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Kenneth Williams (I) (1926–1988)


The acting bug bit Kenneth Williams when, as a student, his English teacher suggested he try out for a school play. He found that he enjoyed it tremendously, but when he raised the possibility at home of becoming an actor, his father forbade it. Williams was eventually sent to art school in London in 1941. In 1944 he was drafted into the army, and... See full bio »

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Known For

Follow That Camel Commandant Maximilian Burger
(1967)
Don't Lose Your Head Citizen Camembert
(1967)
Carry on Cleo Julius Caesar
(1964)
Carry on Again Doctor Doctor Frederick Carver
(1969)

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 2006 Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (TV Movie) (book "The Kenneth Williams Diaries")
 1983 An Audience with Kenneth Williams (TV Special)
  International Cabaret (TV Series) (special material - 56 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (writer - 8 episodes, 1974)
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 1971 Meanwhile on BBC2 (TV Series) (script - 10 episodes)
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- Episode #1.9 (1971) ... (script)
- Episode #1.8 (1971) ... (script)
- Episode #1.7 (1971) ... (script)
- Episode #1.6 (1971) ... (script)
 1970 The Kenneth Williams Show (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Burgundy" / "Hume" / "Smith" / "Rutland") in "Henry VI, Parts 1-3", Birmingham, England, UK. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

A fan club is a group of people who tell an actor he's not alone in the way he feels about himself. See more »

Trivia:

He had a famously antagonistic relationship with 'Carry On' co-star Sidney James. Williams was particularly scathing and personal about James's acting ability (as revealed in his posthumously published diaries), while James found Williams's loud and attention-seeking behaviour annoying. See more »

Trademark:

Flaring nostrils & a nasal 'posh' accent

Nickname:

Ken See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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