|Born||23 June 1900|
Joss Ambler (23 June 1900 – 1959) was an Australian-born British film and television actor.  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). 
|1937||The Last Curtain||Ellis|
|Captain's Orders||Randolph Potts|
|1938||The Claydon Treasure Mystery||Inspector Fleming|
|Break the News||Press Agent|
|Meet Mr. Penny||Gridley|
|The Citadel||Dr. A.H. Llewellyn|
|1939||Murder in Soho||Drunk|
|Trouble Brewing||Lord Redhill|
|Black Eyes||Tipsy Diner||Uncredited|
|Secret Journey||Col. Blondin|
|Come On George!||Sir Charles Bailey|
|1940||Contraband||Lt. Cmdr. Ashton|
|The Briggs Family||Prosecutor|
|1941||The Prime Minister||Earl of Carnarvon||Uncredited|
|Once a Crook||Inspector Marsh|
|Atlantic Ferry||Dr Lardner|
|1942||The Black Sheep of Whitehall||Sir John|
|The Big Blockade||Stoltenhoff|
|Penn of Pennsylvania||Lord Mayor|
|The Next of Kin||Mr Vernon|
|Let the People Sing||Minor Role||Uncredited|
|Gert and Daisy Clean Up||Mr. Perry|
|Much Too Shy||Sir George Driscoll|
|1943||The Peterville Diamond||Police Chief|
|The Silver Fleet||Cornelis Smit|
|Rhythm Serenade||Mr. Preston|
|Somewhere in Civvies||Matthews|
|Battle for Music||Mr. Clifton|
|1944||The Halfway House||Pinsent|
|A Canterbury Tale||Police Inspector|
|Candles at Nine||Garth Hope|
|1945||Give Me the Stars||George Burns|
|They Were Sisters||Blakemore|
|I'll Be Your Sweetheart||Dugan|
|The Agitator||Charles Sheridan|
|1946||The Years Between||Atherton|
|Under New Management||Hotel Manager|
|Here Comes the Sun||Bradshaw|
|1947||Mine Own Executioner||Julian Briant|
|1950||Her Favourite Husband||Mr Wilson|
|1952||Who Goes There!||Tour Guide||Uncredited|
|Something Money Can't Buy||Mr Burton|
|Ghost Ship||Yard Manager|
|Murder at Scotland Yard||Lester|
|The Captain's Paradise||Prof. Ebbart|
|1954||John Wesley||Trustee of Georgia|
|Aunt Clara||Paul Levington||Uncredited|
|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|
|The Big Money||Hobson||Uncredited|
|1958||Dunkirk||Small Boat Owner||Uncredited|
Joseph Hill Whedon is an American filmmaker, composer, and comic book writer. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions, co-founder of Bellwether Pictures, and is best known as the creator of several television series: the supernatural drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999–2004), the short-lived space Western Firefly (2002), the Internet musical miniseries Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008), the science fiction drama Dollhouse (2009–2010), the Marvel Cinematic Universe series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020), and the science fiction drama The Nevers (2021).
The Black Sheep of Whitehall is a 1942 British black-and-white comedy war film, directed by Will Hay and Basil Dearden, starring Will Hay, John Mills, Basil Sydney and Thora Hird in her screen debut. It was produced by Michael Balcon and Ealing Studios.
Trouble Brewing is a 1939 British comedy film directed by Anthony Kimmins and starring George Formby, Googie Withers and Gus McNaughton. It was made by Associated Talking Pictures, and includes the songs "Fanlight Fanny" and "Hitting the Highspots Now". The film is based on a novel by Joan Butler, and the sets were designed by art director Wilfred Shingleton.
The Big Blockade is a 1942 British black-and-white war propaganda film in the style of dramatised documentary. It is directed by Charles Frend and stars Will Hay, Leslie Banks, Michael Redgrave and John Mills. It was produced by Michael Balcon for Ealing Studios, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Warfare.
Zachary Adam Whedon is an American screenwriter, film director, and comic book writer.
The Briggs Family is a 1940 British drama film directed by Herbert Mason and starring Edward Chapman, Felix Aylmer, Jane Baxter, Oliver Wakefield and Austin Trevor. During the Second World War, a special constable and former solicitor is called upon to defend his son who is accused of the theft of a car.
Who Goes There! is a 1952 British comedy film directed by Anthony Kimmins and starring Nigel Patrick, Valerie Hobson and George Cole. The film depicts the farcical activities of the various inhabitants of a grace and favour house near St James's Palace in Central London.
The Last Curtain is a 1937 British crime film directed by David MacDonald and starring Campbell Gullan, Kenne Duncan and Greta Gynt. The film blends drama and comedy and its plot follows an insurance investigator who examines a series of robberies that have taken place. Much of the action takes place backstage at the fictitious Trafalgar Theatre.
Much Too Shy is a 1942 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring George Formby, Kathleen Harrison, Hilda Bayley and Eileen Bennett. The cast includes radio star Jimmy Clitheroe, later "Carry On'" star Charles Hawtrey, Peter Gawthorne and Joss Ambler.
Give Me the Stars is a 1945 British musical drama film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Leni Lynn, Will Fyffe, Jackie Hunter and Olga Lindo. American Toni Martin travels to Scotland and finds herself looking after her cranky grandfather Hector MacTavish, and even taking over his music hall act.
Secret Journey is a 1939 British thriller film directed by John Baxter and starring Basil Radford, Silvia St. Claire and Thorley Walters. The screenplay concerns a British agent who travels to Berlin to recover a top-secret invention that has been stolen by German intelligence.
The Agitator is a 1945 British drama film directed by John Harlow and starring William Hartnell, Mary Morris and John Laurie. Its plot follows a young mechanic who unexpectedly inherits the large firm where he works and tries to run it according to his socialist political beliefs. It was based on the 1925 novel Peter Pettinger by William Riley. It was made by British National Films at the company's Elstree Studios, with sets designed by the art director Wilfred Arnold.
Keep Smiling is a 1938 British comedy film directed by Monty Banks and starring Gracie Fields, Roger Livesey and Mary Maguire. The film follows a group of performers who club together to buy a bus and travel around the country doing shows after they are cheated out of money by an ex-manager.
Come On George! is a 1939 British comedy film directed by Anthony Kimmins which stars George Formby, with Pat Kirkwood and Joss Ambler in support. It was made by Associated Talking Pictures. Hal Erickson wrote in Allmovie: "Come on George! was a product of George Formby's peak movie years." It concerns the world of horse racing, and Formby, who had once been a stable apprentice, did his own riding in the film. Songs featured are "I'm Making Headway Now", "I Couldn't Let The Stable Down", "Pardon Me", and "Goodnight Little Fellow, Goodnight".
Her Favourite Husband is a 1950 British-Italian comedy film directed by Mario Soldati and starring Jean Kent, Robert Beatty and Margaret Rutherford. It was based on a play by Peppino De Filippo. The film's art direction was by Piero Gherardi.
Somewhere in Civvies is a 1943 British comedy film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Frank Randle, George Doonan and Suzette Tarri. Private Randle is discharged from the army and finds it difficult to adjust to civilian life. It was followed in 1949 by Somewhere in Politics.
The Harassed Hero is a 1954 British comedy film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Guy Middleton, Joan Winmill Brown and Elwyn Brook-Jones. It was based on a novel of the same name by Ernest Dudley. The film was produced as a second feature and shot at Walton Studios and on location in London. The film's sets were designed by the art director John Stoll.
The Claydon Treasure Mystery is a 1938 film directed by H. Manning Haynes and starring John Stuart, Garry Marsh and Evelyn Ankers. Murder at a large old manor house attracts the attentions of a mystery writer. It was made at Wembley Studios as a quota quickie by the British subsidiary of 20th Century Fox.
Meet Mr. Penny is a 1938 British comedy film directed by David MacDonald and starring Richard Goolden, Vic Oliver and Fabia Drake. It was made at Welwyn Studios by British National Films.
Rhythm Serenade is a 1943 British musical film directed by Gordon Wellesley and starring Vera Lynn, Peter Murray-Hill and Julien Mitchell.