Fred Griffiths

  • Born on
    • March 8th, 1912
  • Died on
    • August 27th, 1994
Fred Griffiths was born on March 8, 1912 in Ludlow, Shropshire, England as Frederick David Griffiths. He was an actor, known for To Sir, with Love (1967), Steptoe and Son(1972) and The Cruel Sea (1953). He was married to Emily Sadler. He died on August 27, 1994 in London, England. He was a fireman based in Chelsea during the war and broke into acting by accident. He played a taxi driver in no less than 20 films and appeared in over 100 in total. He died a widower and left one son. Often played taxi drivers and was indeed a qualified London Taxi Driver, who kept his badge and worked as a taxi driver between filming jobs. He appeared in a wartime documentary film, and someone saw his character appeal and started a new career. Appeared in a television commercial on top of Saint Paul's Cathederal in 1973 with Chris Sullivan.

Starring Fred Griffiths on Plex


Acting (20 Credits)

1973No Sex Please - We're British as Delivery Man
1972Steptoe & Son as Barman
1971Dad's Army as Bert King
1970Perfect Friday as Taxi Driver
1967Billion Dollar Brain as Taxi Driver
1965The Big Job as Dustman
1963Murder at the Gallop as Landlord (uncredited)
1960The Battle of the Sexes as 1st Porter
1959I'm All Right Jack as Charlie
1959Carry on Nurse as Ambulanceman
1955The Ladykillers as Junk Man (uncredited)
1955Doctor at Sea as Seaman (uncredited)
1954The Sleeping Tiger as Taxi Driver
1953The Cruel Sea as Gracey
1953Genevieve as Ice Cream Seller (Uncredited)
1953Turn the Key Softly as Newspaper Seller (uncredited)
1949Passport to Pimlico as Spiv
1947It Always Rains on Sunday as Sam
1943Fires Were Started

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