Eric Sykes (I) (1923–2012)


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'Eric Sykes' started as a radio scriptwriter but he soon found he could perform as well as write. The slight handicap of being very hard of hearing doesn't interfere with his wonderful comic timing. The spectacles he wears have no lenses but contain a bone conducting hearing aid. See full bio »

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Known For

The Plank Smaller Workman
(1967)
It's Your Move Head Removal Man
(1982)
Rhubarb Rhubarb Police Inspector / Groom
(1980)

Filmography

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 2010 Poirot (TV Series)
Mr Fullerton
- Hallowe'en Party (2010) ... Mr Fullerton
 2007 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Mr Drinkwater
- Night Mail (2007) ... Mr Drinkwater
 2007 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Doggy
 2007 New Tricks (TV Series)
Tim Cuswell
- Nine Lives (2007) ... Tim Cuswell
 2007 My Family (TV Series)
Henry Phillips
- Four Affairs and a Funeral (2007) ... Henry Phillips
 2007 Son of Rambow
Frank
 2004 Doctors (TV Series)
Harry Birt
- Dead Man Talking (2004) ... Harry Birt
 2003 The Bill (TV Series)
Ted Davis
- 104: Frail (2003) ... Ted Davis
 2003 Holby City (TV Series)
Roger Ludlow
- A Tear in My Eye (2003) ... Roger Ludlow
 2002 Stan the Man (TV Series)
Stafford
- Episode #1.5 (2002) ... Stafford
 2001 The Others
Mr. Tuttle
 2001 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
Uncle Dick
 1997-2001 Teletubbies (TV Series)
Additional Voice / Additional Voices
- Our Story (2001) ... (voice)
- Buying a Sari (2000) ... (voice)
- Ten Pin Bowling (2000) ... (voice)
- Watering the Garden (2000) ... (voice)
- Baby Elephant (2000) ... Additional Voice (voice)
 2000 Mavis and the Mermaid (Short)
Skip
 2000 Gormenghast (TV Mini-Series)
Mollocks
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... Mollocks
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Mollocks
 1998 Dinnerladies (TV Series)
Jim
- Moods (1998) ... Jim
 1993 The Big Freeze (TV Movie)
Mr. Blick
 1993 Splitting Heirs
Jobson the Doorman
 1989 The Nineteenth Hole (TV Series)
The Secretary
- Episode #1.7 (1989) ... The Secretary
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... The Secretary
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... The Secretary
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... The Secretary
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... The Secretary
 1988 Mr. H Is Late (TV Short)
Senior undertaker
 1986 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Horace Harker
- The Six Napoleons (1986) ... Horace Harker
 1986 Absolute Beginners
Arcade Intendant (uncredited)
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Series)
Mad Hatter
- A Mad Tea Party and the Queen's Croquet Ground (1985) ... Mad Hatter (voice)
- Pig and Pepper and on to a Tea Party (1985) ... Mad Hatter (voice)
 1982 The Boys in Blue
Chief Constable Cranshaw
 1982 It's Your Move (TV Short)
Head Removal Man
 1982 The Eric Sykes 1990 Show (TV Movie)
Producer
 1981 If You Go Down in the Woods Today
Mr. Pangbourne
 1980 Rhubarb Rhubarb (Short)
Police Inspector / Groom
 1980 The Likes of Sykes (TV Movie)
 1979 The Plank (TV Short)
Larger Workman
 1972-1979 Sykes (TV Series)
Eric Sykes
- The BBC Honours Sykes (1979) ... Eric Sykes
- Six Million Dollar Sykes (1979) ... Eric Sykes
- The Insurance Money (1979) ... Eric Sykes
- Bad Medicine (1979) ... Eric Sykes
- The Stay-at-Home Holiday (1979) ... Eric Sykes
 1977/I Charley's Aunt (TV Movie)
Brassett
 1977 Eric Sykes Shows a Few of Our Favourite Things (TV Movie)
Eric / Jack
 1973 Theater of Blood
Sergeant Dogge
 1972 Big Bad Mouse (TV Movie)
Mr. Bloome
 1962-1971 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series)
Eric Sykes - A Policeman's Lot segment / Eric Sykes
- Episode dated 25 December 1971 (1971) ... Eric Sykes - A Policeman's Lot segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1962 (1962) ... Eric Sykes
 1971 Sykes: With the Lid Off (TV Movie)
 1971 Sykes and a Big Big Show (TV Series)
- Western (1971)
- Submarine (1971)
- Guest (1971)
- Concorde (1971)
 1970 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Series)
Arthur Blenkinsopp
- Up the Polls (1970) ... Arthur Blenkinsopp
 1969 Rhubarb (Short)
Insp. Rhubarb
 1969 Curry & Chips (TV Series)
Arthur Blenkinsop
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... Arthur Blenkinsop
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... Arthur Blenkinsop
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Arthur Blenkinsop
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... Arthur Blenkinsop
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... Arthur Blenkinsop
 1968 Shalako
Mako
 1967 The Plank
Smaller Workman
 1967 Sykes Versus ITV (TV Movie)
 1966 The Spy with a Cold Nose
Wrigley
 1966 Big Bad Mouse (TV Movie)
Mr. Bloome
 1965 The Liquidator
Griffen
 1960-1965 Sykes and A... (TV Series)
Eric Sykes
- Sykes and a Nest Egg (1965) ... Eric Sykes
- Sykes and a Uniform (1965) ... Eric Sykes
- Sykes and a Big Brother (1965) ... Eric Sykes
- Sykes and a Golfer (1965) ... Eric Sykes
- Sykes and a Business (1965) ... Eric Sykes
 1965 Rotten to the Core
William Hunt
 1965 One Way Pendulum
Mr. Groomkirby
 1964 The Bargee
The Mariner
 1963 Heavens Above!
Harry Smith
 1962 Kill or Cure
Rumbelow
 1962 Village of Daughters
Herbert Harris
 1961 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Pierre Clicquot
- Clicquot et Fils (1961) ... Pierre Clicquot
 1961 Invasion Quartet
Band Conductor
 1961 A Coming-Out Party
Willoughby, Sports Officer
 1960 Watch Your Stern
Civilian Electrician #2
 1959 Tommy the Toreador
Martin
 1957 Saturday Spectacular (TV Series)
 1956 Son of Fred (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... Various
 1956 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
Army Private
- The Radio Show (1956) ... Army Private
 1956 Opening Night (TV Movie)
 1956 The Tony Hancock Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1956) ... Various Characters (uncredited)
 1956 Charley Moon
Brother-in-law
 1956 Dress Rehearsal (TV Movie)
Director
 1956 The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... Various Characters
 1954 Orders Are Orders
Pvt. Waterhouse (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (51 credits)
Show Show Director (10 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (73 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (17 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Ray Cooney's play, "Caught in the Net," at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, England with Russ Abbot and Robert Duncan in the cast. Ray Cooney was also director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Eric Sykes CBE

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm proud of being a vaudevillian, the last of my line. A lot of people think my entertainment is candy-floss. Well, entertainment is too aggressive these days, all 'in your face'. See more »

Trivia:

He is often quoted as saying that although Monty Python was brilliant it marked the start of a decline in comedy. See more »

Trademark:

Horn-rimmed glasses.

Star Sign:

Taurus

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