Tony Hancock

Actor, Producer, Writer

Actor, Producer, Writer


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 "...
Birth date
1924-05-12
Death date
1968-06-25
Awards
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award.
Height
5' 7" (1.7 m)

Known For


Call Me Genius
Call Me Genius
Anthony Hancock (1961)
Hancock
Hancock
Hancock (1963)
Hancock's Half Hour
Hancock's Half Hour
Anthony Aloysius Hancock / Prince Nicolai (1956-1960)
The Wrong Box
The Wrong Box
Detective (1966)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorThe Tony Hancock Special
(TV Movie) Tony Hancock
1972
ActorHancock'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 Show all 6 episodes
1967
ActorThe Wrong Box
Detective
1966
ActorThose Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes
Harry Popperwell
1965
ActorThe Punch and Judy Man
Wally Pinner
1963
ActorHancock
(TV Series) Hancock - The Escort (1963) ... Hancock - The Writer (1963) ... Hancock - The Reporter (1963) ... Hancock - The Politician (1963) ... Hancock - The Night Out (1963) ... Hancock Show all 13 episodes
1963
ActorHancock
(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 Show all 6 episodes
1961
ActorCall Me Genius
Anthony Hancock
1961
ActorHancock'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 Show all 57 episodes
1956-1960
ActorTelevision World Theatre
(TV Series) Hlestakov - The Government Inspector (1958) ... Hlestakov
1958
ActorPantomania: Babes in the Wood
(TV Movie) Aladdin / Robin Hood
1957
ActorJack Hylton Presents
(TV Series) In 'The Lighthouse Keeper' sketch - Episode dated 6 December 1956 (1956) ... In 'The Lighthouse Keeper' sketch - Episode dated 27 April 1956 (1956)
1956
ActorOrders Are Orders
Lt. Cartroad
1954
ActorThe Lighter Side
(TV Series) The Civil Servant - Food (1951) ... The Civil Servant
1951
ActorKaleidoscope
(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
1951
ActorFlotsam's Follies
(TV Short) (sketch 'Conjuror, The')
1950
RoleTitleYear
ProducerHancock
(TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes) - The Escort (1963) ... (executive producer) - The Writer (1963) ... (executive producer) - The Reporter (1963) ... (executive producer) - The Politician (1963) ... (executive producer) - The Night Out (1963) ... (executive producer) Show all 13 episodes
1963
RoleTitleYear
WriterHancock at the Royal Festival Hall
(TV Movie)
1966
WriterThe Punch and Judy Man
(based upon an original idea by) / (screenplay)
1963
WriterCall Me Genius1961
RoleTitleYear
SelfThe Eamonn Andrews Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #4.14 (1968) ... Self - Episode #2.3 (1965) ... Self
1965-1968
SelfThe Frost Programme
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 20 January 1967 (1967) ... Self - Episode dated 19 January 1967 (1967) ... Self
1967
SelfSecombe and Friends
(TV Special) Self
1966
SelfHancock at the Royal Festival Hall
(TV Movie) Self
1966
SelfLate Night Line-Up
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 16 September 1966 (1966) ... Self - Episode dated 6 October 1965 (1965) ... Self
1965-1966
SelfThe Blackpool Show
(TV Series) Self - Host - Episode #1.7 (1966) ... Self - Host - Episode #1.6 (1966) ... Self - Host - Episode #1.5 (1966) ... Self - Host - Episode #1.4 (1966) ... Self - Host - Episode #1.3 (1966) ... Self - Host Show all 7 episodes
1966
SelfKee and Levin
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.6 (1966) ... Self
1966
SelfVal Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium
(TV Series) Self - Episode #10.7 (1964) ... Self
1964
SelfScene at 6:30
(TV Series) - Episode dated 22 July 1963 (1963)
1963
SelfInternational Showtime
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 30 March 1962 (1962) ... Self
1962
SelfThe Jack Paar Tonight Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #5.23 (1961) ... Self
1961
SelfPicture Parade
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode dated 7 March 1961 (1961) ... Self
1961
SelfFace to Face
(TV Series documentary) Self - Tony Hancock (1960) ... Self
1960
SelfA Christmas Night with the Stars
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 25 December 1958 (1958) ... Self
1958
SelfThese Are the Shows
(TV Special) Self
1957
SelfThe Tony Hancock Show
(TV Series) Self / Various Characters - The Odd Job Man (1957) ... Self / Various Characters - Napoleon and Josephine (1957) ... Self / Various Characters - Weather or Not (1956) ... Self / Various Characters - The Further Adventures of Hancock (1956) ... Self / Various Characters - Honneur et fidélite (1956) ... Self / Various Characters Show all 12 episodes
1956-1957
SelfAlan Melville Takes You from A-Z
(TV Series) Self - H (1957) ... Self
1957
SelfLondon Laughs
(TV Movie) Self
1953
SelfNew to You
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 1 November 1948 (1948) ... Self
1948
SelfNew to You
(TV Movie) Self
1948
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageAde in Adland
(TV Mini-Series documentary)
2013
Archive footageMy Hero
(TV Series documentary) Self - Ben Miller on Tony Hancock (2013) ... Self
2013
Archive footageSouth Today
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 24 May 2013 (2013) ... Self
2013
Archive footageFrost on Interviews
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2012
Archive footageMy Favourite Joke
(TV Series) Tony Hancock - Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Tony Hancock (uncredited)
2011
Archive footageIan Hislop Goes Off the Rails
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2008
Archive footageThe Comedy Map of Britain
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #2.6 (2008) ... Self (uncredited)
2008
Archive footageArena
(TV Series documentary) Joshua - The Bowmans / Tony Hancock - The Archers (2007) ... Joshua - The Bowmans - Lunch with Galton and Simpson (2005) ... Tony Hancock
2005-2007
Archive footageKenneth Williams: In His Own Words
(TV Movie documentary) Tony Hancock (uncredited)
2006
Archive footageTory! Tory! Tory!
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Tony Hancock - Outsiders (2006) ... Tony Hancock (uncredited)
2006
Archive footageUnknown Hancock
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2005
Archive footageBruce Forsyth's Comedy Heroes
(TV Movie documentary) Hancock
2005
Archive footageThe Comedians' Comedian
(TV Special documentary)
2005
Archive footageThe Truth About 60s TV
(TV Movie documentary) Self (uncredited)
2004
Archive footageBehind the Laughter
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode dated 20 October 2003 (2003) ... Self
2003
Archive footageHeroes of Comedy
(TV Series documentary) Self - Sidney James (2002) - Kenneth Williams (2000) - Tony Hancock (1998) ... Self
1998-2002
Archive footageThe Unforgettable John Le Mesurier
(TV Short documentary) Tony Hancock (uncredited)
2001
Archive footageThe Greatest
(TV Series documentary) Hancock - 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001) ... Hancock (uncredited)
2001
Archive footageSir John Mills' Moving Memories
(Video documentary) Self
2000
Archive footageThe 100 Greatest TV Ads
(TV Special)
2000
Archive footageThe Unforgettable Hattie Jacques
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2000
Archive footageReputations
(TV Series documentary) Self - Kenneth Williams: Seriously Outrageous (1998) ... Self
1998
Archive footageThe Very Best of Sid James
(Video documentary)
1996
Archive footageA Christmas Night with the Stars
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 27 December 1994 (1994) ... Self
1994
Archive footageTears, Laughter, Fears and Rage
(TV Mini-Series) Self - Laughter (1987) ... Self
1987
Archive footageChasing Rainbows - A Nation and Its Music
(TV Series documentary) Self - Outsiders? Music on the Margins (1986) ... Self
1986
Archive footageThe Rock 'n' Roll Years
(TV Series) Self / Anthony Aloysius Hancock / Hlestakov - 1965 (1986) ... Self - 1960 (1985) ... Anthony Aloysius Hancock - 1958 (1985) ... Hlestakov
1985-1986
Archive footageOmnibus
(TV Series documentary) Self - From East Cheam to Earls Court (1985) ... Self
1985
Archive footageThe Glass Box
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 9 April 1985 (1985) ... Self (uncredited)
1985
Archive footageYears of Lightning
(TV Series documentary) Anthony Aloysius Hancock - 1958: Now Dig This (1981) ... Anthony Aloysius Hancock
1981
Archive footageTo See Such Fun
(Documentary) Self
1977
Archive footageForty Years
(TV Movie) Self
1976