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Tony Hancock (1924–1968)

Tony Hancock was born in Birmingham, England, the son of John and Lillian Hancock. He was educated at Durlston Court, Swanage, and Bradfield College, Reading. He served in the R.A.F. (ground crew) during the war. In 1942 he was in the R.A.F. Gang Show. He was de-mobbed in 1946. He appeared at the Windmill Theatre, London in 1948. His radio show "... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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 1972 The Tony Hancock Special (TV Movie)
 1966 The Wrong Box
 1963 The Punch and Judy Man
Wally Pinner
 1963 Hancock (TV Series)
- The Escort (1963) ... Hancock
- The Writer (1963) ... Hancock
- The Reporter (1963) ... Hancock
- The Politician (1963) ... Hancock
- The Night Out (1963) ... Hancock
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
- The Government Inspector (1958) ... Hlestakov
 1956 Jack Hylton Presents (TV Series)
In 'The Lighthouse Keeper' sketch
- Episode dated 6 December 1956 (1956) ... In 'The Lighthouse Keeper' sketch
 1954 Orders Are Orders
Lt. Wilfred Cartroad
 1951 The Lighter Side (TV Series)
The Civil Servant
- Food (1951) ... The Civil Servant
 1951 Kaleidoscope (TV Series)
George Knight in 'Fools Rush In'
- Episode dated 29 June 1951 (1951) ... George Knight in 'Fools Rush In'
- Episode dated 15 June 1951 (1951) ... George Knight in 'Fools Rush In'
- Episode dated 1 June 1951 (1951) ... George Knight in 'Fools Rush In'
- Episode dated 18 May 1951 (1951) ... George Knight in 'Fools Rush In'
- Episode dated 4 May 1951 (1951) ... George Knight in 'Fools Rush In'
 1950 Flotsam's Follies (TV Movie) (sketch 'Conjuror, The')
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Presented BBC Home Service's midday special "'Ancock's Anthology", with guest Stirling Moss. Produced by Richard Dingley. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Anthony Hancock


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Dubbed 'the lad himself'. See more »


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