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Kenneth Williams (I) (1926–1988)


The acting bug bit Kenneth Williams when, as a student, his English teacher suggested he try out for a school play. He found that he enjoyed it tremendously, but when he raised the possibility at home of becoming an actor, his father forbade it. Williams was eventually sent to art school in London in 1941. In 1944 he was drafted into the army, and... See full bio »

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Known For

International Cabaret
(1966-1974)
Jackanory
Jackanory Himself - Storyteller
(1968-1986)
Carry on Laughing's Christmas Classics
Carry on Laughing's Christmas Classics Presenter / Various Characters
(1983)

Filmography

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 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler
Goblet / Tickle (voice)
 1985-1986 Galloping Galaxies! (TV Series)
SID / Junior
- Episode #2.5 (1986) ... SID / Junior (voice)
- Episode #2.4 (1986) ... SID / Junior (voice)
- Episode #2.3 (1986) ... SID / Junior (voice)
- Episode #2.2 (1986) ... SID / Junior (voice)
- Episode #2.1 (1986) ... SID / Junior (voice)
 1984 Some You Win (TV Series)
 1984 Aladdin and the Forty Thieves (TV Movie)
Mustapha Drink
 1982 CBTV Channel 14 (TV Series)
Guest
- Episode #1.26 (1982) ... Guest
 1981 Willo the Wisp (TV Series) (voice)
 1978 The Light Princess (TV Movie)
Thin Frog / Cat (voice)
 1978 Carry on Emmannuelle
Emile Prevert
 1978 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sir Henry Baskerville
 1977 That's Carry On!
Introduced by / Interrupted by / Various Characters
 1975 Carry on Behind
Professor Roland Crump
 1975 Super Natural Gas (Short) (voice)
 1974 Carry on Dick
Captain Desmond Fancey
 1972 Carry on Abroad
Stuart Farquhar
 1972 Carry on Matron
Sir Bernard Cutting
 1971 Carry on at Your Convenience
W. C. Boggs
 1971 Meanwhile on BBC2 (TV Series)
 1971 Carry on Henry VIII
Thomas Cromwell
 1970 Carry on Loving
Percival Snooper
 1969 Carry on Again Doctor
Doctor Frederick Carver
 1969 Carry on Camping
Doctor Kenneth Soaper
 1968 Carry On... Up the Khyber
The Khasi of Kalabar
 1967 Carry on Doctor
Dr. Kenneth Tinkle
 1967 Carry On... Follow That Camel
Commandant Maximilian Burger
 1966 Carry On... Don't Lose Your Head
Citizen Camembert
 1966 Carry on Screaming!
Doctor Orlando Watt
 1965 Carry on Cowboy
Judge Burke
 1965 A World of Comedy (TV Mini-Series)
Peabody
- The Celebrity (1965) ... Peabody
 1964 Carry on Cleo
Julius Caesar
 1964 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Napoleon
- Catch as Catch Can (1964) ... Napoleon
 1964 Carry on Spying
Desmond Simkins
 1963 Carry On Jack
Captain Fearless
 1962 Carry on Cruising
First Officer Leonard Marjoribanks
 1962 Twice Round the Daffodils
Henry Halfpenny
 1962 Love Me, Love Me, Love Me (Short)
Narrator (English Version) (voice)
 1961 Roommates
Harold Chesney
 1961 Carry on Regardless
Francis Courtenay
 1961 His and Hers
Policeman
 1960 Make Mine Mink
Hon. Freddie Warrington
 1960 Carry on, Constable
PC Stanley Benson
 1959 Tommy the Toreador
Vice-Consul
 1959 Carry on Teacher
Edwin Milton
 1959 Carry on Nurse
Oliver Reckitt
 1958 Saint Joan (TV Movie)
The Dauphin
 1952-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Captain Chalford / The Angel
- The Noble Spaniard (1958) ... Captain Chalford
- The Wonderful Visit (1952) ... The Angel
 1958 Time Out for Peggy (TV Series)
Mr. Simms
- The Greeting Cards (1958) ... Mr. Simms
 1958 Carry On Sergeant
James Bailey
 1958 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Tizio
- The School (1958) ... Tizio
 1957 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
Old man / Prince Paul / Policeman / ...
- The Auction (1957) ... Old man
- The Pianist (1957) ... Prince Paul
- The New Neighbour (1957) ... Policeman
- The Russian Prince (1957) ... Another Prince Nicolai
- Lady Chatterley's Revenge (1957) ... Rep Company producer
 1957 Dick and the Duchess (TV Series)
Clive
- The Armoured Car (1957) ... Clive
 1956 Three Men in a Boat
Hampton Court Maze Attendant (uncredited)
 1955 Moby Dick Rehearsed (TV Movie)
A Very Serious Actor / Elijah and others
 1954 Misalliance (TV Movie)
Bentley Summerhays
 1954 Land of Fury
Peter Wishart
 1953 Innocents in Paris
Window Dresser at London Airport (uncredited)
 1953 The Beggar's Opera
Jack the Pot Boy
 1953 Valley of Song
Lloyd the Haulage
 1952 Trent's Last Case
Horace Evans (uncredited)
 1951 Mr. Denning Drives North
Nervous witness
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (52 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (44 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Appeared in "Gentle Jack" by Robert Bolt (1963). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

This (Dr Zhivago) may be the Great Russian Novel, but it's a pain in the a*** as a film. See more »

Trivia:

A self-confessed hypochondriac, he was plagued by ill health, including ulcers, toward the end of his life. His death from an overdose of sleeping pills and painkillers remains a mystery as to whether it was accidental or deliberate. See more »

Trademark:

Flaring nostrils & a nasal 'posh' accent

Nickname:

Kenny See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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