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Your favourite comedy actor?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by betty swollocks, 19 Sep 2007.

  1. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Mine : Alistair Sim for such gems as:-
    The Green Man*
    Laughter in Paradise
    The Belles of St Trinian's
    School for Scoundrels
    The Happiest Days of Your Life

    * This contains my favourite film quote too:-
    "By heavens, I'd thrash the life out of you if I didn't have to read the nine o'clock news!"
     
  2. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Not a comedy actor per se but the funniest performance I have seen is Johny Depp as Jack Sparrow
     
  3. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Agree with Alistair Sim.

    Slightly OT as not a favourite actor but all the Ealing Studios comedy films, the old uns are the good uns.
     
  4. gary r

    gary r Veteran

    Location:
    Camberley
    Terry Thomas, especially in School for Scoundrels.
     
  5. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Bill Murray or John Candy for me.
     
  6. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    john cleese
     
  7. Rowan Atkinson
     
  8. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    If you can forgive him for the Mr. Bean films...
     
  9. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Rik Mayall as Kevin Turvey, Rik in The Young Ones, Adam B'astard, Lord Flashheart
     
  10. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Mike Myers
     
  11. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    THATis sad !!
     
  12. mikeitup

    mikeitup Senior Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    Anthony Aloyisius St John Hancock :blush:
     
  13. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Anyone who maes me laugh while acting! Almost all the above, in fact. Can I add Ronnie Barker, Sid James (for his laugh) and Harry H Corbett? (not the sooty fella, that was just Harry Corbett: incidentally, read some disturbing news about the origins of Sooty the puppet! :blush: http://tinyurl.com/2hakrz)
    :o)
     
  14. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Del boy and rodney
     
  15. Pete

    Pete Guest

    I think Ronnie Barker was the best comedy actor, but I'm not saying he was my favourite - though he runs pretty close.

    My wife sometimes insists that my favourite ought to be Richard Wilson, for very good reasons, but I don't believe it...