Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

Peter Rogers

Updated on
Edit
Like
Comment
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Name
  
Peter Rogers

Role
  
Film producer

Spouse
  
Betty Box (m. 1948–1999)


Peter Rogers httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenaa7Pet

Born
  
20 February 1914 (
1914-02-20
)

Died
  
April 14, 2009, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Books
  
Two Girls, Two Into One, The Feud, Family Affair

Awards
  
British Comedy Lifetime Achievement Award for Film

Movies
  
Carry On Sergeant, Carry On Up the Khyber, Carry On Nurse, Carry On Camping, Carry On Doctor

Similar People
  
Gerald Thomas, Talbot Rothwell, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor

Peter rogers producer of the carry on franchise his last tv interview given in 2008


Peter Rogers (20 February 1914 – 14 April 2009) was an English film producer. He is best known for his involvement in the making of the Carry On series of films.

Contents

Peter Rogers cdnimagesexpresscoukimgdynamic10x19011962

Tribute to peter rogers 1914 2009


Life and career

Peter Rogers Peter Rogers producer who created Carry On films dies at 95

Rogers began his career as a journalist for his local paper, before graduating to scriptwriting religious informational films. He progressed to film production, working with director Gerald Thomas, the first work being a production for the Children's Film Foundation. Rogers is best known as producer of the Carry On series of British comedy films, beginning with Carry On Sergeant in 1958. There were 31 films in all. Rogers had also been linked with a further instalment, Carry On London, which has been in pre-production for several years, but since his death seems unlikely to be made.

Peter Rogers Ciaran Brown meets Carry On producer Peter Rogers

The majority of Rogers' work, including all the Carry On films, were made at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England. His other credits included Appointment with Venus starring David Niven, and Time Lock in which Sean Connery made one of his earliest film appearances.

Peter Rogers CARRY ON CABBY Producer PETER ROGERS and director GERALD THOMAS have

Rogers' other production ventures include the television series Ivanhoe with Roger Moore and the film adaptation of the long-running sitcom Bless This House with Carry On regular Sid James.

Peter Rogers Jen Govey Photo Gallery

His wife was the film producer Betty Box, responsible for the Doctor series of films. They did not have any children, but their godson was actor and theatre producer Marc Sinden (who appeared in Carry On Columbus), the son of Sir Donald Sinden, who starred for Betty Box in, amongst other films, Doctor in the House, Doctor at Large and Mad About Men. Peter and Betty lived for many years at a large home in Beaconsfield, " Drummers Yard", that had been purchased from the actor Dirk Bogarde.

An authorized biography, Mr Carry On: The Life and Work of Peter Rogers (BBC) by Morris Bright and Robert Ross (author of The Carry On Companion and the Monty Python Encyclopedia) was published in 2000, with extensive input from Rogers. It attempted to defend him against charges that he exploited the cast of the Carry On films, by paying the lead actors an unchanged £5,000 per film, from the first in 1958 to the penultimate movie.

Rogers attended the 50th anniversary of the Carry On films held at Pinewood Studios in March 2008. He died on 14 April 2009, having been ill for several months.

References

Peter Rogers Wikipedia