Anthony John Hancock (12 May 1924 - 24 June 1968) was a British comedian and actor. He was born in Hall Green, Birmingham. He grew up in Bournemouth, Hampshire and was educated in Swanage, Dorset and Reading, Berkshire. He worked on radio, on television and in movies. He was a depressed alcoholic who committed suicide with an overdose of amphetamines and vodka in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.