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List of Carry On films cast members

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This is a list of actors who have appeared in Carry On films.

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Regular cast

The following actors are considered to be the core members of the Carry On team:[1] Surviving cast members' names are in bold

  • Kenneth Williams (1926–1988) (25 films, and 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 (1930–2001) (24) first appeared in Carry On Nurse. She 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. She played a range of characters from jolly and assertive young women with sturdy moral standards (Camping, Loving) to sexy and lusty matrons – either desired (Again Doctor, At Your Convenience) or coarse and unattractive (Henry, Up the Khyber), to a chatty glutton (in Matron), a battleaxe wife (Cleo, Screaming) and an unattractive spinster (Doctor). 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 (1914–1988) (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. He also appeared in two of the four Carry On Christmas TV specials.
  • Sid James (1913–1976) (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. 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 (1918–1993) (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). 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 (1919–1979) (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. 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 (1922–1980) (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). 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 (1934–1993) (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. 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 (born 1935) (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 (1937–2020) (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 - usually by Sid James' character), some were easily swayed. 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 (1931–2005) (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. She also appeared in one episode of the Carry On Laughing TV series.
  • Jack Douglas (1927–2008) (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. 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 (1927–1994) (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 scenes for At Your Convenience and Abroad, which were not used in the finished films.[2]

Regular cast roles

Title Year Actor
Kenneth Williams Joan Sims Charles Hawtrey Sid James Kenneth Connor Peter Butterworth Hattie Jacques Bernard Bresslaw Jim Dale Barbara Windsor Patsy Rowlands Jack Douglas Terry Scott
Sergeant 1958 James Bailey - Peter Golightly - Horace Strong - Capt. Clark (medical officer) - - - - - Sgt. Paddy O'Brien
Nurse 1959 Oliver Reckitt Nurse Stella Dawson Humphrey Hinton - Bernie Bishop - Matron Ted York's feet (uncredited) - - - - -
Teacher 1959 Edwin Milton Sarah Allcock Michael Bean - Gregory Adams - Grace Short - - - - - -
Constable 1960 Const. Stanley Benson Policewoman Gloria Passworthy Special Const. Timothy Gorse Sgt. Frank Wilkins Const. Charlie Constable - Sgt. Laura Moon - - - - - -
Regardless 1961 Francis Courtenay Lily Duveen Gabriel Dimple Bert Handy Sam Twist - Frosty-faced sister - - - - - -
Cruising 1962 Leonard Marjoribanks - - Captain Wellington Crowther Dr Arthur Binn - - - - - - - -
Cabby 1963 - - Pint-Pot (Terry Tankard) Charlie Hawkins Ted Watson - Peggy Hawkins - Expectant Father - - - -
Jack 1963 Captain Fearless - Walter - - - - - "Carrier" - - - -
Spying 1964 Desmond Simpkins - Charlie Bind - - - - - Carstairs Daphne Honeybutt aka Agent Brown Cow - - -
Cleo 1964 Julius Caesar Calpurnia Seneca Mark Antony Hengist Pod - - - Horsa - - - -
Cowboy 1965 Judge Burke Belle Armitage Big Heap Johnny Finger / The Rumpo Kid - Doc - Little Heap Marshall P Knutt - - - -
Screaming! 1966 Dr. Watt Emily Bung Dan Dann - - Const. Slobotham - Sockett Albert - - - -
Don't Lose Your Head 1966 Citizen Camembert Desiree Dubarry Duc De Pommfrit Sir Rodney Ffing / The Black Fingernail - Citizen Bidet - - Lord Darcy Pue - - - -
Follow That Camel 1967 Cmdnt. Burger Zig-Zig Capt. Le Pice - - Simpson - Sheikh Abdul Abulbul Bertram Oliphant 'Bo' West - - - -
Doctor 1967 Dr. Kenneth Tinkle Chloe Gibson Mr. Barron Charlie Roper - Mr. Smith Matron Ken Biddle Dr. James Kilmore Nurse Sandra May - - -
Up the Khyber 1968 Randy Lal, The Khasi of Kalabar Lady Joan Ruff-Diamond Pvt. James Widdle Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond - Brother Belcher - Bungdit Din - - - - Sgt. Maj. Macnutt
Camping 1969 Dr. Kenneth Soaper Joan Fussey Charlie Muggins Sid Boggle - Joshua Fiddler Miss Haggerd Bernie Lugg - Babs - - Peter Potter
Again Doctor 1969 Frederick Carver Ellen Moore Dr. Ernest Stoppidge Gladstone Screwer - "Shuffling Patient" Miss Soaper, the Matron - Dr. Jimmy Nookey Goldie Locks Miss Fosdick - -
Up the Jungle 1970 - Lady Evelyn Bagley King Tonka / Walter Bagley Bill Boosey Claude Chumley - - Upsidasi - - - - Cecil the Jungle Boy
Loving 1970 Percival Snooper Esme Crowfoot James Bedsop Sidney Bliss - "Sinister Client" Sophie Bliss/Plummett Gripper Burke - - Miss Dempsey - Terence Philpot
Henry 1971 Thomas Cromwell Queen Marie of Normandy Sir Roger de Lodgerley King Henry VIII Lord Hampton of Wick Charles, Earl of Bristol - - - Bettina Queen - Cardinal Wolsey
At Your Convenience 1971 W C Boggs Chloe Moore Charles Coote Sid Plummer - - Beattie Plummer Bernie Hulke - - Hortence Withering - Mr Allcock (scenes deleted)
Matron 1972 Sir Bernard Cutting Mrs. Tidey Dr. F A Goode Sid Carter Mr. Tidey - Matron Ernie Bragg - Nurse Susan Ball Evelyn Banks "Twitching Father" Dr. Prodd
Abroad 1972 Stuart Farquhar Cora Flange Eustace Tuttle Vic Flange Stanley Blunt Pepe Floella Brother Bernard - Sadie Tomkins Miss Dobbs Harry Irate Wundatours Customer
(scenes deleted)
Girls 1973 - Connie Philpotts - Sidney Fiddler Mayor Frederick Bumble The Admiral - Peter Potter - Hope Springs (Muriel Bloggs) Mildred Bumble William -
Dick 1974 Desmond Fancey Madame Desiree - Reverend Flasher / Dick Turpin Constable Tom Martha Hoggett Sir Roger Daley - Harriett / Harry Mrs. Giles Sgt. Jock Strapp -
Behind 1975 Prof. Roland Crump Daphne Barnes - - Maj. Leep Barnes - Arthur Upmore - - Linda Upmore Ernie Bragg -
England 1976 - Pvt. Ffoukes Sharpe - - Capt. S. Melly Maj. Carstairs - - - - - Bombardier Ready -
That's... 1977 Presenter archive archive archive archive archive archive archive archive Presenter - - archive
Emmannuelle 1978 Emile Prevert Mrs. Dangle - - Leyland/Voice of Harry Hernia Richmond - - - - - Lyons -
Columbus 1992 - - - - - - - - Christopher Columbus - - Marco the Cereal Killer -
Count 26 25 24 20 18 17 15 15 12 10 9 8 9

Recurring cast members

This section looks at actors who starred or had at least one significant supporting role in at least one Carry On film plus at least one other supporting role, and those actors who appeared in at least four or more films in small or supporting roles. Surviving cast members' names are in bold

  • Michael Nightingale (1922–1999) (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 (1931–2013) (11) usually had supporting roles. He occasionally played the villain, (Cabby, Jack, Don't Lose Your Head). He returned for Columbus.
  • Marianne Stone (1922–2009) (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 (born 1934) (8) was a regular stuntman and small-part actor during much of the series. His most substantial role was as 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 (1905–1984) (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 (born 1944) (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 (1909–1974) (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 (born 1937) (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 (1932–2008) (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 (1920–1973) (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.
  • Simon Cain (1938–2019) (6) had three credited roles (Cowboy, Again Doctor and At Your Convenience) as well as three uncredited ones (Follow That Camel, Doctor and Up the Khyber).
  • Sally Douglas (1941–2001) (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 (in which she has less than five minutes of screen time and is unconscious, having neither dialogue nor action), whilst her work on Jack, Spying, and Cleo went uncredited.
  • Lucy Griffiths (1919–1982) (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 (born 1943) (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 (1943–2020) (6) usually played supporting roles, such as Dawn Brakes in Girls.
  • Derek Francis (1923–1984) (6) played a wide range of supporting characters, from country yokels (Camping) to authority figures (Doctor)
  • Brian Osborne (1940–2021) (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 (1901–1987) (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 (1919–1988) (5) was frequently cast in small roles (almost a bit part in Convenience), notably as Joan Sims' busybody mother in Camping
  • Tom Clegg (1927–1996) (5), usually in minor roles as 'heavies', but played a major role in Screaming as the Frankenstein's Monster parody, Oddbod.
  • Ed Devereaux (1925–2003) (5) was an Australian-born actor who appeared in Sergeant, Nurse, Jack, Regardless, and Cruising.
  • Patrick Durkin (1936–2009) (5) gave his powerfully built support in Sergeant, Nurse, Spying, and Dick. His role in Cowboy was uncredited.
  • Joan Hickson (1906–1998) (5) The Miss Marple actress appeared in Nurse, Constable, Regardless, Loving and Girls.
  • David Lodge (1921–2003) (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 (1928–2018) (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 (1928–1993) (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 (1918–2001) (5) appeared in Spying, Screaming, and Emmannuelle, with uncredited appearances in Cabby and Cleo.
  • Patricia Franklin (born 1942) (5) appeared in Girls, Camping, Loving, Behind and England.
  • Michael Ward (1909–1997) (5) brought a superb effete touch to Regardless, Cabby, Cleo, Screaming, and Don't Lose Your Head.
  • Leslie Phillips (1924–2022) (4) 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.
  • Eric Barker (1912–1990) (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 (born 1938) (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 (born 1944) (4) added some uncredited Parisian-born glamour to Cabby, Jack, Follow That Camel, and Up The Khyber.
  • Bill Owen (1914–1999) (4) Early Carry On regular who made his final appearance in Cabby
  • Terence Longdon (1922–2011) (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 (1925–2018) (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 (1905–1972) (4) Australian actress who had small roles in Constable & Regardless and had larger roles in Cruising & Cabby.
  • Larry Dann (born 1941) (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 (1930–2018) (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 (1934–2009) (4) made her first appearance in Cruising. Also appeared in Spying, Doctor and Camping.
  • Angela Douglas (born 1940) (4) played leading roles in Cowboy, Screaming, Follow that Camel and Up the Khyber.
  • Julian Orchard (1930–1979) (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 (1908–1992) (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 (born 1946) (4) played the female romantic leads in Up the Jungle, Loving and At Your Convenience and a large supporting role Matron.
  • Jon Pertwee (1919–1996) (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 (1944–2019) (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 (1929–2018) (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 (born 1931) (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.[citation needed]
  • Bernard Cribbins (1928–2022) (3) played lead roles in Jack and Spying. Returned for Columbus.
  • Shirley Eaton (born 1937) (3) played the original female lead in Sergeant & Nurse and returned for a smaller role in Constable.
  • Sally Geeson (born 1950) (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 (1902–1980) (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 (1928–1999) (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 (born 1935) (2) had a supporting role as Anthea in Cabby and the more substantial role of the title character in Cleo.
  • Windsor Davies (1930–2019) (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 (1927–2018) (2) had a supporting role in Regardless and a lead role in Screaming, as the seductive vampiress Valeria.
  • Anita Harris (born 1942) (2) had a substantial role in Doctor, followed by a smaller, but memorable, appearance in Follow That Camel
  • Carol Hawkins (born 1949) (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 (1920–1992) (2) had two large supporting roles in Jack and Cowboy.
  • Frankie Howerd (1917–1992) (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 (1928–2010) (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 (1920–2000) (2) played the Chaplain in Doctor and a more significant role as the Brigadier in England.
  • Rosalind Knight (1933–2020) (2) brings some polish to Nurse and a starring role in Teacher.
  • Diane Langton (born 1947) (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 (1928–2001) (2) had a minor role as a camp TV presenter in Girls and a central role in Abroad
  • Betty Marsden (1919–1998) (2) had a small role as a femme fatale in Regardless and a major role in Camping
  • Richard O'Callaghan (born 1940) (2) played the male romantic lead in Loving and At Your Convenience.

Recurring actors in main roles

Title Year Actor
Shirley Eaton Eric Barker Bill Owen Terence Longdon Leslie Phillips June Whitfield Esma Cannon Liz Fraser Dilys Laye Angela Douglas Jacki Piper Kenneth Cope Bernard Cribbins
Sergeant 1958 Mary Sage Capt. Potts Corp. Bill Copping Miles Heywood - - - - - - - - -
Nurse 1959 Staff Nurse Dorothy Denton - Percy Hickson Ted York Jack Bell Meg - - - - - - -
Teacher 1959 - - - - Alistair Grigg - - - - - - - -
Constable 1960 Sally Barry Inspector Mills - Herbert Hall Const. Tom Potter - Deaf Old Lady - - - - - -
Regardless 1961 - - Mike Weston Montgomery Infield-Hopping - - Miss Cooling Delia King - - - - -
Cruising 1962 - - - - - - Bridget Madderley Glad Trimble Flo Castle - - - -
Cabby 1963 - - Smiley Sims - - - Flo Sims Sally - - - - -
Jack 1963 - - - - - - - - - - - Walk-On
Albert Poop-Decker
Spying 1964 - The Chief - - - - - - Lila - - - Harold Crump (aka Blue Bottle)
Cleo 1964 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cowboy 1965 - - - - - - - - - Annie Oakley - - -
Screaming! 1966 - - - - - - - - - Doris Mann - - -
Don't Lose Your Head 1966 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Follow That Camel 1967 - - - - - - - - - Lady Jane Ponsonby - - -
Doctor 1967 - - - - - - - - Mavis Winkle - - - -
Up the Khyber 1968 - - - - - - - - - Princess Jehli - - -
Camping 1969 - - - - - - - - Anthea Meeks - - - -
Again Doctor 1969 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Up the Jungle 1970 - - - - - - - - - - June - -
Loving 1970 - - - - - - - - - - Sally Martin - -
Henry 1971 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
At Your Convenience 1971 - - - - - - - - - - Myrtle Plummer Vic Spanner -
Matron 1972 - - - - - - - - - - Sister Cyril Carter -
Abroad 1972 - - - - - Evelyn Blunt - - - - - - -
Girls 1973 - - - - - Augusta Prodworthy - - - - - - -
Dick 1974 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Behind 1975 - - - - - - - Sylvia Ramsden - - - - -
England 1976 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
That's... 1977 archive archive archive archive archive archive archive - archive archive archive archive archive
Emmannuelle 1978 - Ancient General - - - - - - - - - - -
Columbus 1992 - - - - King Ferdinand Queen Isabella - - - - - - Mordecai Mendoza

Notable recurring actors

Title Year Actor
Michael Nightingale Peter Gilmore Marianne Stone Julian Holloway Cyril Chamberlain Anthony Sagar Lucy Griffiths Valerie Leon Margaret Nolan Joan Hickson Bill Maynard
Sergeant 1958 - - - - Gun Sergeant Stores Sergeant - - - - -
Nurse 1959 - - Mrs Alice Able - Bert Able First Ambulance Man Trolley Lady - - Sister -
Teacher 1959 - - - - Alf Hodgson - - - - - -
Constable 1960 - - Miss Horton
(voice dub; uncredited)
- Sgt. Thurston Angry Customer
Miss Horton - - Mrs May -
Regardless 1961 Wine Bystander
- - - Policeman Bus Conductor Auntie
- - Matron -
Cruising 1962 - - - - Tom Tree Cook - - - - -
Cabby 1963 Businessman Dancy - - Sarge - - - - - -
Jack 1963 Town Crier Patch, the Pirate Captain
(a.k.a. Roger)
Peg - - - - - - - -
Spying 1964 - - - - Bit Part
- - - - - -
Cleo 1964 Ancient Briton Galley Master - - - - - - - - -
Cowboy 1965 Bank Manager Henchman Curly - - - - - - Miss Jones - -
Screaming! 1966 - - Mrs Parker - - Policeman - - - - -
Don't Lose Your Head 1966 Locket Man
Citizen Robespierre Landlady - - - - - - - -
Follow That Camel 1967 Nightingale, the butler
Capt. Humphrey Bagshaw - Ticket Collector - - - - - - -
Doctor 1967 - Henry Mother Doctor Simmons - - Miss Morrison - - - -
Up the Khyber 1968 - Pvte. Ginger Hale - Major Shorthouse - - - Hospitality Girl
- - -
Camping 1969 Man in Cinema - - Jim Tanner - - - Miss Dobbin - - -
Again Doctor 1969 - Henry - - - - Old Lady with Headphones Deirdre Filkington-Battermore - - -
Up the Jungle 1970 - - - - - - - Leda - - -
Loving 1970 - - - Adrian - Man in Hospital Woman
(scenes deleted)
- - Mrs Grubb Mr Dreery
Henry 1971 - King Francis of France - Sir Thomas - Heckler
(scenes deleted)
- - Buxom Lass - Guy Fawkes
At Your Convenience 1971 - - Maudie Roger
- - - - Popsy - Fred Moore
Matron 1972 Pearson - Mrs Putzova
(scenes deleted)
- - - - Jane Darling Mrs Tucker - Freddy
Abroad 1972 - - - - - - - - - - Mr Fiddler
(scenes deleted)
Girls 1973 City Gent on Tube
- Miss Drew - - - - Paula Perkins / Patricia Potter
(dubbed by June Whitfield)
Dawn Brakes Mrs Dukes -
Dick 1974 Squire Trelawney - Maggie - - - - - Lady Daley - Bodkin
Behind 1975 - - Mrs Rowan - - - Lady with Hat
- - - -
England 1976 Officer - - Major Butcher - - - - - - -
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Emmannuelle 1978 Police Commissioner - - - - - - - - - -
Columbus 1992 - Governor of the Canaries - - - - - - - - -

Other actors in leading roles

Surviving cast members' names are in bold.

Other actors in supporting and minor roles

(In alphabetical order) Surviving cast members' names are in bold.

  • Vincent Ball (born 1923) (2) had supporting roles in Cruising and Follow that Camel
  • Gloria Best (Unknown) (3) added some unaccredited glamour to Spying, Cleo and Cowboy.
  • Bruce Boa (1930–2004) (1) Emmannuelle.
  • Martin Boddey (1907–1975) (2) appears in avuncular mode in Sergeant and Nurse.
  • Wilfred Brambell (1912-1985) (1) as a patient in Carry On Again Doctor.
  • Johnny Briggs (1935–2021) (3) had small, unaccredited roles in Up The Khyber and Behind (in which the role of his Plasterer mostly hit the cutting room floor). He had a larger role as Melly's Driver in England. He also appeared in one episode of the Carry On Laughing TV series.
  • Ronnie Brody (1918–1991) (2) made his first unaccredited appearance in Don't Lose Your Head, followed up by the small role of Henry in Loving. Brody also appeared in 2 episodes of the Carry On Laughing TV series.
  • Ray Brooks (born 1939) (1) had a sizeable supporting role in Abroad.
  • Jeremy Bulloch (1945–2020) (1) made an unaccredited appearance as a schoolboy in Teacher.
  • Gerald Campion (1921–2002) (1) had a sizeable supporting role in Sergeant.
  • Brian Capron (born 1947) (0), the future Coronation Street baddie does not appear in any Carry On films. He does, however, feature in two episodes of the Carry On Laughing TV series.
  • Patrick Cargill (1918–1996) (2) appeared in Regardless and Jack. Carry On Nurse is based in part on the stage play Ring For Catty which he co-wrote with Jack Beale. Three years later Peter Rogers used the same play as the basis for his film Twice Round The Daffodils.
  • John Carlin (1929–2017) (2) made just two small appearances in the film series (in England and Emmannuelle). However, before these roles he had been seen as a semi-regular performer (frequently 'camping it up') in the Carry On Laughing TV series, notching up six episodes.
  • Norman Chappell (1925–1983) (2) made his Carry On debut in Cabby in a role originally offered to Kenneth Williams. When Williams refused it, the part of the Shop Steward was decreased and offered to Chappell. His other appearance was in Henry. He was also to appear in Loving, but his part was edited out of the film before release. He was more of a regular performer in the Carry On Laughing TV series where he made 7 appearances.
  • Peggy Ann Clifford (1921–1986) (1) was Tony Hancock's regular, female, television sparring partner, and makes an unaccredited guest appearance in Cleo.
  • David Davenport (born 1950) (3) was a former ballet dancer whose major Carry On contribution was in the significant supporting role of Bilius the bodyguard in Cleo. He also appeared in Don't Lose Your Head and Henry.
  • Francis de Wolff (1913–1984) (1) put in a supporting role in Cleo.
  • Noel Dyson (1916–1995) (2) was everyone's favourite nanny in Father, Dear Father, and a founder cast member in Coronation Street. She appeared in Constable and Cabby.
  • Heather Emmanuel (Unknown) (2) made uncredited appearances as native girls in Again Doctor and Up the Jungle.
  • E. V. H. Emmett (1902-1971) (1) brought his newsreading authority to the narrator of Cleo. Although several other films in the series used a narrator, none used them as effectively as Cleo where the conceit runs throughout the film. Emmett was the only person to get credited for narrating a Carry On film. He had previously been a Gaumont British News newsreader and commentator, and also provided narration for the first series of Dad's Army.
  • Hilda Fenemore (1914–2004) (2) had a main part in Nurse as a snob's loud-mouthed wife, and had a cameo appearance in Constable as a woman who wanted to use the public convenience. She is best remembered as Ivy, the cleaner in Are You Being Served?.
  • Charles Fleischer (born 1950) (1) Columbus.
  • Joanna Ford (Unknown) (2) added some unaccredited sex-appeal to Cabby and Cleo.
  • Judith Furse (1912–1974) (3) brought her personality to Regardless, Cabby, and, most memorably, as Dr Crow in Spying, the film's take on the traditional Bond villain. For the latter role her voice was redubbed by John Bluthal in order to give the character a more asexual sound.
  • Fred Griffiths (1912–1994) (3) appears as an ambulance man in Nurse, and as a taxi driver in Regardless and Loving.
  • Sheila Hancock (born 1933) (1) lends her comic support to Cleo as Hengist Pod's wife Senna.
  • Irene Handl (1901–1987) (2) appeared in Nurse and Constable.
  • Sherrie Hewson (born 1950) (1) appeared in the large supporting role of Carol in Behind. However, she also made 4 appearances in the Carry On Laughing TV series.
  • Linda Hooks (born 1952) (3) the former Miss Great Britain had small glamorous roles in 3 later films, plus two appearances in episodes on the Carry On Laughing TV series.
  • Geoffrey Hughes (2 February 1944 – 27 July 2012) (1) played Willie in Carry on at your Convenience.
  • Laraine Humphrys (born 1953) (2) brought glamour to Girls and Dick. Laraine also appeared in the 1975 Carry On Christmas TV special.
  • Wilfrid Hyde-White (1903–1991) (1) has a significant guest role in Nurse.
  • Brian Jackson (1931–2022) (1) Second recruit in Sergeant.
  • Vivienne Johnson (born 1946) (1) is only credited with appearing in England. However, the previous year had seen her make three significant appearances in the Carry On Laughing TV series.
  • Elizabeth Knight (1944–2005) (2) makes eye-catching appearances in Camping (as Jane), and Again Doctor (as Nurse Willing).
  • Ian Lavender (born 1946) (1) has a large supporting role in Behind.
  • George Layton (born 1943) (1) was probably best known at the time for playing Dr Paul Collier in the Doctor... TV series. In Behind he makes a 'gag' appearance as a Doctor. He also co-wrote an unused script for a potential Carry On film in the 1980s.
  • Tutte Lemkow (1918–1991) (1) brought his distinctive face to British film and television productions for 40 years. Sadly, his only Carry On contribution was as an unaccredited walk-on in Spying.
  • John Levene (born 1941) (0) made an unaccredited 'gag' appearance in one of the Carry On Laughing TV episodes. Best known for playing UNIT soldier Corporal Benton in Doctor Who, he appears briefly as a mediaeval soldier in the episode The Baron Outlook. He did not appear in any of the films.
  • Harry Locke (1913–1987) (3) was a well-used supporting artist within the British film industry. His 3 Carry On appearances are all in medical comedies: Nurse, Doctor, and Again Doctor.
  • Reuben Martin (born 1921) (2) played gorillas in both Up The Jungle and Emmannuelle (the latter unaccredited). He also donned his gorilla suit for an episode of the TV Carry On Laughing series.
  • Derek Martinus (1931–2014) (1) appeared in just one of the series, Sergeant. He went on to become a TV director of note, directing (amongst other things) 9 episodes of William Hartnell era Doctor Who, 17 further episodes of Doctor Who, and 2 episodes of Blake's 7.
  • Larry Martyn (1934–1994) (2) had small roles in Convenience and Behind.
  • Rik Mayall (1958–2014) (1) Columbus.
  • William Mervyn (1912–1976) (3) has cameo roles in Follow That Camel, Again Doctor, and Henry.
  • Olive Milbourne (1909-1994) (1) later found fame as Terry's mum in The Likely Lads (on both TV and radio), and its sequel Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads, but an early unaccredited appearance was as a sexy GlamCab driver in Cabby.
  • Larry Miller (born 1953) (1) Columbus.
  • Warren Mitchell (1926–2015) (1) made an entertaining, single appearance in Cleo. He went on to create the role of Alf Garnett for writer Johnny Speight.
  • Trisha Noble (1944–2021) (1) had a large supporting role in Camping, but her role was decreased during editing.
  • Cecil Parker (1897–1971) (1) makes a guest appearance topping-and-tailing Jack.
  • Daniel Peacock (born 1958) (1) Columbus.
  • Ambrosine Phillpotts (1912–1980) (2) brings an aristocratic air to Regardless and Cabby.
  • Eric Pohlmann (1913–1979) (2) brings something sinister to Regardless, and shines in the supporting role of a foreign spy in Spying.
  • Adrienne Posta (born 1949) (1) Appeared in Behind as Norma Baxter.
  • Brian Rawlinson (1931–2000) (3) appeared in Cruising, Cleo and Cowboy.
  • Linda Regan (born 1949) (1) appears as one of the ATS girls in England. Six years earlier she had also appeared uncredited in the 1970 Carry On Again Christmas TV special.
  • Beryl Reid (1919–1996) (1) made a guest appearance in Emmannuelle.
  • Wendy Richard (1943–2009) (2) made her Carry On film debut in Matron, following it up with a larger supporting role in Girls. However, two years earlier she had also appeared in the 1970 Carry On Christmas TV special.
  • Anton Rodgers (1933–2007) (2) appeared in Cruising and Jack.
  • Carole Shelley (1939–2018) (2) brought 'ditzy' glamour to Regardless and Cabby.
  • Vicki Smith (Unknown) (3) added unaccredited sex-appeal to Spying, Cleo, and Cowboy.
  • Yutte Stensgaard (born 1946) (1) made an unaccredited appearance in Again Doctor as a nurse. She also filmed a scene for Loving alongside Dad's Army star James Beck, but their scene was removed from the film before release.
  • Jimmy Thompson (1925–2005) (3) appeared in Regardless and Jack, with a large supporting role in Cruising in the middle.
  • Bob Todd (1921–1992) (1) makes an unaccredited 'gag' appearance in Again Doctor. He also appeared in the 1970 Carry On Again Christmas TV special.
  • Nikki van der Zyl (1935–2021) (2) was one of British cinema's most prolific voice-over artistes, dubbing many of the original Bond girls (including Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger). She appears unaccredited in two of the films, none of them dubbing work. In Cleo she doubles for Amanda Barrie when Cleo is rolled out of her carpet, whilst in Don't Lose Your Head she provides stunt work and appears as the messenger who brings a letter to Charles Hawtrey at the start of the film when he is about to be executed.
  • Wanda Ventham (born 1935) (2) has an unaccredited cameo in Cleo, and a slightly larger role as the Khasi's first wife in Up The Khyber.
  • Kenneth Waller (1927–2000) (1) stepped into the role of the Barman in Behind at the last minute replacing the now unavailable Chris Gannon.
  • Brian Wilde (1927-2008) (1) appeared briefly as a salesman in Doctor but his scenes in Henry were deleted. Later became well-known to television viewers as a sitcom actor.


  1. ^ "The Whippit Inn : Carry On People". Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  2. ^ Robert Ross, ITV-DVD edition (Trivia Notes)

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