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Eric Sykes (1923–2012)

'Eric Sykes' started as a radio scriptwriter but he soon found he could perform as well as write. The slight handicap of being very hard of hearing doesn't interfere with his wonderful comic timing. The spectacles he wears have no lenses but contain a bone conducting hearing aid. See full bio »

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 2010 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Mr Fullerton
- Hallowe'en Party (2010) ... Mr Fullerton
 2007 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Mr Drinkwater
- Night Mail (2007) ... Mr Drinkwater
 2007 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
 2007 New Tricks (TV Series)
Tim Cuswell
- Nine Lives (2007) ... Tim Cuswell
 2007 Son of Rambow
 2004 Doctors (TV Series)
Harry Birt
- Dead Man Talking (2004) ... Harry Birt
 2004 Mavis and the Mermaid (Short)
 2003 The Bill (TV Series)
Ted Davis
- 104 (2003) ... Ted Davis
 2003 Holby City (TV Series)
Roger Ludlow
- A Tear in My Eye (2003) ... Roger Ludlow
 2002 Stan the Man (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (2002) ... Stafford
 2001 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
Uncle Dick
 1997-2001 Teletubbies (TV Series)
Additional Voice / Additional Voices
- Our Story (2001) ... (voice)
- Buying a Sari (2000) ... (voice)
- Ten Pin Bowling (2000) ... (voice)
- Watering the Garden (2000) ... (voice)
- Baby Elephant (2000) ... Additional Voice (voice)
 2000 Gormenghast (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... Mollocks
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Mollocks
 1998 Dinnerladies (TV Series)
- Moods (1998) ... Jim
 1993 The Big Freeze (TV Movie)
Mr. Blick
 1993 Splitting Heirs
Jobson the Doorman
 1988 Mr. H Is Late (TV Short)
Senior undertaker
 1986 Absolute Beginners
Arcade intendant (uncredited)
 1982 The Boys in Blue
Chief Constable Cranshaw
 1982 It's Your Move (TV Short)
Head Removal Man
 1982 The Eric Sykes 1990 Show (TV Movie)
 1981 If You Go Down in the Woods Today
Mr. Pangbourne
 1980 Rhubarb Rhubarb (Short)
Police Inspector / Groom
 1980 The Likes of Sykes (TV Movie)
 1979 The Plank (TV Short)
Larger Workman
 1977 Charley's Aunt (TV Movie)
 1977 Eric Sykes Shows a Few of Our Favourite Things (TV Movie)
Eric / Jack
 1973 Theatre of Blood
Sergeant Dogge
 1972 Big Bad Mouse (TV Movie)
Mr. Bloome
 1971 Sykes: With the Lid Off (TV Movie)
 1971 Sykes and a Big Big Show (TV Series)
- Guest (1971)
- Concorde (1971)
 1969 Rhubarb (Short)
Insp. Rhubarb
 1968 Shalako
 1967 Sykes Versus ITV (TV Movie)
 1966 The Spy with a Cold Nose
 1966 Big Bad Mouse (TV Movie)
Mr. Bloome
 1965 The Liquidator
 1965 Rotten to the Core
William Hunt
 1964 The Bargee
The Mariner
 1963 Heavens Above!
Harry Smith
 1962 Kill or Cure
 1962 Village of Daughters
Herbert Harris
 1961 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Pierre Clicquot
- Clicquot et Fils (1961) ... Pierre Clicquot
 1961 Invasion Quartet
Band Conductor
 1961 A Coming-Out Party
Willoughby, Sports Officer
 1960 Watch Your Stern
Civilian electrician #2
 1959 Tommy the Toreador
 1959 Gala Opening (TV Movie)
 1957 Closing Night (TV Movie)
 1956 Son of Fred (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... Various
 1956 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
Army Private
- The Radio Show (1956) ... Army Private
 1956 Opening Night (TV Movie)
 1956 The Tony Hancock Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1956) ... Various Characters (uncredited)
 1956 Charley Moon
 1956 Dress Rehearsal (TV Movie)
 1956 The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... Various Characters
 1954 Orders Are Orders
Pvt. Waterhouse
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Christopher Hampton's translation of Anton Chekhov's play, "Three Sisters," at the Playhouse Theatre in London, England with Kate Burton, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Madeleine Worrall, Robert Bathurst, Douglas Hodge, David Burke, Tobias Menzies, James Fleet, Susannah Wise, Tom Beard, and Margery Mason in the cast. Michael... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Eric Sykes CBE


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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If comedians want to make a social comment they can go to the House of Commons. I don't swear or do anything suggestive, and I've held onto that belief because when you're on stage you're a role model. See more »


He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the order of the British Empire) in the 2005 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama. See more »


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