Benny Hill

Comedian

Benny Hill was born in Southampton, England, United Kingdom on January 21st, 1924 and is the Comedian. At the age of 68, Benny Hill biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

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Other Names / Nick Names
Alfred Hawthorn Hill
Date of Birth
January 21, 1924
Nationality
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Death Date
Apr 20, 1992 (age 68)
Zodiac Sign
Aquarius
Networth
$2 Million
Profession
Actor, Comedian, Film Actor, Screenwriter, Singer, Television Actor
Benny Hill Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 68 years old, Benny Hill has this physical status:

Height
177cm
Weight
Not Available
Hair Color
Light brown
Eye Color
Blue
Build
Large
Measurements
Not Available
Benny Hill Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Religion
Christian
Hobbies
Not Available
Education
Not Available
Benny Hill Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Not Available
Children
Not Available
Dating / Affair
Not Available
Parents
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Benny Hill Career

Career

Hill performed on radio before being named as a performer on radio, making his debut on Variety Bandbox on October 5, 1947. In 1950, his first appearance on television was in 1950. In addition,, he tried Benny Hill, a sitcom anthology series that ran from 1962 to 1963, in which he portrayed a different character in each episode. He appeared in an all-star TV film version of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1964. On BBC Radio's Light Programme, he had a radio show named Benny Hill Time from 1964 to 1966. It was a topical show, for example, James Pond, 0017, appeared on "From Moscow with Love" and his interpretation of The Beatles in March 1964. Harry Hill and Fred Scuttle were two of the series's main characters.

Who Done It? Hill appeared in five full-length feature films—Who Does It?

(1956), Light Up the Sky!

(1960) Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and The Italian Job (1969). The Waiters (1969) and Eddie (1970) were two short-subject films, the latter being a TV production. The Best of Benny Hill (1974–1973), a theatrically released collection of Benny Hill Show episodes, was then a clip-show film spin-off of his early Thames television shows (1969–1973).

Hill's recorded recordings include "Gather in the Mushrooms" (1961), "Pepys' Diary" (1961), "Under the Sun" (1961), "The Fastest Milkman in the West," (1961), "Because of Love" (1963), and "Ernie (The Best Milkman in the West), which was the UK Singles Chart Christmas number one single in 1971." In 1972, Ivor Novello was given the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors' Ivor Novello Award.

Hill had struggled on stage and had uneven success in radio, but he found a way to express his talents in television. The Benny Hill Show was a live on-stage comedy and filmed segment, and its humour depended on slapstick, innuendo, and parody. Patricia Hayes, Jeremy Hawk, Peter Vernon, Ronnie Brody, Ronnie Brody, and his co-writer, Dave Freeman, appeared on his programme from the early 1950s to early 1960s. In a few sketches, bald Jackie Wright was a regular support player who was often seen slapping him on the top of his head.

Hill remained on the BBC from 1957 to 1968, with a few sojourns with ITV and ATV stations between 1957 and 1966, which were followed again in 1967. His show moved from the BBC to Thames Television in 1969, where it was on the radio before its demise in 1989, with a sporatic succession of one-hour specials. Hill's career as an imaginative writer, comedic actor, and impressionist were all displayed on the program. He may have purchased scripts from various comedy writers, but if so, he never received on-screen credit (one of his regular cast members Cherri Gilham, to whom he wrote from Spain in 1976, indicating that he used her "Fat Lady" term on the show in January 1977).

The closing sequence, or rather, a running gag in Hill's shows, featured many characters of the cast, as well as other stock comedy characters such as policemen, vicars, and old women. This was often shot with "under-cranking" camera techniques and included other comic elements, such as jogging, rather than a full run and characters running off one side of the screen and reappearing running from one side. Boots Randolph's "Yakety Sax," the tune used in all chases, is so closely linked to the movie that it is sometimes referred to as "The Benny Hill Theme." In many ways, television shows and films have used it as a sort of parody. The show's theme tune was voted number one on the ITV special The Sound of ITV – The Country's Favorite Theme Tune, according to a nationwide survey in 2015.

The show featured a group of young women, dubbed collectively as "Hill's Angels" from the beginning of the 1980s. They will appear as foils against Hill on their own or in character as foils. Sue Upton was one of the Angels' longest-serving members. Jane Leeves appeared as well. Henry McGee and Bob Todd appeared alongside Jackie Wright as comic support players, and later shows included "Hill's Little Angels," a group of adorable children with the help of Dennis Kirkland (the show's director) and Sue Upton. Jenny Lee-Wright (who appeared on Hill's show in 1970) was given the nickname "The Sexiest Stooge" – a Hill coined the phrase.

On Saturday Live and in the pages of Q magazine (in its January 1987 issue), alternative comedian Ben Elton made a headline-grabbing claim that The Benny Hill Show sparked crimes and misdemeanours. "We know that women in the United Kingdom are still can't even walk properly in a park anymore." For me, it's troubling." However, a writer in The Independent newspaper opined that Elton's assault was "much like watching an elderly uncle be kicked to death by young thugs." "British and portentous as this is, blaming Hill for rape data is like pointing the finger at concert pianists for causing elephant poaching," GQ's magazine said. After trying to lure them to be more feminist, Elton later parodied himself in Harry Enfield & Chums as Benny Elton, a politically correct spoilsport in which Elton appears to be pursued by angry women, accompanied by the "Yakety Sax" theme. "The agreement is getting more offensive," a Broadcasting Standards Authority spokesperson said, "it's not as funny as it is to have half-naked girls chased across the screen by a dirty old man."

Hill announced in late May 1989 that after 21 years with Thames Television, he was quitting and taking a year off. His shows had earned Thames £26 million, owing to his shows' success in the United States. The British newspaper named John Howard Davies, the director of Thames Television's Light Entertainment, as the man who fired Benny Hill after the company refused not to renew Hill's deal. Davies wrote to The Guardian newspaper, "The show was past its sell-by date." "Benny was all right when he was younger, but it's a little different matter to leer at a pretty girl" when you're in your 60s.

Hill began work on Benny Hill's World Tour in 1991, which would see Hill's sketch show in various countries around the world where his performance had become extremely popular. Hill, on the other hand, managed to film Greetings from New York (with regular cast members such as Henry McGee, Bob Todd, and Sue Upton), with the series being billed as "his last TV appearance" when it was released on DVD.

Thames Television, which received a steady stream of viewers for The Benny Hill Show repeats, has finally buckled down and put together a number of re-edited shows in February 1992. Hill died on the day that a new deal appeared in Central Independent Television's newspaper for which he had to produce a series of specials. He had turned down competing bids from Carlton and Thames.

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How Sadiq Khan's globetrotting Night Tsar Amy Lamé enjoyed trips to the United States, India, Australia, and Ukraine since being booted from stand-up, a sex-themed TV game show, and a 'lesbian Benny Hill' film were among Sadiq Khan's 'best jobs in the world' in 2016

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Amy Lamé, an American-born 'glamour puss with a penchant for 1950s styles,' was making a reported £50 a day as Danny Baker's sidekick on BBC London. Amy also performed well in one-woman shows, including Gay Man Trapped in a Lesbian's Body and establishing the raucous and eclectic Duckie at the Vauxhall Tavern, one of the country's longest-running LGBTQ+ club nights, where acts included a stripping dwarf. She admits that her work has been varied, and she has even been portrayed as appearing in a 1995 Lesbian film titled as a 'wacky British sex romp in the Benny Hill tradition (minus the misogyny).' Sadiq Khan, who was unveiled as a Labour MP in 2016, has taken the job of being London's first-ever Night Tsar after she promised to stop the flow of venue closures in the capital. She is now in a six-figure salary career and still believes the Mayor of London, who refers to her as her 'Mate,' has given her the 'best job in the world'. Her salary has increased from just over £80,000 to £116,925 today, in a short period of time. However, 1,100 bars and clubs have closed down in the capital in just three years, with more than 100 in the last three years. MailOnline is reporting today that the comedian, writer, and broadcaster has attended at least 12 international jaunts as part of her Night Tsar job since 2017, with a significant gap due to the pandemic. Trips to 'build partnerships,' study nightlife, and attend conferences have taken her to Mumbai, Melbourne and Sydney, Boston, Bologna, Berlin and Paris, as well as Tallinn and even Lviv in Ukraine.