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Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Williams

Birthday: 22 February 1926, King's Cross, London, England, UK
Birth Name: Kenneth Charles Williams
Height: 173 cm

The acting bug bit Kenneth Williams when, as a student, his English teacher suggested he try out for a school play. He found that he enjoyed it tremendously, but when he raised the possibility at home ...Show More

Kenneth Williams
This (Dr Zhivago) may be the Great Russian Novel, but it's a pain in the a*** as a film. This (Dr Zhivago) may be the Great Russian Novel, but it's a pain in the a*** as a film.
It was Noël Coward whose technique I envied and tried to emulate. I collected all his records and w Show more It was Noël Coward whose technique I envied and tried to emulate. I collected all his records and writing. Hide
Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me! (phrase from Carry on Cleo (1964)) Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me! (phrase from Carry on Cleo (1964))
I see myself as a roving mosquito, choosing it's target. I see myself as a roving mosquito, choosing it's target.
By 6:30 pain in the back was pulsating as it's never done before; so this, plus the stomach trouble Show more By 6:30 pain in the back was pulsating as it's never done before; so this, plus the stomach trouble combines to torture me - oh - what's the bloody point? - KW, last item in his diary before his death of an overdose Hide
The thing to do, in any circumstance, is to appear to know exactly what you are doing and at the sam Show more The thing to do, in any circumstance, is to appear to know exactly what you are doing and at the same time convey casual doubts about the abilities of everybody else and undermine their confidence. [In 1964] Hide
Being nasty doesn't require intellect; any moron can be abusive. The distinguishing factor of great Show more Being nasty doesn't require intellect; any moron can be abusive. The distinguishing factor of great wit is to be nasty with style. Hide
Walked home via Aldwych. Reflected that nothing really changes. I'm still walking about this city dr Show more Walked home via Aldwych. Reflected that nothing really changes. I'm still walking about this city dragging my loneliness with me, putting on a front, whistling in the dark. It is getting darker all the time. Hide
People need to be peppered or even outraged occasionally. Our national comedy and drama is packed wi Show more People need to be peppered or even outraged occasionally. Our national comedy and drama is packed with earthy familiarity and honest vulgarity. Clean vulgarity can be very shocking and that, in my view, gives greater involvement. Hide
This is very odd the way that Carry Ons are just starting to get mentioned: why are they suddenly fa Show more This is very odd the way that Carry Ons are just starting to get mentioned: why are they suddenly fashionable? They're even starting to justify the bad scripts now! and talk about the classlessness of them. What hogwash! You can only call a mess a mess. Hide
"Oh, stop messing about" (catch phrase) "Oh, stop messing about" (catch phrase)
It's frightening to think with modern medicine and all the technique available to them, they can't r Show more It's frightening to think with modern medicine and all the technique available to them, they can't really help you. Hide
I know I'm male, and what's more I can prove it! (phrase from Carry on Matron (1972)) I know I'm male, and what's more I can prove it! (phrase from Carry on Matron (1972))
All problems have to be solved eventually by oneself, and that's where all your lovely John Donne st Show more All problems have to be solved eventually by oneself, and that's where all your lovely John Donne stuff turns out to be a load of crap because, in the last analysis, a man is an island. Hide
A fan club is a group of people who tell an actor he's not alone in the way he feels about himself. A fan club is a group of people who tell an actor he's not alone in the way he feels about himself.
The quote, like opportunity, food and love, has got to come at the right moment. Blurted out, it can Show more The quote, like opportunity, food and love, has got to come at the right moment. Blurted out, it can send your ego round your ankles. Hide
The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is Show more The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive. Hide
I found that if I got up on the stage to entertain the troops I could make them shut up and look. I found that if I got up on the stage to entertain the troops I could make them shut up and look.
We know grooming is important for people. To get their hair done, to get makeup and things like that Show more We know grooming is important for people. To get their hair done, to get makeup and things like that - that makes a person feel better. Hide
Last words: "Oh, what's the bloody point?" (last entry in diary) Last words: "Oh, what's the bloody point?" (last entry in diary)
It's frightening to think, that with all the modern medicine and all the technique available to them Show more It's frightening to think, that with all the modern medicine and all the technique available to them, they can't really help you. I should think in the old days, you were better off, because nowadays they are all specialists. Everyone is becoming better and better, at less and less. Eventually someone is going to be superb, at nothing! Hide
[on Dirty Harry (1971)] The morality behind the Don Siegel film is almost Homeric and epic. One man Show more [on Dirty Harry (1971)] The morality behind the Don Siegel film is almost Homeric and epic. One man tries to do his job properly and when he does it for the last time under Promethean provocation, he resigns from the police force. It is the story of an individual conscience and it is beautifully shown. One is very glad that such pictures are being made and I hope they make a lot of money at the box office. Hide
Kenneth Williams's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (26)
Kenneth Williams Kenneth Williams'S roles
Commandant Maximilian Burger
Commandant Maximilian Burger

Sir Bernard Cutting
Sir Bernard Cutting

Percival Snooper
Percival Snooper

Captain Desmond Fancey
Captain Desmond Fancey

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar

Citizen Camembert
Citizen Camembert

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