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. he was born in Hoddesdon
He preferred theatre to any other form of acting and spent most of his life on the stage, from his first role while at acting school in 1937 until his retirement.
Paddick was gay and lived for over thirty years with his partner Francis, whom he met at a party in London. He was distantly related to British police commander Brian Paddick.
Hugh Paddick died 9 November 2000 in Milton Keynes.