George Formby
George Formby

George Formby (I)

  • English
  • Actor, writer, composer and musical comedian
George Formby. Copyright: BBC

Born in Wigan as George Hoy Booth, Formby was the son of music hall comedian James Booth who performed with the stage name George Formby. Formby Jr. took up his father's act after his early death, and rose in a little over 10 years to be a national superstar as an actor, comedian and ukulele/banjolele player. Starring in a string of hugely successful films during the 1930s and 40s, he was a favourite with troops during the Second World War and became the UK's highest-paid entertainer.

Year Production Role
2024 Ian Hislop's Oldest Jokes
  1. E2 - Double Entendre
Self (Archive Material)
2015 Talking Pictures: Great British Comedies Self (Archive Material)
2011 Frank Skinner On George Formby Self (Archive Material)
2011 George Formby - Britain's Original Pop Star Self (Archive Material)
1946 George In Civvy Street George Harper
1945 I Didn't Do It George Trotter
1945 He Snoops To Conquer George Gribble
1944 Bell-Bottom George George Blake
1943 Get Cracking George
1942 Much Too Shy George Andy
1941 South American George George Butters
1941 Turned Out Nice Again George
1941 Spare A Copper George
1940 Let George Do It! George
1940 Come On George George
1939 Trouble Brewing Composer
1939 Trouble Brewing George Gullip
1939 It's In The Air Composer
1939 It's In The Air George Brown
1938 I See Ice! Composer
1938 I See Ice! George Bright
1938 Keep Fit George Green
1937 Feather Your Nest Willie Piper
1937 Keep Your Seats, Please! George Withers
1936 No Limit George Shuttleworth
1935 Off The Dole John Willie
1934 Boots! Boots! Story
1934 Boots! Boots! John 'Boots' Willie

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
George Formby on IMDb

Thursday 26th May 1904
Monday 6th March 1961 (aged 56)
George Formby Jr
George Hoy
George Formby OBE
Birth name
George Hoy Booth
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