Lionel Jeffries Overview:

Character actor, Lionel Jeffries, was born Lionel Charles Jeffries on Jun 10, 1926 in London, England. Jeffries died at the age of 83 on Feb 19, 2010 in Poole, England .

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Bewhiskered British comedy actor, bald since his twenties. He began as nosey types and men in the street, progressed to inept, would-be malevolent figures of authority and finally put on a little weight to arrive at eccentric blunderers and benevolent benefactors. Jeffries became a force in the British cinema of the early 1970s for his direction of children, but later ventures behind the camera were less successful. An inveterate scene-stealer in his peak period of comic invention.

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- What a Character! Blogathon

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 10, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was one of the most delightful and unique character actors to ever grace the British cinema. Bald, bewhiskered and bumbling he was an instantly recognizable actor in over 100 films, and however brief his appearances he was always an asset in comedies, thrillers, and dramas alike. Whe... Read full article


- What a Character! Blogathon

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 10, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was one of the most delightful and unique character actors to ever grace the British cinema. Bald, bewhiskered and bumbling he was an instantly recognizable actor in over 100 films, and however brief his appearances he was always an asset in comedies, thrillers, and dramas alike. Whe... Read full article


- What a Character! Blogathon

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 10, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was one of the most delightful and unique character actors to ever grace the British cinema. Bald, bewhiskered and bumbling he was an instantly recognizable actor in over 100 films, and however brief his appearances he was always an asset in comedies, thrillers, and dramas alike. Whe... Read full article


- What a Character! Blogathon

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 10, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was one of the most delightful and unique character actors to ever grace the British cinema. Bald, bewhiskered and bumbling he was an instantly recognizable actor in over 100 films, and however brief his appearances he was always an asset in comedies, thrillers, and dramas alike. Whe... Read full article


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Lionel Jeffries Quotes:

Joseph Cavor: Gibbs! Gibbs!


Grandpa: Coggins? He's so mean he wouldn't light your pipe if his house was on fire.


Grandpa: Nasty smelly things, motorcars!


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Lionel Jeffries Facts
An Associate Member of RADA.

His parents were members of the Salvation Army, and worked in a mission in London's East End.

Played Dick Van Dyke's father in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) even though he is actually six months younger.

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