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Lionel Jeffries

Highest Rated:   100% The Railway Children (1970)
Lowest Rated:   50% Camelot (1967)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
  • Wombles
  • Director
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
65% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Grandpa Potts
1968
50% 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
No Score Yet Arrivederci, Baby!
  • Parker
1966
No Score Yet The Truth About Spring
  • Cark
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 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 Life Is a Circus
  • Genie
1960
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
92% 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 Jumping for Joy
  • Bert Benton
1956
No Score Yet Baby and the Battleship
  • George
1956
100% Bhowani Junction
  • Lt. Graham McDaniel
1956
92% 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

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