British actor and comedian Arthur Askey

Arthur Askey

1900–1982 | British actor, writer

Diminutive (5ft 2ins) British comedian with music-hall and concert hall experience

Mini Biography

Born in Liverpool, Arthur Askey gained fame as ‘Big-Hearted Arthur’ in the 1930s radio series, Banned Waggon, the first weekly comedy series, which was the basis of his first feature film. His catchphrases included ‘Hello playmates’ and ‘Before your very eyes’.

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I Thank You (1941)
Tommy Gander
Arthur Pilbeam
Arthur Bowman
Arthur Tucker
Arthur Ashton
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