Lionel Jeffries

Lionel Jeffries

An Associate Member of RADA.

He served in the British Military during World War II where he was stationed at Burma (now Myanmar).

His hair fell out during a single week when he was 19. He tried wearing a wig to cover up his bald head but soon rejected it because it looked like "a dead moth on a boiled egg".

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.