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Eric Thompson (I) (1929–1982)

Eric Thompson was born on November 9, 1929 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England as Eric Norman Thompson. He was an actor and writer, known for The Magic Ball (1971), One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970) and Dougal and the Blue Cat (1970). He was married to Phyllida Law. He died on November 30, 1982 in Camden, London, England. See full bio »

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Known For

The Magic Ball
The Magic Ball Narrator
(1971-1972)
Dougal and the Blue Cat
Dougal and the Blue Cat Narrator / Various Characters
(1970)
The Magic Roundabout
The Magic Roundabout Narrator / All Characters
(1964)

Filmography

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 1975 The Italian Way (TV Mini-Series)
- Song of the Wave (1975)
 1973 Ego Hugo (TV Movie)
Alexandre Dumas
 1971-1972 The Magic Ball (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Story of the Witch (1972) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Story of the City of Machines (1972) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Story of the Eskimo (1972) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Story of the Drawing Book (1972) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Story of the Bee (1972) ... Narrator (voice)
 1972 The Challengers (TV Series)
Joe Delaney
- The Salesmen (1972) ... Joe Delaney
- Who's Been Eating My Porridge? ... Joe Delaney
 1972 Play for Today (TV Series)
Narrator
- The House on Highbury Hill (1972) ... Narrator
 1971 Clockmaker (Short)
Narrator
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Duccio
- Soldier Ants (1971) ... Duccio
 1970 Dougal and the Blue Cat
Narrator / Various Characters (voice)
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Dennis
- It Calls for a Great Deal of Love (1969) ... Dennis
 1969 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Searle
- Episode #1.923 (1969) ... Searle
 1968-1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Michael / Rifleman Mike Hart
- The Retreat (1968) ... Rifleman Mike Hart
 1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
George
- All That Glitters (1967) ... George
 1967 Volpone (TV Series)
Mosca
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... Mosca
- Episode #1.2 (1967) ... Mosca
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... Mosca
 1967 Inheritance (TV Series)
Charley Mellor / George Mellor
- Strike (1967) ... Charley Mellor
- Murder (1967) ... George Mellor
 1967 The Jokers
 1961-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Lawrence Newell / Otto Killian
- Convalescence (1966) ... Lawrence Newell
- A Perfect Woman (1962) ... Otto Killian
 1964-1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Danny Rogers / Harry Wilde
- The Intruders (1965) ... Danny Rogers
- A Right Artful Monkey (1964) ... Harry Wilde
 1965 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Norman
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Manuel
- Safe Conduct (1965) ... Manuel
 1965 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Roy MacLaren
- Beware of the Dog (1965) ... Roy MacLaren
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
'Scouse' O'Brien
- Moving On (1965) ... 'Scouse' O'Brien
 1963-1965 Z Cars (TV Series)
Jimmy Dodds / Alec Concannon / Gordon Rickard
- Think On (1965) ... Jimmy Dodds
- Fun and Games (1964) ... Alec Concannon
- Special Duty (1963) ... Gordon Rickard
 1965 The Villains (TV Series)
Peter McGuire
- Ask Me No Questions (1965) ... Peter McGuire
 1964 R3 (TV Series)
Haley
- On the Spike (1964) ... Haley
 1963-1964 Festival (TV Series)
Prisoner / Borghejm
- Police (1964) ... Prisoner
- Little Eyolf (1963) ... Borghejm
 1964 Compact (TV Series)
Mervyn Slater
- Just Married - Good Luck (1964) ... Mervyn Slater
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Reporter
- Once a Spy... (1964) ... Reporter
 1964 The Magic Roundabout (TV Series)
Narrator / All Characters (voice)
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Phillip Hammond
- How Do You Vote? (1963) ... Phillip Hammond
 1962 Top Secret (TV Series)
Carlos Varga
- Vengeance at La Vina (1962) ... Carlos Varga
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
Dave
- Killer in the Band (1962) ... Dave
 1962 Thirty Minute Theatre (TV Series)
O'Neil
- Dare to Be a Daniel (1962) ... O'Neil
 1962 Crying Down the Lane (TV Mini-Series)
Det. Sgt. Franklyn
 1962 The Barber of Stamford Hill
1st Customer
 1961 Galileo (TV Movie)
Sagredo
 1961 Debt to a Spy (TV Short)
Corporal
 1961 Philoctetes (TV Mini-Series)
A Merchant / Sailor
- Part 1 (1961) ... A Merchant
- Part 2 (1961) ... Sailor
 1961 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Peter Green
- Episode #1.5 (1961) ... Peter Green
 1961 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Wallace
- Drama '61: The Diamond Run (1961) ... Wallace
 1960-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Capt. John Knowles (Adjutant) / Mr. Leslie / Customer
- The New Man (1960) ... Mr. Leslie
- The Barber of Stamford Hill (1960) ... Customer
 1961 The Avengers (TV Series)
Paul
- Crescent Moon (1961) ... Paul
 1961 Margaret (TV Short)
Doctor
 1960 Maigret (TV Series)
Pierre Eyraud
- The Mistake (1960) ... Pierre Eyraud
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Sid / French Captain / Dr. Borkman
- Pay Day (1960) ... Sid
- Twentieth Century Theatre: The Assassin (1960) ... French Captain
 1959 The Eustace Diamonds (TV Series)
Prosecuting Counsel / 2nd Old man
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Prosecuting Counsel
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... 2nd Old man
 1956-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Felipe / Pepel, a Thief / Peter Lord / ...
- The Fortrose Incident (1959) ... Felipe
- The Mulberry Bush (1957) ... Peter Lord
- The Letter (1956) ... Deputy Clerk
 1959 The Life and Death of Sir John Falstaff (TV Series)
Poins / Davy
- A New Reign (1959) ... Davy
- God Save the King (1959) ... Davy
- Recruiting (1959) ... Davy
- On Leave (1959) ... Poins
- Into Battle (1959) ... Poins
 1958 The Lost King (TV Series)
Marquis de Sceaux
- The Road Back (1958) ... Marquis de Sceaux
- The Path to the Throne (1958) ... Marquis de Sceaux
- Enter the King (1958) ... Marquis de Sceaux
 1958 The Firm of Girdlestone (TV Mini-Series)
Burt
- The Land of Diamonds (1958) ... Burt
 1958 Yvette (TV Movie)
Toulouse-Lautrec
 1957 Lucky Jim
Student (uncredited)
 1957 Sing for Your Supper (TV Movie)
Tony
 1956 New Ramps for Old (TV Series)
Pettigrew
- All Mod Cons (1956) ... Pettigrew
 1951 Pool of London
Garage Pump Attendant (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in George Devine's production of William Shakespeare's play, "The Comedy of Errors", at the Old Vic School Theatre in London, England with Prunella Scales CBE, Dame Joan Plowright CBE, Margaret Ashcroft, Yvonne Bonnamy, James Vowden, Jerome Willis, Patrick Wymark, Colin Jeavons, Christopher Hancock, John Abineri, ... See more »
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Father of actresses Emma Thompson and Sophie Thompson See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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