Joss Ambler

Joss Ambler (23 June 1900 – 1959) was an Australian-born British film and television actor.[1] He usually played somewhat pompous and irascible figures of authority, particularly in comedy films. He was an effective foil to George Formby in both Trouble Brewing (as Lord Redhill) and Come On George! (as Sir Charles), and similarly to Will Hay in The Black Sheep of Whitehall, (as a government minister).[2]

Joss Ambler
1939 Spotlight photo by Angus McBean
Born23 June 1900
Years active1937–58
Spouse(s)Irene Floyd

Selected filmography

Year Title Role
1937 Captain's Orders Randolph Potts
The Last Curtain Ellis
1938 Break the News Press Agent
Premiere Spectator
1939 Come On George! Sir Charles Bailey
Murder in Soho Drunk
Secret Journey Col. Blondin
Trouble Brewing Lord Redhill
1940 Contraband Lt. Cmdr. Ashton
The Briggs Family Prosecutor
1941 Atlantic Ferry Dr Lardner
Fingers Inspector
Once a Crook Inspector Marsh
Penn of Pennsylvania Lord Mayor
1942 Flying Fortress Sheepshead
Much Too Shy Sir George Driscoll
The Big Blockade Stoltenhoff
The Black Sheep of Whitehall Sir John
The Next of Kin Mr Vernon
The Peterville Diamond Police Chief
1943 Happidrome Mr Mossup
Somewhere in Civvies Matthews
1944 Candles at Nine Garth Hope
Headline Chief Sub-Editor
1945 Give Me the Stars George Burns
I'll Be Your Sweetheart Dugan
The Agitator Charles Sheridan
They Were Sisters Blakemore
1946 Here Comes the Sun Bradshaw
The Years Between Atherton
Under New Management Hotel Manager
1947 Mine Own Executioner Julian Briant
1950 Her Favourite Husband Mr Wilson
The Magnet Businessman
1952 Ghost Ship Yard Manager
Who Goes There! Tour Guide
Something Money Can't Buy Mr Burton
1953 Background Judge
1954 John Wesley Trustee of Georgia
The Harassed Hero Dr Grice
1955 Miss Tulip Stays the Night Inspector Thorne
1956 The Feminine Touch Mr Bateman
Soho Incident Tom Walker
The Long Arm Cashier


  1. "AMBLER, Joss". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  2. "Joss Ambler". Retrieved 21 September 2017.
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