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Tony Hancock (I) (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 »

Known For

Hancock's Half Hour
Hancock's Half Hour Anthony Aloysius Hancock / Prince Nicolai
(1956-1960)
Call Me Genius
Call Me Genius Anthony Hancock
(1961)
The Punch and Judy Man
The Punch and Judy Man Wally Pinner
(1963)
Hancock
Hancock Hancock
(1963)

Filmography

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 1966 The Wrong Box
Detective
 1963 The Punch and Judy Man
Wally Pinner
 1963 Hancock (TV Series)
Hancock
- 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)
Hlestakov
- 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
 1955 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 segment
- Episode #5.18 (1951) ... George Knight in Fools Rush In segment
- Episode #5.17 (1951) ... George Knight in Fools Rush In segment
- Episode #5.16 (1951) ... George Knight in Fools Rush In segment
- Episode #5.15 (1951) ... George Knight in Fools Rush In segment
- Episode #5.14 (1951) ... George Knight in Fools Rush In segment
 1950 Flotsam's Follies (TV Short) (sketch 'Conjuror, The')
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He performed in the revue, "The Talk of the Town," at the Adelphi Theatre in London, England with Jimmy Edwards and Joan Turner in the cast. Alec Shanks and Joan Davis were directors. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Anthony Hancock

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

Immensely self-critical and plagued by alcohol and marital problems, he committed suicide in Australia, leaving a note saying "Things seemed to go wrong too many times". See more »

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The Lad See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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