Barrie Gosney

Barrie Gosney (1926,[1] Surrey – 24 January 2008) was a British television, film and theatrical actor.

In a career spanning five decades, Gosney played roles in Up Pompeii, Last of the Summer Wine, Believe Nothing, Time Gentlemen Please, Keeping Up Appearances and Harry Hill.

He is perhaps best remembered for his performances in Harry Hill's show in which he filled the role of an absurd type of continuity announcer and the character Ken Ford ("the man from 'The Joy Of Sex' books..."). He would often send himself up and perform surreal impressions of various celebrities, including Barbra Streisand, Joan Collins & Cliff Richard.

He died on 24 January 2008 after complications resulting from a fall. An episode of Al Murray's Happy Hour broadcast on ITV1 on 15 February 2008 was dedicated to him.

Selected filmography


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