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Barbara Windsor


Barbara Windsor got a glimpse of theatrical life at an early age when her grandmother took her backstage at a theatre and she decided that was what she wanted to do. She attended several professional schools before making her stage debut at age 12. At 15 she got a job in the chorus line of a London musical and stayed with the show for the next two... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 2011 Little Crackers (TV Series)
Shop Assistant
 2010 Alice in Wonderland (Video Game)
The Dormouse (voice)
 2010/I Alice in Wonderland
Dormouse (voice)
 2006 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Peggy Mitchell
 2001 Second Star to the Left (TV Short)
Babs (voice)
 2000 Eastenders: 15 Years of EastEnders (Video)
Presenter
 1997 Closed for Business (Short)
Interviewee
 1994 Pussy in Boots (TV Movie)
 1993 The Great Bong (TV Series)
Mabel (voice)
 1992 Double Vision (TV Movie)
Snow Queen Boss
 1991 You Rang, M'Lord? (TV Series)
Myrtle
- Current Affairs (1991) ... Myrtle
 1990 Family Fortunes (TV Series)
Fairy
- Celebrity Christmas Special 2 (1990) ... Fairy
 1990 Jameson Tonight (TV Series)
 1989 Terry in Pantoland (TV Movie)
 1989 Bluebirds (TV Series)
Mabel Fletcher
- Trapped (1989) ... Mabel Fletcher
- Hostages (1989) ... Mabel Fletcher
- Fire (1989) ... Mabel Fletcher
- Betrayal (1989) ... Mabel Fletcher
- A Couple of Snakes and a Natterjack Toad (1989) ... Mabel Fletcher
 1989 Sir Norbert Smith, a Life (TV Movie)
Greenham Women's Leader
 1987 It Couldn't Happen Here
Seaside landlady / Neil's mother
 1987 Super Gran (TV Series)
Ethel
- Supergran and the Heir Apparent (1987) ... Ethel
 1987 Filthy Rich & Catflap (TV Series)
Mum
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Mum
 1986 Comrades
Mrs. Wetham
 1985 The Gong Show (TV Movie)
 1980 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Saucy Nancy
- A Cup 'O Tea and a Slice 'O Cake (1980) ... Saucy Nancy
- Captain Worzel (1980) ... Saucy Nancy
- The Scarecrow Wedding (1980) ... Saucy Nancy
- Worzel and Saucy Nancy (1980) ... Saucy Nancy
 1977 That's Carry On!
Introduced by / Interrupted by / Various Characters
 1977 Come Spy with Me (TV Movie)
Mavis Apple
 1975 Carry on Laughing! (TV Series)
Lottie / Lady Mary / Maisie / ...
- Lamp-Posts of the Empire (1975) ... Lady Mary
- The Nine Old Cobblers (1975) ... Maisie
- Orgy and Bess (1975) ... Lady Miranda
 1973 Carry on Christmas (TV Movie)
Virginia / Crompet / Fanny / ...
 1968-1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
The Shrimp / Chiquette
- The Hasty Hand (1968) ... Chiquette
- Above Reproach (1968)
 1972 Carry on Christmas: Carry on Stuffing (TV Movie)
Milk Maiden / Eve / Maid / ...
 1971 The Boy Friend
Rosie / Hortense
 1970 Up Pompeii! (TV Series)
Nymphia
 1964-1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Polly / Millie / Cynthia Spooner
- Meter Maids (1970) ... Polly
- Wild, Wild Women (1968) ... Millie
- The Hen House (1964) ... Cynthia Spooner
 1969 Carry on Again Doctor
Goldie Locks aka Maud Boggins
 1969 The Rolf Harris Show (TV Series)
Maid Marion
- Episode dated 22 March 1969 (1969) ... Maid Marion
 1968-1969 Wild, Wild Women (TV Series)
Millie
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... Millie
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... Millie
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Millie
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... Millie
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... Millie
 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Blonde
 1968 Dad's Army (TV Series)
Laura la Plaz
- Shooting Pains (1968) ... Laura la Plaz
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1967)
 1965 San Ferry Ann
Hiker Girl
 1964 Crooks in Cloisters
Bikini
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Marlene
- Any More for the Skylark? (1963) ... Marlene
 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing
Maggie Gooding
 1961-1963 The Rag Trade (TV Series)
Gloria
- Episode #3.12 (1963) ... Gloria
- Episode #3.9 (1963) ... Gloria
- Episode #3.7 (1963) ... Gloria
- Mistaken Tax (1963) ... Gloria
- Episode #3.4 (1963) ... Gloria
 1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Babs Newton
- Death Trap (1962) ... Babs Newton
 1962 Death Trap
Babs Newton
 1962 Hair of the Dog
Elsie Grumble
 1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Gibbon
- His Polyvinyl Girl (1961) ... Miss Gibbon
 1961 Operation Snafu
Mavis
 1961 Flame in the Streets
Girlfriend (uncredited)
 1960 Playgirl After Dark
Ponytail
 1959 Make Mine a Million
Switchboard operator
 1958 On with the Show (TV Series)
 1956 Tears for Simon
Young Girl in Chemist (uncredited)
 1955 A Kid for Two Farthings
Blonde with a Crush on Sam (uncredited)
 1954 The Belles of St. Trinian's
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (168 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (27 credits)

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Other Works:

She acted in Lionel Bart's musical, "Twang!," at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, England with James Booth, Bernard Bresslaw, Ronnie Corbett, Bob Grant, Ben Aris, Tudor Davies, and Lesley Judd in the cast. Bert Shevelove was director. Oliver Messel was designer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Barbara Windsor MBE

Height:

4' 10" (1.47 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Speaking about Joan Sims in 2001 at the time of her death] "To me she was the last of the great Carry Ons. She was there at the beginning. Her talent was wonderful, she could do any accent, dialect, she could dance, sing, play dowdy and glam. We laughed all the time and giggled a lot. I will sorely miss her." See more »

Trivia:

Is a close friend of EastEnders (1985) co-star Patsy Palmer, referring to her as "the daughter she never had". See more »

Trademark:

Petite frame See more »

Nickname:

Barb See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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