Stanley Baxter

Born in Glasgow in 1926, the multi-faceted comic actor and impressionist Stanley Baxter became a household name across Britain in 1959 when he appeared on the BBC's satirical sketch show On the Bright Side, co-hosting with Betty Marsden, for which he was awarded the BAFTA for Light Entertainment Performance. The Stanley Baxter Show (1963-71) cemented his reputation and catapulted him to television stardom. Between the first and second series he appeared with June Whitfield on the six-part Baxter On... (1964), tackling a different subject each week, including law, class and television. He subsequently went on to star in a number of films and other television projects, including the BAFTA-winning, The Stanley Baxter Series (1981). Now in semi-retirement, Baxter has seen his television legacy honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the British Comedy Awards and two television tribute programmes. He lives in London.