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Harry Secombe (1921–2001)

Harry Secombe was one of Britain's best loved comic entertainers. Born in Swansea, South Wales he began singing as a child in local church choirs. His first job was as a clerk although he had considered a career in opera. During World War Two he served in the Army in North Africa and Italy. He met the comedian Spike Milligan while on duty in the ... See full bio »

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Oliver! Bumble
Sunstruck Stanley Evans
The Bed Sitting Room
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Song of Norway
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 1983 Pepys and So to Bed (TV Movie)
 1972 Sunstruck
Stanley Evans
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins
Stanley (segment "Envy")
 1971 Mr Tumbleweed (TV Movie)
Mr. Tumbleweed
 1970 Song of Norway
Bioernstjerne Bjoernson
 1970 Doctor in Trouble
Llewellyn Wendover
 1969 Rhubarb (Short)
Rev. Rhubarb
 1969 Pickwick (TV Movie)
Mr. Pickwick
 1969 The Bed Sitting Room
Shelter Man
 1969 Q5 (TV Series)
Special Guest
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Special Guest (voice)
 1968 Oliver!
 1967 The Bruce Forsyth Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1967)
 1964 Ninety Years On (TV Movie)
 1963-1964 The Telegoons (TV Series)
Neddy Seagoon
- Tales of Montmartre (1964) ... Neddy Seagoon (voice)
- The Whistling Spy Enigma (1964) ... Neddy Seagoon (voice)
- The First Albert Memorial to the Moon (1964) ... Neddy Seagoon (voice)
- Captain Seagoon R.N. (1964) ... Neddy Seagoon (voice)
- The Africa Ship Canal (1964) ... Neddy Seagoon (voice)
 1960 Alice Through the Looking Box (TV Movie)
Humpty Dumpty
 1959 Jet Storm
Binky Meadows
 1958 Davy
 1955 Channel Nine (TV Short)
 1954 Svengali
 1954 Brass for Brass (TV Movie)
 1953 Forces' Sweetheart
Private Llewelyn
 1952 Don't Spare the Horses (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1952)
- Episode #1.1 (1952)
 1952 Down Among the Z Men
Harry Jones (as The Goons)
 1952 Goonreel (TV Movie)
 1951 Penny Points to Paradise
Harry Flakers
 1950 Fake's Progress
 1950 For the Children (TV Series)
- Toad of Toad Hall (1950) ... Judge
 1949 Helter Skelter
Alf (uncredited)
 1949 Magpie Masquerade (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1949)
- Episode #1.2 (1949)
- Episode #1.1 (1949)
 1947 Gerry's Inn (TV Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in the C.P. Taylor/Carl Sternheim's play, "The Plumber's Progress," at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, England with Simon Callow and Roy Marsden in the cast. Mike Ockrent was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Harry Secombe C.B.E. | Sir Harry Secombe CBE | The Goons | Those Crazy People The Goons | Sir Harry Secombe


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

You can't rest on your laurels, they turn into wreaths.


He was created a Knight Bachelor in the 1981 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to entertainment and charity. See more »

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