Terry-Thomas

Actor, Conductor, Ukulele player
Gap-toothed comic player who used his expressive eyes, mobile eyebrows and Royal Guards' mustache to create a variety of asinine British characters, usually in supporting roles, occasionally in leads. His antic personae ... Read more »
Born: 07/14/1911 in Finchley, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (50)

Gli Eroi 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hound of the Baskervilles 1977 (Movie)

Dr Mortimer (Actor)

The Last Remake of Beau Geste 1976 (Movie)

Prison Governor (Actor)

Spanish Fly 1975 (Movie)

Sir Percy DeCourcy (Actor)

The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones 1975 (Movie)

Mr Square (Actor)

The Mysterious House of Dr. C 1975 (Movie)

of the Bull (Voice)

Side By Side 1974 (Movie)

Max Nugget (Actor)

I Love a Mystery 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Robin Hood 1973 (Movie)

of Sir Hiss, a snake (Voice)

Who Stole the Shah's Jewels? 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Vault of Horror 1972 (Movie)

Critchit (Actor)

Doctor Phibes Rises Again 1971 (Movie)

Lombardo (Actor)

Howdy 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Abominable Doctor Phibes 1970 (Movie)

Victim (Actor)

Arabella 1969 (Movie)

General (Actor)

Le Mur de l'Atlantique 1969 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

Monte Carlo or Bust! 1969 (Movie)

Sir Cuthbert Ware-Armitage (Actor)

Diabolik 1968 (Movie)

Finance Minister (Actor)

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River 1968 (Movie)

H William Horner (Actor)

How Sweet It Is 1968 (Movie)

Mr Tilly (Actor)

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? 1968 (Movie)

Ladislau (Actor)

Our Man in Marrakesh 1966 (Movie)

El Caid (Actor)

The Karate Killers 1966 (Movie)

Constable (Actor)

The Perils of Pauline 1966 (Movie)

Sten Martin (Actor)

An Hour With Robert Goulet 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Murder Your Wife 1965 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

Munster, Go Home 1965 (Movie)

Freddie Munster (Actor)

The Big Runaround 1965 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines 1965 (Movie)

Sir Percival Ware-Armitage (Actor)

Strange Bedfellows 1964 (Movie)

Mortician (Actor)

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 (Movie)

J Algernon Hawthorne (Actor)

The Mouse on the Moon 1962 (Movie)

Spender (Actor)

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 1962 (Movie)

Ludwig (Actor)

Bachelor Flat 1961 (Movie)

Professor Bruce Patterson (Actor)

Make Mine Mink 1960 (Movie)

(Actor)

School For Scoundrels 1960 (Movie)

Raymond Delauney (Actor)

I'm All Right Jack 1959 (Movie)

Major Hitchcock (Actor)

Man in a Cocked Hat 1959 (Movie)

Cadogen de Vere Carlton-Browne (Actor)

Tom Thumb 1958 (Movie)

Ivan (Actor)

Too Many Crooks 1958 (Movie)

Billy Gordon (Actor)

Happy Is the Bride 1957 (Movie)

Constable (Actor)

The Naked Truth 1957 (Movie)

Lord Mayley (Actor)

Blue Murder at St. Trinian's 1956 (Movie)

Romney Carlton-Ricketts (Actor)

Lucky Jim 1956 (Movie)

Bertrand Welch (Actor)

The Green Man 1956 (Movie)

Boughtflower (Actor)

Private's Progress 1955 (Movie)

Major Hitchcock (Actor)

Helter Skelter (Movie)

Announcer (Actor)

His and Hers (Movie)

Reggie Blake (Actor)

I Love a Mystery (Movie)

Gordon Elliott (Actor)

It's Love Again (Movie)

Extra (Actor)

Biography

Gap-toothed comic player who used his expressive eyes, mobile eyebrows and Royal Guards' mustache to create a variety of asinine British characters, usually in supporting roles, occasionally in leads. His antic personae ranged from the comically malevolent to the naive in "I'm All Right, Jack" (1959), "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1963) and, perhaps his signature role, Sir Percival War-Armitage in "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" (1965).

Relationships

Cushan Stevens

Child

Tiger Stevens

Child

Belinda Cunningham

Wife
married August 20, 1963 mother of Terry-Thomas's two children, Tiger and Cushan

Ida Patlanskey

Wife
married 1938 divorced 1962

EDUCATION

Ardingly College

Milestones

1956

First film success, "Private's Progress"

1949

Film debut, "Helter Skelter"

1946

London stage debut in revue, "Piccadilly Hayride"

Played ukulele and conducted a jazz band

Worked as clerk, then meat salesman for a London company where he first performed with its dramatic society

Toured in revue, "Stars in Battledress" (mimicking Richard Tauber, radio and WWII)

Bonus Trivia

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He claimed he delayed working until the age of 27 "because my father bought my clothes and women and things."

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His answer to a reporter's query why he sometimes accepted small roles: "I'm too busy to do big ones."

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