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Charles Hawtrey (I) (1914–1988)

Coming from a theatrical family (although not related to the famous Edwardian actor Sir Charles Hawtrey, he did "borrow" his last name), Charles Hawtrey made his stage debut at age 11 after having spent several years in a prestigious acting school. A string of stage roles followed, and by 1929 his success led him to move into radio. His success in... See full bio »

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 1987 Super Gran (TV Series)
Clarence, Duke of Claridge
- Supergran and the State Visit (1987) ... Clarence, Duke of Claridge
 1979 The Plank (TV Short)
 1971 Grasshopper Island (TV Series)
Elderly Boy
 1970 Carry on Again Christmas (TV Movie)
Old Blind Pew / Night Watchman / Nipper the Flipper
 1970 Stop Exchange
The Butler
 1969 Carry on Christmas (TV Movie)
Spirit of Christmas Past / Angel / Convent Girl / ...
 1967 The Terrornauts
Joshua Yellowlees
 1963 Carry on Cabby
Terry 'Pintpot' Tankard
 1963 Best of Friends (TV Series)
- This Is Your Wife (1963) ... Charles
- Desert Island Risks (1963) ... Charles
- All of a Zither (1963) ... Charles
- Jack in the Box (1963) ... Charles
- The Painting (1963) ... Charles
 1961 What a Whopper
 1961 Carry on Regardless
Gabriel Dimple
 1960 Inn for Trouble
Silas Withering
 1959 Please Turn Over
 1959 Carry on Teacher
Michael Bean
 1959 Carry on Nurse
Humphrey Hinton
 1958 Carry on Sergeant
Peter Golightly
 1956 The March Hare
 1956 Who Done It?
Disc Jockey
 1956 Jumping for Joy
Punter at Bar (uncredited)
 1955 Man of the Moment
Play Director (uncredited)
 1955 Simon and Laura
Railway Porter
 1955 The Atomic Man
Office Boy (uncredited)
 1955 As Long as They're Happy
Teddy boy
 1954 Cash on Delivery
Waiter at Pub (uncredited)
 1954 Paid to Kill
Bill (uncredited)
 1954 Emney Enterprises (TV Series)
- Pilot (1954)
 1952 You're Only Young Twice
Adolphus Hayman
 1952 Hammer the Toff
 1951 The Galloping Major
Lew Rimmel
 1951 The Smart Aleck
 1950 Room to Let
Mike Atkinson
 1949 Dark Secret
Arthur Figson
 1949 The Lost People
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1948 The Story of Shirley Yorke (uncredited)
 1947 The End of the River
 1947 Meet Me at Dawn
Reporter at the Fair (uncredited)
 1944 A Canterbury Tale
Thomas Duckett
 1944 Bell-Bottom George
BBC Man (uncredited)
 1942 Much Too Shy
Student of Modern Art (uncredited)
 1942 Let the People Sing
Young Orton
 1942 The Goose Steps Out
 1941 The Ghost of St. Michael's
Percy Thorne
 1940 Jailbirds
 1940 Where's That Fire?
 1937 Melody and Romance
Reciting Shakespeare at Audition (uncredited)
 1937 Good Morning, Boys
 1936 The Brown Wallet
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1936 Cheer Up
Dancing Boy Scout (uncredited)
 1936 Well Done, Henry
Rupert McNab
 1935 Man of the Moment
Tom (uncredited)
 1935 Windfall
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1934 Hyde Park
 1934 The Office Wife (Short)
 1934 Trouble in Store (Short)
 1933 High Finance
 1933 Smithy
 1933 Mayfair Girl
 1933 The Melody-Maker
 1932 Marry Me
Billy Hart
 1923 This Freedom (uncredited)
 1922 Tell Your Children
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Old Chelsea" in London's West End. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[in 1984, speaking about Carry on Sergeant (1958) and his salary on the Carry On films] We worked for bread money. Nobody would take them, I was in the first one, Carry on Sergeant (1958), it was an idea of Peter Rogers, who is quite a clever fella. He didn't write it, but he had the idea. So he hawked it around and nobody would take it. He eventually went to two gentlemen at Anglo Amalgamated, ... See more »


Had a very unusual acting style, where he would often deliver his lines directly to the camera. This is obvious throughout many of the "Carry On..." films and was encouraged by director Gerald Thomas. His acting style, laugh and spectacles became instantly recognizable trademarks. See more »


Catchphrase - "Oh hello!" See more »



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