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Harry Secombe (1921–2001)


Harry Secombe was one of Britain's best loved comic entertainers. Born in Swansea, South Wales he began singing as a child in local church choirs. His first job was as a clerk although he had considered a career in opera. During World War Two he served in the Army in North Africa and Italy. He met the comedian Spike Milligan while on duty in the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Oliver!
Oliver! Bumble
(1968)
Sunstruck
Sunstruck Stanley Evans
(1972)
The Bed Sitting Room
The Bed Sitting Room Shelter Man
(1969)
Song of Norway
Song of Norway Bioernstjerne Bjoernson
(1970)

Filmography

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 1983 Pepys and So to Bed (TV Movie)
Pepys
 1972 Sunstruck
Stanley Evans
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
Stanley (segment "Envy")
 1971 Mr Tumbleweed (TV Movie)
Mr. Tumbleweed
 1970 Song of Norway
Bioernstjerne Bjoernson
 1970 Doctor in Trouble
Llewellyn Wendover
 1969 Rhubarb (Short)
Rev. Rhubarb
 1969 Pickwick (TV Movie)
Mr. Pickwick
 1969 The Bed Sitting Room
Shelter Man
 1969 Q5 (TV Series)
Special Guest
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Special Guest (voice)
 1968 Oliver!
Bumble
 1967 The Bruce Forsyth Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1967)
 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
Performer
 1963-1964 The Telegoons (TV Series)
Neddy Seagoon
- Tales of Montmartre (1964) ... Neddy Seagoon (voice)
- The Whistling Spy Enigma (1964) ... Neddy Seagoon (voice)
- The First Albert Memorial to the Moon (1964) ... Neddy Seagoon (voice)
- Captain Seagoon R.N. (1964) ... Neddy Seagoon (voice)
- The Africa Ship Canal (1964) ... Neddy Seagoon (voice)
 1960 Alice Through the Looking Box (TV Movie)
Humpty Dumpty
 1959 Jet Storm
Binky Meadows
 1958 Davy
Davy
 1955 Channel Nine (TV Short)
Performer
 1954 Svengali
Barizel
 1954 Brass for Brass (TV Movie)
 1953 Forces' Sweetheart
Private Llewelyn
 1952 Don't Spare the Horses (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1952)
- Episode #1.1 (1952)
 1952 Down Among the Z Men
Harry Jones (as The Goons)
 1952 Goonreel (TV Movie)
Various
 1951 Penny Points to Paradise
Harry Flakers
 1950 Fake's Progress
Commentator
 1950 For the Children (TV Series)
Judge
- Toad of Toad Hall (1950) ... Judge
 1949 Helter Skelter
Alf (uncredited)
 1949 Magpie Masquerade (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1949)
- Episode #1.2 (1949)
- Episode #1.1 (1949)
 1947 Gerry's Inn (TV Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

BBC radio programme, "Hancock's Half Hour", Series 2 #1-4 (replacing Tony Hancock who also appeared in #4), 1955. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Harry Secombe C.B.E. | Sir Harry Secombe CBE | The Goons | Those Crazy People The Goons | Sir Harry Secombe

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

You can't rest on your laurels, they turn into wreaths.

Trivia:

Uncle of Christine Secombe. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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