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


1911–1990 | British actor

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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Major Hitchcock
Charles Boughtflower
Lord Henry Mayley
Lucky Jim (1957)
Bertrand Welch
Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts
Major Hitchcock
Billy Gordon
Cadogan de Vere Carlton-Browne
Raymond Delauney
Major Rayne
Sir Percy Ware-Armitage
Major Foskett
Scout Master
Minister of the Interior / Minister of Finance
Robin Hood (1973)
Sir Hiss – A Snake
Dr. Mortimer
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