British actor and comedian Arthur Askey

Arthur Askey


British actor, writer (died aged 82) | Back-Room Boy (1942), The Ghost Train (1941), Band Waggon (1940)

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, Band 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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Band Waggon (1940)
Arthur Askey
The Ghost Train (1941)
Tommy Gander
I Thank You (1941)
Back-Room Boy (1942)
Arthur Pilbeam
Miss London Ltd. (1943)
Arthur Bowman
Bees in Paradise (1944)
Arthur Tucker
Make Mine a Million (1959)
Arthur Ashton
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