Terence Longdon

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Terence Longdon
Actor Terence Longdon.png
Born (1922-05-14)14 May 1922
Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Died 23 April 2011(2011-04-23) (aged 88)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Cause of death Cancer
Alma mater RADA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1950–2003
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] Born "Hubert Tuelly Longdon" in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire.


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] In film, he was Drusus, Messala's personal aide in the film Ben-Hur.[3] He was also known for his character actor roles in British television productions such as The Sandbaggers, Danger Man and The Avengers.[4] He was also in four of the early Carry On films.[5]

He also had a role in the 1958 film Another Time, Another Place starring alongside Sean Connery and Lana Turner.[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]

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  1. ^ "Terence Longdon". 
  2. ^ a b c Hayward, Anthony (13 June 2011). "Terence Longdon obituary" – via www.theguardian.com. 
  3. ^ "Terence Longdon". 15 May 2011 – via www.telegraph.co.uk. 
  4. ^ "Terence Longdon". www.aveleyman.com. 
  5. ^ "Terence Longdon: Actor whose credits included 'Garry Halliday', the". 18 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Another Time, Another Place (1958) - Lewis Allen - Cast and Crew - AllMovie". AllMovie. 

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