Her first Carry On appearance was in 1964’s “Carry On Spying” as secret agent Daphne Honeybutt.
Before Barbara Windsor dived into the Carry On Films, she was part of the experimental theatre company that created “Sparrows Can’t Sing”. Called “Sparrers Can’t Sing” when it was originally staged at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, in 1960, the stage play was a mix of Stephen Lewis’ script and improvisation by the cast.
The only film by renowned theatre director Joan Littlewood, the casting of Barbara Windsor in her first starring film role earned Babs a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress at the 17th British Academy Film Awards. Produced at Elstree Studios and filmed across the East End, one filming location was the Kentucky Club, notorious for being owned by the Kray brothers.