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Short Info

DiedJune 27, 2001, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
FactSpent her first salary of £25 on kitchen utensils from Selfridges.
PaymentsEarned £1,500 from Carry on Teacher (1959)


Joan Sims was born on May 9, 1930 in London, England. Her parents were Charles Henry Sims and Annie Sims. She had two brothers and one sister. Sims attended the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Sims began her career in the entertainment industry as a radio actress. She made her film debut in the 1949 film Passport to Pimlico. Sims went on to appear in a number of British films throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Some of her most notable roles were in the films Carry On Nurse (1959), Carry On Cleo (1964), and Carry On Camping (1969).

Sims was a mainstay of the popular Carry On film series, appearing in 24 of the 31 films in the franchise. She is also known for her work on the television series Doctor in the House and its spin-off, Doctor at Large.

Sims was married to John Le Mesurier from 1970 until his death in 1983. The couple had one son, Simon.

Sims died on June 27, 2001 at the age of 71.

General Info

Full NameJoan Sims
DiedJune 27, 2001, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
Height1.65 m
ProfessionSinger, Voice Actor
EducationRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art

Family

ParentsHarry Sims, Gladys Marie Sims

Accomplishments

MoviesCarry On, Carry On Camping, Carry On Cleo, Carry On Cowboy, Carry On Doctor, Carry On Again Doctor, Carry On Nurse, Carry On Screaming!, Carry On Girls, Carry On Abroad, Carry On Constable, Carry On Up the Khyber, Carry On Regardless, Carry On Henry, Carry On Teacher, Carry On Up the Jungle, Carry O...
TV ShowsAs Time Goes By, Martin Chuzzlewit, On the Up, Victoria Wood, In Loving Memory, Sykes, Carry On Laughing, The Howerd Confessions, The Dick Emery Show, Farrington of the F.O., Our House, Men Of Affairs, Before the Fringe, The Stanley Baxter Show, Born And Bred (1978)

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Salary

TitleSalary
Carry on Emmannuelle (1978)£2,500
Carry on England (1976)£2,000
Carry on Behind (1975)£2,000
Carry on Dick (1974)£2,000
Carry on Girls (1973)£2,500
Carry on Abroad (1972)£2,500
Carry on Henry (1971)£3,000
Carry on Loving (1970)£2,250
Carry on Up the Jungle (1970)£3,000
Carry on Again Doctor (1969)£2,500
Carry on Camping (1969)£2,500
Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968)£2,500
Carry On... Follow That Camel (1967)£150
Carry on Screaming! (1966)£175
Carry on Cowboy (1965)£1,750
Carry on Cleo (1964)£750
Carry on Regardless (1961)£2,500
Carry on Constable (1960)£2,000
Carry on Teacher (1959)£1,500
Carry on Nurse (1959)£750
Will Any Gentleman...? (1953)£25

Quotes

#Quote
1[on making the "Carry On..." films] "It was like going back to school each time."
2I was once mistaken for Shirley MacLaine in a fish-and-chip shop off the Edgware Road.
3"A new Carry On is a big event in the cinema nowadays, it is not surprising that we all want to be on our toes when we get Peter Rogers call to make another one." (1961)
4"I used to be very extravagant. Once, because I was appearing on The Kenneth Williams Show (1970) I went to Harvey Nicks and bought two outfits for £600 - which was a fortune in those days - and then took myself to the Hyde Park Hotel for tea." (2000)
5"I was always being ticked off for making my class laugh, usually by mimicking the teacher." (2000)
6I don't think it worked without us, dear. We were a unique formula. [on the film Carry on Columbus (1992)]
7I had not expected to end up on my own in a small rented flat". [After 50 years in show business and in reference to her flat in Kensington]
8"Men are put off by funny women." (2000)
9[on the "Carry On..." films being repeated on television] "I do have deep feelings of injustice for myself and the others. The public might think we are paid residuals, but we get nothing for the films or those television compilations." (2000)
10[In reference to Sidney James and 1990s documentaries on his life and apparent affairs and behaviour] "I think it's quite unnecessary. Why can't the poor man and his family be left alone? He gave the public a great deal of enjoyment."
11[Speaking in 1998 about her appearance in Carry on England (1976)] There was certainly a decline in yours truly, that ated] face, which was coming out of that ated] uniform, I mean it was horrific. I thought go home and put your feet up love.
12[In reference to the Dinner Party scene in Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968)] "It was three horrendous days, there were people dropping sacks of muck from the ceiling. It was a nightmare but it was still terrific fun." (1998)
13[In reference to Sidney James and his death in 1976] "Sid was a darling man and that's the only way I can describe him. He was always very kind to the ladies and he was always very protective about the ladies. He was a very very sad loss." (1998)
14[In reference to Carry on Cowboy (1965) and to her character Belle Armitage and Belle's appearance on the hotel saloon's stairs during the film] I think it was one of my favourite scenes in any of the "Carry On..." films. I was really living out a lot of fantasies during that scene, because it was a gorgeous dress, I liked the way my hair was done and then I encounter Sid, playing Rumpo, and I get to say that 'my name is Belle - but my intimate friends call me Ding Dong'. Really subtle lines like that! (1998)
15"I was always being ticked off for making the class laugh, usually by mimicking the teacher." (2000)
16"I'm a workaholic, really, so it's hard when I'm not working. I'm not a great reader, so I do watch a lot of telly. I've actually become the most frightful cabbage potato." (2000)
17"To be a comic woman, you have to put up with quite a bit of banter. But I didn't mind. I've got a dirty sense of humour and I never found those things really offensive." (2000)
18"I don't think I've ever had anybody say the words, 'Will you marry me?', not even someone tight as a tick at a party." (2000)
19"I can get quite embarrassed seeing some of the things on television. I don't know whether things have to be quite as explicit as they are nowadays. Carry On films were much more innocent." (2000)

Facts

#Fact
1She underwent a hysterectomy, including the removal of an ovarian cyst, in 1992.
2She had a small part in The Ship Was Loaded (1957), unrelated to the later Carry On series and with no other cast members in common with the series.
3Was offered the role of Matron in Carry on Doctor (1967), but she claimed that Hattie Jacques was the best Matron, after playing one in Carry on Nurse (1959). She took the role of Chloe Gibson instead.
4Was supposed to play Flo Castle in Carry on Cruising (1962), but dropped out due to illness. The role went to Dilys Laye.
5During the filming of Carry on Pimpernel (1967), Joan bought her first car - a Truimph Herald convertible - from Dove's Showroom in Streatham. She paid the full asking price, not knowing it was then customary to haggle over a discount. It turned out the showroom chairman, Geoffrey Dove, was a friend of 'Carry On' director Gerald Thomas, and Gerald got Joan a good discount from Dove, in exchange for a few publicity photos of her with the car.
6Joan's drinking problem was said to have started in the early 1980s after several bereavements. A recent biography of Joan suggests it started as early as the late 1960s/early 1970s.
7Daughter of John Henry Sims (1888-1964) and Gladys Marie Sims, née Ladbrook (1896-1981).
8Although she played Terry Scott's mother in Carry on Up the Jungle (1970), she was three years his junior in real life.
9Joan spent the last months of her life in and out of a coma. Only her closest friends and associates were aware of this and many of her former colleagues didn't even know she was seriously ill. Offers of work were still reaching her agent's office in 2001 and had to be turned down without explaining why.
10She was offered the lead part in Nurse on Wheels (1963) by Peter Rogers but lost the part due to weight problems. Rogers was very upset about having to remove her and offered her any other female part in the film, with a higher salary. Joan accepted the part of the vicar's daughter and the lead part went to Juliet Mills.
11Although well known as a West End revue star in the 1950s, in later years Joan disliked long theatre runs and preferred filming, as there was something new to do every day.
12She played a teacher in both The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954) and Carry on Teacher (1959).
13Joan was a very private person. She rarely gave interviews and did not like press attention.
14At the time of her best friend Hattie Jacques's death in 1980 she was contracted to play Mrs Thompson in a BBC play, 'Virginia Fly is Drowning' (1981). She completed two days filming before dropping out due to ill health.
15A lifelong smoker, in later years Joan refused to be photographed with a cigarette in her hand in case it influenced younger fans to take up the habit.
16She did not like attending funerals. She did not attend the funeral of her good friends and 'Carry On' colleagues Hattie Jacques in 1980 and Kenneth Williams in 1988. The funeral of producer Betty E. Box in 1999 was a rare exception.
17She was turned down for the part of Miss Crawley in Vanity Fair (1998).
18Her funeral was held at Putney Vale Crematorium on 5 July 2001. A memorial service was held at St. Paul's, Covent Garden (commonly known as the Actors' Church) on 22 October 2001.
19She had a part in A Village Affair (1995) but fell from a bicycle during filming and cracked a rib. She was replaced by Rosalie Crutchley.
20She was turned down for the part of Mrs Gamp in Martin Chuzzlewit (1994) in favour of Elizabeth Spriggs but was offered the smaller part of Betsy Prig.
21She was offered the chance to star in a spin-off series based on her character of "Gran" from Till Death Us Do Part (1965), but she turned it down, saying she thought the character was "too depressing".
22Anthony Asquith once told her that she couldn't play a serious role because she had such a happy cheery face.
23Her character in Carry on Henry VIII (1971), Queen Marie, is in love with garlic during the film. In rehearsals, peppermint was used for the garlic. However on one occasion, director Gerald Thomas replaced the peppermint with real garlic. This remained in the film: Joan's reaction on screen is obvious.
24She and Frankie Howerd had difficulty working together, because they could not stop laughing. During scenes, they would have to look at one another's forehead in order to avoid eye contact and avoid more laughter.
25She and Norah Holland were once accosted by a woman in a butcher shop who demanded to know whether Joan was looking after Carry-On film on-screen husband Sidney James.
26Portrayed by Chrissie Cotterill in Cor, Blimey! (2000) and by Beatie Edney (daughter of former Joan Sims co-star Sylvia Syms) in Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (2006).
27Became a good friend of Katharine Hepburn during the filming of Love Among the Ruins (1975). Hepburn allowed her to use her caravan during filming breaks, although she did tick her off for smoking. Sims later described working on this film as one of the high points of her whole career.
28Went to Columbia in 1966 to promote the "Carry On..." films.
29Spent her first salary of £25 on kitchen utensils from Selfridges.
30In her early career she was often confused with Dora Bryan, due to their likeness.
31Suffered with Bell's palsy in 1999, which caused depression and alcoholism.
32Fractured her hip in 2000 and spent two weeks in the Conquest Hospital in Hastings, England. She was provided with a replacement hip and recovered well.
33A plaque in her memory was unveiled in June 2005 at Laindon railway station in Essex. She lived in the station house for 22 years where her father Harry was station master.
34Was cast in a new "Carry On..." due to film in 1988, "Carry On Again Nurse" along with Barbara Windsor, Kenneth Williams, Jack Douglas and Charles Hawtrey. The film centered around hospital due for closure and an oddball set of characters who went about saving the institution. Joan Sims was cast as the Matron; a role synonymous with 'Carry On...' legend Hattie Jacques, who had died in 1980. There was due to be a reminder of Hattie's performances as Matron in a small tribute. Joan Sims was due to turn a photograph of her around after the hospital had been saved and say, "Well, did I do alright?" The production was scheduled to start in June 1988, however the film was plunged into chaos following the death of "Carry On..." starts Charles Hawtrey and Kenneth Williams and was eventually cancelled.
35She entered hospital in November 2000. However complications of a routine operation caused her to slip into a coma. Her lifelong friend Norah Holland has spoken of the doctors' amazement at her strength and courage throughout her final illness. Ten minutes before Joan died, Norah spoke to her gently about Kenny (Kenneth Williams, Hattie (Hattie Jacques), and their time on the 'Carry On...' films. Joan died with Norah holding her hand.
36Between 1979 and 1981 Joan had to deal with the deaths of her agent and mentor Peter Eade, her best friend Hattie Jacques and her mother. In 1982 she suffered a nervous breakdown and spent two months in a psychiatric hospital.
37Had a relationship with Anthony Baird but her parents intervened to end the relationship after they found that she was living with the actor in 'sin'. They sent her a frankly worded letter even though she was in her late 20s and she obeyed her parents command. She blamed her loneliness later in life on this experience, where she was unable to commit to a relationship without her parents approval.
38Sold her more substantial home in Fulham several years earlier, complaining of money problems and expressing fears that she would be bankrupt.
39While filming the wine-tasting party scene in Carry on Regardless (1961), the director Gerald Thomas switched the water in her glass for neat vodka. Her reaction to the drink is obvious during the scene, however she refused to give in to the director's practical joke. The producer Peter Rogers made Gerald Thomas cut a few times, so that she had to keep sipping on the neat vodka.
40Daughter of a Railway Station Master, John Henry Sims (1888-1964), from Laindon, Essex, England. Known as John or Harry, he had served during WWI.
41The only actress to appear in the only emotive scenes to be found in the "Carry On..." films. These scenes are unique as they did not rely on the usual innuendo or comedy. These scenes featuring her are found in Carry on at Your Convenience (1971) in which she discusses the morals of relationships and love with Sidney James [Filmed on 29 April 1971 as a night shoot, on location scene]; Carry on Behind (1975) with Peter Butterworth in which she discusses marriage and Carry on Emmannuelle (1978) with Victor Maddern, where she dances romantically in a laundrette.
42Life-long friend of fellow "Carry On..." star Dilys Laye. Dilys and Joan first knew one another during childhood. They both remained close until Joan's death in 2001.
43Her favourite character that she played in the Carry On films was 'Belle Armitage' in Carry on Cowboy (1965).
44Good friend of David Kernan. She went on holiday with him to the south of France after the filming of Carry on Abroad (1972).
45Her first Carry On film was Carry on Nurse (1959) and her last was Carry on Emmannuelle (1978). She also appeared in The Ship Was Loaded (1957), however this film is not considered to be a part of the Carry On series.
46A plaque dedicated to her memory was unveiled where she lived at Thackeray Street, Kensington, London in September 2002 by Barbara Windsor. She was joined by other stars of the classic Carry On film series including Liz Fraser. A celebratory lunch followed the unveiling which included other old friends, including John Inman.
47Lifelong friend of actress Norah Holland, who was also her stand-in in the Carry On films. Holland's appearance is obvious during Carry on Girls (1973).
48Good friend of the Two Ronnies, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
49Her ashes were scattered at Putney Vale Cemetery, London.
50The closing pages of her autobiography actually mentions her trivia page on IMDB. She complains that there is not much information, however following her death it was dramatically expanded.
51Joan Sims and Sidney James appeared in 17 Carry on films together. This is a record in movie history. Three were as husband and wife (Up the Khyber, Henry and Abroad) and three as the main 'love interest' (Camping, Loving and At your Convenience). They were dubbed First Lady and King of Carry On respectively.
52The roles of King and Queen of Spain in Carry on Columbus (1992) were originally offered to Sims and Frankie Howerd. The parts finally went to fellow Carry On stars June Whitfield and Leslie Phillips.
53Slipped into a coma in the last weeks of her life while hospitalised at the Kensington and Chelsea Hospital in central London.
54Appeared in 24 Carry On films and was the longest serving female cast member of the Carry On team. Other long serving members were Sidney James; Kenneth Williams; Charles Hawtrey; Bernard Bresslaw; Patsy Rowlands; Hattie Jacques; Kenneth Connor; Jim Dale; Peter Butterworth; Barbara Windsor; and Terry Scott.
55In 1946, Joan first applied to RADA, but one of the adjudicators was not overly keen on her rendition from Winnie the Pooh.
56Her father was a station master, she spent much of her childhood entertaining passengers with impromptu stage routines on the station platform and befriending any poor soul who missed their train and became stranded there. Such diversions sparked an interest in pursuing showbusiness and Joan soon became a familiar face in a growing number of amateur productions.
57Won the £10 Mabel Temperley prize for grace and charm of movement while at RADA.
58During Upstairs and Downstairs (1959) she bruised her leg during a scene after falling over a suitcase. The pain got worse during the filming of Carry on Teacher (1959), she developed thrombo-phlebitis, and had her bad leg propped up on off-camera cushions during filming. The first-aid unit were not able to treat the condition and she was then hospitalised for 10 days causing filming to be rescheduled.
59For most of the "Carry On" movies she appeared in, she was only paid a fee of £2,500 per film.
60Had a short relationship with Hollywood star Tyrone Power.
61Claimed to have never married because the right person had not come along.

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frankie Howerd1956TV Mini-SeriesVarious Characters (episode two)
The Silken Affair1956Lady Barber
Theatre1956TV MovieMiss Phillips
Colonel March of Scotland Yard1956TV SeriesMarjorie Dawson
Man Alive!1956TV MovieJubilee
Keep It Clean1956/IViolet Tarbottom
Here and Now1955-1956TV Series
Tears for Simon1956Ice Cream Seller in the Park (uncredited)
The Adventures of Robin Hood1956TV SeriesNell
London Playhouse1955TV SeriesDaffy Lovell
Curtains for Harry1955TV Movie
Doctor at Sea1955Wendy Thomas
As Long as They're Happy1955Linda
The Sea Shall Not Have Them1954Hilda Tebbitt
Cash on Delivery1954Telephone Operator
The Belles of St. Trinian's1954Miss Dawn
Chance Meeting1954Telephone Operator, American Embassy (uncredited)
What Every Woman Wants1954Doll
Doctor in the House1954Rigor Mortis
Trouble in Store1953Edna
Meet Mr. Lucifer1953Fairy Queen
Hurrah for Halloween1953TV MovieMrs. Grouse
Will Any Gentleman...?1953Beryl
The Square Ring1953Bunty
John of the Fair1951TV MovieParlourmaid
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells2000TV MovieBetty
As Time Goes By1994-1998TV SeriesMadge
Spark1997TV SeriesAunt Hattie
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates1997TV SeriesAdele McCarthy
My Good Friend1995-1996TV SeriesMiss Byron
The Canterville Ghost1996TV MovieMrs. Umney
Just William1995TV SeriesMrs. Miggs
Pie in the Sky1995TV SeriesHarriet Coverly
Martin Chuzzlewit1994TV Mini-SeriesBetsy Prig
Smokescreen1994TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Nash
Clue1994Video GameMrs. Blanche White
One Foot in the Grave1993TV SeriesLady on Plane
Screen One1993TV SeriesDaisy Potter
The Princess and the Cobbler1993Mad and Holy Old Witch (voice)
On the Up1990-1992TV SeriesMrs. Fiona Wembley
Boys from the Bush1992TV SeriesGrace
Tonight at 8.301991TV SeriesMrs Rockett
Cluedo1990TV SeriesMrs. White
The Fool1990Lady Daphne
Victoria Wood1989TV SeriesSusan
Simon and the Witch1987-1988TV SeriesLady Fox-Custard
Only Fools and Horses....1987TV SeriesAuntie Reenie Turpin
Farrington of the F.O.1986-1987TV SeriesAnnie Begley
Super Gran1987TV SeriesCat Burglar
Drummonds1987TV SeriesMrs. Fordham
Tickle on the Tum1985-1987TV SeriesConnie Caper
Doctor Who1986TV SeriesKatryca
In Loving Memory1979-1986TV SeriesAnnie Potter / Hilda Pardoe
Deceptions1985TV MovieMrs. Thirkell
Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced1985TV Mini-SeriesMiss Murgatroyd
Hay Fever1984TV MovieClara
Poor Little Rich Girls1984TV SeriesMadge Henshawe
Dramarama1984TV SeriesBeryl
Cockles1984TV SeriesGloria du Bois
Waters of the Moon1983TV MovieMrs. Ashworth
Hallelujah!1983TV SeriesElla Scratchitt
Crown Court1983TV SeriesMaureen Vairey
Educating Marmalade1982TV SeriesSignora Bandolini
Born and Bred1978-1980TV SeriesMolly Peglar
Dick Turpin1980TV SeriesCountess of Durham
Worzel Gummidge1979-1980TV SeriesMrs. Bloomsbury-Barton
Carry on Emmannuelle1978Mrs. Dangle
Sykes1972-1978TV SeriesMadge Kettlewell
Lord Tramp1977TV SeriesMiss Pratt
East Lynne1976TV MovieJoyce (servant)
Carry on England1976Private Jennifer Ffoukes-Sharpe
The Howerd Confessions1976TV SeriesMrs. Beachum / The Matron / Nellie
The Two Ronnies1976TV SeriesDowager Duchess of Arc
Carry on Behind1975Daphne Barnes
Till Death Us Do Part1967-1975TV SeriesGran
Carry on Laughing!1975TV SeriesMrs. Breeches Lady Guinevere Dr. Janis Crunbitt ...
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing1975Emily
A Journey to London1975TV MovieLady Headpiece
Love Among the Ruins1975TV MovieFanny Pratt
Carry on Dick1974Madame Desirée
Don't Just Lie There, Say Something!1974Birdie aka Lady 'Birdie' Mainwaring-Brown
Men of Affairs1973-1974TV SeriesLady Mainwaring-Brown / Lady Mainwaring
Carry on Christmas1973TV MovieVirginia's Mother / Senna Pod / Bishop's Wife / ...
Carry on Girls1973Connie Philpotts
Ooh La La!1973TV SeriesAmandine
7 of 11973TV SeriesMrs. Dawkins
The Goodies1971-1973TV SeriesMatron / Delia Capone
Not Now Darling1973Miss Tipdale
The Cobblers of Umbridge1973TV MovieLilian Beverly / Carol Begorrah / Norah Pepper / ...
Carry on Christmas: Carry on Stuffing1972TV MovieLady Rhoda Cockhorse / Miss Esmerelda / Princess Yo-Yo / ...
Carry on Abroad1972Cora Flange
Jackanory Playhouse1972TV SeriesSycamore
The Alf Garnett Saga1972Gran
Carry on Matron1972Mrs. Tidey
A Christmas Carol1971TV ShortMrs. Cratchit (voice)
Carry on at Your Convenience1971Chloë Moore
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins1971Policewoman (segment "Avarice")
Father Dear Father1971TV SeriesMiss Armitage
Carry on Henry VIII1971Queen Marie
Decimal Five1971TV Series voice
Six Dates with Barker1971TV SeriesKitty Harriman
Carry on Loving1970Esme Crowfoot
Doctor in Trouble1970Russian Captain
Tarbuck's Luck1970TV Series
Carry on Up the Jungle1970Lady Evelyn Bagley
The Kenneth Williams Show1970TV Series Series 1 1970
Carry on Again Doctor1969Ellen Moore
The Very Merry Widow and How1969TV SeriesStation Announcer
According to Dora1968-1969TV SeriesVarious
Carry on Camping1969Joan Fussey
The Jimmy Logan Show1969TV Series
Iolanthe1968TV MovieThe Fairy Queen
Carry On... Up the Khyber1968Lady Ruff-Diamond
Beryl Reid Says Good Evening1968TV SeriesFreda
Carry on Doctor1967Chloë Gibson
Before the Fringe1967TV Series
Carry On... Follow That Camel1967Zig-Zig
Sam and Janet1967TV SeriesJanet Marshall
ITV Play of the Week1956-1967TV SeriesBeryl Cockburn / Grace Harman / Phyllis / ...
Carry On... Don't Lose Your Head1966Désirée Dubarry
Carry on Screaming!1966Emily Bung
Comedy Playhouse1966TV SeriesIsabel 'Is' Conway
Carnaby, M.D.1966Matron Sweet
Carry on Cowboy1965Belle Armitage
Thirty-Minute Theatre1965TV SeriesJill Watson
The Big Job1965Mildred Gamely
San Ferry Ann1965Mum
The Benny Hill Show1964TV SeriesGuest
The Dick Emery Show1963-1964TV SeriesVarious Characters
Carry on Cleo1964Calpurnia
Strictly for the Birds1964Peggy Blessing
A Christmas Night with the Stars1963TV SeriesVarious
The Stanley Baxter Show1963TV SeriesVarious Roles
Dial RIX1962-1963TV SeriesRita Haythorne / Shirley Rix
Nurse on Wheels1963Deborah Walcott
The Swingin' Maiden1962Nellie Carter
Hugh and I1962TV Series
Twice Round the Daffodils1962Harriet Halfpenny
A Pair of Briefs1962Gale Tornado
No My Darling Daughter1961Second Typist
Carry on Regardless1961Lily Duveen
I Like Money1961Colette
His and Hers1961Hortense
BBC Sunday-Night Play1961TV Mini-SeriesMavis Hunter
Alice Through the Looking Box1960TV MovieChambermaid
Our House1960TV SeriesDaisy Burke
Watch Your Stern1960Ann Foster
Doctor in Love1960Dawn
Carry on Constable1960WPC. Gloria Passworthy
ITV Television Playhouse1960TV SeriesBeatrice
Please Turn Over1959Beryl
Upstairs and Downstairs1959Blodwen
Carry on Teacher1959Sarah Allcock
Life in Emergency Ward 101959Mrs. Pryor
Carry on Nurse1959Student Nurse Stella Dawson
The Captain's Table1959Maude Pritchett
Room 431958Miriam (Phone operator in taxi office) (uncredited)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1955-1958TV SeriesDaphne Wray / Audrey Fraser
Theatre Night1958TV SeriesLily Thompson
Davy1958Waitress
Your Past Is Showing1957Ethel Ransom
Just My Luck1957Phoebe
No Time for Tears1957Sister O'Malley
The Ship Was Loaded1957Mary
The Buccaneers1956-1957TV SeriesAbigail
Stars in Your Eyes1956Walter's Secretary
Dry Rot1956Beth

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
As Time Goes By1995-1996TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Heaven and Earth Show2000TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Breakfast News2000TV SeriesHerself
Open House2000TV Series documentaryHerself
This Morning2000TV SeriesHerself
What's a Carry On?1998TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee / Various Characters
Celebrity Squares1993-1994TV SeriesHerself
Blankety Blank1989TV SeriesHerself
An Audience with Victoria Wood1988TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Movie Memories1985TV SeriesHerself - Guest
And There's More1985TV SeriesHerself (Series 3) (1987)
The Golden Gong1985TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Breakfast Time1984TV SeriesHerself
An Audience with Kenneth Williams1983TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
3-2-11982TV Series
Film Night1970TV SeriesHerself / Lady Evelyn Bagley
This Is Your Life1963TV Series documentaryHerself
Juke Box Jury1963TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
Don't Say a Word1963TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A Touch of the Sun1963TV MovieHerself
The Night Before Christmas1957TV MovieHerself
Film Fanfare1956TV SeriesHerself - Quiz Contestant

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Too Much TV2016TV SeriesMrs. Bloomsbury-Barton
Death in Paradise2013TV SeriesBlonde
The Making of the Trial of a Time Lord: Part One - Mysterious Planet2008Video documentary shortKatryca
Comedy Connections2008TV Series documentaryGran
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryHerself
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryVarious (uncredited)
Carry on Quizzing2006Video GameVarious Characters (uncredited)
Kenneth Williams: In His Own Words2006TV Movie documentaryHerself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Crumpet! A Very British Sex Symbol2005TV Movie documentaryVarious (uncredited)
A Tribute to Joan Sims2004Video documentary
Sykes in the Studio2004Video short
The Unforgettable Joan Sims2002TV Special documentaryHerself / Various Characters
Heroes of Comedy1995-2002TV Series documentary
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2002TV Special documentaryHerself - Memorial Tribute
The Heaven and Earth Show2001TV SeriesHerself
On Location: The Carry Ons2001TV Movie documentaryVarious
A Perfect Carry On1998TV Movie documentary
Carry on Darkly1998TV Movie documentaryVarious (uncredited)
The Life and Times of Alf Garnett1997TV Movie documentaryGran
Stop Messin' About!: The Very Best of Kenneth Williams1996Video documentaryVarious Characters
The Very Best of Sid James1996Video documentary
Laugh with the Carry Ons1993TV Series
What a Carry On1983-1984TV SeriesPrivate Jennifer Ffoukes-Sharpe Lady Joan Ruff-Diamond Désirée Dubarry ...
Carry on Laughing's Christmas Classics1983TV Special shortVarious Characters
Carry on Laughing1981TV SeriesQueen Marie Lady Evelyn Bagley Cora Flange ...
To See Such Fun1977DocumentaryHerself
That's Carry On!1977Various characters
Colonel March Investigates1955Marjorie Dawson

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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