Remember Carry On star Jim Dale? He's unrecognisable now after VERY lucrative career change

CARRY On fans will remember Jim Dale who appeared alongside the late Barbara Windsor in a number of films – and he looks completely unrecognisable these days. 

Over the years, the likes of Sid James, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques became household names thanks to the series that began with Carry On Sergeant in 1958 and finished 34 years later with Carry On Columbus.


Many of the famous regular cast have now passed away, with Dame Barbara Windsor dying at the age of 83.

Her death has left means that there is just one of the regular cast members still alive 62 years after the series started.

The final surviving regular actor who had a lead role in the films is Jim Dale.

Now aged 86, Dale – who is also a singer, comedian, narrator, author and lyricist – made his first appearance in 1963’s Carry On Cabby.

Initially playing supporting characters, he soon progressed to taking on younger male lead roles.

Dale appeared in nine consecutive films between 1963 and 1967’s Carry On Doctor, before returning in 1969 for Carry On Again Doctor and the final film in 1992.

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Jim was also a regular on stage between the 1980s and early 2000s, starring in productions such as the Broadway musical Barnum and as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.

Following his Broadway success, the 86-year-old has found more fame in recent years thanks to Harry Potter.

Jim has narrated the audiobook versions of all seven of JK Rowling’s fantasy novels, winning multiple awards and world records along the way.


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