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Angela Douglas

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Born: Tue 29th October 1940 (age: 77)

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Angela Douglas is an English actress.

She was born in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

Douglas started acting as a teenager, joining the WorthingWest Sussex repertory company, before making her West End theatre debut in 1958. She made her film debut in 1959 with Donald Pleasence in The Shakedown, and then appeared with Tommy Steele in It's All Happening.

She is best remembered for her roles in several Carry On Films in the 1960s, including Carry On Cowboy (1965) as an all-singing and trigger-happy version of Annie Oakley. She then appeared in Carry On Screaming (1966), Follow That Camel(1967) and Carry On Up the Khyber (1968). She has, by virtue of this association, appeared on many retrospective and spin-off programmes. Douglas made an appearance in North Wales in September 2005 to unveil a plaque dedicated to the filming of Carry On... Up the Khyber, as part of the movie had been shot in Llanberis.

Her other films have included The Comedy Man (1964), Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973) and The Four Feathers (2002).

Her television credits have included The AvengersThe SaintZ-CarsDixon of Dock GreenJason King and Coronation Street, and Doctor at Large.

After husband Kenneth More was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease, she put her career on hold after 11 episodes of Oil Strike North. After More's death, she returned in various roles, including Doris Lethbridge-Stewart in Doctor Who (1989) and Peak Practice.

She has since concentrated on a career in journalism and writing, having completed two books.

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