Eric Sykes, CBE was born on 4 May, 1923 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. Eric is a household name in England for his numerous performances over the last six decades. He started out as a writer for radio, but found he was a gifted performer as well. In 1992 the British Comedy Awards presented him with a lifetime achievement award. He appeared in dozens of films and TV shows over the course of his career, but is perhaps most well known for the sitcom Sykes. He also appeared in The Others, Son of Rambow and The Plank.