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Eric Sykes

 

Birthdate: 4 May 1923, Oldham, Lancashire, England, UK
Spouse:

  • 'Edith Eleanore Milbrandt' (1952 - present); 4 children

    Biography

    '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.
    Author: Steve Crook

    Filmography

    Alf Garnett Saga, The (1972) [Himself] <15>
    Alright on the Night's Cockup Trip (1997) (TV) (archive footage) [Himself]
    Bargee, The (1964) [The Mariner] <3>
    Big Freeze, The (1993) [Mr Blick, the plumber] <2>
    Boys in Blue, The (1982) [Chief Constable] <5>
    Charley Moon (1956) [Brother-in-Law] <14>
    Drake's Progress (2001) (TV) (archive footage)Heavens Above! (1963) [Harry Smith] <7>
    If You Go Down in the Woods Today (1981)Invasion Quartet (1961) [German Band Conductor] <16>
    It's Your Move (1969) <1>
    It's Your Move (1982) (TV) [Head removal man]
    Kill or Cure (1962) [Rumbelow] <2>
    Liquidator, The (1965) [Griffen] <7>
    Monte Carlo or Bust (1969) [Perkins] <14>
    Mr. H Is Late (1987) (TV) [Senior undertaker]
    One Way Pendulum (1965) [Mr. Groomkirby] <1>
    Orders Are Orders (1954) [Pvt. Waterhouse] <14>
    Others, The (2001) [Mr. Tuttle] <6>
    Plank, The (1967) [Smaller Workman] <1>
    Plank, The (1979) (TV) [Larger Workman] <1>
    Rhubarb Rhubarb (1980) [Police Inspector]
    Rotten to the Core (1965) [Hunt] <3>
    Shalako (1968) [Mako] <8>
    Splitting Heirs (1993) [Jobson the Doorman] <13>
    Spy with a Cold Nose, The (1966) [Wrigley] <4>
    Theatre of Blood (1973) [Sergeant Dogge] <13>
    Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965) [Courtney] <9>
    Tommy the Toreador (1959) [Martin] <11>
    Unforgettable Hattie Jacques, The (2000) (TV) [Himself/Interviewee] <8>
    Very Important Person (1961) [Willoughby, Sports Officer] <4>
    Village of Daughters (1962) [Herbert Harris] <1>
    Watch Your Stern (1960) [2nd Dockyard Matey] <8>
    "Curry & Chips" (1969) [Arthur] <2>
    "Gormenghast" (2000) (mini) [Mollocks] <22>
    "Nineteenth Hole, The" (1989) [The Secretary]
    "Sykes and a Big Big Show" (1971)"Sykes" (1972) [Eric] <1>

    Guest apperance(s)

  • '"Des O'Connor Tonight" (1977)' , as Himself (9/3/1999)
  • '"Dinnerladies" (1998)' , as Jim (episode 1.4 'Moods (12/3/1998)')
  • '"Heroes of Comedy" (1997)' , as Himself (episode 'Goons, The (1997)')
  • '"Heroes of Comedy" (1997)' , as Himself (episode 'Frankie Howerd')
  • '"Return of Sherlock Holmes, The" (1986)' , as Harker (episode 1.7 'Six Napoleons, The (8/20/1986)')
  • '"Not Only... But Also" (1965)' , as [unknown]
  • '"Hancock's Half Hour" (1956)' , as Army Private (episode 1.5 'Radio Show, The (8/31/1956)')
  • '"Tony Hancock Show, The" (1956)' , as [unknown] (episode 1.4 (5/18/1956)')

    Trivia

  • Father of three daughters: Catherine, Susan and Julie, and one son, David.
  • Appointed an OBE in 1986.