British actor Terry-Thomas holds a cheroot while on the telephone



British actor (d. 78) | Private’s Progress (1956), I’m All Right Jack (1959), Lucky Jim (1957)

British comedian with inimitable gap-toothed manner; became Hollywood’s favourite idea of the English silly ass. Also on stage and TV

Mini Biography

Born in Finchley, London, Terry-Thomas was a clerk before becoming a film extra and a professional ballroom dancer. From the mid-1970s he suffered with Parkinson’s disease and retired to live in Ibiza and later, Majorca. Married twice.

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Date with a Dream (1948)
Brass Monkey (1948)
Terry Thomas
Helter Skelter (1949)
The Green Man (1956)
Charles Boughtflower
Private’s Progress (1956)
Major Hitchcock
Blue Murder at St Trinian’s (1957)
Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts
The Naked Truth (1957)
Lord Henry Mayley
Lucky Jim (1957)
Bertrand Welch
I’m All Right Jack (1959)
Major Hitchcock
Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (1959)
Cadogan de Vere Carlton-Browne
Too Many Crooks (1959)
Billy Gordon
Make Mine Mink (1960)
Major Rayne
School for Scoundrels (1960)
Raymond Delauney
The Mouse on the Moon (1963)
Maurice Spender
It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
J Algernon Hawthorne
How to Murder Your Wife (1965)
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965)
Sir Percy Ware-Armitage
You Must Be Joking! (1965)
Major Foskett
Our Man in Marrakesh (1966)
El Caid
The Sandwich Man (1966)
Scout Master
Danger: Diabolik (1968)
Minister of the Interior / Minister of Finance
The Vault of Horror (1973)
Robin Hood (1973)
Sir Hiss – A Snake
Spanish Fly (1976)
Sir Percy de Courcy
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)
Dr Mortimer
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