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Hattie Jacques (1922–1980)

Best known for playing Matron - as in "ooh, Matron!" - in four films: Carry on Nurse (1959), Carry on Doctor (1967), Carry on Again Doctor (1969) and, of course Carry on Matron (1972). Key roles included: Grace Short in Carry on Teacher (1959), Sophie Bliss in Carry on Loving (1970) and Peggy Hawkins in Carry on Cabby (1963). She was married to ... See full bio »

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She adapted H.J. Byron's pantomime, "Babes in the Wood," at the Players' Theatre in London, England with Geoffrey Dunn, Daphne Anderson, Ian Wallace, Dennis Wood, Eileen Beldon, Joan Sterndale Bennett, Diana Maddox, Madamoiselle Violetta, and John Hewer in the cast. Don Gemmell was director. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Being most famous for her matron characters it is interesting to note that she actually was a Red Cross nurse during the Second World War. See more »


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