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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 »

Known For

EastEnders
EastEnders Peggy / Peggy Mitchell
(1994-2016)
Alice in Wonderland
(2010)
The Boy Friend
The Boy Friend Hortense
(1971)

Filmography

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 2017 Babs (TV Movie)
Barbara Windsor
 1994-2016 EastEnders (TV Series)
Peggy / Peggy Mitchell
- Episode dated 27 December 2016 (2016) ... Peggy (credit only)
- Episode #1.5284 (2016) ... Peggy Mitchell
- Episode #1.5283 (2016) ... Peggy Mitchell
- Episode #1.5282 (2016) ... Peggy Mitchell
- Episode #1.5281 (2016) ... Peggy Mitchell
 2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass
Mallymkun (voice)
 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
- Army of Ghosts (2006) ... Peggy Mitchell
 2005 Children in Need (TV Series)
Peggy Mitchell / Herself
- Episode #1.26 (2005) ... Peggy Mitchell / Herself
 2001 Second Star to the Left (TV Short)
Babs (voice)
 2000 Eastenders: 15 Years of EastEnders (Video)
Presenter
 1999 The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (TV Movie)
Highway Robbery Victim
 1997 Closed for Business (Short)
Interviewee
 1995 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
Millicent
- The Affair of the Hollow Lady (1995) ... Millicent
 1994 Pussy in Boots (TV Movie)
Wandawoman
 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
- Please Help the Orphans (1991) ... Myrtle
 1990 Family Fortunes (TV Series)
Fairy
- Celebrity Christmas Special 2 (1990) ... Fairy
 1990 Jameson Tonight (TV Series)
 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
 1988 Terry in Pantoland (TV Movie)
 1988 The Management (TV Series)
Aunty Vicky
- The Nephew (1988) ... Aunty Vicky
- The Whelks (1988) ... Aunty Vicky
 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
- Who Needs Kitchener? (1975) ... Lottie
- And in My Lady's Chamber (1975) ... Lottie
- The Nine Old Cobblers (1975) ... Maisie
- Orgy and Bess (1975) ... Lady Miranda
 1974 Carry on Dick
Harriet
 1973 Carry on Christmas (TV Movie)
Virginia / Crompet / Fanny / ...
 1973 Carry on Girls
Hope Springs
 1968-1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
The Shrimp / Chiquette
- The Lady from Maxims (1973) ... The Shrimp
- The Hasty Hand (1968) ... Chiquette
- Above Reproach (1968)
 1973 Not Now Darling
Sue Lawson
 1972 Carry on Christmas: Carry on Stuffing (TV Movie)
Milk Maiden / Eve / Maid / ...
 1972 Carry on Abroad
Sadie Tomkins
 1972 Carry on Matron
Nurse Susan Ball
 1971 The Boy Friend
Hortense
 1971 Carry on Henry VIII
Bettina
 1970 Carry on Again Christmas (TV Movie)
Jim Hawkins
 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 Christmas (TV Movie)
Cinderella / Fanny / Spirit of Christmas Present
 1969 Carry on Again Doctor
Goldie Locks aka Maud Boggins
 1969 Carry on Camping
Babs
 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 Carry on Doctor
Nurse Sandra May
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1967)
- Episode #2.4 (1967)
 1965 A Study in Terror
Annie Chapman
 1965 San Ferry Ann
Hiker Girl
 1964 Crooks in Cloisters
Bikini
 1964 Carry on Spying
Daphne Honeybutt
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Marlene
- Any More for the Skylark? (1963) ... Marlene
 1961-1963 The Rag Trade (TV Series)
Gloria / Judy
- The Engagement Ring (1963) ... Judy
- Episode #3.12 (1963) ... Judy
- Babysitters Unlimited (1963) ... Judy
- The Italian Girl (1963) ... Judy
- Episode #3.9 (1963) ... Judy
 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing
Maggie
 1962 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series)
Gloria - The Rag Trade segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1962 (1962) ... Gloria - The Rag Trade segment
 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 (uncredited)
 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 Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (186 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (39 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's musical, "The Threepenny Opera," at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, England with Hermione Baddeley and Joe Melia in the cast. 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've been incredibly lucky. I've worked in two iconic shows, 'Carry On' and EastEnders (1985). If it all ended tomorrow - and it could - I'd just be terribly grateful. I've been fortunate enough to do what I love and get paid for it. See more »

Trivia:

Holds the record for playing the shortest-serving soap character to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, having won the award at The British Soap Awards 2009 (2009) for 15 years of playing Peggy Mitchell on EastEnders (1985). See more »

Trademark:

Platinum blonde hair See more »

Nickname:

One-take Windsor See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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