Lionel Jeffries

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Lionel Jeffries

English actor, screenwriter and film director add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1926.

Country: United Kingdom (100%)

Main connections: Dorset, Ian Ogilvy

Linked to: Catholic Association of Performing Arts




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Lionel Jeffries was born in 1926 add something


In 1945, he received a commission in the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry add something


He had been married to Eileen Mary Walsh from 1951 until his death add something


His acting career reached a peak in the 1960s with leading roles in other films like "Two-Way Stretch" , "The Trials of Oscar Wilde" , "First Men in the Moon" and "Camelot" add something


He reluctantly appeared on television in an acting role in the 1980 London Weekend Television Dennis Potter drama "Cream in My Coffee" and realised that television production values had little differences from those in the film industry; as a result he launched a belated career in television add something


During location filming for an episode of the 1983 Thames/ITV situation comedy "Tom, Dick and Harriet", Jeffries and his co-stars Ian Ogilvy and Bridget Forsyth had to be rescued when a stunt involving a car went wrong add something


Jeffries retired from acting in 2001 and his health declined in the following years add something

Lionel Jeffries died in 2010 add something


He died on 19 February 2010 in a nursing home in Poole, Dorset add something