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Kenneth Williams (1926-1988), Actor and broadcaster

Sitter in 4 portraits
Actor and comedian. Instantly recognisable by his affected style of speech. Made his London stage debut in 1952 with Peter Pan, two years later played the Dauphin in Shaw's St Joan. Starred on the radio in Hancock's Half Hour, Beyond Our Ken (1958), Round the Horne (1965) and Just a Minute (1968). Starting with Carry on Sergeant (1958) Williams appeared in over twenty-two of the Carry On films.

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Kenneth Williams

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1957
NPG x76113

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Kenneth Williams

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 2 December 1968
NPG x165576

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Kenneth Williams

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 2 December 1968
NPG x166119

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'Carry on at Your Convenience'

by Albert Clarke
C-type colour print, 1971
On display in Room 37 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x34576