Carry On Henry. Henry VIII (Sid James). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions.

Carry On Henry

1971 British comedy film following King Henry VIII and his two 'lost' queens. Stars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Terry Scott and others.

Press Clippings

The risqué art of the Carry On poster

Saucy seaside-postcard humour and innuendo were the order of the day for these eye-popping designs from the heyday of the Carry On film.

Sim Branaghan, British Film Institute, 12th November 2018

With Henry VIII (Sid James) plotting to rid himself of garlic-scoffing wife Marie of Normandy (Joan Sims) to romp with frisky Bettina (Barbara Windsor), the plot may puzzle Wolf Hall fans somewhat. But while it's no Carry On classic to match Cleo and Up The Khyber, it offers clear evidence that the Tudor court could be huge, raucous fun, with Kenneth Williams a rather more nefarious Thomas Cromwell than Hilary Mantel would allow.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 21st February 2017