Jack Douglas, born 26 April 1927 in Newcastle upon Tyne, was an actor most famous for his roles in the Carry On films. Douglas also desired to become a director, although his father wasn’t keen. He got his first job in theatre when he was 14, despite his father making things hard. He proved himself to his father resulting in him giving Douglas a script for a Cinderella pantomime, which he was to direct. Douglas ended up on the stage by chance, when a lead role in a play he was directing was taken to hospital the day before opening. As he knew the lines he was the perfect choice to take the part. He became part of a double act with fellow actor Joe Baker and spent ten years touring the world. They went on to start popular children’s television show Crackerjack. Douglas decided to try his hand at becoming a comedian, which lead to him being invited by Des O’Connor to star with him, for several years; then came along the Carry On films. Douglas appeared in seven Carry On films, including Carry On Matron and with a leading role in Carry On Emmanuelle. His television career went on to see him with roles in The Goodies and Shillingbury Tales. Sadly Jack Douglas died in December 2008.