy Playhouse anthology strand: however, its success led to a full series being commissioned, which lasted throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s. La locandiera (1980). It was this ability to play old men that led to his casting in his most famous role, as Albert Steptoe, the irascible father Steptoe and Son. Mani di velluto (1979). All of these roles earned him a reputation for playing old men, though he was only at the time in his forties. Zio Adolfo in arte Führer (1978). His television career began during the 1950s, when he was cast in small roles in three Nigel Kneale / Rudolph Cartier productions for BBC Television: as a drunk in The Quatermass Experiment (1953), as both an old man in a pub and later a prisoner in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954) and as a tramp in Quatermass II (1955). Geppo il folle (1978).

Wilfrid Brambell (1912-1985) (born March 22, 1912 in Dublin, Ireland; died January 18, 1985 in London, England, UK) was an Irish film and television actor, best known for his roles in the British television series Steptoe and Son and The Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night. L'altra metà del cielo (1977). Ecco noi per esempio (1977). Bluff - storia di truffe e di imbroglioni (1976). Culastrisce nobile veneziano (1976).

Di che segno sei? (1975). Yuppi Du (1974). Le cinque giornate (1973). Rugantino (1973).

L'emigrante (1973). (1972). Bianco rosso e.. Er Più - storia d'amore e di coltello (1971).

C'è sempre un motivo (2004). Per sempre (2002). Il cuore, la voce (2001). Esco di rado (2000).

Io non so parlar d`amore (1999). Mina e Celentano (1998). Alla corte del remix (1996). Me live (1996).

Arrivano gli uomini (1996). Il re degli ignoranti (1996). Mondo in mi 7a (1996). Super best(1996).

La pubblica ottusita`(1987). Joan lui (1985). Ti avrò (1984). I miei americani (1984).

Atmosfera(1984). I miei americani 2 (1984). Deus (1981). Un po` artista un po` no (1980).

Soli (1978). Geppo il folle (1978). Tecadisk (1976). Svalution (1976).

Yuppi du (1974). Prisencolinensinainciusol (1973). I mali del secolo (1972). Er piu` (1971).

Il forestiero (1970). Adriano Rock (1969). Una ragazza in un pugno (1968). Il ragazzo della via Gluk (1966).

La festa (1965). Gli anni `60 (1965). Non mi dir (1965). Quel punto (1965).

Super (1965). Azzurro (1960).

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