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Kenneth Williams (I) (1926–1988)


The acting bug bit Kenneth Williams when, as a student, his English teacher suggested he try out for a school play. He found that he enjoyed it tremendously, but when he raised the possibility at home of becoming an actor, his father forbade it. Williams was eventually sent to art school in London in 1941. In 1944 he was drafted into the army, and... See full bio »

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Known For

Follow That Camel Commandant Maximilian Burger
(1967)
Carry on Cleo Julius Caesar
(1964)
Don't Lose Your Head Citizen Camembert
(1967)
Carry on Screaming! Doctor Orlando Watt
(1966)

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 2006 Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (TV Movie) (book "The Kenneth Williams Diaries")
 1983 An Audience with Kenneth Williams (TV Special)
  International Cabaret (TV Series) (special material - 56 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (writer - 8 episodes, 1974)
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 1971 Meanwhile on BBC2 (TV Series) (script - 10 episodes)
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 1970 The Kenneth Williams Show (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Wilderness of Monkeys", York, England, UK. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

It was Noël Coward whose technique I envied and tried to emulate. I collected all his records and writing. See more »

Trivia:

Williams publicly insisted that he was celibate, but in private found his homosexuality difficult for him to deal with. Was good friends with gay playwright Joe Orton and his companion Kenneth Halliwell, and performed in Orton's play "Loot" in 1965. Halliwell later murdered Orton in 1967 in a fit of rage with a hammer. See more »

Trademark:

Flaring nostrils & a nasal 'posh' accent

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Pisces

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