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Joss Ambler (1900–1959)

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Joss Ambler was a character actor who played usually small parts in British B - and occasionally A movies ('The Citadel', 'The Half Way House', 'The Captain's Paradise'...). Serious-looking, mustached and bespectacled he more often than once found himself in the shoes of no-nonsense characters such as police ... See full bio »


(age 58) in London, England, UK

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Candles at Nine Garth Hope
Battle for Music Mr. Clifton
Blackout Lt. Cmdr. Ashton, RNR
ITV Play of the Week Bill Duppa / Count von Stainz


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 1961 Stryker of the Yard (TV Series)
George Barlow
- The Case of the Burnt Alibi (1961) ... George Barlow
 1958 Long Distance (TV Short)
Prison Warden
 1958 Dunkirk
Small Boat Owner (uncredited)
 1957-1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Count von Stainz / Bill Duppa
- Reunion in Vienna (1958) ... Count von Stainz
- Knife in the Family (1957) ... Bill Duppa
 1957 Shadow Squad (TV Series)
Mr. Meadows
- The Missing Cheese: Part 2 (1957) ... Mr. Meadows
- The Missing Cheese: Part 1 (1957) ... Mr. Meadows
 1956 The Big Money
Hobson (uncredited)
 1956 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series)
- The Transfer (1956)
 1956 The Third Key
Cashier at Shipping Office
 1956 Spin a Dark Web
Tom Walker
 1956 The Gentle Touch
 1955 Dead by Morning
Inspector Thorne
 1954 The Harassed Hero
Dr. Grice
 1954 Aunt Clara
Paul Levington (uncredited)
 1951-1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sir Richard Ford / Charlie
- Ninety Sail (1954) ... Sir Richard Ford
- Shout Aloud Salvation (I) (1951) ... Charlie
 1954 John Wesley
Trustee of Georgia
 1953 Edge of Divorce
 1953 The Captain's Paradise
Professor Ebbart
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. King
- A Priceless Pocket (1953) ... Det. Sgt. King
 1953 Martin Luther
 1952 Murder at Scotland Yard
 1952 Ghost Ship
Yard Manager
 1952 Something Money Can't Buy
Mr. Burton - the auctioneer
 1952 The Passionate Sentry
Guide (uncredited)
 1951 Rugged Tor (TV Movie)
Captain Howard
 1951 Breakers Ahead (TV Movie)
Major Gunman
 1950 The Magnet
Business Man
 1950 The Taming of Dorothy
Mr. Wilson
 1947 Mine Own Executioner
Julian Briant
 1946 Here Comes the Sun
 1946 Honeymoon Hotel
Hotel Manager
 1946 The Years Between
 1945 Read All About It (Short)
Adams (uncredited)
 1945 The Agitator
Charles Sheridan
 1945 They Were Sisters
 1945 Give Me the Stars
George Bums
 1945 The World Owes Me a Living
Man in bar (uncredited)
 1944 Candles at Nine
Garth Hope
 1944 A Canterbury Tale
Police Inspector
 1944 The Halfway House
 1943 Battle for Music
Mr. Clifton
 1943 Headline
Chief Sub-Editor
 1943 Somewhere in Civvies
 1943 Rhythm Serenade
Mr. Preston
 1943 Happidrome
Mr. Mossup
 1943 The Silver Fleet
Cornelis Smit
 1943 The Peterville Diamond
Police Chief
 1942 Much Too Shy
Sir George Driscoll
 1942 Gert and Daisy Clean Up
Mr. Perry
 1942 Let the People Sing
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1942 Flying Fortress
Sheepshead (uncredited)
 1942 The Next of Kin
Mr. Vemon
 1942 Courageous Mr. Penn
Lord Mayor of London
 1942 The Big Blockade
German: Stoltenhoff
 1942 Black Sheep of Whitehall
Sir John
 1941 Atlantic Ferry
Dr. Lardner
 1941 Jeannie
 1941 Once a Crook
Insp. Marsh
 1941 Fingers
 1941 The Prime Minister
Earl of Carnarvon (uncredited)
 1940 The Briggs Family
 1940 Blackout
Lt. Cmdr. Ashton, RNR
 1939 Come on George!
Sir Charles Bailey - Owner of the Racehorse 'Maneater'
 1939 Among Human Wolves
Col. Blondin
 1939 False Rapture
Tipsy Diner (uncredited)
 1939 Murder in the Night
 1939 Trouble Brewing
Lord Redhill
 1938 One Night in Paris
 1938/I Smiling Along
Max (uncredited)
 1938 The Citadel
Dr. A.H. Llewellyn
 1938 Meet Mr. Penny
 1938 Break the News
The Press Agent
 1938 The Claydon Treasure Mystery
Inspector Fleming
 1937 Captain's Orders
Randolph Potts
 1937 The Last Curtain

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Other Works:

1945: played the job placement councilor in 'What's The Next Job?', a docu-drama, one of a film series about jobs after the war.

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Although often mistakenly listed as being married to American actress June Lang, he and his fellow Australian wife Joan were successful players in Scottish theatre before he entered films.

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