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


British actor (1911–1990) | 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

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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)  NEW
Terry Thomas
Helter Skelter (1949)
Private’s Progress (1956)
Major Hitchcock
The Green Man (1956)
Charles Boughtflower
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
Too Many Crooks (1959)
Billy Gordon
Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (1959)
Cadogan de Vere Carlton-Browne
School for Scoundrels (1960)
Raymond Delauney
Make Mine Mink (1960)
Major Rayne
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
The Sandwich Man (1966)
Scout Master
Our Man in Marrakesh (1966)
El Caid
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 (1977)
Dr. Mortimer
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