Movie Icons: Carry On Cleo – Kenny Williams As ‘Julie’


Kenneth Williams did a lovely assassination job on the splendid historical figure of Julius Caesar in 1964 film Carry on Cleo. How can anybody now hear the lines ‘Friends, Romans…’ without subconsciously wanting to add ‘countrymen’ so that they receive an exasperated ‘I know.’

Williams’ snivelling portrait of a glorious emperor reached its nadir when his bodyguard attempted to do away with him in the House of Vesta.

Bursting through the door with soldiers in hot pursuit, Williams, nostrils flaring, gave his all to the line that Tolly Rothwell had borrowed from Frank Muir’s radio show Take It From Here: ‘Infamy, infamy… they’ve all got it in for me.’