Alf Garnett (Ray James)A lifetime supporter of West Ham, a working class member of the Conservative Party, a loyal subject of Her Majesty the Queen, a self confessed chauvinist, he's rude, he's crude and he does like a drink.
Actor and entertainer Ray James is used to portraying villains but none have been as fearsome as his latest role playing Britain's most cantankerous pensioner.
Ray, 51, has played a ghostly assassin in the blockbuster The Mummy and doubled for Bob Hoskins, who played a crooked accountant in the Michael Winner thriller Parting Shots.
Now another of his characters is playing the lookalike of Warren Mitchell's East End loudmouth Alf Garnett.
Ray said: "I've played him for years as part of comedy shows on the circuit. However, with a resurgence in Warren's character, with the Chairman Alf TV show of a few years ago and the popularity of lookalikes in general, I've decided to breathe new life into a classic character!"
"He is a miserable old man but everybody seems to love him and wants to hear what he has to say, no matter how insulting. He's a great British tradition so it's real pleasure to play him. I don't think I look much like him and I'm certainly not like him in real life, but once I've got my false moustache on and the make-up people seem to think I'm a dead ringer for him."
Ray said despite loving playing Alf his personality could not be more different.
He said: "Alf is a massive West Ham fan but it is not a team I support. The funny thing is I don't like football at all so I don't think you will see me alongside the Alfs of this world on the terraces at Upton Park. People just love the way Alf is, telling it like it is. He obviously goes too far and I don't agree with lots of his views but it's great fun to be him, if only for a short time.
Rays says "I don't parade around as Alf in my spare time. It's a purely professional thing for me but I do practise at home, in front of the mirror. When I'm out of costume you would never know my secret alter-ego.
"I also do a good impression of Steptoe and find the two of them quite similar. They have the same hat. You just have to change the face a bit."
Ray is also featured in our Lookalike section as Uncle Albert from Only Fools and Horses and as Professor Dumbledore from Harry Potter (a man of many talents and guises!)