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Eric Sykes

Actor, Writer
3 May 1923 to 3 July 2012

A prolific comedy writer, Sykes achieved fame in the 1950s, working across a range of mediums in subsequent years. He starred in a self named BBC sitcom (1972-79), wrote and directed silent short The Plank (1979) as well as appearing in films including The Liquidator (1965) and The Others (2001).

- Read Eric Sykes' Guardian Obituary
- Read Eric Sykes BBC Obituary
- Read Eric Sykes' Telegraph Obituary

Eric Sykes in 1971BAFTA/ ArchiveEric Sykes at the Society of Film and Television Arts Awards in 1971