Tony Hancock

Tony Hancock

English comedy actor
Anthony John Hancock was an English comedian and actor. High-profile during the 1950s and early 1960s, he had a major success with his BBC series Hancock's Half Hour, first broadcast on radio from 1954, then on television from 1956, in which he soon formed a strong professional and personal bond with comic actor Sid James.Wikipedia
BornMay 12, 1924
HometownHall Green, United Kingdom
Height5'7" (1.70m)
SpouseFreddie Ross Hancock (m 1965 - 1968) , Cicely J. E. Romanis (m 1950 - 1965)
ParentsLillian Hancock , John Hancock
Profile

Top Stories

Men Behaving Badly at 30: how the definitive 90s sitcom almost never got made

  • Simon Nye was working as a translator in a bank when, out of the blue, comedy super producer Beryl Vertue asked him if he’d like to try turning his debut novel into a sitcom. She’d worked with Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes and Tony Hancock, and helped make successes of Til Death Do Us Part and Steptoe and Son. Now she wanted Men Behaving Badly.

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

The Punch and Judy Man
The Punch and Judy Man
1h 36min
1963
Call Me Genius
Call Me Genius
1h 45min
1961
Hancock's Half Hour
Hancock's Half Hour
0h 30min
1956

Albums

Unique Hancock
Unique Hancock
2013
Golden Hour of Tony Hancock
Golden Hour of Tony Hancock
2013
Hancock's Half Hour: The Best of Tony Hancock
Hancock's Half Hour: The Best of Tony Hancock
2013
Hancocks Greatest Skits, Pt. 1
Hancocks Greatest Skits, Pt. 1
2012
It's Hilarious: Comedy Classics of Tony Hancock
It's Hilarious: Comedy Classics of Tony Hancock
2011
It's Hancock
It's Hancock
2007
Blood Donor/Radio Ham
Blood Donor/Radio Ham
2000

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1962British Academy of Film & Television ArtsMost Promising Newcomer to Leading Film RolesCall Me GeniusNominated