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RAY, Robin

He is the son of Ted Ray and now a TV personality who hosted Film Buff Of The Year and his own music show. He appears in Constable as the shop manager who is baffled by two coppers in drag, namely Kenneth Williams and Charles Hawtrey. Died  November 28, 1998 (age 64) in Brighton, East Sussex, England.

RAY, Ted

He was a top line music hall and radio comedian who played the violin as part of his act. He took several straight parts in British films and plays the lead as the respected headmaster in Teacher. He gives the part an easy charm, which neatly complements the skills of the Carry On team. He was asked to come back to the Carry Ons with the main role in Constable - the role that Sid James took, but he was stopped by the studio he was contracted too, Died  November 8, 1977 (age 71) in London, England.

REID, Beryl

She is a celebrated comedienne and character actress, memorable as the soap opera star in The Killing Of Sister George in 1969, and later she won much acclaim for her performance as Connie in the TV dramatisation of the John Le Carre novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. She was nominated for her performance as June in The Killing of Sister George Her one Carry On appearance is as Mrs Valentine, the overprotective mother of the odious Theodore in Emmannuelle. Died  October 13, 1996 (age 77) in Buckinghamshire, England.


She was Miss World in 1969 and appeared in Carry On Dick as one of Madame Desiree’s Birds of Paradise. She was also in three Bond films.


Wendy appeared in two Carry Ons, as the shapely beauty contestant, Ida Downs from Bristol in Girls and a smaller part as a recently-delivered mother in Matron. She will probably be remembered for her TV appearances as Miss Brahms in Are You Being Served, and as Pauline Fowler in Eastenders. Died February 26, 2009 (age 65) in Marylebone, London, England. 


He appears in Carry On Columbus as Bart, brother of Christopher Columbus (Jim Dale), a mapmaker, who travels with Chris to the Americas.  He is the creative genius behind The Comic Strip Presents... comedy group, writing and directing as well as acting in them.

RIDLEY, Arnold

He can be seen in a small role as Councillor Pratt in Girls. He is more famously the incontinent Home Guard Private Godfrey in TV’s Dad’s Army. He is also the author of the stage and film comedy thriller The Ghost Train. Died  March 12, 1984 (age 88) in Northwood, London, England. 


She is a French actress who starred in numerous international films including Alfred Hitchcock’s Topaz, and plays the love interest to Sid James in Don’t Lose Your Head. She was also the wife of Sid James’ agent. Died May 25, 1995 (age 68) in Paris, Ile-de-France, France. She Died on May 25, 1995.


Cardew plays the excellently outrageous fakir in Up The Khyber, who entertains The Khasi (Kenneth Williams) with his magic tricks, but ends up with his head served on a platter at the banquet – still talking! He is on the receiving end of a classic end from Bungdit Dun (Bernard Bresslaw), "Fakir – off!" As a TV personality he was the cad in The Gang Show. Died  December 27, 1992 (age 75) in Roehampton, Wandsworth, London, England.



He is an accomplished all round actor who stars in TV’s Fresh Fields with Julia Mackenzie and also plays the ageing solicitor, Alec Callendar with a younger wife in May to December. He appears in the Carry Ons twice, once as the cheeky Hardy in Jack, the recipient of Nelson’s death bed proposition and secondly as a young passenger in Cruising. Died  December 1, 2007 (age 74) in Reading, Berkshire, England.


Norman has been in many film and TV series including The Army Game (with Bernard Bresslaw) in which he played Sergeant Cupcake and in Curry And Chips, which cast him as a bigoted shop steward. In Sergeant he plays Herbert Brown, the private who keeps failing to pass out and is held back and joins our new recruits and helps them win the day. In Nurse he is Norm, the punch-drunk boxing pal of Bernie Bishop (Kenneth Connor) who while visiting him, punches their manager and knocks him unconscious. In Regardless he makes his final Carry On appearance as the referee of a bizarre boxing match in which Charles Hawtrey takes his chances in the ring. Died May 21, 1999 (age 70) in Manchester, England.


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