Fascinating Fact: 4267146

1st July 2014 -

 News

British comedy legend Ronnie Corbett's daughter Sophie has paid tribute to her funnyman father by naming her boutique store The Four Candles after the iconic sketch by Corbett and his late co-star Ronnie Barker. The...

Ronnie Corbett Recalls Bathroom Mishaps

19th April 2014 -

 News

British funnyman Ronnie Corbett has detailed his bizarre habit of getting trapped in restrooms, revealing he had to be helped out of toilets at Queen Elizabeth Ii's residences Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.The veteran comedian...

Ronnie Corbett Turned Down Space Odyssey Role

18th April 2014 -

 News

Veteran British comedian Ronnie Corbett has denied long-running rumours he played one of the apes in sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.The diminutive funnyman was rumoured to have portrayed a pre-historic beast in the 'Dawn...

Ronnie Corbett Furious Over Retirement Rumours

17th April 2014 -

 News

Veteran British funnyman Ronnie Corbett is still angry over false reports suggesting he had retired from showbiz.The 83-year-old comedian has been entertaining audiences for more than 60 years but was at the centre of 'quit'...

Ronnie Corbett's Wife: 'My Husband Is Not Retiring'

17th March 2014 -

 News

British comic Ronnie Corbett has no plans to retire from television despite ongoing health woes, according to his wife.Corbett was said to be bringing his entertainment career to an end following a recent health scare,...

Ronnie Corbett Retires From Tv Due To Health Woes

16th March 2014 -

 News

Beloved British comic Ronnie Corbett has retired from Tv work after a health scare left him in hospital.The 83 year old fell ill at his London home last Sunday (09Mar14) after complaining of chest and...

Stephen Fry And Michael Parkinson Among Mourners At David Frost's Funeral

12th September 2013 -

 News

Comedians Stephen Fry and Ronnie Corbett and revered British talk show host Sir Michael Parkinson were among the mourners who turned out on Wednesday (11Sep13) to attend the funeral of legendary broadcaster Sir David Frost.The...

Ronnie Corbett And His Grandson Hit The Red Carpet Together!

28th September 2012 -

 News

Ronnie Corbett has long spoken highly of his grandson, Tom, in the past and yesterday, for the first time, he was accompanied by the youngster – who shares an uncanny resemblance to his grandfather –...

Kate Moss Cut From Walk Of Fame

18th May 2012 -

 News

Kate Moss has been snubbed from inclusion on a Walk of Fame in her home town.The supermodel does not make a short list of ten people from the town of Croydon, part of a borough...

Ronnie Corbett Recovering After Hospitalisation

13th April 2012 -

 News

Veteran British comic Ronnie Corbett spent two nights in hospital earlier this week (begs09Apr12) after falling ill.The 81 year old is recovering at home following a brief stint under doctors' watch after feeling unwell. His...

Ronnie Corbett Sent To Rehab Over Depression Fears

5th March 2012 -

 News

Veteran British funnyman Ronnie Corbett was so lethargic following his hospitalisation earlier this year (12), doctors sent him to a rehab centre amid fears he was suffering "depression or anxiety".The veteran British funnyman collapsed during...

Ronnie Corbett Gets Cbe, "You Make People Laugh", Says Queen

16th February 2012 -

 News

Comedian Ronnie Corbett received his Cbe from the Queen at Buckingham Palace earlier today (February 16, 2012). The veteran comic, best known for his work as part of The Two Ronnies double-act, spoke of his...

Ronnie Corbett Rushed To Hospital After Celebration Meal

10th January 2012 -

 News

It's been revealed that Ronnie Corbett, the much-loved veteran British comic, was taken ill while celebrating his Cbe. The 81 year-old was considered a much deserved recipient of the Queen's New Year's Honour following a...

Ronnie Corbett Collapsed After Cbe Honour News

10th January 2012 -

 News

Veteran British funnyman Ronnie Corbett was hospitalised after collapsing on New Year's Day (01Jan12) as he celebrated his inclusion on Queen Elizabeth Ii's Honours list.As 2011 drew to a close, Corbett found out he was...

Corbett Set For Cbe Honour

30th December 2011 -

 News

Veteran British funnyman Ronnie Corbett is to receive a Commander of the Order of the British Empire medal (Cbe) in Queen Elizabeth Ii's New Year's Honours list.The Two Ronnies star will add it to the...

Burke & Hare

29th October 2010 -

 Movie Review

You can see what Landis was trying to do here: recapture the funny-scary tone of one of his biggest hits, 1981's An American Werewolf in London. But the mix of comedy and grisliness in this...

Fascinating Fact 10058

30th September 2010 -

 News

A statue of late British comedian RONNIE BARKER was unveiled in Aylesbury, England on Thursday (30Sep10). The life-sized bronze tribute was placed in the town where the funnyman played his first show more than 60...

David Walliams Would Prefer Girls

24th September 2010 -

 News

David Walliams wants to have daughters. The 39-year-old British comic star - who married model Lara Stone in a star-studded ceremony earlier this year - admits he would much rather have a house full of...

David Walliams Weds Lara

17th May 2010 -

 News

David Walliams married supermodel Lara Stone at London's Claridge's hotel yesterday (16.05.10). A celebrity guestlist including Geri Halliwell, Sir Elton John, Tom Ford, Noel Gallagher and Russell Brand were among those to attend the wedding...

Bbc Boss' Insult To Corbett

13th January 2010 -

 News

Veteran British funnyman RONNIE CORBETT has reportedly received an apology from the BBC after a production boss insulted him over a cancelled TV appearance.The former The Two Ronnies star was due to appear on the...

Fascinating Fact 7538

16th June 2009 -

 News

Lost footage of British comedy legends PETER SELLERS, SPIKE MILLIGAN and RONNIE CORBETT has been found on 30 reels in a garage in London. Two of the movies, owned by former Adelphi Films boss ARTHUR...

Corbett Denies Cocaine Rumours

10th October 2006 -

 News

British TV star RONNIE CORBETT has laughed off rumours of drug abuse after convincingly simulating cocaine use on RICKY GERVAIS' comedy series EXTRAS last week (05OCT06). The episode saw Corbett, 75, and Gervais in a...

Barker 'Welcomed Death'

15th September 2006 -

 News

Late British TV star RONNIE BARKER welcomed death towards the end of his illness, according to his comedy partner RONNIE CORBETT. Barker and Corbett entertained audiences for years with their TWO RONNIES double act, and...

Morrissey Slams Prince Charles

30th March 2006 -

 News

Outspoken pop icon MORRISSEY has hit out at British royal heir PRINCE CHARLES, insisting he would prefer to see a comedian on the throne. Charles is due to become king when his mother QUEEN ELIZABETH...

Barker Honoured By The Stars

3rd March 2006 -

 News

Friends and family of the late RONNIE BARKER celebrated the life of the comedy legend at London's Westminster Abbey today (03MAR06). Barker, who died in October (05) aged 76, was honoured by 2000 people who...

Paltrow Falls For British Comedy

22nd February 2006 -

 News

GWYNETH PALTROW considers herself an honorary Brit after two years living in London - she's even become a fan of cult vintage British comedy. The American actress has become hooked on re-runs of quintessentially-English...

The Things They Say 758

4th December 2005 -

 News

"I'm the only citizen in the UK with a full-length photo on their passport." Vertically-challenged British comic RONNIE CORBETT celebrates the unique benefits of being short....

Corbett, Jason, Suchet Pay Tribute To Barker

4th October 2005 -

 News

LATEST: British stars RONNIE CORBETT, SIR DAVID JASON and DAVID SUCHET have joined a host of celebrities paying tribute to late comedian RONNIE BARKER, who died yesterday (03OCT05). The comedy veteran passed away at...

Ronnie Barker Dies

4th October 2005 -

 News

Legendary British comedian RONNIE BARKER has died at the age of 76. Barker, best known for the BBC TV show PORRIDGE and his partnership with longtime funnyman collaborator RONNIE CORBETT, passed away peacefully at...

The Two Ronnies To Make Tv Comeback

19th February 2004 -

 News

Legendary British comedy duo THE TWO RONNIES are making a return to the small screen - 17 years after they officially retired their act. RONNIE BARKER, 74, and pal RONNIE CORBETT, 73, remain hugely...

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