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Hattie Jacques (Josephine Edwina Jacques)

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Biography

Sandgate, Kent, England, UK
Best known for playing Matron - as in "ooh, Matron!" - in four films: Carry on Nurse (1959), Carry on Doctor (1967), Carry on Again Doctor (1969) and, of course Carry on Matron (1972). Key roles included: Grace Short in Carry on Teacher (1959), Sophie Bliss in Carry on Loving (1970) and Peggy Hawkins in Carry on Cabby (1963). She was married to John Le Mesurier (Sergeant Wilson in Dad's Army (1968)), but left him for another man. They divorced but remained friends. An unexpectedly attractive woman in her time, she played parts which depended upon and mocked her weight. Read more...

Actor

Character: Daisy Delaware

Trottie True 1949

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Character: Café Michel Barmaid

The Spider and the Fly 1949

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Character: Woman in Sports Car with Dog

Now and Forever 1956

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Character: Grace Short

Carry on Teacher 1959

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Character: Dymphna Dobson

Follow a Star 1959

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Character: Nanette Parry

Make Mine Mink 1960

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Character: Dolly Zarathusa, the Fortune Teller

The Punch and Judy Man 1963

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Character: Woman with Rose

The Plank 1967

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Character: Trinity Martinez

The Bobo 1967

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Character: Ginger Horton

The Magic Christian 1969

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Character: Martha Hoggett

Carry on Dick 1974

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Character: Mrs. Nupkins

The Pickwick Papers 1952

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Character: Mrs. Albion

The Pleasure Garden 1953

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