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    Kenneth Williams (26 films, including co-presenting That's Carry On!) played a range of character types, nearly always a lead character. Early roles were rather strait-laced, he then sometimes played his snide character: quite slimy and smarmy with a distinctive nasal voice. Later the haughty, proud and easily outraged elitist became more frequent and Williams' best known character type. Williams sometimes played characters of other nationalities, such as in Up the Khyber. In some roles, when not actually playing his role in snide mode, Williams might deliver a single joke using his snide voice. A running gag in many of the films was that Williams' character would be embroiled in an extra-marital affair with that of Hattie Jacques—this plot device was used to greatest effect in the hospital based films, which gave rise to Williams' famous catchphrase "ohhh Matron!".

    Joan Sims (24) had the longest uninterrupted run of roles in Carry On films, being in all 20 films (excluding That's Carry On) from Carry On Cleo to Carry On Emmannuelle. Played a range of characters from jolly and assertive young women with sturdy moral standards (Camping, Loving), to sexy and lusty matrons - either desired (At Your Convenience) or coarse and unattractive (Henry, Up the Khyber), to a chatty glutton (in Matron), a battleaxe wife (Screaming) and an unattractive spinster (Doctor). Additionally, she also appeared in two of the four Carry On Christmas TV specials, and eleven episodes of the Carry On Laughing television series.

    Charles Hawtrey (23) often played a meek, rather effete 'mummy's boy' who could suddenly erupt into riotous behaviour. Other roles were as a strict, officious and prissy person in an authority role. Hawtrey's characters were often bumbling and accident prone, and the victim of various mishaps and complex misunderstandings. Additionally, he also appeared in two of the four Carry On Christmas TV specials.

    Sid James (19) always played a lead character, usually a laconic member of the working class. His characters were often lecherous womanisers, something that caused problems in James' private life. Additionally, he also appeared in three of the four Carry On Christmas television specials, and four episodes of the Carry On Laughing television series.

    Kenneth Connor (17) often played put-upon men ranging in character from pompous to meek, and often leering. He also provided some additional voice-work in Emmannuelle when he dubbed the dialogue of Howard Nelson (Harry Hernia). Additionally, he also appeared in three of the four Carry On Christmas television specials, and twelve episodes of the Carry On Laughing TV series.

    Peter Butterworth (16) frequently played major roles in the films, often as a generally benign, unflappable but bumbling assistant or servant unable to see the chaos around him. Unusually for a regular, in some films, including Again Doctor, Henry and Loving, his role consists of a cameo appearance in a single scene. Additionally, he also appeared in three of the four Carry On Christmas TV specials, and nine episodes of the Carry On Laughing TV series.

    Hattie Jacques (14) played the haughty matron, school senior mistress or other archetypal authority figure in several films. Later she branched out into more varied comic roles (e.g. At Your Convenience, Loving and Abroad, in which she played a chef embroiled in a constant battle with the stove). Additionally, she also appeared in two of the four Carry On Christmas TV specials, and one episode of the Carry On Laughing TV series.

    Bernard Bresslaw (14) varied between playing the clumsy dimwit or the heavy, or the lusty and bombastic "foreigner". In the later films his characterisation developed greater depth, such as in Dick, Behind. Additionally, he also appeared in three of the four Carry On Christmas TV specials, and five episodes of the Carry On Laughing TV series.

    Jim Dale (11) joined the series with support roles, but quickly progressed to playing the younger, sympathetic male lead, often in the film's romance plot strand. From his debut had an uninterrupted nine-film run. After a two-film absence (Camping and Up The Khyber) returned for Again Doctor, his final Carry On until taking the lead role in the 1992 revival film Carry On Columbus.

    Barbara Windsor (10, including co-presenting That's Carry On with Williams) played main roles in all her Carry On appearances. Her characters were always the cheeky and saucy young blonde, often in revealing costumes. Sometimes her characters were chaste (and very often chased), some were easily swayed. Additionally, she also appeared in all four of the Carry On Christmas TV specials, and eight episodes of the Carry On Laughing TV series.

    Patsy Rowlands (9) started in support roles, often as undervalued, meek and mousey secretary or assistant who undergoes transformation into a more assertive and sexually aware woman. Additionally, she also appeared in one episode of the Carry On Laughing TV series.

    Jack Douglas (8) joined the series with a cameo appearance in Matron, where he appears in one scene with a single line of dialogue. After an only slightly larger role in the following film Abroad, where he again plays his established Alf Ippititimus-type character, his roles increased in size and increasingly diverged from the familiar Alf performance. After his début Douglas appeared in all subsequent films in the original series, and was one of the few returners for Columbus. Additionally, he also appeared in two of the four Carry On Christmas TV specials, and twelve episodes of the Carry On Laughing TV series.

    Terry Scott (7) appeared briefly in the first film Sergeant and returned 10 years later when he played, among others, the put-upon husband (Camping), the barking sergeant (Up the Khyber) and lusty doctor (Matron). Additionally, he appeared in two of the four Carry On Christmas TV specials. He also filmed a scene for At Your Convenience as union big-wig Mr Allcock, which was not used in the finished film.[2]

    Leslie Phillips appeared in three early films Nurse, Teacher and Constable after which he left the series only to return 32 years later for Columbus as the King of Spain.

    Michael Nightingale (13 films) made more Carry On appearances than any other member of the supporting cast. Out of these 13, four were uncredited appearances (Regardless, Don't Lose Your Head, Follow That Camel, and Girls). His nine credited appearances were in Cabby, Jack, Cleo, Cowboy, Camping, Matron, Dick, England, and Emmanuelle. He also appeared in two episodes of the Carry On Laughing TV series.

    Peter Gilmore (11) usually had supporting roles. He occasionally played the villain, (Cabby, Don't Lose Your Head). He returned for Columbus.

    Marianne Stone (9) played a range of minor and supporting roles across almost the entire run of the series (from Nurse to Behind). In addition to those 9 roles, her character in Matron was cut from the finished film, although she remained credited in the opening titles, whilst she provided uncredited voice-work in Constable when she dubbed actress Lucy Griffiths' dialogue. She also appeared in one episode of the Carry on Laughing TV series.

    Billy Cornelius (8) was a regular stuntman and small-part actor during much of the series. His most famous role was probably one of the monsters, Oddbod Jr., in Screaming. Other credited roles are in Again Doctor, Henry, and Dick. Additional uncredited roles are in Cowboy and Don't Lose Your Head. He also appeared in the 1970 Carry On Stuffing Christmas TV special, and three episodes on the Carry On Laughing TV series.

    Frank Forsyth (8) was a regular small-part player. Although he was uncredited for his brief appearance in Again Doctor, his remaining roles gained him on-screen credits (Sergeant, Nurse, Constable, Cabby, Jack, Spying, and Screaming).

    Julian Holloway (8) played several supporting roles, including one lead role (which was heavily cut during editing) in Camping. His role in At Your Convenience (which is included in his tally of 8) was an uncredited appearance. He also appeared in the 1973 Carry On Christmas TV special.

    Cyril Chamberlain (7) was a regular actor in the early days of the series. He played small cameo roles in Sergeant and Regardless, but his roles in Nurse, Teacher, Constable, Cruising, and Cabby saw him getting more screen time in effective supporting roles.

    Hugh Futcher (7) played mostly small roles in Spying, At Your Convenience and Behind. He also had uncredited roles in Don't Lose Your Head, Again Doctor, and Girls.

    Gertan Klauber (7) was frequently cast when the producers wanted someone big and sinister, or big and jovial. His most memorable role was in Cleo where he played Marcus to Warren Mitchell's Spencius. He had other roles in Spying, Doctor, Henry, Abroad, and Emmannuelle. He also appeared uncredited in Follow That Camel.

    Anthony Sagar (7) had several minor roles from Sergeant to Loving, his role in Constable being uncredited. Additionally, he appeared in Henry but the scene (which also featured a young David Essex) was cut.

    Sally Douglas (6) was a regular face to cinema and TV audience during the 1960s and early 1970s, frequently uncredited. She is credited for her appearances in Cowboy and Screaming, whilst her work on Jack, Spying, and Cleo went uncredited.

    Lucy Griffiths (6) seemed to be perpetually elderly in most of her roles. She was credited with roles in Nurse, Constable (in which her voice was dubbed by Marianne Stone), Doctor, and Again Doctor. She appeared uncredited in Regardless and Behind, while her scene was cut out of Loving before release.

    Valerie Leon (6) initially played an uncredited role in Up the Khyber, before making brief, but credited, decorative appearances such as a shop girl (Camping) or a hospital patient (Matron). Other, larger roles included an Amazonian queen in Carry On Up the Jungle and a prim repressed woman turned beauty pageant contestant in Girls. She also appeared in the 1972 Carry On Christmas TV special. Her character in Girls was dubbed by June Whitfield. The role of Moira in Abroad was written with her in mind.[citation needed]

    Margaret Nolan (6) usually played supporting roles, most notably Dawn Brakes in Girls.
    Derek Francis (6) played a wide range of supporting characters, from country yokels (Camping) to authority figures (Doctor)

    Brian Osborne (6) appeared in almost all of the later films in support roles (from Matron to England). Additionally, Osborne appeared in 7 episodes of the Carry On Laughing TV series.

    Ian Wilson (6) was a diminutive actor who appeared in Cabby, plus memorable small roles in Jack (alongside Jim Dale), and the messenger in Cleo who has "come hotfoot from Rome". He also appeared, uncredited, in Constable, Regardless, and Cruising.

    Amelia Bayntun (5) was frequently cast in small roles (almost a bit part in Convenience), notably as Joan Sims' busybody mother in Camping

    Tom Clegg (5), usually in minor roles as 'heavies', but played a major role in Screaming as the Frankenstein's Monster parody, Oddbod.

    Ed Devereaux (5) was an Australian-born actor who appeared in Sergeant, Nurse, Regardless, and Cruising.

    Patrick Durkin (5) gave his powerfully built support in Sergeant, Nurse, Spying, and Dick. His role in Cowboy was uncredited.

    Joan Hickson (5) The Miss Marple actress appeared in Nurse, Constable, Regardless, Loving and Girls.

    David Lodge (5) started his Carry On career performing a cameo role in Regardless. 12 years later he returned to the team, this time playing more substantial supporting roles in Girls, Dick, Behind, and England. He also appeared in 7 episodes of the Carry On Laughing TV series.

    Bill Maynard (5) played support roles in some early 1970s films: including Joan Sims' character's obtuse husband in At Your Convenience, a dim stooge in Matron, and a jovial inn keeper in Dick. Additionally, he filmed a scene as Kenneth Williams' boss for Abroad, but this was not included in the finished film. He was also offered the role eventually played by David Lodge in Girls, but had to turn it down due to other commitments.

    Victor Maddern (5) played supporting roles in some of the 1960s films: including Milchmann, the milkman spy in Spying; also appeared in Emmannuelle (1978). He also appeared in three episodes of the Carry On Laughing TV series.

    Norman Mitchell (5) appeared in Spying, Screaming, and Emmannuelle, with uncredited appearances in Cabby and Cleo.

    Patricia Franklin (5) appeared in "Girls", "Camping", "Loving", "Behind" and "England".

    Michael Ward (5) brought a superb effete touch to Regardless, Cabby, Cleo, Screaming, and Don't Lose Your Head.

    Eric Barker (4), generally as authority figures in the early films, such as the M-like character in Spying. He also returned in Emmannuelle, the final film of the original run. He is also credited with submitting the original story idea on which Carry On Cruising is based.

    Marian Collins (4) was a regular in British cinema for nearly ten years, adding glamour in frequently uncredited roles. Her Carry On roles were all uncredited: Cruising, Cabby, Jack, and Spying.

    Dominique Don (4) added some uncredited Parisian-born glamour to Cabby, Jack, Follow That Camel, and Up The Khyber.

    Bill Owen (4) Early Carry On regular who made his final appearance in Cabby

    Terence Longdon (4) was an early Carry On regular who made his final appearance in Regardless. Starring roles were in Sergeant and Nurse, whilst he made a brief guest appearance in Constable.

    June Whitfield (4) After a support role in Nurse she returned much later for lead roles in Abroad as a prudish, nagging wife, and an equally strait-laced character in Girls (in which she also dubbed the dialogue for Valerie Leon's character). She returned for Columbus in the role originally ear-marked for Joan Sims.

    Esma Cannon (4) Australian actress who had small roles in Constable & Regardless and had larger roles in Cruising & Cabby.

    Larry Dann (4) had a small role as a student in Teacher (1959). Returned much later for support roles in Behind (1975), England (1976) and a main role in Emmannuelle (1978).

    Liz Fraser (4) joined the series in Regardless and continued until Cabby. She returned 12 years later for a supporting role in Carry On Behind.

    Dilys Laye (4) made her first appearance in Cruising. Also appeared in Spying, Doctor and Camping.

    Angela Douglas (4) played leading roles in Cowboy, Screaming, Follow that Camel and Up the Khyber.

    Julian Orchard (4) made an uncredited appearance as a rake admiring Joan Sims' cleavage in Don't Lose Your Head. He followed this with a small role in Follow That Camel, and more significant supporting roles in Doctor and Henry.

    Brian Oulton (4) played larger supporting roles in Nurse and Cleo, and cameo roles in Constable and Camping (both as shop managers). He also appeared in the 1972 TV Christmas special Carry On Stuffing.

    Jacki Piper (4) played the female romantic lead in Up the Jungle, Loving, At Your Convenience and Matron.

    Jon Pertwee (4) had small roles such as the soothsayer in Carry On Cleo, Dr. Fettle in Carry On Screaming, Sheriff Earp in Carry On Cowboy. Returned in Carry On Columbus, as the Duke of Costa Brava.

    Valerie Van Ost (4) started in the Carry Ons with an uncredited turn as a GlabCab taxi driver in Cabby. This was followed with supporting and cameo roles in Don't Lose Your Head, Doctor, and Again Doctor.

    John Bluthal (3) played supporting roles in Spying and Follow That Camel. In Spying he also provided the voice of Dr Crow, dubbing actress Judith Furse to make her sound more asexual. He also had an uncredited 'gag' appearance in Henry playing the Royal Tailor. Bluthal was famous at the time for his role of tailor Manny Cohen in the TV sitcom Never Mind The Quality, Feel The Width.

    Kenneth Cope (3) had major roles in both At Your Convenience, where he played a troublemaking shop steward and a rival for the romantic lead; in Matron he played a more sympathetic role, as a crook's son forced to go undercover as a nurse to case a hospital. However, his first Carry On appearance was as a walk-on actor playing a sailor in Jack.

    Bernard Cribbins (3) played lead roles in Jack and Spying. Returned for Columbus.

    Shirley Eaton (3) played the original female lead in Sergeant & Nurse and returned for a smaller role in Constable.

    Sally Geeson (3) started her Carry On career, aged 11, in an uncredited cameo in Regardless. She returned in the large supporting role of Lily in Abroad, 11 years later, following it up the following year with a cameo appearance in Girls. She starred on TV alongside Sid James and Patsy Rowlands in Bless This House, joining them in the film version produced by Peter Rogers.

    Renée Houston (3) appeared in small roles in Cabby and Spying before returning seven years later for a more substantial role in Convenience. She also accepted the role of Mrs Dukes in Girls, but had to withdraw due to ill health.

    Norman Rossington (3) His principal role in Sergeant was followed up with two boxing themed cameo appearances in Nurse and Regardless. Additionally he returned to the team in the 1972 TV Christmas special Carry On Stuffing.

    Amanda Barrie (2) had a supporting role as Anthea in Cabby and the more substantial role of the title character in Cleo.

    Windsor Davies (2) had lead roles in two later films, Carry On Behind and Carry On England which did not feature usual lead Sid James. Davies was an established television comedy actor at the time.

    Fenella Fielding (2) had a supporting role in Regardless and a lead role in Screaming

    Anita Harris (2) had a substantial role in Doctor, followed by a smaller, but memorable, appearance in Follow That Camel

    Carol Hawkins (2) appeared in the large supporting roles of Marge in Abroad (a role originally offered to Madeline Smith) and Sandra in Behind. Carol also made an uncredited appearance in the 1970 Carry On Christmas TV special, and made two appearances in the TV series Carry On Laughing. She was offered a role in England, but turned it down due to excessive nudity.

    Percy Herbert (2) had two large supporting roles in Jack and Cowboy.

    Frankie Howerd (2). Leading comedy performer Howerd played lead roles in Carry On Doctor and Carry On Up the Jungle, He was offered other Carry On roles but had to turn them down due to other work commitments. Additionally, he appeared in the 1969 Carry On Christmas special as, amongst other things, the Fairy Godmother.

    June Jago (2) saw promotion from a nurse in Regardless to the strict ward sister in Doctor, by far her largest role of the two. She also shone in the Peter Rogers film Please Turn Over where she played the same role in two different ways - one an uptight health fanatic, the other a pathetic love-lorn drunk.

    Peter Jones (2) played the Chaplain in Doctor and a more significant role as the Brigadier in England.

    Rosalind Knight (2) brings some polish to Nurse and a starring role in Teacher.

    Diane Langton (2) made her uncredited debut as a young girl in Teacher before returning many years later to appear in England. Prior to England, she also appeared in three episodes of the TV Carry On Laughing series.

    Jimmy Logan (2) had a minor role as a camp photographer in Girls and a central role in Abroad

    Betty Marsden (2) had a small role as a femme fatale in Regardless and a major role in Camping

    Richard O'Callaghan (2) played the male romantic lead in Loving and At Your Convenience.








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    Both Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell (Steptoe & Son) had roles in one film as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    Peter Butterworth (16) frequently played major roles in the films, often as a generally benign, unflappable but bumbling assistant or servant unable to see the chaos around him
    Describes the gent perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    Barbara Windsor Her characters were always the cheeky and saucy young blonde, often in revealing costumes. Sometimes her characters were chaste (and very often chased), some were easily swayed.
    Butterfly or Bettyboo? Can't decide which.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    Kenneth Williams (26 films, including co-presenting That's Carry On!) played a range of character types, nearly always a lead character. Early roles were rather strait-laced, he then sometimes played his snide character: quite slimy and smarmy with a distinctive nasal voice. Later the haughty, proud and easily outraged elitist became more frequent
    Smeg (copied from his tefler cv)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang
    Charles Hawtrey (23) often played a meek, rather effete 'mummy's boy' who could suddenly erupt into riotous behaviour.
    ^ Your mate Maoigi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Your mate Maoigi
    Used to enjoy Mao's saucy postings. Luigi is a bit limp these days, compared to Mao at his offensive best. No offence Luigio

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    Where is pseudolus these days?


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    Barbara Windsor carved out an entire career after her bra flew off
    If that hadn't happened maybe she'd be taking my order for egg and chips at a local greasy spoon cafe in Hackney




    I've a few Thais who like these films and Benny Hill

    Oh, and of course Mr Bean came along later

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Where is pseudolus these days?

    He was finally assainated by MOSSAD

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    Haven't the cast of On the Buses appeared in any?
    I'm sure Blakey has

    I think Lennard Pearce (Grandad in only fools) was in one too in a small role, I read that he was cast in only fools & horses on the strength of this appearance, replacing Wilfrid Brambell at the last minute as Grandad

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