Alfred Roome

Alfred Wallace Roome (22 December 1908 – 19 November 1997) was an English film editor and occasional director.[2][3]

Alfred Roome
Alfred Wallace Roome

22 December 1908
Died19 November 1997
Other namesAlfie, A. W. Room[1]
OccupationFilm editor
Years active1932–1975
Spouse(s)Janice Adair (m. 1929–1996)


Born in London, in 1908, he first worked in the film industry as a film editor on the 1932 British comedy film Thark. He went on to edit mostly comedies over the next forty years including many of the Aldwych Farces films, and Will Hay films such as Boys Will Be Boys.

He directed crime film My Brother's Keeper (1948) and comedy film It's Not Cricket (1949).

In the latter years of his career he edited the Carry On series of films alongside the director, Gerald Thomas. He retired in 1975 after editing Carry on Behind.

Personal life

Roome married the actress Janice Adair on 20 February 1936;[4] they remained married until her death in 1996. The couple had two children, a daughter and a son Christopher who was killed in the King's Cross fire of 1987. Alfred Roome died on 19 November 1997, in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.

His granddaughter Olivia works in the film industry.[1]

Selected filmography





  1. Tony Sloman (12 December 1997). "Obituary: Alfred Roome". The Independent. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  4. "Wedding of Local Film Artist". Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail (18032). 20 February 1936. p. 4. Retrieved 25 November 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.

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