Thursday 23 February 2017

What a Carry On at the ODP Autograph Show!


As you may know I like to blog updates on when some of your favourite Carry On actors are appearing at events and conventions. It's only in the past year or so that I've discovered the joy of fan conventions and if you can along to one I really recommend you give it a go.

On 20th May the "Our Disappearing Planet" Autograph Show will take place in Stevenage in Hertfordshire. There is a very varied guest list providing something (or should that be someone) for everyone. And of course there is some Carry On representation. The wonderful Melvyn Hayes, probably most famous for his role in the 1970s BBC sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum, will be in attendance. Melvyn starred in Carry On England and made several appearances in the ATV Carry On Laughing television series.


Also in attendance will be the glamorous star of many a British comedy and horror classic, the lovely Madeline Smith. Madeline is well known for her appearance in the James Bond film Live and Let Die as well as The Vampire Lovers and Up Pompeii. For Carry On fans, there's her memorable cameo in Carry On Matron. Next up is the lovely Georgina Moon. Probably best remembered for her role in the television series UFO, Georgina also appeared in Carry On Camping and Carry On Behind.

And last but not least is Wanda Ventham, or Mummy Cumberbatch as she's known these days. Wanda has enjoyed a long career on stage and screen and appeared in both Carry On Cleo and Carry On Up The Khyber, as well as a further role in the Rogers and Thomas film The Big Job in 1965.


Also in attendance will be the lovely Judy Matheson, a great friend to this blog. Judy has appeared in classic horror films such as Twins of Evil and Lust for a Vampire, the comedy film Confessions of a Window Cleaner and wonderful television shows such as Coronation Street, The Professionals, The Sweeney and Citizen Smith. She has recently made a return to acting in the Misty Moon short film Frankula, co-starring David Barry and Caroline Munro. You can find out more about that film

I hope everyone involved has a great day on 20 May. The Autograph Show will run from 10am - 5pm at the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. You can find out more here


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