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Cardew Robinson (1917–1992)

Cardew Robinson was born on August 14, 1917 in Goodmayes, Essex [now in Redbridge, London], England as Douglas John Cardew Robinson. He was an actor and writer, known for Shirley Valentine (1989), Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968) and Calling All Cars (1954). He was married to Ellen Kay. He died on December 27, 1992 in Roehampton, Wandsworth, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Shirley Valentine
Carry On... Up the Khyber
Calling All Cars
Calling All Cars Reggie Ramsbottom
I'm All Right Jack
I'm All Right Jack Shop Steward


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 1989 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (TV Movie)
Peasant #1
 1989 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
 1989 Shirley Valentine
 1986 Pirates
 1981 The End of the End of the Pier Show (TV Movie)
Mr. Banyard
 1978 What's Up Nurse!
Ticket Inspector
 1977 Centre Play (TV Series)
- Risking It (1977) ... George
 1977 Come Play with Me
 1975 Q5 (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #2.4 (1975) ... Various Characters
 1974 The Small World of Samuel Tweet (TV Series)
Lord Chumpton
 1972 Milligan in... (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Milligan in Autumn (1972) ... Various Characters
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
Guest Appearance (segment "Sloth")
 1971 Diamantendetektiv Dick Donald (TV Series)
- Mac Bannisters Witwe (1971) ... Jamie
 1970 It's the Only Way to Go (Short)
 1969 Hoverbug
 1969 12 + 1
Car Park Attendant
 1969 The Nine Ages of Nakedness
The Magistrate (segment "The Theatre")
 1969 Where's Jack?
Lord Mayor
 1967-1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Mr. Puffin / Minister
- The £50,000 Breakfast (1967) ... Minister
 1968 The Magnificent Six and ½: A Good Deed in Time (Short)
House Decorator
 1967 Smashing Time
Custard-Pie Vicar
 1967 The World of Wooster (TV Series)
Lord Snettisham
- Jeeves and the Love That Purifies (1967) ... Lord Snettisham
 1967 Three Bites of the Apple
Bernhard Hagstrom
 1966 Second Honeymoon (TV Movie)
 1966 Time Lost and Time Remembered
 1966 Alfie
Gay Man in Pub (uncredited)
 1963-1966 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Joe / PC Ericson
- Bullion (1966) ... Joe (as Douglas Robinson)
- Green Wedding (1963) ... PC Ericson
 1964 Go Kart Go
 1964 HMS Paradise (TV Series)
Cousin Albert
- There Is No Excuse for Slipshod Paperwork (1964) ... Cousin Albert
 1964 Fire Crackers (TV Series)
- Power Crazy (1964) ... Hairpin
- Blue Blooded Buddy (1964) ... Hairpin
- Fire Belle for Five (1964) ... Hairpin
- Objective Case (1964) ... Hairpin
- Wanted: One Fire (1964) ... Hairpin
 1962-1964 Hugh and I (TV Series)
- Door to Door (1964)
- Coal Comfort (1964)
 1964 Hide and Seek
 1964 Father Came Too!
Fire Officer
 1963 A Stitch in Time
Pinching Patient (uncredited)
 1963 The Young Detectives (TV Series short)
 1963 Ladies Who Do
Police Driver
 1963 Heavens Above!
 1963 The Wrong Arm of the Law
Mailman (uncredited)
 1963 Sykes and A... (TV Series)
- Sykes and a Fog (1963)
 1962 William (TV Series)
Mr. Groves
- William Finds a Job (1962) ... Mr. Groves
 1962 Waltz of the Toreadors
Midgley the Undertaker
 1962 Crooks Anonymous
Wiseman - Helicopter Brother
 1962 Hair of the Dog
 1961 Quillow and the Giant (TV Movie)
 1961 Three on a Spree
 1961 A Life of Bliss (TV Series)
Len Catchpole
- Episode #2.6 (1961) ... Len Catchpole
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- The Protest (1960) ... Conjuror
 1960 A French Mistress
Ambulance Attendant
 1960 Skywatch
 1959-1960 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
'Chalky' White / Percy / Guest
- The Reunion Party (1960) ... 'Chalky' White
- Matrimony - Almost (1959) ... Percy / Guest
 1960 Let's Get Married
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Small Servant (1960) ... Padgett
 1959 I'm All Right Jack
Shop Steward
 1959 The Navy Lark
Lt. Binns
 1958 The World Our Stage (TV Series)
Actor (The One Day a Year Man)
- Episode #1.5 (1958) ... Actor (The One Day a Year Man)
 1958 My Pal Bob (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1958)
 1958 Happy Is the Bride
George the Verger
 1955 Fun at St Fanny's
Cardew Robinson (as Cardew 'The Cad' Robinson in opening credits)
 1954 Calling All Cars (Short)
Reggie Ramsbottom (as Cardew 'The Cad' Robinson)
 1948 A Piece of Cake
Honest Joe (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (27 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Co-wrote the song, "The First Hello, the Last Goodbye" with singer/songwriter Roger Whittaker. See more »

Alternate Names:

Cardew 'The Cad' Robinson | Douglas Cardew Robinson | Douglas Robinson | Cardew 'The Cad' Robinson in opening credits


6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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Father of "Hill's Angel" Leanne Robinson. See more »

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