The working-class hero / Ernest 'Ern' Conway / Harold Steptoe
Frank Dolan / Harry Fender / Private Mogridge / ...
... Vladimir Petrovsky
Tony (as Harry Corbett)
He played the gravedigger in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham, England with Paul Scofield, Alec Clunes, Diana Wynyard, Mary Ure, Ernest Thesiger, Richard Johnson, and Richard Pasco in the cast. Peter Brook was director.
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5' 8" (1.73 m)
Did You Know?
One thing that frightens me - when people ask me to explain my success. For once you've pinned down the formula, you're finished. After Harold, the junk man, had gone no one would take me seriously. In a movie I was in with Edward G. Robinson
, A Boy Ten Feet Tall
(1963), I was supposed to be a devil, and they just fell about with hilarity. I haven't tried villainy since.
Got the part of Detective Sergeant Sidney Bung in Carry on Screaming!
(1966) when Sidney James
was unavailable due to a theatre commitment. His fee of £12,000 was the highest paid to a Carry On actor at that time.
Often played roles craving social acceptability
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