Lionel Jeffries

Highest Rated: 100% The Railway Children (1970)
Lowest Rated: 44% Camelot (1967)
Birthday: Jun 10, 1926
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Lantern-jawed, mustachioed, phlegmatic British actor Lionel Jeffries was trained at RADA following military service. In films from 1949, Jeffries hit his stride in the 1960s, playing a variety of ineffectual cops, bumbling bureaucrats, petty criminals and absent-minded professors. He was shown to best advantage in such films as Wrong Arm of the Law (1962) First Men in the Moon (1963) and Spy with a Cold Nose (1966). He was also adept at more sober-sided characterizations, such as the Marquis of Queensbury in The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960). In 1971, Lionel Jeffries turned to directing with The Railway Children, the first of several efforts aimed at the family trade: his other directorial assignments in this vein included Baxter (1972) The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972), The Water Babies (1978) and Wombling Free (1978). Jeffries died at age 83 in February 2010.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Ending Up Actor 1991
No Score Yet Jekyll & Hyde Mr. Jekyll 1990
No Score Yet Roald Dahl's Danny, the Champion of the World Mr. Snoddie 1989
No Score Yet A Chorus of Disapproval Jarvis Huntley-Pike 1988
No Score Yet Letting the Birds Go Free Actor 1986
No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Bertie Hargreaves 1983
No Score Yet Cream in My Coffee Older Bernard 1980
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Zenda General Sapt 1979
No Score Yet The Water Babies Director 1978
No Score Yet Wombling Free Director Wombles 1977
No Score Yet What Changed Charley Farthing? (El tramposo)(The Bananas Boat)(The Swindler) Houlihan 1976
No Score Yet Royal Flash Kraftstein 1975
No Score Yet Baxter! Director 1973
No Score Yet The Amazing Mr. Blunden Director Screenwriter 1972
No Score Yet Lola (Twinky) Mr. Creighton 1972
57% Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? Inspector Willoughby 1971
No Score Yet Eyewitness (Sudden Terror) Colonel 1970
100% The Railway Children Screenwriter Director 1970
67% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Grandpa Potts 1968
44% Camelot King Pellimore 1967
No Score Yet Those Fantastic Flying Fools (Rocket to the Moon) Sir Charles Dillworthy 1967
No Score Yet Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad Airport Commander 1967
No Score Yet The Spy With a Cold Nose Stanley Farquhar 1966
60% Arrivederci, Baby! Parker 1966
No Score Yet The Truth About Spring Cark 1965
No Score Yet The Secret of My Success Insp. Hobart/Baron von Lukenberg/The Earl of Aldershot 1965
75% H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon Joseph Cavor 1964
No Score Yet Murder Ahoy Capt. Sidney de Courcy Rhumstone 1964
50% The Long Ships Aziz 1964
No Score Yet Call Me Bwana Ezra 1963
No Score Yet The Wrong Arm of the Law Inspector Parker 1963
No Score Yet The Scarlet Blade (The Crimson Blade) Col. Judd 1963
No Score Yet The Notorious Landlady Inspector Oliphant 1962
No Score Yet Kill or Cure Det. Insp. Hook 1962
No Score Yet The Hellions Luke Billings 1961
No Score Yet Fanny Monsieur Brun 1961
No Score Yet Please Turn Over! Ian Howard 1961
No Score Yet Two Way Stretch Chief P.O. Crout 1960
No Score Yet Tarzan The Magnificient Ames 1960
No Score Yet The Trials of Oscar Wilde John Sholto Douglas, Marquis of Queensberry 1960
No Score Yet Jazz Boat Sergeant Thompson 1960
No Score Yet Life Is a Circus Genie 1960
No Score Yet Bobbikins Gregory Mason 1959
93% The Nun's Story Dr. Goovaerts 1959
No Score Yet Idol on Parade (Idle on Parade) Bertie 1959
No Score Yet Orders to Kill Interrogator 1958
No Score Yet Up the Creek Steady Barker 1958
No Score Yet Dunkirk Colonel 1958
No Score Yet Nowhere to Go Pet Shop Man 1958
86% The Revenge of Frankenstein Fritz 1958
No Score Yet Further Up the Creek! Steady Barker 1958
No Score Yet Barnacle Bill Garrod 1957
No Score Yet The Man in the Sky (Decision Against Time) (Test Pilot) Keith 1957
No Score Yet Doctor at Large Dr. Hatchett 1957
No Score Yet Blue Murder at St. Trinian's Joe Mangan 1957
No Score Yet Up in the World Wilson 1957
No Score Yet Hour of Decision Elvin Main 1957
100% Lust for Life Dr. Peyron 1956
No Score Yet Baby and the Battleship George 1956
100% Bhowani Junction Lt. Graham McDaniel 1956
No Score Yet Jumping for Joy Bert Benton 1956
93% The Quatermass Xperiment Blake 1955
No Score Yet The Colditz Story Harry Tyler 1955
No Score Yet The Black Rider Martin Bremner 1954
No Score Yet Will Any Gentleman? Mr. Frobisher 1953

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Inspector Morse
1987-2000
Charles Radford
  • 2017
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Radford
  • 1992

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