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Tony Hancock (I) (1924–1968)

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 "... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »


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Call Me Genius Anthony Hancock
Hancock Hancock
Hancock's Half Hour Anthony Aloysius Hancock / Prince Nicolai
The Wrong Box Detective


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 1972 The Tony Hancock Special (TV Movie)
Tony Hancock
 1967 Hancock's (TV Series)
Tony Hancock
- Episode #1.6 (1967) ... Tony Hancock
- Episode #1.5 (1967) ... Tony Hancock
- Episode #1.4 (1967) ... Tony Hancock
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... Tony Hancock
- Episode #1.2 (1967) ... Tony Hancock
 1966 The Wrong Box
 1963 The Punch and Judy Man
Wally Pinner
 1963 Hancock (TV Series)
- The Escort (1963) ... Hancock
- The Writer (1963) ... Hancock
- The Reporter (1963) ... Hancock
- The Politician (1963) ... Hancock
- The Night Out (1963) ... Hancock
 1961 Hancock (TV Series)
Anthony Aloysius Hancock
- The Succession: Son and Heir (1961) ... Anthony Aloysius Hancock
- The Blood Donor (1961) ... Anthony Aloysius Hancock
- The Lift (1961) ... Anthony Aloysius Hancock
- The Radio Ham (1961) ... Anthony Aloysius Hancock
- The Bowmans (1961) ... Anthony Aloysius Hancock
 1961 Call Me Genius
Anthony Hancock
 1956-1960 Hancock's Half Hour (TV Series)
Anthony Aloysius Hancock / Prince Nicolai
- The Poison Pen Letters (1960) ... Anthony Aloysius Hancock
- The East Cheam Centenary (1960) ... Anthony Aloysius Hancock
- The Photographer (1960) ... Anthony Aloysius Hancock
- The Ladies' Man (1960) ... Anthony Aloysius Hancock
- The Baby Sitters (1960) ... Anthony Aloysius Hancock
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
- The Government Inspector (1958) ... Hlestakov
 1957 Pantomania: Babes in the Wood (TV Movie)
Aladdin / Robin Hood
 1956 Jack Hylton Presents (TV Series)
In 'The Lighthouse Keeper' sketch
- Episode dated 6 December 1956 (1956) ... In 'The Lighthouse Keeper' sketch
 1954 Orders Are Orders
Lt. Cartroad
 1951 The Lighter Side (TV Series)
The Civil Servant
- Food (1951) ... The Civil Servant
 1951 Kaleidoscope (TV Series)
George Knight in Fools Rush In segment
- Episode #5.18 (1951) ... George Knight in Fools Rush In segment
- Episode #5.17 (1951) ... George Knight in Fools Rush In segment
- Episode #5.16 (1951) ... George Knight in Fools Rush In segment
- Episode #5.15 (1951) ... George Knight in Fools Rush In segment
- Episode #5.14 (1951) ... George Knight in Fools Rush In segment
 1950 Flotsam's Follies (TV Short) (sketch 'Conjuror, The')
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Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Self (20 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (32 credits)

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Other Works:

He performed in the revue, "The Talk of the Town," at the Adelphi Theatre in London, England with Jimmy Edwards and Dave King in the cast. Alec Shanks and Joan Davis were directors. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 7 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Anthony Hancock


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Because comedy absolutely fascinates me, because I love it and because it is my entire life.


At the height of his popularity, Hancock commanded the attention of approximately 23% of the United Kingdom population. Places like pubs and fish and chip shops would be nearly empty, due to the public either listening or watching "Hancock's Half Hour.". See more »


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