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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 Pollux et le chat bleu (1970), Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1965) and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (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

Pollux et le chat bleu
Pollux et le chat bleu Narrator / Dougal / Florence / Brian / Zebedee / Dylan / Mr. Rusty / Mr. Machenry / Ermentrude / The Train
(1970)
Serjeant Musgrave's Dance
Serjeant Musgrave's Dance Private Sparky
(1965)
Doctor Who
Doctor Who Gaston de Levis, Viscount de Leran
(1966)

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 Pollux et le chat bleu
Narrator / Dougal / Florence / ... (english version, voice)
 1969 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Dennis
- It Calls for a Great Deal of Love (1969) ... Dennis
 1964-1969 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Searle / Duffer
- Episode #1.923 (1969) ... Searle
- Episode #1.374 (1964) ... Duffer
 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 Inheritance (TV Series)
Charley Mellor / George Mellor
- Strike (1967) ... Charley Mellor
- Murder (1967) ... George Mellor
 1967 The Jokers
 1958-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Lawrence Newell / Otto Killian / AB Paul Ffoliott RN
- Convalescence (1966) ... Lawrence Newell
- A Perfect Woman (1962) ... Otto Killian
- No Medals (1958) ... AB Paul Ffoliott RN
 1966 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Gaston de Levis, Viscount de Leran
- Bell of Doom (1966) ... Gaston de Levis, Viscount de Leran
- The Sea Beggar (1966) ... Gaston de Levis, Viscount de Leran
- War of God (1966) ... Gaston de Levis, Viscount de Leran
 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 Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (TV Series)
Private Sparky
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... Private Sparky
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... Private Sparky
 1965 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Norman
 1965 Volpone (TV Series)
Mosca
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... Mosca
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... Mosca
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... Mosca
 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
 1965 Play School (TV Series)
Scientist
- Episode dated 22 January 1965 (1965) ... Scientist
 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 Le manège enchanté (TV Series)
Narrator / All Characters (voice)
 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 First Night (TV Series)
Private Charlie Banham
- The Scapegoat (1964) ... Private Charlie Banham
 1964 Merry-Go-Round (TV Series documentary)
Captain Butler
- Port Holiday: Part 4 (1964) ... Captain Butler
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Phillip Hammond
- How Do You Vote? (1963) ... Phillip Hammond
 1963 The Barber of Stamford Hill
1st Customer
 1962 Crying Down the Lane (TV Mini-Series)
Det. Sgt. Franklyn
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Det. Sgt. Franklyn
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Det. Sgt. Franklyn
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Det. Sgt. Franklyn
 1962 Private Potter
Capt. John Knowles
 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
 1961 Galileo (TV Movie)
Sagredo
 1961 Philoctetes (TV Mini-Series)
Sailor / A Merchant
- Part 2 (1961) ... Sailor
- Part 1 (1961) ... A Merchant
 1961 Debt to a Spy (TV Short)
Corporal
 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
- Private Potter (1961) ... Capt. John Knowles (Adjutant)
- 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 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
The Rev. Ambrose Wistons
- The Cathedral (1959) ... The Rev. Ambrose Wistons
 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 Lower Depths (1958) ... Pepel, a Thief
- The Mulberry Bush (1957) ... Peter Lord
- Twelfth Night (II) (1957) ... Antonio
- 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
 1958 The Black Arrow (TV Series)
Richard, Duke of Gloucester
- The Last Arrow (1958) ... Richard, Duke of Gloucester
 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 directed Alan Ayckbourn's play, "Absurd Person Singular", at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with Bridget Turner, Richard Briers, Michael Aldridge, Sheila Hancock, Anna Calder-Marshall and David Burke in the cast. See more »
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Scorpio

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