English comedic actor and musician who worked on the Carry On films, a series of low-budget British comedy films produced between 1958 and 1992. He also appeared in The Ghost of St Michael's.
He grew up in Middlesex and later studied at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts before he went on to work in theatre, film, and radio.
He took his name from the famous English actor, Sir Charles Hawtrey, and encouraged people to believe that they were related (though they were not).
His parents were William John Hartree, a mechanic, and Alice Hartree.
He starred in many of the Carry On films alongside Sid James.