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Tony Hancock (Anthony John Hancock)

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Biography

Hall Green, Birmingham, England, UK
Tony Hancock was born in Birmingham, England, the son of John and Lillian Hancock. He was educated at Durlston Court, Swanage, and Bradfield College, Reading. He served in the R.A.F. (ground crew) during the war. In 1942 he was in the R.A.F. Gang Show. He was de-mobbed in 1946. He appeared at the Windmill Theatre, London in 1948. His radio show "Hancock's Half Hour" ran from 1954 - 1959, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson with co-stars Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams, Sidney James and Bill Kerr. This popular show was adopted by TV and the shows were re-recorded and broadcast 1956-1960. Read more...

Actor

Character: Wally Pinner

The Punch and Judy Man 1963

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Behind the Laughter 2003

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Character: Anthony Hancock

Call Me Genius 1961

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Character: Joshua - The Bowmans

Arena 1975

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Writing

Character: Wally Pinner

The Punch and Judy Man 1963

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Character: Anthony Hancock

Call Me Genius 1961

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