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Amanda Lawrence 13 Nov 2009
Amanda Lawrence as Charles Hawtrey. Photograph courtesy of Sadie Lee.
Carry On Acting; the woman taking on the role of Charles Hawtrey.

The actor Charles Hawtrey - famous for the Carry On films, was also renowned for his impersonations of women. A new play based on his life story is underway in Liverpool,  the lead role of Hawtrey is taken by a woman, Amanda Lawrence. So what is it like to be a woman playing a man famous for his portrayal of women? Jenni is joined by Amanda in the studio how she captured the spirit of Charles Hawtrey. 


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