The late Kenneth Williams awarded a blue plaque

On what would have been his 88th birthday, comic actor and wit Kenneth Williams (1926-1988) has been commemorated today with an English Heritage blue plaque on the London apartment block where he lived in the 1960s.

Kenneth Williams 'a storyteller who won the nation's affections'

The blue plaque awarded by English Heritage Credit: English Heritage

English Heritage has recognised the comic wit of the late actor Kenneth Williams with a blue plaque.

Howard Spencer, an historian with English Heritage said the charity wanted to recognise his legacy.

"Kenneth Williams was a unique comic talent, who as both an actor and a story-teller won the nation's affections.

His legacy endures in recordings of his radio work and chat show appearances, his notoriously frank diaries, and the Carry On films."

That legacy is now recognised by one of our blue plaques in London, the city in which he lived all his life."

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Barbara Windsor unveils plaque to Kenneth Williams

Barbara Windsor unveils Kenneth William's plaque Credit: English Heritage

Barbara Windsor has unveiled a new blue plaque to her former Carry On co-star Kenneth Williams.

The comic, who would have been 88 today, has been commemorated with a blue plaque at the apartment where he lived during the 1960s.

Barbara Windsor with her carry on co-star's plaque Credit: English Heritage