Windsor Davies Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Canning Town, London, England, UK
Died in UK
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Windsor Davies was born on August 28, 1930 in Canning Town, London, England. He was an actor, known for It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974), Ring Out an Alibi (1964) and Carry On England (1976). He was married to Eluned (Lynne) Evans. He died on January 17, 2019 in the UK.

Spouse (1)

Eluned (Lynne) Evans (3 January 1957 - 2018) ( her death) ( 5 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Deep, mellifluous voice
Noted for playing ferocious military sergeant-majors
Thick moustache

Trivia (12)

Born to Welsh parents living in East London.
Returned to parents' native Ogmore Valley in 1940.
Worked as a teacher and a miner before becoming an actor in 1961.
Attended a drama course at Richmond College in 1961.
Divides his time between France and England.
The casting director Jane Davies is his eldest daughter.
Had a surprise number one hit record in the UK in 1975 with "Whispering Grass", a duet with his It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974) co-star Don Estelle.
His father was a miner, a trade Windsor followed for a short while.
He met up with Don Estelle in the television series 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum'. which ran from 1974 to 1981. Together they had an unlikely no 1 hit with 'Whispering Grass' and became a popular cabaret act.
Once he succumbed to his love of acting, he joined Cheltenham Repertory Company where he was spotted by Royal Court director John Dexter who offered him roles in 'The Kitchen' and 'The Keep'. He followed this success with roles of Sir Toby Belch in 'Twelfth Night' at the Shaw Theatre and the leading role of 'Tartuffe' in Edinburgh.
In 1984 he auditioned, unsuccessfully, to be the voice of the Speaking Clock in the UK; Brian Cobby got the job.
Did his national service in Libya and Egypt with the East Surrey Regiment between 1950-1952.

Personal Quotes (1)

My occupation has given me great pleasure most of the time. Grand Slam was probably the most enjoyable.

Salary (2)

Carry on Behind (1975) £2,500
Carry on England (1976) £2,500

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