Lionel Jeffries

Lionel Jeffries

Highest Rated: 100% Lust for Life (1956)

Lowest Rated: 41% Camelot (1967)

Birthday: Jun 10, 1926

Birthplace: Forest Hill, London, England, UK

Due to his premature baldness, British actor Lionel Jeffries often played characters who were much older than he was. This was the case in 1968's "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," in which Jeffries played the father of Dick Van Dyke's character, Caractacus Potts, even though Van Dyke was six months older. Jeffries reached the pinnacle of his acting career in the 1960s with starring roles in "The Trials of Oscar Wilde," "First Men in the Moon," and 1967's "Camelot," the Academy Award-winning film adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. Unhappy with the dearth of family-oriented movies, in the early 1970s Jeffries turned to writing and directing children's movies. In 1970 he wrote and directed the celebrated film adaptation of the British novel "The Railway Children" and followed that up with an equally beloved family mystery movie, 1972's "The Amazing Mr. Blunden." Despite directing these two critically acclaimed films, one of which, "The Railway Children," consistently ranks as one of the greatest British films ever made (as surveyed by the British Film Institute and Total Film magazine), Jeffries never directed again and spent the remainder of his career acting in British television shows before retiring in 2001. Following a long illness, Jeffries died in a nursing home in 2010.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Look at It This Way Bernie Koppel (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 48% Jekyll & Hyde Jekyll's Father (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inspector Morse: The Sins of the Fathers Charles Radford (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 30% A Chorus of Disapproval Jarvis Huntley-Pike (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Bertie Hargreaves (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cream in My Coffee Bernard Wilsher (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 41% The Prisoner of Zenda General Sapt (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slip Slide Adventures Director - 1978
No Score Yet 71% The Water Babies Director - 1978
No Score Yet 58% Wombling Free Director - 1977
No Score Yet 64% Royal Flash Kraftstein (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bananas Boat Houlihan (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baxter! Director - 1972
No Score Yet 84% The Amazing Mr. Blunden Director,
Writer
- 1972
56% 44% Who Slew Auntie Roo? Inspector Ralph Willoughby (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 33% Eyewitness Grandpa (Character) - 1970
100% 82% The Railway Children Director,
Writer
- 1970
No Score Yet 5% Lola Solicitor (Character) - 1969
67% 71% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Grandpa Potts (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 45% Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad Airport Commander (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad Airport Commander (Character) - 1967
41% 69% Camelot King Pellinore (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 7% Those Fantastic Flying Fools Sir Charles Dillworthy (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spy With a Cold Nose Stanley Farquhar (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 42% The Truth About Spring Cark (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of My Success Insp. Hobart/Baron von Lukenberg/The Earl of Aldershot/President Esteda (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Must Be Joking Sgt. Maj. McGregor (Character) - 1965
67% 53% First Men in the Moon Joseph Cavor (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 30% The Crimson Blade Col. Judd (Character) - 1964
50% 39% The Long Ships Aziz (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 52% Murder Ahoy! Captain Sydney De Courcy Rhumstone (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 59% The Wrong Arm of the Law Inspector Fred 'Nosey' Parker (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 47% Call Me Bwana Ezra (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 56% The Notorious Landlady Inspector Oliphant (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Gibbon's Boys Lester Gibbons (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Snatch Evans (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hellions Luke Billings (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 68% Fanny Monsieur Brun (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 100% Tarzan the Magnificent Ames (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jazz Boat Sergeant Thompson (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 50% The Trials of Oscar Wilde John Sholto Douglas, Marquis of Queensberry (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 72% Two Way Stretch Chief P.O. Sidney Crout (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Turn Over Ian Howard (Character) - 1960
88% 82% The Nun's Story Dr. Goovaerts (School of Tropical Medicine) (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Idle on Parade Bertie (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bobbikins Gregory Mason (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law and Disorder Major Proudfoot (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Mask Walter Froy (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls at Sea Harry (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 80% Orders to Kill Interrogator (Character) - 1958
87% 67% The Revenge of Frankenstein Fritz (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 56% All at Sea Garrod (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Decision Against Time Keith (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Baby and the Battleship George (Character) - 1956
100% 81% Lust for Life Dr. Peyron (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Terrace Monkton (Character) - 1956
100% 62% Bhowani Junction Lt. Graham McDaniel (Character) - 1956
93% 67% The Quatermass Xperiment Blake (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Smoking George Pogson (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hour of Decision Elvin Main (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 73% The Colditz Story Harry Tyler (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Rider Martin Bremner (Character) - 1954

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holby City Harry (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boon Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comic Strip Presents Unknown (Character) 1986 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Robin Hood Unknown (Guest Star) 1957

QUOTES FROM Lionel Jeffries CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.