Biographies

Honor Blackman

Honor Blackman

Honor Blackman

As Cathy Gale in The Avengers, Honor Blackman not only altered public perception of women in television, she re-characterized the role and kick-started the whole 1960s 'second wave' feminist movement.

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Bernard Bresslaw

Bernard Bresslaw

Bernard Bresslaw

On TV, movies or the theatre he has undoubtedly been regarded as one of Britain’s unsung heroes for too long. Bernard Bresslaw was one of Britain’s foremost actors who entertained us for over forty years.

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Peter Butterworth

Peter Butterworth

Peter Butterworth

A stalwart of the 'Carry On' franchise and a familiar face on television, one of Britain's favourite comedy actors, Peter Butterworth, was instantly recognisable and unquestionably admired. But before becoming an actor Butterworth was a war veteran who was involved in 'The Great Escape'.

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Simon Cadell

Simon Cadell

Simon Cadell

Simon Cadell's untimely death at the age of 45 robbed us of a jewel of an actor. Brian Slade, who has written Cadell's authorised biography, takes a look back at a brief, but remarkable career.

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Cannon and Ball

Cannon and Ball

Cannon and Ball

Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball were ITV's answer to Morecambe and Wise. But while they never reached the dizzy heights of Eric and Ernie, the boys were a smash hit and viewing figures soared, cementing their place as one of Britain's favourite double-acts

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Roy Castle

Roy Castle

Roy Castle

An iconic figure in children’s entertainment and one of the most popular and likeable entertainers on the small screen

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Chuck Connors

Chuck Connors

Chuck Connors

Wanting to be a sports star, and very capable of being one too, Chuck Connors instead became a very watchable star of television and film, appearing in over 100 productions.

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Pat Coombs

Pat Coombs

Pat Coombs

Modest, warm-hearted and an accomplished comedienne in her own right but often the comic foil for some of the funniest stars on television, the unforgettable Pat Coombs voice was instantly recognised on radio as was her face on television.

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Tommy Cooper

Tommy Cooper

Tommy Cooper

Some comedic talents are relatively simple to define. Some are much more difficult to encapsulate. Some, well, some are just pure...magic.

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Harry H. Corbett

Harry H. Corbett

Harry H. Corbett

"Most of my life I have been lucky. I've not always had the money, but I have always been able to act out any part I want to play, whether it's professional on stage or before a real camera; or what passes for real life."

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