Hugh Paddick (Comedy actor)

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Hugh William Paddick (22 August 1915 – 9 November 2000) was an English actor, whose most notable role was in the 1960s BBC radio show Round the Horne, in sketches such as "Charles and Fiona" (as Charles) and "Julian and Sandy" (as Julian). Both he and Kenneth Williams are largely responsible for introducing the underground language polari to the British public.

Paddick also enjoyed success as Percival Browne in the original West End production of The Boy Friend, in 1954.

  1. ^ "Obituary: Hugh Paddick". The Independent. 17 November. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Stevens, Christopher (2010). Born Brilliant: The Life Of Kenneth Williams. John Murray. p. 370. ISBN 1-84854-195-3. 
  3. ^ "Radio/Round the Horne - Television Tropes & Idioms". 
  4. ^ "BBC - h2g2 - Polari - the Secret Language - A10357832". 
  5. ^ "The Boy Friend (Original London Cast 1954)". 
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