Biographies

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

Esma Cannon

Esma Cannon

Esma Cannon

Delighting audiences with her scene-stealing performances in films, television, and theatre, Esma Cannon, with her pixie-like appearance and dotty charm, was one of the most beloved and versatile actresses of her generation

Violet Carson as Ena Sharples

Violet Carson

Violet Carson as Ena Sharples

The iconic British actress graced radio, stage and television. From BBC Radio’s early days to her legendary role as Ena Sharples in Coronation Street where Ena held court at The Rovers Return, Violet Carson wrote herself into television legend

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

Ernest Clark

Ernest Clark

Ernest Clark

Ernest Clark, renowned as one of Britain's most distinguished actors, effortlessly navigated between the works of Shakespeare and his memorable portrayal in the smash hit Doctor in the House

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.

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.

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.

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."

Ronnie Corbett biography

Ronnie Corbett

Ronnie Corbett biography

Ronnie Corbett achieved such fame as one of the Two Ronnies that his solo career was often eclipsed. But his status as a national treasure and a much-loved household name was as much down to his own talent as that of his comedy partner. Brian Slade looks back on a remarkable career.