Charles Hawtrey (I) (1914–1988)

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Coming from a theatrical family (although not related to the famous Edwardian actor Sir Charles Hawtrey, he did "borrow" his last name), Charles Hawtrey made his stage debut at age 11 after having spent several years in a prestigious acting school. A string of stage roles followed, and by 1929 his success led him to move into radio. His success in... See full bio »

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 1987 Super Gran (TV Series)
Clarence, Duke of Claridge
- Supergran and the State Visit (1987) ... Clarence, Duke of Claridge
 1979 The Princess and the Pea (Short)
Court jester
 1979 The Plank (TV Movie)
 1972 Carry on Abroad
Eustace Tuttle
 1972 Carry on Matron
Dr. Francis A. Goode
 1971 Grasshopper Island (TV Series)
Elderly Boy
 1971 Carry on at Your Convenience
Charles Coote
 1971 Carry on Henry VIII
Sir Roger de Lodgerley
 1970 Carry on Again Christmas (TV Movie)
Old Blind Pew / Night Watchman / Nipper the Flipper
 1970 Carry on Loving
James Bedsop
 1970 Stop Exchange
The Butler
 1970 Carry on Up the Jungle
Tonka the Great / Walter Bagley
 1969 The Love Factor
 1969 Carry on Christmas (TV Movie)
Spirit of Christmas Past / Angel / Convent Girl / ...
 1969 Carry on Again Doctor
Doctor Ernest Stoppidge
 1969 Carry on Camping
Charlie Muggins
 1968 Carry on Up the Khyber
Pte. James Widdle
 1967 Carry on Doctor
Mr. Barron
 1967 Carry on Follow That Camel
Capt. Le Pice
 1967 Carry on Don't Lose Your Head
Duc de Pommfrit
 1967 The Terrornauts
Joshua Yellowlees
 1966 Carry on Screaming!
Dan Dann
 1965 Carry on Cowboy
Chief Big Heap
 1965 Hugh and I (TV Series)
- Episode #4.12 (1965)
 1964 Carry on Cleo
 1964 Carry on Spying
Charlie Bind
 1964 Carry on Jack
Walter Sweetly
 1963 Carry on Cabby
Terry 'Pintpot' Tankard
 1963 Best of Friends (TV Series)
- This Is Your Wife (1963) ... Charles
- Desert Island Risks (1963) ... Charles
- All of a Zither (1963) ... Charles
- Jack in the Box (1963) ... Charles
- The Painting (1963) ... Charles
 1960-1962 Our House (TV Series)
Simon Willow
- Oh, Julie! (1962) ... Simon Willow
- The Den of Vice (1962) ... Simon Willow
- Horse Power (1962) ... Simon Willow
- Off the Rails (1962) ... Simon Willow
- Simon Comes to Stay (1962) ... Simon Willow
 1961 What a Whopper
 1961 Dentist on the Job
Mr. Roper
 1961 Carry on Regardless
Gabriel Dimple
 1960 Inn for Trouble
Silas Withering
 1960 Carry on Constable
PC Timothy Gorse
 1959 Please Turn Over
 1959 Carry on Teacher
Michael Bean
 1959 Carry on Nurse
Humphrey Hinton
 1958 I Only Arsked!
Pvt. 'Professor' Hatchett
 1958 Carry on Sergeant
Peter Golightly
 1957-1958 The Army Game (TV Series)
Pvt. 'Professor' Hatchett
- Getting Shot Off (1958) ... Pvt. 'Professor' Hatchett
- W.R.A.A.C.S. (1957) ... Pvt. 'Professor' Hatchett
- The New Officer (1957) ... Pvt. 'Professor' Hatchett
- The Mad Bull (1957) ... Pvt. 'Professor' Hatchett
- The Army Game (1957) ... Pvt. 'Professor' Hatchett
 1956 Wolfe at the Door (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1956)
- Episode #1.2 (1956)
- Episode #1.1 (1956)
 1956 Tess and Jim (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1956)
 1956 The March Hare
 1956 Who Done It?
Disc Jockey
 1956 Jumping for Joy
Punter at Bar (uncredited)
 1956 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (TV Movie)
 1955 Man of the Moment
Play Director (uncredited)
 1955 Simon and Laura
Railway Porter
 1955 The Atomic Man
Office Boy
 1955 Life with the Lyons (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1955)
 1955 As Long as They're Happy
Teddy boy
 1954 Cash on Delivery
Waiter at Pub
 1954 Paid to Kill
Bill (uncredited)
 1954 Emney Enterprises (TV Series)
- Pilot (1954)
 1953 Who Dotes Yet Doubts (TV Movie)
Dickie Dodson
 1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Arty, her son
- All on a Summer's Day (1953) ... Arty, her son
 1952 You're Only Young Twice
Adolphus Hayman
 1952 Hammer the Toff
Cashier (uncredited)
 1952 Brandy for the Parson
George Crumb
 1951 The Galloping Major
Lew Rimmel
 1951/II Smart Alec
 1950 Room to Let
Mike Atkinson
 1949 Dark Secret
Arthur Figson
 1949 The Lost People
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1949 Passport to Pimlico
Bert Fitch
 1948 Chain Male (TV Movie)
Mr. Wellington
 1948 The Story of Shirley Yorke
Major Markham
 1948 Tell Her the Truth (TV Movie)
Bob Bennett
 1947 The End of the River
 1947 New Faces (TV Movie)
 1947 Meet Me at Dawn
Reporter at the Fair (uncredited)
 1944 A Canterbury Tale
Thomas Duckett
 1944 Bell-Bottom George
BBC Man (uncredited)
 1942 Much Too Shy
Student of Modern Art
 1942 The Goose Steps Out
 1942 Let the People Sing
Young Orton
 1941 The Ghost of St. Michael's
Percy Thorne
 1940 Jail Birds
 1939 Where's That Fire?
 1937 East of Ludgate Hill
Edwin Tallweather
 1937 Melody and Romance
Reciting Shakespeare at Audition (uncredited)
 1937 Good Morning, Boys
Septimus (uncredited)
 1936 Well Done, Henry
Rupert McNab
 1936 Sabotage
Studious Youth at the Aquarium (uncredited)
 1936 The Brown Wallet
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1936 Cheer Up
Dancing Boy Scout (uncredited)
 1935 Man of the Moment
Tom - Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1935 Boys Will Be Boys (uncredited)
 1935 Windfall
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1934 Hyde Park
Secondary Supporting Role (uncredited)
 1934 The Office Wife (Short)
 1934 Trouble in Store (Short)
 1933 High Finance
 1933 Smithy
 1933 Mayfair Girl
 1933 The Melody-Maker
 1932 Marry Me
Billy Hart
 1923 This Freedom (uncredited)
 1922 Tell Your Children
Minor Role (uncredited)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (19 credits)

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Stage: Appeared in "Frou-Frou" in London's West End. See more »

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Hartree, Alice | Hartree, John

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[in 1984, speaking about Carry on Sergeant (1958) and his salary on the Carry On films] We worked for bread money. Nobody would take them, I was in the first one, Carry on Sergeant (1958), it was an idea of Peter Rogers, who is quite a clever fella. He didn't write it, but he had the idea. So he hawked it around and nobody would take it. He eventually went to two gentlemen at Anglo Amalgamated, ... See more »


Was fired from the Carry On series after Carry on Abroad (1972) when his alcoholism, which had worsened since Carry on Cowboy (1965), became too much to deal with. See more »


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