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



British actor (died aged 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

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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)
Terry Thomas
Melody Club (1949)
Freddy Forrester
Helter Skelter (1949)
The Green Man (1956)
Charles Boughtflower
Private’s Progress (1956)
Major Hitchcock
The Naked Truth (1957)
Lord Henry Mayley
Lucky Jim (1957)
Bertrand Welch
Blue Murder at St Trinian’s (1957)
Capt Romney Carlton-Ricketts
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
The Wild Affair (1965)
Godfrey Deane
Our Man in Marrakesh (1966)
El Caid
The Sandwich Man (1966)
Scout Master
The Karate Killers (1967)
Jules Verne’s Rocket to the Moon (1967)
Capt Sir Harry Washington Smythe
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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