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Esma Cannon (Esma Ellen Charlotte Cannon)

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Biography

Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Legendary Australian character actress of the British screen, Miss Cannon was without doubt one of the best scene stealing actresses.

Her pixie like looks and extraordinary facial expressions made her a true favourite of many a British movie.

Without her appearances in many a 'Carry On..' film in the 1960s, her career would have probably been forgotten today. Arguably her most famous performance was as the lonely but happy spinster in Carry on Cruising (1962). The bar scene with Dilys Laye where both their characters get hideously drunk, is as legendary as the movie itself. Read more...

Actor

Character: Erik Skold's Niece

Contraband 1940

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Character: Autograph Huntress

Helter Skelter 1949

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Character: Pleasant Little Woman

Marry Me 1949

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Character: Lady Customer In Park Cafe

Trouble in Store 1953

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Character: Her Companion

Out of the Clouds 1955

3
Character: Laura from Newcastle

Simon and Laura 1955

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Character: Meek Woman

Three Men in a Boat 1956

3
Character: Edie Hornett

Sailor Beware 1956

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Character: Night Club Cleaner

Expresso Bongo 1959

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Character: Rafia Woman

Doctor in Love 1960

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Character: Bridget Madderley

Carry on Cruising 1962

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Character: Lady on Zebra Crossing

The Fast Lady 1962

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Character: Consul's Wife

We Joined the Navy 1962

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