Terence Longdon

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Terence Longdon
Actor Terence Longdon.png
Born(1922-05-14)14 May 1922
Died23 April 2011(2011-04-23) (aged 88)
Cause of deathCancer
Alma materRADA
OccupationActor
Years active1950–2003
Spouse(s)Barbara Jefford (1953–1960) (divorced)
Gillian Conyers (2004-2011)
(his death)

Terence Longdon (14 May 1922 – 23 April 2011) was an English actor.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born Hubert Tuelly Longdon in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England. During World War 2, Longdon was a pilot with the Fleet Air Arm protecting Atlantic convoys. While stationed at a naval base near Blackpool, he acted in a show and was seen by actor Douglas Hurn who encouraged him to pursue it.[2]

After the war, Longdon trained at RADA (1946-48), and made his first stage appearance at the Lyceum, Sheffield in 1948, and his West End debut the same year.[2] He was best known for his lead role in the 1950s–1960s British TV series Garry Halliday where he played a Biggles-like pilot who flew into various adventure situations.[2] He was also known for his character actor roles in British television productions such as The Sandbaggers, Danger Man and The Avengers.[3]

In film, he was Drusus, Messala's personal aide in the film Ben-Hur.[4] He had a role in the 1958 film Another Time, Another Place starring alongside Sean Connery and Lana Turner.[5] He was also in four of the early Carry On films.[6]

Terence Longdon lived on the border of Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. He died as a result of cancer on 23 April 2011, aged 88 years.[2]

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terence Longdon". Bfi.org.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d Hayward, Anthony (13 June 2011). "Terence Longdon obituary". Theguardian.com.
  3. ^ "Terence Longdon". Aveleyman.com.
  4. ^ "Terence Longdon". Telegraph.co.uk. 15 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Another Time, Another Place (1958) - Lewis Allen - Cast and Crew - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  6. ^ "Terence Longdon: Actor whose credits included 'Garry Halliday', the". Independent.co.uk. 18 June 2011.

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