Biographies

Windsor Davies

Windsor Davies

Windsor Davies

A much loved character actor, best remembered for his booming voice and Welsh accent, Windsor Davies - who was actually born in East London, became one of the best known faces on British television, starring in two of the top sitcoms of the 1970s and 80s.

Les Dwason

Les Dawson

Les Dwason

Once described as the best-loved fat man in Britain Les Dawson won his place in the national heart not for his corpulence but for his comedy which was unique-and for many years ahead of its time.

Roger Delgado

Roger Delgado

Roger Delgado

His sinister charm and twinkling eyes captivated audiences. A timeless villain, forever etched in our hearts

Ken Dodd

Ken Dodd

Ken Dodd

Described variously as the 'last great music-hall entertainer', 'the clown prince of comedy' and 'the squire of Knotty Ash', Ken Dodd tickled the British public for over 60 years. His live shows were legendary...and long! - "This isn't television, missus," he'd say, "you can't turn me off."

Jack Douglas

Jack Douglas, the man who made twitching an art form with a face that was as expressive as a mime trapped in a wind tunnel. You might remember him from the Carry On films, where he perfected the art of looking perpetually startled

Charlie Drake

Charlie Drake

Charlie Drake

Charlie Drake delighted audiences with his slapstick comic antics in stage variety shows and on television for more than 50 years, often playing a downtrodden "everyman," who failed at everything he tried. Not so in real life.

Paul Eddington

Paul Eddington

Paul Eddington

Throughout his life Paul Eddington battled with a crippling disease. But as one of the leading stars in two of the nation's favourite comedies, it didn't stop him from cementing his place in the hearts and minds of the British public.

Bella Emberg

Bella Emberg

Bella Emberg

Fondly remembered as Russ Abbott's comic foil to his Cooperman character, Bella Emberg, aka Blunderwoman, became a household name in the UK in the 1980s

Dick Emery

Dick Emery

Dick Emery

His private life was littered with failed marriages and affairs and his shows are hardly seen any more, but Dick Emery was watched by millions of viewers every week

Arthur English

Arthur English

Arthur English

Remembering the quintessential fictional 'spiv' Arthur English, who off stage was a humble man, as kind in spirit as he was funny on it