Tuesday 5 January 2016

Who is your favourite Carry On Actor?

I love interacting with fellow Carry On fans on social media. Pretty much right from the start of this blog I have involved fellow fans in some of my posts and this is something I'd like to continue in 2016. 

As Peter Butterworth was keen to point out in Carry On Abroad, you have choices!! As well as the usual Fan of the Week posts and Guest Blogs, I'm starting a new feature:

Tell me who your favourite Carry On actor is and why

We all have our favourites and it's completely down to personal taste. You all know I adore Joan Sims, Jim Dale and Kenneth Williams. I'd love you to get in touch and tell me who your favourite Carry On actor or actress is and why. It can be someone from the main team, a supporting actor or even a guest star.

Whoever it is, I want to know why they are your favourite. You may want to tell me what your favourite performance from this actor is, your favourite Carry On character and what other work you have enjoyed seeing them in. You can also, if you are feeling controversial, tell me who your least favourite Carry On actor or actress is and why! It's up to you!

So get in touch via carryonfan15@gmail.com and tell me! 

You can follow me on Twitter @CarryOnJoan 


  1. My favourite Carry On actor has to be Charles Hawtrey...there was something quite unique about him and his career from appearing in those early Will Hay films and classics like Passport to Pimlico up to the last of the best Carry Ons covered the golden period of British comedy cinema. He had the ability, shared by very few (Oliver Hardy was one) who could look directly at the camera and lose nothing of his comic persona. The tiny things he'd do, the coughs, the double takes, the raised eyebrows were all timed to perfection. Carry On films just don't seem like Carry On films without him!

    1. Thanks Martin. Yes I agree Charles Hawtrey was completely unique. He could leave his mark in one of the films even in the smallest of supporting performances. A great talent and such a shame the way he departed the series.

  2. Kenneth Connor would take this. After him, I would say Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw, Barbara Windsor, Jim Dale, Angela Douglas, Sid James, Peter Butterworth, Liz Fraser, etc.