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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
 1977 That's Carry On!
Introduced by / Interrupted by / Various Characters
 1975 Super Natural Gas (Short) (voice)
 1971 Meanwhile on BBC2 (TV Series)
 1969 Carry on Again Doctor
Doctor Frederick Carver
 1965 A World of Comedy (TV Mini-Series)
Peabody
- The Celebrity (1965) ... Peabody
 1964 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Napoleon
 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
 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 Valley of Song
Lloyd the Haulage
 1952 Trent's Last Case
Horace Evans (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Peter Cook's revue, "Pieces of Eight", at the Apollo Theatre in London, England, with Fenella Fielding in the cast. 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:

By 6:30 pain in the back was pulsating as it's never done before; so this, plus the stomach trouble combines to torture me - oh - what's the bloody point? - KW, last item in his diary before his death of an overdose See more »

Trivia:

Regarded as a brilliant raconteur, he made many guest appearances on the original run of the television series Parkinson (1971), eight in total. Ironically, Williams was initially reluctant to be interviewed by Michael Parkinson, whom he described in his diary as a "north country nit". See more »

Trademark:

Flaring nostrils & a nasal 'posh' accent

Nickname:

Kenny See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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