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Sid James est un Acteur Britannique né le 8 mai 1913 à Johannesburg (Afrique du sud)

Sid James

Sid James
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Nom de naissance Solomon Joel Cohen
Nationalité Royaume-uni
Naissance 8 mai 1913 à Johannesburg (Afrique du sud)
Mort 26 avril 1976 (à 62 ans)

Sid James (born Solomon Joel Cohen; 8 May 1913 – 26 April 1976) was a South African actor and comedian.
Appearing in British films from 1947, he was cast in numerous small and supporting roles into the 1960s. His profile was raised as Tony Hancock's co-star in Hancock's Half Hour, which ran on television from 1956 until 1960, and then he became known as a regular performer in the Carry On films, appearing in 19 films of the series with the top billing role in 17 (in the other two he was cast below Frankie Howerd). Meanwhile, his starring roles in television sitcoms continued for the rest of his life. He starred alongside Diana Coupland in the 1970s sitcom Bless This House which aired from 1971 until James died in 1976.

Remembered for a lascivious persona, the Snopes website describing him as "the grand old man of dirty laughter", he became known for his amiability in his later television work. Bruce Forsyth described him as "a natural at being natural."

On 26 April 1976, James was touring in The Mating Season, appearing at the Sunderland Empire Theatre when he died from a heart attack. Some, including comedian Les Dawson claim to have seen the ghost of James at the theatre.

Biographie

James married three times. He and his first wife divorced in 1940, mainly as a result of James's many relationships with other women; it was a pattern which continued throughout his life. In 1943, he married a dancer, Meg Sergei, née Williams (born 1913). Five years later they had a daughter, Reina, before divorcing on 17 August 1952.

On 21 August 1952, James married Valerie Elizabeth Patsy Assan (born 1928), an actress who used Ashton as her stage name. During the latter part of their marriage they lived in a house partly designed by James himself, called Delaford Park, situated in Iver, Buckinghamshire, a location close enough to Pinewood Studios to allow him to return home for lunch while filming. During his marriage to Valerie he had a well-publicised affair with Carry On co-star Barbara Windsor lasting more than 10 years. The affair was dramatised in the 1998 stage-play Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick and Cor, Blimey!, its 2000 television adaptation. James's obsession with Windsor was such that it was said that her then husband Ronnie Knight had all of James's furniture rearranged at home as a subtle threat and, on another occasion, that he had put an axe in James's floor. Close friends of the time, including Vince Powell and William G. Stewart, have dismissed the suggestions.

James was an inveterate and largely unsuccessful gambler, losing tens of thousands of pounds over his lifetime. His gambling addiction was such that he had an agreement with his agent, Michael Sullivan, under which his wife was not told how much he was being paid so that a portion could be set aside for gambling.

Ses meilleurs films

De l'or en barres (1951)
(Acteur)

Le plus souvent avec

Gerald Thomas
Gerald Thomas
(24 films)
Joan Sims
Joan Sims
(24 films)
Peter Rogers
Peter Rogers
(23 films)
Charles Hawtrey
Charles Hawtrey
(18 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Sid James (115 films)

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Carry On Dick, 1h31
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Barbara Windsor, Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw, Joan Sims
Rôle Big Dick Turpin / Reverend Flasher
Note60% 3.0023453.0023453.0023453.0023453.002345
In the year 1750, England is rife with crime and highway robbers. To stop the wave of chaos, King George sets up the first professional police force named the Bow Street Runners, under the command of the bellowing Sir Roger Daley (Bernard Bresslaw), and seconded by Captain Desmond Fancey (Kenneth Williams) and Sergeant Jock Strapp (Jack Douglas). The Runners are apparently successful in wiping out crime and lawlessness – using all manner of traps and tricks to round the criminals up. However their main target is the notorious Richard "Big Dick" Turpin (Sid James), a highwayman who has evaded capture and succeeded in even robbing Sir Roger and his prim wife (Margaret Nolan) of their money and clothing. After this humiliation, Turpin becomes the Bow Street Runners' most wanted man, and thus Captain Fancey is assigned to go undercover and catch the famous Dick Turpin and bring him to justice.
Carry On Girls, 1h28
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Barbara Windsor, Sid James, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor, Bernard Bresslaw, June Whitfield
Rôle Sidney Fiddler
Note57% 2.8538752.8538752.8538752.8538752.853875
The seaside town of Fircombe is facing a crisis – it's always raining and there's nothing for the tourists to do. Councillor Sidney Fiddler (Sid James) hits on the notion of holding a beauty contest. The mayor, Frederick Bumble (Kenneth Connor) is taken with the idea but feminist councillor, Augusta Prodworthy (June Whitfield) is outraged and storms out of the meeting. The motion is carried in Augusta's absence and Sidney contacts publicist Peter Potter (Bernard Bresslaw) to help with the organization. Sidney's girlfriend, Connie Philpotts (Joan Sims) runs a local hotel and soon her residents, including the eccentric Mrs Dukes (Joan Hickson) and the Admiral (Peter Butterworth) are outnumbered by dolly birds, including the feuding biker babe, Hope Springs (Barbara Windsor) and the bountiful Dawn Brakes (Margaret Nolan). A catfight orchestrated by Hope provides better newspaper copy than bringing a donkey off the beach which, despite the bucket and spade of hotel employee William (Jack Douglas), ruins the plush carpets. Augusta's son, press photographer Larry (Robin Askwith), is hired to document the donkey stunt and snaps the catfight that has the Mayor losing his trousers, then gulps his way through a nude photo shoot with Dawn. The Mayor's wife, Mildred (Patsy Rowlands) joins Prodworthy's bra-burning movement and plots the downfall of the Miss Fircombe contest on the pier. Peter Potter reluctantly becomes a man in a frock for another publicity gimmick for the television show, Women's Things, presented by Cecil Gaybody (Jimmy Logan) and produced by Debra (Sally Geeson). Prodworthy and butch feminist Rosemary (Patricia Franklin) call in the police (David Lodge and Billy Cornelius) to investigate the male pageant contestant but Peter's previously prim girlfriend, Paula (Valerie Leon), has a makeover and steps into the breach as the mysterious girl. Prodworthy's gang put "Operation Spoilsport" into action, sabotaging the final contest with water, mud and itching powder. With an angry mob after his blood, Sidney makes his escape with Hope on her motorcycle.
Bless This House, 1h27
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Diana Coupland, Sid James, Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Peter Butterworth, Sally Geeson
Rôle Sid Abbott
Note62% 3.1017153.1017153.1017153.1017153.101715
1970s English suburbia: middle-aged homeowner Sid Abbot just wants to get on with building his illegal whisky still, but is frustrated by his workshy son, and otherworldly daughter. Then the rude and arrogant Ronald Baines and his family move in next door.
Continuez à l'étranger, 1h28
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Bernard Bresslaw, Barbara Windsor
Rôle Vic Flange
Note65% 3.2501753.2501753.2501753.2501753.250175
Un groupe de vacanciers se dirige vers la station balnéaire espagnole d'Elsbels pour une visite de 4 jours. Quand ils arrivent, ils trouvent que l'hôtel n'a toujours pas été construit et le temps est affreux. Et il y a quelque chose d'étrange dans le personnel. Ils ont tous l'air très similaires. Pour couronner le tout, la météo semble avoir un impact négatif sur les fondations de l'hôtel ...
Carry On Matron, 1h27
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Maladie, Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw
Rôle Sid Carter
Note62% 3.1017453.1017453.1017453.1017453.101745
Sid Carter (Sid James) is the cunning head of a criminal gang that includes the longhaired drip Ernie Bragg (Bernard Bresslaw), the cheeky Freddy (Bill Maynard) and Sid's honest son, Cyril (Kenneth Cope), who does not want to live a life of crime, but is emotionally blackmailed by his father into going along with his scheme to rob Finisham Maternity Hospital for its stock of contraceptive pills. Cyril reluctantly disguises himself as a new nurse to case the hospital and the booty, however he is assumed to be one of a batch of new student nurses who have just arrived, and is assigned the same room as the shapely, blonde nurse, Susan Ball (Barbara Windsor). Unfortunately for Cyril, he also catches the eye of the hospital Lothario, Dr. Prodd (Terry Scott.
Carry On at Your Convenience, 1h30
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques, Bernard Bresslaw
Rôle Sid Plummer
Note61% 3.050863.050863.050863.050863.05086
In bathroom ceramics factory W.C. Boggs & Son, the traditionalist owner W.C. Boggs (Kenneth Williams) is having no end of trouble. Bolshie and lazy union representative Vic Spanner (Kenneth Cope) continually stirs-up trouble in the works, to the irritation of his co-workers and management. He calls a strike for almost any minor incident – or because he wants time off to attend a local football match. Sid Plummer (Sid James) is the site foreman bridging the gap between workers and management, shrewdly keeping the place going amid the unrest.
Carry On Henry, 1h29
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Aventure, Historique, Romance
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique, Politique, Royauté
Acteurs Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Terry Scott, Barbara Windsor
Rôle King Henry VIII
Note62% 3.1022653.1022653.1022653.1022653.102265
The film opens with a passage, which states: This film is based on a recently discovered manuscript by one William Cobbler, which reveals that Henry VIII did in fact have two more wives. Although it was first thought that Cromwell originated the story, it is now known to be definitely all Cobbler's... from beginning to end.
Carry On Loving, 1h28
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Comédie romantique, Romance
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Hattie Jacques, Terry Scott
Rôle Sidney Bliss
Note59% 2.952872.952872.952872.952872.95287
L'agence de rencontres informatique Bliss Wedded vise à réunir les cœurs solitaires de Much-Snoggin-in-the-Green. Son propriétaire, Sidney Bliss, a assez de complications dans sa propre vie amoureuse, mais produit encore une brochure intitulée « L'esprit de Woo ». La collection étrange espoirs conduire à des rencontres extravagantes et jalousies sont tenus de conduire à des problèmes
Continuez jusqu'à la Jungle, 1h29
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Frankie Howerd, Charles Hawtrey, Sid James, Joan Sims, Terry Scott, Kenneth Connor
Rôle Bill Boosey
Note60% 3.0027653.0027653.0027653.0027653.002765
Le Professeur Inigo Tinkle raconte au public le sujet de son expédition ornithologiques les plus récentes aux plus sombres, la plupart des régions arides des déserts africains à la recherche du légendaire oiseau Oozlum. Le financement de l'expédition est Lady Evelyn Bagley et l'équipe sont conduits par l'intrépide et lubrique Bill Boosey et son guide africain lent d'esprit Upsidasi Aussi l'expédition est assistant de tintement idiotes, Claude Chumley et Juin . Le voyage ne prend pas un bon départ, avec un fou gorille qui terrorise le camping et les voyageurs se rendre compte qu'ils se sont aventurés sur le territoire de la « Noshas » sanguinaire, une tribu de redoutés cannibales .
Carry On Again Doctor, 1h26
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Maladie, Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Jim Dale, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor
Rôle Gladstone Screwer
Note62% 3.1011353.1011353.1011353.1011353.101135
A disgraced doctor is sent to a remote clinic on an inhospitable tropical island where he learns of a native slimming potion. He flies back to England to cash in on the potion, soon finding success running a lavish slimming clinic. However his former professional rivals who had been instrumental in sending him away in the first place now want a slice of the profits, as does the real discoverer of the slimming potion.
Carry On Camping, 1h28
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Terry Scott, Hattie Jacques
Rôle Sid Boggle
Note65% 3.2996353.2996353.2996353.2996353.299635
Sid Boggle (Sid James) and his friend Bernie Lugg (Bernard Bresslaw) are partners in a plumbing business. They take their girlfriends, the prudish Joan Fussey (Joan Sims) and meek Anthea Meeks (Dilys Laye), to the cinema to see the film Paradise about a nudist camp. Sid has the idea of the foursome holidaying there, reasoning that in the environment their heretofore chaste girlfriends will relax their strict moral standards. Sid easily gains Bernie's co-operation in the scheme, which they bravely attempt to keep secret from the girls. This scene is usually cut drastically in most modern showings, with the Cinema being shown and the part after the film (when Sid James and Bernard Bresslaw are both carrying ice-lollies) and the actual film itself removed completely.
Continuez ... jusqu'à Khyber, 1h28
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Aventure
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique, Politique
Acteurs Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams, Roy Castle, Joan Sims, Angela Douglas
Rôle Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond
Note67% 3.3997753.3997753.3997753.3997753.399775
L’histoire se passe dans les Indes britanniques en 1895. Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond est à la recherche de l’avant-poste britannique près de la Passe de Khyber. Protégé par le 3e Régiment Fièvre Aphteuse (le 3rd Foot and Mouth Regiment) en kilt, on pourrait penser que lui et ses hommes sont en sécurité. Mais le Khazi de Kalabar est d’un autre avis. Il veut que tous les Britanniques y passent ! Ses troupes, cependant, craignent les « diables en jupe », car il paraît qu’ils ne portent rien en dessous…
Continuez Doctor, 1h34
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Maladie, Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Frankie Howerd, Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Jim Dale, Barbara Windsor
Rôle Charlie Roper
Note65% 3.2508753.2508753.2508753.2508753.250875
Francis Bigger, un charlatan notoire qui parcourt le pays en donnant des conférences sur le sujet de l'esprit sur la matière, glisse de la plate-forme au milieu de sa performance et finit à l'hôpital sous la garde du Dr Tinkle. L'hôpital est sur le point d'entrer dans une période de chaos total. L'équipe de Carry On est rejointe par Frankie Howerd comme le Francis frauduleux dans ce «panorama du lit de la vie hospitalière».
Ne perdez pas votre tête, 1h30
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique, Politique, Révolution française
Acteurs Sid James, Jim Dale, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Dany Robin
Rôle Sir Rodney Ffing
Note65% 3.2505753.2505753.2505753.2505753.250575
Le temps de la Révolution française, et citoyen Robespierre décapitation l'aristocratie française. Quand le mot arrive à l'Angleterre, deux, Sir Rodney gentilshommes Ffing et Lord Darcy prennent sur eux-mêmes pour aider leurs homologues français. Sir Rodney est un maître du déguisement, et devient « l'ongle noir », fléau de camembert et bidet, les dirigeants de la police secrète française ...
Where the Bullets Fly, 1h28
Réalisé par John Gilling
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Espionnage
Thèmes Espionnage, Transport, Aviation
Acteurs Tom Adams, Dawn Addams, Michael Ripper, Tim Barrett, Joe Don Baker, Sid James
Rôle Mortuary Attendant (as Sidney James)
Note56% 2.8202252.8202252.8202252.8202252.820225
The film begins with a pre-credit sequence in which a group of unnamed terrorists have parked a vehicle containing a guided missile pointed straight at the Palace of Westminster whilst politicians are heard on the film's soundtrack. They are thwarted by a group of older women in a tour group who turn out to be cross-dressing commandos who eliminate the terrorists with sub-machine guns and grenades. They are led by Agent Charles Vine with his second-in-command being Lt. Guy Fawkes who has saved the Parliament of England.