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Jim Dale

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The multi-talented actor/singer Jim Dale’s career spanned over fifty percent a century, where he was a standup comic, a radio personality, a pop star, a stage actor in straight plays and musicals, a songwriter, a film and television actor, along with a voice-over narrator. His perhaps most obviously accomplishments included his co-writing from the Academy Award-nominated strike tune “Georgy Female,” his Tony Award-winning functionality in the name function from the musical Barnum, and his Grammy-winning recitations from the audiobook variations from the Harry Potter books. Dale was created Adam Smith in Rothwell, Northampton, Britain, on August 15, 1935. He educated being a ballet dancer, but produced his professional debut as comedian in 1951. In 1953, he started 2 yrs of national program, where he entertained soldiers in Britain and Germany, after that he came back to his profession being a civilian. Originally, he do impressions, but he also was with the capacity of physical humor, which he confirmed throughout a two-year stint within a tumbling action using the Carrol Levis touring present. He also sang, and he begun to add even more music to his stage action after viewers reacted favorably. In Apr 1957, he was employed to seem on the tv screen series 6.5 Particular, and that resulted in a documenting deal with Parlophone Documents, where he was made by George Martin, liberating his first single, “Piccadilly Collection.” That record didn’t sell, but its follow-up, “Become My Woman,” came into the English charts in Oct 1957 and peaked at number 2. Both edges of his 4th single, “Simply Born (TO BECOME My Baby)” and “Crazy Desire,” reached the very best 40 in January 1958, as do his next solitary, “Sugartime,” in March 1958. Which was it so far as his profession like a pop celebrity was worried, despite further produces on Parlophone including a 1958 LP, Jim!, and later on singles within the Piccadilly and Academy brands in the first ’60s. Meanwhile, he previously produced his film debut within a film edition of 6.5 Particular in 1958, and along with his documenting career in the wane he changed increasingly to employed in film comedies such as for example Raising the Blowing wind (U.S. name Roommates) in 1961 and Nurse on Tires as well as the Iron Maiden (U.S. name The Swingin’ Maiden) in 1962. In 1963, he started showing up in the favorite “KEEP ON” group of well-known British films with Keep on Cabby and Keep on Jack, accompanied by Keep on Spying and Keep on Cleo in 1964, Keep on Cowboy and Keep on Screaming in 1966, Keep on Doctor in 1967, and Keep on Once again, Doctor in 1969. (He came back towards the series in 1992 with Keep on Columbus.) These quickly shot low-budget photos didn’t occupy enough time, and he was also in a position to appear in additional movies (THE BEST Work [1965], Don’t Lose YOUR MIND [1966], The Plank, Follow That Camel [both 1967]; many of these except The Plank are occasionally classified as “KEEP ON” movies) in addition to working like a disk jockey within the BBC system Sunday Morning Children’s Demands. Meanwhile, he started to function in takes on in London, using his comic skill to portray funny Shakespearean heroes. (He also made an appearance in and composed music for the film edition of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale in 1966 after showing up within a stage edition on the Edinburgh Festival.) In 1964, he produced his Western world End musical humor debut within a revival from the Wayward Way, using a ensemble record released by HMV Information. In 1966, he voiced the area of the Artful Dodger within a studio room cast documenting from the musical Oliver! released in the Music for Pleasure label. Dale’s innovative musical talent found the fore when he collaborated with Tom Springfield, composing the lyrics for the name melody for the 1966 film Georgy Gal. The melody was performed over the film’s soundtrack with the Seekers, whose documenting was after that released as an individual that peaked at number 2 within the Billboard Sizzling hot 100 in Feb 1967, then strike number three within the U.K. It had been nominated for Golden World, Laurel, and Academy Honours, and quickly became a favorite standard, protected on albums that reached the U.S. graphs in 1967 with the Baja Marimba Music group, Ray Conniff, Adam Darren, John Davidson, Percy Beliefs, Warren Kime, the Lennon Sisters, the Lettermen, Matt Monro, the Projects, Lawrence Welk, and Roger Williams, and in 1968 by Chet Atkins, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and Ruler Richard’s Fluegel Knights. There have been also addresses by Bobby Vinton, Cal Tjader, Charlie Byrd, Liberace, Bob Crosby, Ed McMahon, and Carol Burnett, amongst others. This achievement led to additional songwriting and documenting possibilities. In the past due ’60s and early ’70s, Dale had written tracks for the movies Shalako (1968; having a soundtrack recording on Philips Information), Lola (1969; aka Twinky), SECURE Your Daughters! (1969), and B.S. I REALLY LIKE You (1971; having a soundtrack recording on Mercury Information); he also made an appearance within the last two. His music “Dick-A-Dum-Dum (King’s Street)” was documented by Des O’Connor for an individual that moved into the English charts in-may 1969 and became a high 20 strike. He was within the English television series Sign up for Jim Dale and Rogue’s Gallery (both 1969). He also had taken another stab at pop stardom, documenting two albums for Pye Information, Match Jim Dale (1969) which Is normally Me (1973). Generally, though, he divided his time taken between a relatively lowbrow film performing profession (Adolf Hitler — My Component in His Downfall [1972; gaining him a nomination for greatest newcomer within the BAFTA honours], Digby — THE LARGEST Dog on earth, The National Wellness [both 1973]) along with a relatively even more highbrow stage profession that present him signing up for Britain’s National Theater Firm in 1970. On July 24, 1973, he opened up in the Western world Result in the starring function in a fresh musical, The Cards. The show went 130 shows and led to a cast recording released by Pye. He briefly came back to television because the sponsor of Sunday Night time in the London Palladium. In 1974, he got the opportunity to re-create one of is own British theatrical looks from 1970 in NY within an off-Broadway creation of Scapino, which he previously modified from Molière and that he had created incidental music. After just ten shows, it used in Broadway, opening on, may 18 for an eventual operate of 121 shows, and it gained Dale his 1st Tony Honor nomination. (He won the Play Table and Outer Critics Group honours.) This achievement exposed America to him, and he transferred to the U.S. and returned to employed in movies including Joseph Andrews (1976), the Walt Disney children’s film musical Pete’s Dragon (1977; using a soundtrack recording on Capitol Information), Popular Lead and Chilly Ft (1978; another Disney creation), Bloodshy (1979), and Unidentified Soaring Oddball (1979; released in the U.K. because the Spaceman and Ruler Arthur). Dale discovered his ideal stage automobile in 1980 when he was employed to try out the name part of showman P.T. Barnum within the Broadway musical Barnum, showing up opposing Glenn Close. The display opened on Apr 30, 1980, and was a big strike, eventually operating 854 shows. Dale’s energetic efficiency won him both Tony and Episode Desk honours for best acting professional inside a musical, and Columbia Information recorded a solid recording. After starring in Barnum for any year, he continued to other activities, showing up within the 1983 film Scandalous along with a 1985 Television film adaptation from the Activities of Huckleberry Finn. (He also started to make guest-starring looks on network tv series like the Equalizer, The Ellen Burstyn Display, and Cosby.) But he proved helpful even more on stage than in the films thereafter. In 1985, he made an appearance within an off-Broadway revival from the play PER DAY in the Loss of life of Joe Egg that used in Broadway on March 27 and went for 102 shows, getting him another Tony nomination. In 1987, he changed Robert Lindsay within the belated Broadway creation from the 1937 Uk musical Me and My Young lady, afterwards starring in the street tour. He made an appearance within the off-Broadway display Privates on Parade, which opened up on August 22, 1989, and went 64 shows. Within the 1990s, he came back to film in tv films of Arthur Miller’s The American Time clock (1993) as well as the Hunchback (1997). In 1994-1995, he was within an off-Broadway creation of Moves with My Aunt. He proceeded to go home towards the U.K. to produce a studio room documenting from the Music Guy for BBC radio also to step in to the section of Fagin inside a Western world End revival of Oliver! (He came back towards the long-running creation in 1997.) On Apr 29, 1997, he opened up within a Broadway revival from the Leonard Bernstein musical Candide that ran 103 shows, produced a ensemble record released by RCA Victor Information, and gained him his 4th Tony nomination. Dale obtained fame being a narrator by reading the audiobook variations of most seven books within the wildly well-known Harry Potter series. This gained him recognition within the Guinness Reserve of World Information for creating even more character voices within an audiobook than some other narrator. In addition, it won him some Audie honours, one Grammy prize (for Harry Potter as well as the Goblet of Fireplace), and Grammy nominations (for Harry Potter as well as the Sorcerer’s Rock [2000], Harry Potter as well as the Order from the Phoenix [2004], and Harry Potter as well as the Fifty percent Bloodstream Prince [2005]), because the books continued to be the biggest-selling audiobooks ever sold. (His popularity brought him even more audiobook tasks, including Ruler of Shadows, A Xmas Carol, All over the world in 80 Times, Peter Skillet (making another Grammy nomination in 2007), as well as the By no means Land Adventure group of Peter Skillet prequels.) In 2002-2003, he made an appearance off-Broadway within the play Comedians. He starred as Scrooge within the musical edition of A Xmas Carol in the Madison Square Backyard theatre in 2003. In 2004, he was granted an M.B.E. (Person in the English Empire) honor by Queen Elizabeth II for his efforts to his indigenous nation. He was back again off-Broadway in Address Unfamiliar in 2004. His appearance inside a 2006 Broadway revival from the Threepenny Opera (Apr 20-June 25) brought his 5th Tony nomination, his 1st in the very best helping professional category. (He also won the Play Table and Outer Critics Group honours.) On November 13, 2006, he reunited along with his previous Barnum partner Glenn Close for an advantage concert performance from the musical Busker Alley placed on with the York Theater Company in NY. It was documented for an record released a calendar year afterwards by Jay Information. He served once again being a narrator for the American network tv series Pressing Daisies, beginning in Oct 2007.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jim Dale
Profession Disc jockey, Comedian, Film director, Voice Actor, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist
Nationality British, English, American
Spouse Julia Schafler, Patricia Dale
Children Toby Dale, Murray Dale, Belinda Dale, Adam Dale
Parents William Henry Smith, Miriam Jean Wells
Awards Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, Outer Critics Circle Special Award, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance
Music Songs Be My Girl, Every Little Piece, Come Follow the Band, Museum Song, Georgy Girl, Passamashloddy, Crazy Dream, Piccadilly Line, Jane Belinda, Join the Circus, Mouses, Barnum: Come Follow the Band, There Is a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute, The Colors of My Life, You Shouldn't Do That, Gotta Find A Girl, Best of All Possible Worlds, Life Is Happiness Indeed, Auto-da-fé, It's For Them, The Prince of Humbug, I Am Easily Assimilated, Just Born, I Didn't Mean It, The Legend Of Nellie D, All Shook Up, The Final Event: There Is a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute, The Train Kept-a-Rollin', I Like Your Style, Tread Softly Stranger, My Resistance Is Low, I'm In The Market For You
Albums Jim!, The Greatest Hits Collection, Living Legend
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles, NME Award for Best Club DJ, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
Movies Carry On, Pete's Dragon, Carry On Again Doctor, Carry On Doctor, Carry On Screaming!, Carry On Cowboy, Carry On Cleo, Carry On Cabby, Carry On Spying, Don't Lose Your Head, Follow That Camel, Carry On Columbus, Hot Lead and Cold Feet, Unidentified Flying Oddball, Carry On Jack, Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World, The Hunchback, Joseph Andrews, The Big Job, Nurse on Wheels, The National Health, The Plank, Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, Scandalous, Squad Car, Health Quiz: Vol. 1, Oxide Street Junction, The Winter's Tale, American Clock
TV Shows Pushing Daisies, Six-Five Special, Thank Your Lucky Stars, Sunday Night at the London Palladium, Join Jim Dale, Rogues' Gallery, Pet Pals


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#Fact
1 Also the father of Murray Dale child star of Boy Domminic 1974 And Domminic 1976.
2 Was supposed to play Jim Tanner in Carry on Camping (1969), but was unavailable. The role went to Julian Holloway.
3 Did his own stunts for Carry on Again Doctor (1969). These left him with back problems later in life. The slide down the stairs on a medicine trolley tore a muscle in his left arm, which had to be operated on in hospital. Regardless, he refused to get a stunt double for the hammock fall, despite Peter Rogers' huge concern.
4 He was offered the role of Jungle Boy in Carry on Up the Jungle (1970) which was originally titled 'Carry on Jungle Boy', but turned it down as the character had no dialogue. The role went to Terry Scott.
5 He wrote the lyrics to The Seekers' hit "Georgy Girl", which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.
6 Has continued his Harry Potter voice work with the audio book version of Book 6, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." [July 2005]
7 Providing the voice of the narrator on the new show, Pushing Daisies (2007). [October 2007]
8 Has continued his Harry Potter voice work with the audiobook version of Book 5, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" [June 2003]
9 Recording the seventh, and final, book in the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling - "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", due out July 21, 2007. [June 2007]
10 Playing "Mr Peachum" in the Broadway revival of The Threepenny Opera at Studio 54. [May 2006]
11 Won the 1980 Tony Award for Actor in a Musical for "Barnum". Nominated three times for the Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama: "Scapino" in 1975, "Joe Egg" in 1985 and "Candide" in 1997. Nominated for the 2006 Tony Award for Supporting or Features Actor in a Musical for "Three Penny Opera".
12 Now aged 69, he provides the US narration of the Harry Potter series of audiobooks. [2005]
13 Good friend of fellow "Carry On..." star Peter Gilmore and the late Kenneth Williams.
14 Father of Adam Dale, who is an aerial cameraman, and Toby Dale.
15 He was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to British Children's Literature in America.
16 He was considered for the role of the Doctor in the popular BBC series Doctor Who (1963), after the departure of Jon Pertwee in 1974.
17 Ex-father-in-law of Sara Crowe.
18 Performs the unabridged Harry Potter audio books and is cited twice in the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the most character voices in an audiobook (more than 200) and for voicing the first six "Top Ten" selling audiobooks of all time. He also has won a record nine "Audie" awards.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ooh La La! 1968 TV Series
Carry on Doctor 1967 Dr. Jim Kilmore
The Plank 1967 House Painter
Carry on in the Legion 1967 Bertram Oliphant 'Bo' West
The Winter's Tale 1967 Autolycus
Mister Misfit 1967 TV Movie Jim Didsbury
Carry on Pimpernel 1966 Lord Darcy Pue
Carry on Screaming! 1966 Albert Potter
Carry on Cowboy 1965 Marshal P. Knutt
The Big Job 1965 Harold
Pet Pals 1965 TV Movie
Carry on Cleo 1964 Horsa
Carry on Spying 1964 Carstairs
Carry on Jack 1964 Young Carrier
Carry on Cabby 1963 Jeremy - Expectant Father
Nurse on Wheels 1963 Tim Taylor
The Swingin' Maiden 1962 Thompson's Salesman Bill
Roommates 1961 Bass Trombone (Phil)
Harry Potter: Wizarding World 2009 Video Game Narrator
Pushing Daisies 2007-2009 TV Series Narrator
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Challenge 2007 Video Game Narrator (voice)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 Video Game Narrator (US version) (voice)
Cosby 1997 TV Series Gregory
The Hunchback 1997 TV Movie Clopin
The Poetry Hall of Fame 1993 TV Movie
The American Clock 1993 TV Movie Ted Quinn
Lincoln 1992 TV Movie Baltimore Correspondent (voice)
Carry on Columbus 1992 Christopher Columbus
The Ellen Burstyn Show 1986 TV Series Robert Alan Waits
American Playhouse 1986 TV Series The Duke
The Equalizer 1985 TV Series Gilbert
Scandalous 1984 Inspector Anthony Crisp
Unidentified Flying Oddball 1979 Sir Mordred
The Dancing Princesses 1978/II TV Movie Soldier
Hot Lead and Cold Feet 1978 Eli Bloodshy / Wild Billy Bloodshy / Jasper Bloodshy
Pete's Dragon 1977 Dr. Terminus
Joseph Andrews 1977 The pedlar
Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World 1973 Jeff Eldon
The National Health 1973 Barnet Dr. Neil Boyd
Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall 1973 Spike Milligan
Jackanory 1970 TV Series Storyteller
Carry on Again Doctor 1969 Doctor Jimmy Nookey
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1969 TV Series Lucifer Kane
Rogues' Gallery 1969 TV Series Lucifer Kane
Lock Up Your Daughters! 1969 Lusty

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Upper Middle Bogan 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Few Best Men 2011 writer: "Georgy Girl"
Pirate Radio 2009 lyrics: "Georgy Girl" 1966
9 Dead Gay Guys 2002 King's Road", writer: "Dick-A-Dum-Dum
The Simpsons 1992-2002 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
The 51st Annual Tony Awards 1997 TV Special performer: "Bon Voyage"
British Men Behaving Badly 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Get a Life 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Brides of Christ 1991 TV Mini-Series lyrics: "Georgy Girl"
Gardens of Stone 1987 writer: "Georgy Girl"
The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985 TV Special performer: "Bye Bye Baby", "Join the Circus"
The 34th Annual Tony Awards 1980 TV Special performer: "There Is a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute"
Hot Lead and Cold Feet 1978 performer: "Something Good Is Bound to Happen"
Pete's Dragon 1977 performer: "Passamashloddy", "Every Little Piece" - uncredited
Joseph Andrews 1977 performer: " He Was Such a Gentle Boy"
Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall 1973 performer: "It's Gonna Be a Good War"
Lola 1970 performer: "Lola", "The Lonely Year", "Go Where The Sky Goes" / writer: "Lola", "The Lonely Year", "Go Where The Sky Goes"
Shalako 1968 lyrics: "Shalako"
The 39th Annual Academy Awards 1967 TV Special lyrics: "Georgy Girl"
Georgy Girl 1966 lyrics: "Georgy Girl"
The Big Job 1965 performer: "Policeman's Song" - uncredited
Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tread Softly Stranger 1958 performer: "Tread Softly Stranger"
Six-Five Special 1958 performer: "Sugartime", "The Train Kept A-Rolling"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Join Jim Dale TV Series 4 episodes, 1969 script - 2 episodes, 1969

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Winter's Tale 1967

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loose Women 2015 TV Series Himself
Saturday Kitchen 2015 TV Series Himself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2015 TV Series Himself
The One Show 2015 TV Series Himself
Carry on Forever 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Carried On 1963-1992 / Himself - Carry on Cabby
Arena 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Greatest Ever Carry On Films 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 2011 Annual American Theatre Wing Gala 2011 TV Movie Himself
Bloomberg Game Changers 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Voice Actor, Harry Potter Series
Variety Club Showbiz Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself
The Byron Janis Story 2010 TV Movie documentary Narrated by (voice)
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 Documentary Himself
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
British Film Forever 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter: The Threepenny Opera & Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
After They Were Famous 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2003 TV Special Himself
What's a Carry On? 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee / Various Characters
Working in the Theatre 1985-1998 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - moderator
The 51st Annual Tony Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
The 49th Annual Tony Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Play
Live from the London Palladium: Happy Birthday, Happy New Year! 1990 TV Movie Himself
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 116th Edition 1986 TV Movie Himself - Host
The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Presenter, Performer & Nominee: Best Actor in a Play
The 34th Annual Tony Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Performer & Winner: Best Actor in a Musical
Clapper Board 1979 TV Series Himself
Tell Me Another 1976 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
The 29th Annual Tony Awards 1975 TV Special Himself
This Is Your Life 1973 TV Series documentary Himself
Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1973 TV Series Himself - Host
Join Jim Dale 1969 TV Series Himself
Des O'Connor on Stage 1969 TV Series Himself
Once More with Felix 1968-1969 TV Series Himself
The Val Doonican Show 1968 TV Series Himself
Dee Time 1967 TV Series Himself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1962-1966 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
The New London Palladium Show 1965 TV Series Himself
The Sunday Break 1958-1961 TV Series Himself - Performer
Summerhouse 1960-1961 TV Series Himself
Spectacular 1959 TV Series Himself
Six-Five Special 1957-1958 TV Series Himself - Presenter / Himself
The Children's Television Caravan 1958 TV Series Himself
Six-Five Special 1958 Himself
Off the Record 1958 TV Series Himself - Performer
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1957 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Carry on Quizzing 2006 Video Game Various Characters (uncredited)
On Location: The Carry Ons 2001 TV Movie documentary Various
Heroes of Comedy 2000 TV Series documentary
A Perfect Carry On 1998 TV Movie documentary
Stop Messin' About!: The Very Best of Kenneth Williams 1996 Video documentary Various Characters
Laugh with the Carry Ons 1993 TV Series
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue 1985 Video short Eli / Wild Billy / Jasper Bloodshy / ...
What a Carry On 1983-1984 TV Series Doctor Jim Kilmore Bertram Oliphant West Lord Darcy Pue
Carry on Laughing's Christmas Classics 1983 TV Special short Various Characters
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1982 TV Series Sir Mordred
Carry on Laughing 1981 TV Series Doctor Jimmy Nookey Doctor Jimmy Nookey - Opening Sequence Bertram Oliphant West
That's Carry On! 1977 Various Characters

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album for Children · David S. Rapkin (producer)
2001 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album For Children · David S. Rapkin (producer, as David Rapkin)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album for Children For the album "Peter Pan".
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album for Children For the album "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album for Children For the album "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix".
2000 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album For Children · Kathy Hale (producer)
1974 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1973)
1967 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Georgy Girl (1966) · Tom Springfield (music)
1967 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song Georgy Girl (1966) · Tom Springfield (music)
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Song Georgy Girl (1966) · Tom Springfield (music)

TitleSalary
Carry on Again Doctor (1969) £3,250
Carry on Doctor (1967) £3,000
Carry On... Follow That Camel (1967) £3,000
Carry On... Don't Lose Your Head (1966) £2,100
Carry on Cowboy (1965) £1,600
Carry on Cleo (1964) £1,000
Carry on Spying (1964) £450
Carry on Jack (1964) £150

#Quote
1 A career in the theatre demands so much commitment.
2 On 'Carry On' cast: I knew I was entering a clique. When we sat around talking that's when you relaxed with them. We would rehearse in each other's dressing room quite a bit, so that's where we got intimate. But I wasn't deep friends with any of them because I had to go home to see the kids rather than go out on the booze. I had no idea about the relationship that Sid (Sidney James) had with Barbara Windsor. Kenneth Williams was probably one of my better friends although he was a real sod at times.
3 The joy about the recording is that you are your own boss. You don't have a director telling you how to do it.
4 We talk about theatre museums filled with old costumes and things. What we also need is a theatre museum of the old routines on videotape. We are only the custodians of those techniques, and they should be preserved.
5 I feel if some kid has sat down and felt I'm important enough to write two pages of words to and take up a lot of his valuable time, then he deserves a few words back, or even a phone call as I have done on a few occasions.
6 There is no spray can called 'Instant Stardom', only talent can keep you at the top.
7 I remember certain people in the audience laughing and I wanted to ask: 'What are you laughing at? This isn't funny.' Now I realize that laughter can come from insecurity. They don't know how they should be feeling.
8 You cannot learn anything from success, you only learn from failure.
9 You've got to love the villain if you have to play him. You've got to find something that you can live with in yourself if you're going to play the villain in a play on stage.
10 I'd get more applause than some because I was just seventeen. If they didn't clap at the end of my act I would limp off stage and boy would they feel guilty. They would all burst into tremendous applause as they saw this poor cripple kid walking off.
11 I only travel to good material, a good director and a good company. I won't work in another country for a year any longer, because I have a lovely wife and I adore her and I can't bear to be away from her.
12 Good acting is consistency of performance.
13 I'd rather get a good clean laugh with good material, than an easy laugh by swearing or shocking. That's not clever or comedic, anybody can get a laugh that way, it's too easy.
14 I'm still a kid inside, and adventure is adventure wherever you find it.
15 It's a little like casting out hundreds of fishing lines into the audience. You start getting little bites, then more, then you hook a few, then more. Then you can start reeling them in and that's a loveliest feeling - the whole audience laughing with you.
16 When I was nine, we'd take a bus to the seaside. Coming back, we'd take turns entertaining, singing songs and the like. I tried some stand-up comedy. I had a captive audience in that bus. Then I realized I wanted to do more than that.


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