Thursday 30 June 2016

The A - Z of Carry On Supporting Actors: Vivienne Johnson

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, J and J is for Vivienne Johnson.

Carry On films: Vivienne Johnson was a late addition to the Carry On team, joining the fun at Pinewood for one of the later films in the series, playing Freda in Carry On England in 1976.


Also appeared in: Vivienne also appeared in three episodes of the Carry On Laughing ATV television series in 1975. She played Teeny in And in my Lady's Chamber and Who Needs Kitchener? and Freda Filey in The Case of the Coughing Parrot.

Best known for: Playing Mr Grace's Nurse in 22 episodes of Are You Being Served? between 1978 and 1981.

Did you know: Vivienne teamed up again with Carry On co-star Peter Butterworth for the 1977 comedy series Odd Man Out, playing Marilyn in this John Inman vehicle.


What are they up to now: Now retired from acting, Vivienne teaches drama in schools in Essex.

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

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