Tim Turner

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Tim Turner
Born John Freeman Turner
(1924-09-07)7 September 1924
Bexley, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Died 1987 (aged 62–63)
Occupation Film, television and stage actor
Years active 1940s–1968
Television The Invisible Man (1958–59)
Spouse(s) Patricia Plunkett (m. 1951–74) (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]

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.

Selected filmography[edit]


  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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