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Terry-Thomas (1911–1990)


One of Britain's most beloved eccentric comedians, the irrepressible, gap-toothed Terry-Thomas was born Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens in Lichfield Grove, Finchley. He was the son of Ellen Elizabeth (Hoar) and Ernest Frederick Stevens, a fairly well-to-do London businessman. He was afforded a private education at Ardingly College in Sussex, with the ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1980 Febbre a 40!
Dr. Christopher
 1978 Kingdom of Gifts
The Bumbling Chancellor (voice)
 1976 Spanish Fly
Sir Percy de Courcy
 1975 Side by Side
Max Nugget
 1974 The Cherry Picker
Appleby
 1973 The Vault of Horror
Critchit (segment 2 "The Neat Job")
 1973 I Love a Mystery (TV Movie)
Gordon Elliott
 1973 Gli eroi
Major John Cooper, English officer
 1972 Film Night (TV Series)
 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Lombardo
 1972 The Special London Bridge Special (TV Movie)
Bus Conductor Terry-Thomas
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Archibald Sinclair Beachum
- The Man in the Middle (1971) ... Archibald Sinclair Beachum
 1970 Howdy (TV Movie)
 1970 Atlantic Wall
Perry (as Terry Thomas)
 1969 Twelve Plus One
Albert
 1969 Arthur! Arthur!
Clennery Tubbs
 1969 2000 Years Later
Goodwyn
 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
- Moving In (1968)
 1968 How Sweet It Is!
Gilbert Tilly
 1968 It's Your Move
Jerome - il direttore Dorgeant
 1968 Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
H. William Homer
 1968 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
Ladislaus Walichek
 1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #1.7 (1968) ... Guest Performer
 1967-1968 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Duke of Tallyho / Lance Ramsbottom / Floorwalker / ...
- Cauliflower Ears That Bloom in the Spring, Tra-La (1968) ... Duke of Tallyho / Lance Ramsbottom
- Clothes Make the Bum (1967) ... Floorwalker
- Not with My Dump You Don't (1967) ... Farquardt Smythe Farquardt
 1968 Danger: Diabolik
Minister of Finance (as Terry Thomas)
 1968 Seven Times Seven
Police Inspector
 1967 Arabella
Hotel manager
 1967 How to Kill 400 Duponts
Inspector Green, Scotland Yard
 1967 The Perils of Pauline
Sten Martin
 1967 Those Fantastic Flying Fools
Captain Sir Harry Washington Smythe
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man
Technical Adviser (Harold aka Tiger)
 1967 The Karate Killers
Constable
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Constable
- The Five Daughters Affair: Part II (1967) ... Constable
- The Five Daughters Affair: Part I (1967) ... Constable
 1966 Top Crack
Charles
 1966 The Big Runaround
Sir Reginald
 1966 Dr. Coppelius
The Bull (voice, uncredited)
 1966 Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die
Lord Aldric / James
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Scout Master (as Terry Thomas)
 1966 Munster, Go Home!
Freddie Munster
 1966 The Daydreamer
Brig. Zachary Zilch (The First Tailor) (voice)
 1966 Bang! Bang! You're Dead!
El Caid
 1965 You Must Be Joking!
Maj. Foskett
 1963-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Gideon Auerbach / Arthur Shelby / Charlie Hill
- Who Killed the Thirteenth Clown? (1965) ... Gideon Auerbach
- Who Killed Madison Cooper? (1964) ... Arthur Shelby
 1965 Strange Bedfellows
Assistant Mortician
 1963 The British at Play (TV Movie)
 1963 The Wild Affair
Godfrey Deane
 1963 Terry-Thomas (TV Movie)
 1963 The Mouse on the Moon
Maurice Spender (as Terry Thomas)
 1962 Kill or Cure
Captain J. (Jeroboam) Barker-Rynde PI
 1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
Ludwig ('The Singing Bone')
 1962 Operation Snatch
Lt. 'Piggy' Wigg
 1962 Bachelor Flat
Professor Bruce Patterson
 1961 A Matter of WHO
Archibald Bannister
 1961 His and Hers
Reggie Blake
 1960 Make Mine Mink
Major Albert Rayne
 1960 That's Odd (Short)
 1959 Man in a Cocked Hat
Cadogan de Vere Carlton-Browne
 1959 Too Many Crooks
Billy Gordon
 1958 tom thumb
Ivan
 1958 Happy Is the Bride
Policeman
 1957 A Santa for Christmas (TV Movie)
 1957 Your Past Is Showing
Lord Henry Mayley
 1957 Blue Murder at St. Trinian's
Captain Romney Carlton-Ricketts (as Terry Thomas)
 1957 Beat Up the Town (TV Movie)
 1957 Brothers in Law
Alfred Green
 1956 The Green Man
Charles Boughtflower
 1956 Friday Night with Terry-Thomas (TV Series)
Host
 1956 Strictly T-T (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1956)
- Episode #1.5 (1956)
- Episode #1.4 (1956)
- Episode #1.3 (1956)
- Episode #1.2 (1956)
 1955 Around the Town (TV Movie)
 1953 Television Christmas Party (TV Movie)
 1953 For Your Pleasure (TV Movie)
 1951 La belle Hélène (TV Movie)
Presenter
 1951 What's Cooking (Short)
The Man (Husband)
 1951 Television Christmas Party (TV Movie)
 1951 This Is Show Business (TV Series)
 1950 How Do You View? (TV Series)
- Episode #2.4 (1950)
- Episode #2.3 (1950)
- Episode #2.2 (1950)
- Episode #2.1 (1950)
 1949 Melody Club
Freddy Forrester
 1948 Copy Book Please (Short)
Presenter
 1948 If You Don't Save Paper (Short)
Shop Assistant
 1941 Quiet Wedding
Extra (uncredited)
 1940 Under Your Hat
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1940 For Freedom
News reader
 1939 Flying Fifty-Five
Bit at Racetrack (uncredited)
 1939 Sam Goes Shopping (Short)
Boyfriend
 1938 Climbing High
Voice of a Cow (voice, uncredited)
 1937 Rhythm Racketeer
Extra (uncredited)
 1936 This'll Make You Whistle
Extra (uncredited)
 1936 Rhythm in the Air
Drunkard Frankie (uncredited)
 1936 It's Love Again
Dancer (Extra) (uncredited)
 1936 Things to Come
Man of the Future (uncredited)
 1936 When Knights Were Bold
Soldier (uncredited)
 1936 Cheer Up
Extra: Dancer (uncredited)
 1936 Crowning Glory (Short)
Unwanted Suitor at Party (uncredited)
 1935 Weekend Millionaire
Man at Auction (uncredited)
 1935 The Ghost Goes West
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII.
Extra (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Self (48 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Royal Variety Performance, The Palladium Theatre, Argyll Street, London W1. Held in the presence of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Other performers included: Arthur Askey, Sid Field, Jerry Desmonde, Jimmy Jewel and Charlie Chester. Compered by Val Parnell. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 30 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Terry Thomas

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Was charged with driving a car in Great Windmill Street, Soho, on December 23 1957 "while under the influence of drink to such an extent as to be incapable of proper control of the vehicle."

At Bow Street Court on January 16, 1958 he pled not guilty and elected to go for trial. At the trial on March 14, 1958 he was found not guilty and discharged. See more »

Trademark:

Catchphrases "You're an absolute shower", "Good show" etc See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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