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
Actor Joss Ambler.jpg
1939 Spotlight photo by Angus McBean
Born23 June 1900
Years active1937–58
SpouseIrene Floyd


Year Title Role Notes
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
Premiere Spectator
Keep Smiling Max Uncredited
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
Fingers Inspector
Once a Crook Inspector Marsh
Atlantic Ferry Dr Lardner
Jeannie Proprietor
1942 The Black Sheep of Whitehall Sir John
The Big Blockade Stoltenhoff
Penn of Pennsylvania Lord Mayor
The Next of Kin Mr Vernon
Flying Fortress Sheepshead Uncredited
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
Happidrome Mr Mossup
Rhythm Serenade Mr. Preston
Somewhere in Civvies Matthews
Headline Chief Sub-Editor
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
The Magnet Businessman
1952 Who Goes There! Tour Guide Uncredited
Something Money Can't Buy Mr Burton
Ghost Ship Yard Manager
Murder at Scotland Yard Lester
1953 Martin Luther
The Captain's Paradise Prof. Ebbart
Background Judge
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


  1. ^ "AMBLER, Joss". 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Joss Ambler". Retrieved 21 September 2017.

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