Tim Turner

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Tim Turner
John Freeman Turner

(1924-09-07)7 September 1924
Died1987 (aged 62–63)
OccupationFilm, television and stage actor
Years active1940s–1968
TelevisionThe Invisible Man (1958–59)
Patricia Plunkett (m. 1951–1974)
(her death)

Tim Turner (7 September 1924—1987) was an English actor who performed during the 1950s and 1960s.[1]

Life and career[edit]

He was born John Freeman Turner in Bexley, Kent. Before becoming a film and television actor, Turner was a popular leading young man in the theatre. One of his roles was as the love interest of Stella Linden's Sadie Thompson in the 1949 tour of Rain, adapted from the short story by W. Somerset Maugham. In 1957, he appeared alongside George Woodbridge and Clifford Evans in the TV series Stryker of the Yard, based on the film of the same name (in which Evans and Woodbridge had also starred).

Uncredited, Turner provided the voice of the title character in the TV series The Invisible Man (1958–59), a loose adaptation of the 1897 novel by H.G. Wells. He appeared in person in one episode as a foreign-accented villain. Later, Turner dubbed the voice of actor Todd Armstrong for the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts.[2][better source needed]

During the 1960s, Turner narrated most of the Look at Life series of short documentary films produced by the Rank Organisation.

He was married to actress Patricia Plunkett from 1951 until her death in 1974.[3] Turner died in Spain in 1987.


Year Title Role Notes
1952 Gift Horse Crewman Uncredited
1952 Top Secret 1st Reporter
1952 Moulin Rouge Artist Uncredited
1952 Hindle Wakes Tommy Dykes
1953 The Red Beret Rupert
1954 Mask of Dust Alvarez - racer
1954 Night of the Silvery Moon George
1954 Companions in Crime Philip Marsden
1955 Police Dog Frank Mason
1955 The Dam Busters Flight Lieutenant J. F. Leggo, D.F.C.
1956 A Town Like Alice British Sergeant
1958 Dunkirk Officer (line of men in sea) Uncredited
1958 A Tale Of Two Cities Voice, of Charles Darnay
1958 A Night to Remember Third Officer Charles Groves - Californian
1958 Grip of the Strangler Dr. Kenneth McColl
1959 Operation Amsterdam Dutch Lieutenant
1960 Jackpot Peter
1960 Not a Hope in Hell Cy Hallam
1963 Jason and the Argonauts Jason Voice, Uncredited
1964 First Men in the Moon Voice, Uncredited
1967 The Mummy's Shroud Narrator Voice, Uncredited, (final film role)


  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/3008
  2. ^ Jason and the Argonauts (1963) at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Lorraine Greenslade "Patricia Plunkett - My Sister", Herne Hill Society Newsletter, No. 102, Spring 2008, p.12–13.

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