Sid James was a South African-born British character actor and comedy actor.
Appearing in British films from 1947, he was cast in numerous small and supporting roles into the 1960s. His profile was raised as Tony Hancock's co-star in 'Hancock's Half Hour', first in the radio series and later when it was adapted for television and ran from 1956 to 1960. Afterwards, He starred in 'Citizen James' (BBC, 1960-62) also he became known as a regular performer in the Carry On films, appearing in nineteen films of the series, with the top billing role in 17 (in the other two he was cast below Frankie Howerd). Meanwhile, his starring roles in television sitcoms continued for the rest of his life. He starred alongside Diana Coupland in the 1970s sitcom 'Bless This House' until his death in 1976.