Friday, 19 February 2010

Lionel Jeffries dies....

1926 -2010
Lionel Jeffries was one of the great British character actor. Probably remembered more for his comedy roles he was equally adept at dramatic and villainous parts. His first film was Alfred Hitchcock's STAGE FRIGHT and he went on to do many memorable film roles including his much loved portrayal of Grandpa Potts in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. He also directed a handful of films of which the first two, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN and THE AMAZING MR,BLUNDEN are highly regarded. In later years he did many television guest spots. R.I.P


Terry Frost said...

Also, Jeffries was six months younger than Dick Van Dyke when he played his father.

Weaverman said...

Everybody has seemed to mention that so I decided not to. So thanks Terry for saving me from not doing so!