Hugh Paddick

Hugh William Paddick (22 August 19159 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, Hertfordshire.

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.






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