Tommy Steele (I)


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Tommy Steele had tried many odd jobs before he turned up at the famous "2 I's" coffee bar in London. There he was "discovered" by Larry Parnes and became one of Britain's first manufactured pop stars. With his cheeky grin and gently rocking songs he wasn't the threat to Elvis Presley that Parnes wanted. Despite this, Tommy has gone on to a long and... See full bio »

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Half a Sixpence Arthur Kipps
(1967)
(1967)
The Flintstones Soundtrack
(1994)
Tommy the Toreador Tommy Tomkins
(1959)

Filmography

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 1979 Quincy's Quest
Quincy
 1978 The Yeomen of the Guard (TV Movie)
Jack Point
 1973 Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
Buttons
- Buttons (1973) ... Buttons
 1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Feste
- Twelfth Night (1970) ... Feste
 1969 Where's Jack?
Jack Sheppard
 1969 Gentle Ben (TV Series)
Scott
- Lifeline (1969) ... Scott
 1968 Finian's Rainbow
Og
 1967 Half a Sixpence
Arthur Kipps
 1967 The Happiest Millionaire
John Lawless
 1964 Richard Whittington Esquire (TV Movie)
Richard Whittington
 1963 The Dream Maker
Billy Bowles
 1962 The Tommy Steele Show: Quincy's Quest (TV Movie)
Quincy
 1960 Skywatch
Eric McCaffey (as Gunner Tommy Steele)
 1959 Tommy the Toreador
Tommy Tomkins
 1958 The Duke Wore Jeans
Tony Whitecliffe / Tommy Hudson
 1957 Rock Around the World
Tommy Steele
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Other Works:

He acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench, John Stride, Alec McCowen, Barbara Jefford, Robert Harris, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Peggy Mount, Valerie Taylor, Judith Anderson, Tony Britton, Douglas Campbell, George Baker, William Russell and Ann Bell in the cast. Michael Benthall ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 40 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 25 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

International Fan Club

Alternate Names:

Jimmy Bennett | Tommy Steele OBE | Gunner Tommy Steele

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Ann Donoghue  (1 child)

Parents:

Thomas Walter Hicks | Elizabeth Ellen Bennett
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Personal Quote:

[on being made a Knight] It's a combination of a bit of excitement and dreamland. You naturally want to ring the world because it is a wonderful thing.

Trivia:

The son of a tailor, he was discovered by Larry Parnes, who renamed him "Tommy Steele", and manufactured him into Britain's first pop star. See more »

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