Sunday 4 March 2018

Carry On Originals: Don McCorkindale

This is part of a new series of blogs looking back at the stars of the original Carry On film, Carry On Sergeant. 2018 marks 60 years since Sergeant was made and released so what better time to turn the focus on all those brilliant actors who brought our favourite series of comedy films to life?

We're continuing with an actor who played small parts in two early Carry Ons, Don McCorkindale.

Role in Carry On Sergeant: Third Recruit

Other Carry On roles: Tubby, a member of Peter Gilmore's gang in Carry On Cabby

Other notable film performances: Conrad in Taxi! (1970); Gringo in Three Bullets for a Long Gun (1971); Albert Carter in Layer Cake (2004) and Sir Rowland Brass in The Silver Goat (2011).

Best remembered for: Many roles on the small screen with credits including Grange Hill, Coronation Street, Juliet Bravo and EastEnders.

Did you know?: Don has played five different characters in the long running ITV police drama series, The Bill, between 1990 and 1999.

What happened to him?: Born in London in 1939, Don is still a working actor today.

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