Cardew Robinson

Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillian
Veteran performer of the English stage, screen and radio, best known for portraying Cardew the Cad, an overgrown schoolboy character he created in the 1940s. This character became so popular that he was featured in a ... Read more »
Born: 08/14/1917 in England, GB

Filmography

Actor (12)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Shirley Valentine 1989 (Movie)

Londoner (Actor)

What's Up Nurse 1976 (Movie)

Ticket Inspector (Actor)

The Nine Ages of Nakedness 1968 (Movie)

(Actor)

Smashing Time 1967 (Movie)

Custard Pie Vicar (Actor)

I Was Happy Here 1965 (Movie)

Gravedigger (Actor)

Hide and Seek 1964 (Movie)

Constable (Actor)

Heavens Above! 1962 (Movie)

Tramp (Actor)

Waltz of the Toreadors 1962 (Movie)

Undertaker (Actor)

Let's Get Married 1960 (Movie)

Salesman (Actor)

I'm All Right Jack 1959 (Movie)

Shop Steward (Actor)

Happy Is the Bride 1957 (Movie)

George the Verger (Actor)

Biography

Veteran performer of the English stage, screen and radio, best known for portraying Cardew the Cad, an overgrown schoolboy character he created in the 1940s. This character became so popular that he was featured in a comic strip and resurfaced in the 1956 film "Fun at St. Fanny's." Robinson also worked on the London stage, most notably as King Pellinore in "Camelot" in the 1960s. During this period, he also pursued a career as a comedy writer, producing comic material for Peter Sellers and Dick Emery. Robinson also created the long-running radio show, "You've Got to Be Joking," and performed character roles in features including Roy Boulting's "Happy Is the Bride" (1958), "Where's Jack" (1969), Roman Polanski's "Pirates" (1986) and "Shirley Valentine" (1989).

Relationships

Daughter
had two both survived him

Ellen Kay

Wife
survived him

Milestones

Created the long-running radio show "You've Got to Be Joking"

Changed his first name from Douglas to Cardew

Played King Pelinore in the London run of "Camelot" in the 1960s

Wrote comic material for Peter Sellers and Dick Emery

Appeared as Cardew the Cad on radio and in vaudeville

Created the popular character Cardew the Cad, an overgrown schoolboy in the 1940s

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