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Sid James

Sid James (born Solomon Joel Cohen; 8 May 1913 – 26 April 1976) was a South African-born English-based actor and comedian. He made his name as Tony Hancock's co-star in Hancock's Half Hour and also starred in the popular Carry On films. He was known for his trademark "dirty laugh" and lascivious persona. Bruce Forsyth summed up his talent thus: "He was a natural at being natural." Description above from the Wikipedia article Sid James, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 8, 1913 In Hillbrow, Johannesburg, Union of South Africa
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Black Memory 1947-07-01
Latest Project:
Series ITV Christmas Comedy 1983-04-23
Known For
Poster of Carry On Camping
Poster of Two in Clover
Poster of The Adventures of William Tell
Poster of Hell Drivers
Series ITV Christmas Comedy Unknown 1983-04-23
Movie To See Such Fun Unknown 1977-11-01
Series Carry On Laughing 1975-01-04
Movie Carry On Dick Big Dick Turpin / Reverend Flasher 1974-02-01
Movie Carry on Christmas Santa (Mr Belcher) / Seed Pod / Sir Henry / Sgt Ball / Robin Hood. 1973-12-24
Movie Carry On Girls Sidney Fiddler 1973-11-09
Movie Carry On Matron Sid Carter 1972-05-05
Movie Bless This House Sid Abbott 1972-01-01
Movie Carry On Abroad Vic Flange 1972-12-01
Movie Carry On Henry King Henry VIII 1971-01-01
Series Bless This House Sid Abbott 1971-02-02
Movie Carry On at Your Convenience Sid Plummer 1971-12-10
Movie Carry On Up the Jungle Bill Boosey 1970-01-03
Movie Carry on Again Christmas Long John Sil 1970-12-24
Movie Carry On Loving Sidney Bliss 1970-09-20
Series Two in Clover Unknown 1969-02-18
Movie Carry On Camping Sid Boggle 1969-05-29
Movie Carry on Christmas Ebenezer Scrooge 1969-12-24
Series Carry On Christmas Specials 1969-12-24
Movie Carry On Again Doctor Gladstone Screwer 1969-12-05
Movie Carry On Up the Khyber Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond 1968-11-28
Movie Carry On Doctor Charlie Roper 1967-12-02
Series George And The Dragon Unknown 1966-11-19
Movie Where the Bullets Fly Mortuary Attendant 1966-09-06
Movie Don't Lose Your Head Sir Rodney Ffing 1966-12-10
Movie Three Hats for Lisa Sid Marks 1965-01-01
Movie The Big Job George Brain 1965-01-01
Movie Carry On Cowboy Johnny Finger, the Rumpo Kid 1965-11-26
Movie The Beauty Jungle 'Butlins' Judge 1964-08-25
Movie Carry On Cleo Marc Anton 1964-11-08
Movie We Joined the Navy Dance Instructor 1963-05-17
Movie Carry On Cabby Charlie Hawkins 1963-06-01
Movie Carry On Cruising Captain Wellington Crowther 1962-04-01
Movie The Green Helmet Richie Launder 1961-04-20
Movie A Weekend With Lulu Café Patron 1961-04-10
Movie Double Bunk Sid Randall 1961-05-06
Movie Carry On Regardless Bert Handy 1961-04-04
Movie Raising the Wind Sid 1961-09-06
Movie What a Whopper Harry Sutton 1961-10-17
Movie What a Carve Up! Sid Butler 1961-09-15
Movie And the Same to You Sammy Gatt 1960-02-01
Movie Watch Your Stern Chief Petty Officer Mundy 1960-01-01
Movie Carry On Constable Sergeant Frank Wilkins 1960-02-22
Series Citizen James Unknown 1960-11-24
Movie The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's Alphonse O'Reilly 1960-12-22
Movie Desert Mice Bert Bennett 1959-01-05
Movie Make Mine a Million Sid Gibson 1959-01-01
Movie Too Many Crooks Sid 1959-03-08
Movie Idol on Parade Herbie 1959-03-24
Movie The 39 Steps Perce Baker 1959-03-13
Movie Upstairs and Downstairs P.C. Edwards 1959-11-02
Movie Another Time, Another Place Jake Klein 1958-05-02
Movie The Silent Enemy Chief Petty Officer Thorpe 1958-03-04
Movie The Man Inside Franklin 1958-09-07
Movie Next to No Time Albert, Cabin Steward 1958-08-04
Series The Adventures of William Tell Unknown 1958-09-15
Movie The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw The Drunk 1958-10-28
Movie I Was Monty's Double Porter YMCA 1958-10-21
Movie The Shiralee Luke 1957-07-11
Movie Quatermass 2 Jimmy Hall 1957-05-24
Movie Interpol Joe - First Bartender 1957-04-02
Movie The Smallest Show on Earth Mr. Hogg 1957-04-09
Movie Campbell's Kingdom Tim 1957-09-03
Movie Hell Drivers Dusty, Truck Driver 1957-07-23
Movie The Story of Esther Costello Joe Ryan 1957-11-06
Movie Hancock's Half Hour: Volume 1 Unknown 1957-12-16
Movie A King in New York Johnson - TV Advertiser 1957-09-12
Movie Ramsbottom Rides Again Black Jake 1956-04-30
Movie A Kid for Two Farthings Ice Berg 1956-01-20
Movie The Extra Day Barney West 1956-01-01
Movie Wicked as They Come Frank Allenborg 1956-05-22
Series Hancock's Half Hour Unknown 1956-07-20
Movie Dry Rot Flash Harry 1956-10-31
Movie Trapeze Snake Charmer 1956-05-30
Series The Buccaneers Unknown 1956-09-19
Movie It's a Great Day Harry Mason 1955-01-01
Movie The Glass Cage Tony Lewis 1955-04-15
Movie A Yank in Ermine Nightclub manager 1955-01-01
Movie John and Julie Mr. Pritchett 1955-07-26
Movie Joe Macbeth Banky 1955-10-18
Movie The Deep Blue Sea Man outside bar 1955-11-01
Movie Father Brown Bert Parkinson 1954-06-08
Movie The Rainbow Jacket Harry 1954-05-27
Movie The Weak and the Wicked Syd Baden 1954-02-02
Movie The House Across the Lake Beverly Forrest (as Sidney James) 1954-04-16
Movie For Better, for Worse The Foreman (as Sidney James) 1954-06-20
Movie Seagulls Over Sorrento Charlie Badger 1954-07-12
Movie The Crowded Day Joe, the Night Watchman 1954-10-01
Movie Aunt Clara Honest Sid 1954-11-22
Movie Orders Are Orders Ed Waggermeyer 1954-10-01
Movie The Belles of St. Trinian's Benny 1954-09-28
Movie The Yellow Balloon Charlie 1953-02-10
Movie The Titfield Thunderbolt Harry Hawkins 1953-03-04
Movie Cosh Boy Desk Sergeant 1953-02-01
Movie Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? Hank Hanlon 1953-01-01
Movie The Flanagan Boy Sharkey (as Sidney James) 1953-04-10
Movie The Wedding of Lilli Marlene Fennimore Hunt 1953-11-30
Movie The Square Ring Adams 1953-07-13
Movie Escape by Night Gino Rossini 1953-12-01
Movie Park Plaza 605 Supt. Williams (as Sidney James) 1953-12-07
Movie Will Any Gentleman...? Mr. Hobson 1953-08-25
Movie Emergency Call Danny Marks 1952-05-19
Movie The Frightened Bride Mr. Spencer, neighbor 1952-04-15
Movie Gift Horse Ned Hardy, Landlord Golden Bull 1952-06-01
Movie Father's Doing Fine Taxi Driver 1952-08-15
Movie Time, Gentlemen, Please! Eric Hace 1952-07-01
Movie Miss Robin Hood Sidney (as Sidney James) 1952-11-12
Movie Venetian Bird Bernardo 1952-10-01
Movie Talk of a Million John C. Moody 1951-03-12
Movie The Magic Box Army Sergeant 1951-01-01
Movie The Galloping Major Bookmaker 1951-05-07
Movie The Lavender Hill Mob Lackery 1951-06-28
Movie Lady Godiva Rides Again Lew Beeson 1951-10-25
Movie The Man in Black Henry Clavering / Hodson 1950-01-01
Movie The Lady Craved Excitement Carlo 1950-01-01
Movie Last Holiday Joe Clarence 1950-05-15
Movie Once a Jolly Swagman Rowton 1949-02-02
Movie The Small Back Room Unknown 1949-02-21
Movie Paper Orchid Freddy Evans (as Sidney James) 1949-04-01
Movie Give Us This Day Murdin 1949-10-14
Movie No Orchids for Miss Blandish uncredited 1948-04-13
Movie The Front Page Hildy Johnson 1948-10-13
Movie Black Memory Eddie Clinton 1947-07-01
Movie Night Beat Nixon (as Sidney James) 1947-12-22