Sunday, 20 November 2016

The A - Z of Carry On Supporting Actors - Kenneth Waller


This is the latest in a brand new series for Carry On Blogging. It might be slightly ambitious, but I'm going to attempt to do a run through the alphabet of some of the more interesting Carry On supporting actors. One of the reasons I set up this blog was to turn the spotlight on some of the lesser known Carry On actors who nevertheless played an important role in the success of the film series. 

Today we continue with the next letter in the alphabet, W and W is for Kenneth Waller.

Carry On films: Kenneth Waller only appeared in one film in the series, as the Barman in the clubhouse sequences in Carry On Behind in 1975. 


Best known for: Waller is best known for playing long running roles in two highly successful BBC sitcoms. First of all, playing Old Mr Grace in Are You Being Served? from 1981 until 1985 and then following that up with another old man role as Grandad in Carla Lane's hugely successful 1980s Liverpudlian comedy Bread, between 1986-1991. 

Did you know: In 1988 Kenneth Waller joined the cast of the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, playing the father of established character Curly Watts.

What are they up to now: Sadly Kenneth passed away at the age of 72 on the 28th January 2000.


Stay tuned for the next entry in my A - Z of Carry On Supporting Actors! 

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