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Eric Barker (I) (1912–1990)

One of the most familiar faces in British comedy, Eric Barker got his start in show business during World War II, when he was part of the armed forces radio show "Merry Go Round". After the war the show continued, though renamed "The Waterlogged Spa", with Barker and his wife, Pearl Hackney. The show's success led to Barker's starring in other ... See full bio »

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 1978 Carry on Emmannuelle
Ancient General
 1972 That's Your Funeral
 1970 There's a Girl in My Soup
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1970 The Dirtiest Girl I Ever Met
 1970 Lola
Tight Scottish Clerk
 1969 The Best House in London (uncredited)
 1967 Maroc 7
Prof. Bannen
 1966 Three Hats for Lisa
Station Sergeant
 1966 Carnaby, M.D.
Prof. Halfbeck
 1964 Ferry Cross the Mersey
Col. Dawson
 1964 Carry on Spying
The Chief
 1964 The Bargee
Mr Parkes, the Foreman
 1964 Father Came Too!
Mr. Gallagher
 1963 Heavens Above!
Bank Manager
 1963 The Mouse on the Moon
M.I.5. Man
 1962 On the Beat
Police Doctor
 1962 The Fast Lady
 1961 Operation Snafu
 1961 Roommates
Dr. Morgan Rutherford
 1961 Nearly a Nasty Accident
The Air Minister
 1960 Watch Your Stern
Capt. David Foster
 1959 Left Right and Centre
Bert Glimmer
 1958 Bachelor of Hearts
Aubrey Murdock
 1958 Carry on Sergeant
Captain Potts
 1958 Happy Is the Bride
 1957 Brothers in Law
Alec Blair
 1945 The World Owes Me a Living
Chuck Rockley
 1938 On Velvet
 1919 Sheba
Rex Ormatroyd
 1919 His Dearest Possession
Charlie Lobb
 1918 Nelson
Nelson as a child
 1917 Daddy
John, as a child
 1916 Tom Brown's Schooldays
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The only actor in the "Carry On..." films to appear, along with Kenneth Williams and Kenneth Connor in the first (Carry on Sergeant (1958)) and last authentic "Carry On... films (Carry on Emmannuelle (1978)). This does not include the heavily criticised Carry on Columbus (1992). See more »

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