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Lionel Jeffries

Lionel Jeffries

(1926 – 2010)

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Lionel Jeffries

Lionel Jeffries
(1926 – 2010)

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Lionel Jeffries

(1926 – 2010)
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This is a tribute to Lionel Jeffries. Lionel Charles Jeffries was a British actor, screenwriter and film director.
Lionel Jeffries attended the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wimborne and then trained at RADA after his World War II service, for which he was awarded the Burma Star. He entered repertory at the David Garrick Theatre, Lichfield for 2 years and appeared in early British television plays.
He built a successful career in British films mainly in comic character roles and as he was prematurely bald he often played characters older than himself. For example, he played the role of father to Caractacus Potts (played by Dick Van Dyke) in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), although Lionel Jeffries
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was actually six months younger than Van Dyke. His acting career reached a peak in the 1960s with leading roles in other films like Two-Way Stretch (1960), The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960), First Men in the Moon (1964) and Camelot (1967).
In the 1970s Lionel Jeffries turned to writing and directing children's films, including the celebrated 1970 version of The Railway Children and The Amazing Mr Blunden. He was a member of the British Catholic Stage Guild.
Lionel Jeffries passed away on the 19th February 2010 at the age of 83. This is an online memorial created in his honour. May he rest in peace.
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Lionel Jeffries

This is a tribute to Lionel Jeffries. Lionel Charles Jeffries was a British actor, screenwriter and film director.
Lionel Jeffries attended the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wimborne and then trained at RADA after his World War II service, for which he was awarded the Burma Star. He entered repertory at the David Garrick Theatre, Lichfield for 2 years and appeared in early British television plays.
He built a successful career in British films mainly in comic character roles and as he was prematurely bald he often played characters older than himself. For example, he played the role of father to Caractacus Potts (played by Dick Van Dyke) in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), although Lionel Jeffries...

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