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Lionel Jeffries

Thursday, 10th June 1926 - Friday, 19th February 2010
London
England


British character actor and director adept at character roles requiring fussy eccentrics. Often to be found playing older than his years notably in the case of playing the father of Dick van Dyke in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, when in point of fact, van Dyke is actually a year older then Jeffries.

First Men in the Moon is a favourite film of mine and finds Jeffries on top form as the hysterical (in several senses) mad scientist, Cavor. Also a delight in Murder Ahoy, Jeffries being one of the few actors capable of holding their own in the company of Margaret Rutherford.

RIP.



Stage Fright
RADA Student
(uncredited)
1950
Will Any Gentleman?
Mr Frobisher
1953
Black Rider
Martin Bremner
1954
No Smoking
George Pogson
1955
Colditz Story
Harry Tyler
1955
Hour of Decision
1955
Jumping for Joy
1956
Lust for Life
Doctor Peyron
1956
Man in the Sky
1956
Quatermass Xperiment
Blake
1956
All for Mary
Maitre D'
1956
Baby and the Battleship
George
1956
Bhowani Junction
Lieutenant Graham McDaniel
1956
Blue Murder at St. Trinians
Joe Mangan
1956
Up In The World
Wilson
1956
Vicious Circle
1957
Decision Against Time
1957
Doctor at Large
Dr. Hackett
1957
All at Sea
Garrod
1957
Girls at Sea
Harry, the Tourist
1958
Dunkirk
Colonel (Medical Officer)
1958
Up the Creek
Steady Barker
1958
Girls at Sea
Harry, the Tourist
1958
Further Up the Creek
Steady Barker
1958
Revenge of Frankenstein
Fritz
1958
Law and Disorder
Major Proudfoot
1958
Nowhere to Go
Pet Shop Clerk
1958
Orders to Kill
1958
Please Turn Over
Ian Howard
1959
Nun's Story
Dr. Goovaerts
1959
Idle on Parade
Bertie
1959
Bobbikins
Gregory Mason
1959
Circle
1959
Jazz Boat
1959
Two Way Stretch
Chief Prison Officer Sidney Crout
1960
Trials of Oscar Wilde
John Sholto Douglas, Marquis of Queensberry
1960
Tarzan the Magnificent
Ames
1960
Fanny
Brun
1961
Hellions
Luke Billings
1961
Kill or Cure
Detective Inspector Hook
1962
Mrs. Gibbon's Boys
1962
Operation Snatch
1962
Notorious Landlady
Inspector Oliphant
1962
Wrong Arm of the Law
Inspector Parker
1962
Call Me Bwana
Dr. Ezra Mungo
1963
Crimson Blade
Colonel Judd
1963
Murder Ahoy
Captain Rhumstone
1964
First Men in the Moon
Prof. Cavor
1964
Truth About Spring
Cark
1964
Long Ships
Aziz
1964
Secret of My Success
Inspector Hobart
1965
You Must be Joking
Sgt. Major McGregor
1965
Drop Dead Darling
Parker
1966
Spy with a Cold Nose
Stanley Farquhar
1966
Arrivederci, Baby
Parker
1966
Camelot
King Pellinore
1967
Those Fantastic Flying Fools
Sir Charles Dillworthy
1967
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Bunjee Potts
1968
Lola
Solicitor
1969
Twelve Plus One
1969
Sudden Terror
Colonel
1970
Eyewitness
Grandpa (Colonel)
1970
Who Slew Auntie Roo?
Inspector Willoughby
1971
Bananas Boat
Houlihan
1974
Royal Flash
Kraftstein
1975
Wombling Free
Voice
1978
Prisoner of Zenda
General Sapt
1979
Better Late than Never
Bertie Hargreaves
1982
Chorus of Disapproval
Jarvis Huntley-Pike
1988
Danny the Champion of the World
Mr. Snoddy
1989
First & Last
Laurence
1990
Jekyll & Hyde
Jekyll's Father
1990
Ending Up
1991

British Comedy
'50's
clips
BBC Sunday Night Theatre
Three Plays by Benn W. Levy
Cast member 'The Great Healer'
09/14/1952
ITV Television Playhouse
The Facts of Life
Allan
11/05/1955
Adventures of Robin Hood
The Path of True Love
Sir Charles
06/10/1957
Four Just Men
The Man Who Wasn't There
Arkwright
05/11/1960
This is Your Life
Lionel Jeffries
04/21/1971
Shillingbury Tales
The Shillingbury Melon
Major George Langton
05/24/1981
Tom, Dick and Harriet
On the Town
Thomas Maddison
09/13/1982
Tom, Dick and Harriet
Where There's a Will
Thomas Maddison
09/20/1982
Tom, Dick and Harriet
Currying Favour
Thomas Maddison
09/27/1982
Tom, Dick and Harriet
The Last Time I Saw Paris
Thomas Maddison
10/04/1982
Tom, Dick and Harriet
Dog in the Manger
Thomas Maddison
10/11/1982
Tom, Dick and Harriet
Paternal Triangle
Thomas Maddison
10/18/1982
Tom, Dick and Harriet
A Room with a View
Thomas Maddison
01/13/1983
Tom, Dick and Harriet
Baby Blues
Thomas Maddison
01/20/1983
Tom, Dick and Harriet
Country Life
Thomas Maddison
01/27/1983
Tom, Dick and Harriet
From Here to Maternity
Thomas Maddison
02/03/1983
Tom, Dick and Harriet
None Shall Sleep
Thomas Maddison
02/10/1983
Tom, Dick and Harriet
Get Out and Get Under
02/17/1983
Movie Memories
Episode #3.6
06/15/1983
Minder
Senior Citizen Caine
Cecil Caine
01/18/1984
Comic Strip Presents...
Gino: Full Story and Pics
Taxi Driver
01/28/1984
Comic Strip Presents...
Private Enterprise
Barman
01/02/1986
Inspector Morse
The Sins of the Fathers
Charles Raddford
01/10/1990

Railway Children
Director
1970
Amazing Mr. Blunden
Director
1972
Baxter
Director
1972
Water Babies
Director
1978
Wombling Free
Director
1978




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