Barbara Windsor

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Barbara Windsor was funny, vivid, feisty … but I saw her vulnerable side
The EastEnders and Carry On star had hidden depths, as I found when while researching her remarkable life story

Terry Johnson

12, Dec, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Barbara Windsor was a working-class hero who became a legend | Michelle Collins
She was terrified when she joined EastEnders, but became the queen of the Vic, the matriarch loved by the cast

Michelle Collins

12, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Alzheimer's charity leads tributes to Barbara Windsor's 'incredible legacy'
Celebrity lauded for raising awareness and funds after her dementia diagnosis in 2014

Esther Addley

11, Dec, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Barbara Windsor: a priceless and mischievous stage sensation
The late actor took on Brecht, Falstaff and panto and will be remembered for her collaborations with Joan Littlewood

Michael Billington

11, Dec, 2020 @3:53 PM

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Dame Barbara Windsor obituary
Star who forged an immediate connection with audiences, from Joan Littlewood stage productions to the Carry On films and EastEnders

Stephen Dixon

11, Dec, 2020 @1:45 PM

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Before Carry On typecast her, Barbara Windsor was a brilliant kitchen sink star | Peter Bradshaw
Forever remembered as the dolly bird prone to wardrobe malfunctions, the actor was a survivor whose career was forged in groundbreaking 60s realism

Peter Bradshaw

11, Dec, 2020 @1:06 PM

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'Goodnight sweetheart': British TV stars pay tribute to Barbara Windsor
EastEnders co-stars lead tributes to beloved actor, who has been remembered as a ‘national treasure’ with ‘the biggest heart in the business’

Guardian staff and agencies

11, Dec, 2020 @2:31 AM

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Babs Windsor: the daring, giggling pearly queen of the screen
Between the bubbly blonde of the Carry Ons and EastEnders’ matriarch, the actor built up a significant body of work in film, theatre and TV

Mark Lawson

11, Dec, 2020 @1:28 AM

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Holistic approach to dementia is needed | Letters
Letters: A wider brief is needed in the study of aging and dementia, argues Rhonda Riachi, while Marion Shoard takes issue with one celebrity’s call for more funding for dementia sufferers


07, Aug, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Barbara Windsor calls on PM to tackle UK's dementia funding crisis
Actor, who has Alzheimer’s disease, is supporting calls for a £2.4bn fund to be created

Aamna Mohdin

06, Aug, 2019 @8:03 AM

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Carry On films weren’t all bad; they celebrated the working class in its heyday | Fiona Sturges
For all their many flaws, the films carry a positive message, too, says arts writer Fiona Sturges

Fiona Sturges

04, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Observer picture archive: Barbara Windsor in The Threepenny Opera, 2 February 1972
Photographer Neil Libbert captured the Carry On star in her dressing room at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London where she was in rehearsal to play the role of Lucy

selected by Greg Whitmore, Observer picture editor

04, Feb, 2018 @8:00 AM

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