Saturday, January 09, 2010

In Memoriam: Terry-Thomas 1911-1990


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It’s exactly twenty years since the death of one of Britain’s funniest film actors: Terry-Thomas.

TT has always been a big favourite of mine- I particularly loved his portrayal of upper class cads Sir Percy/Sir Cuthbert Ware-Armitage in those great 1960s Ken Annakin films Those Magnificient Men in their Flying Machines and Monte Carlo or Bust. (The latter is on Film 4 tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 4.35pm- any British based readers who haven't seen it yet are in for a real treat).

Above you can watch an interview TT gave on the Russell Harty show back in 1973. I hope you enjoy the bull story at the end!

1 comment:

Douglas said...

I seem to recall TT in a movie where he played a character named Gordon Elliott, and when he said his name, he made sure to tell you that his last name had two l's and two t's.

It was a TV movie "I Love a Mystery"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070207/