Allister Bain

Last updated 27 July 2014

Allister Bain
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Allister Bain

Born: 1935 (age: 88)


Allister Bain is a Grenadian television and film actor and theatre playwright and screenwriter best known for playing the role of Winston Katusi in part 1 of the 2009 Doctor Who Christmas special, The End of Time.

In the 1960's Bain was in charge of his own dance troupe whose performances were some of the first that contributed to the birth of the Notting Hill Carnival.

 He has written a number of plays over his career. His first, 2001 People, was written in 2001. He also wrote the play Effie May in 2005 and Catalysta in 2008.

Bain  was born in 1935 in the sovereign state and island country of Grenada, located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 

In 1958, Allister moved to England after teaching Dorothy Dandridge to limbo for the film Island in the Sun.

Roles include parts in The BillWaking the DeadBugsUs GirlsVanity FairSammy and Rosie Get LaidKit CurranBlack SilkDream StuffingFords on WaterMade in BritainWorld's EndThe Other 'ArfLife Begins at FortyEmpire RoadThe Chiffy KidsThe FostersThe ProfessionalsSpring and AutumnLove Thy NeighbourQuillerShades of GreeneSoftly Softly: Task ForceDixon of Dock GreenThe TroubleshootersTheatre 625