Sunday 19 April 2015

Carry On Voting!

One of the things I want to do with this blog is turn the spotlight onto some of the supporting actors who appeared time and time again in the Carry On films without becoming as famous as the regulars.

I intend to continue dedicating separate blogs to these wonderful actors but in the meantime I thought it would be interesting to give you the chance to vote on which supporting actor is your all time favourite. I have selected five actors and five actresses who made several notable appearances in the Carry Ons during their lifespan. I know there are loads to choose from but I decided to limit the poll options to ten so the choice doesn't boggle your mind too much!

Cyril Chamberlain appeared in the first seven Carry Ons, making him a reliable presence during the Hudis years. Peter Gilmore clocked up no less than eleven appearances while Joan Hickson appeared in five of the films. Julian Holloway turned up in eight roles, starting with Doctor in 1967 and ending in 1976 with a cameo in England. Glamorous Valerie Leon clocked up six Carry Ons, most notably Up The Jungle and Girls.

Bill Maynard began his Carry On career in 1970 with Loving, notching up four more performances in the series. Margaret Nolan is well known for her glamorous performances in six of the films, perhaps most famously Carry On Girls. Patsy Rowlands provided excellent support in nine Carry Ons, with Convenience, Girls and Behind being her best roles. Marianne Stone, a supporting actor in hundreds of films, clocked up eleven memorable Carry On cameos even though one of them hit the cutting room floor.  Finally, legendary character actor Michael Ward filmed his first Carry On with Regardless in 1961 making appearances in four further films until Don't Lose Your Head in 1966. 

Please feel free to comment below if you think someone else in particular has been missed off or is due for special recognition in the future.

In the meantime, please select your favourite actor or actress from the options below. I'll keep the poll open for a couple of weeks and reveal the result in due course! 

So, Carry On Voting!

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