1 January 1935 |
|Occupation||Actor, playwright, screenwriter|
Allister Bain (born 1935) is a Grenadian television and film actor and theatre playwright and screenwriter, who moved to the UK in 1958. A veteran of British performing arts, he is perhaps best known for playing the role of Winston Katusi in part 1 of the Doctor Who Christmas special, The End of Time. Other TV appearances include in Us Girls, Vanity Fair, Bugs, and Waking the Dead. On the stage Bain has appeared in plays by Derek Walcott, Earl Lovelace, Michael Abbensetts, Noël Coward, and William Shakespeare, among many others.
Bain was born in 1935 in the sovereign state and island country of Grenada, located north-west of Trinidad and Tobago, north-east of Venezuela, and south-west of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. In 1958, Allister moved to England, having taught Dorothy Dandridge to limbo for the film Island in the Sun (1957).
Sometime before the start of his career, Bain was in charge of his own dance troupe, the Bee Wee Ballet of Grenada, whose performances were some of the first that contributed to the birth of what became the Notting Hill Carnival. Bain has written a number of plays during his career. His first, 2001 People, was written in 2001. His play Effie May debuted in 2005 when Bain was 70 years old, Catalysta in 2008, and Pardon My Simplicity in January 2012 (Resemary Branch Theatre). He is also the author of One Slice of History (Good Vibes Records & Music Ltd, December 2012).
|1982||Made in Britain||Hopkins|
|1983||Fords on Water||Winston's father|
|1987||Sammy and Rosie Get Laid||Father|
|1964||Theatre 625||Male nurse||One episode: "Women in Crisis #2: With Love and Tears"|
|1969||The Troubleshooters||Jerry||One episode: "This Place Is a Paradise, Mister"|
|Dixon of Dock Green||Bus conductor||One episode: "Bobby"|
|1971||Softly, Softly||Mr. Gill||One episode: "Hostage"|
|1975||Shades of Greene||Waiter||One episode: "Cheaper in August|
|Quiller||Charlie 1||One Episode: "Objective Caribbean"|
|1976||Love Thy Neighbour||Electrician||One episode: "Power Cut"|
|Spring and Autumn||Bus conductor||One episode: "Episode 3.1"|
|1977||The Professionals||Mr. Culver||One episode: "Klansmen"|
|The Fosters||Lawrence||One episode: "The Diet"|
|1978||The Chiffy Kids||Stall Holder||One episode: "All in a Good Cause"|
|1979||Empire Road||Alvin||Four episodes: "Football Crazy", "Godfadder at Bay", "Streets of Thornley", and "Wedding"|
|1985||Black Silk||Role unknown||One episode: "A Long Way Away"|
|1986||Kit Curran||Ambulance mate||One episode: "The Lucky Break"|
|1987||Vanity Fair||Sam||Three episodes: "Miss Sharp and Miss Sedley Open the Campaign", "Vauxhall Gardens" and "Crawley of Queen's Crawley"|
|1992||Us Girls||Grandad Pinnock||Unknown episodes|
|1996||Bugs||Airport guard||One episode: "Whirling Dervish"|
|2003||Waking the Dead||Lawrence||One episode: "Final Cut: Part 1"|
|2005||The Bill||O'Ryan (1986) and Mr. Earle (2005)||Two episodes: "The Chief Super's Party" (1986) and "279" (2005)|
|2009||Doctor Who||Winston Katusi||One episode: " The End of Time (Part 1)"|
- Author's note on cover of One Slice of History, London: Good Vibes Records & Music, 2012.
- Left Of Karl Marx by Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies
- Beds Herts and Bucks - Entertainment - Effie May
- Allister Bain - Complete Guide to the Playwright, Plays, Theatres, Agent
- Carolin Kopplin, "Pardon My Simplicity at the Rosemary Branch Theatre", UK Theatre Network, 18 January 2012.
- Pardon My Simplicity Review by Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide.
- Good Vibes Records & Music Ltd.
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