Terence Longdon

Terence Longdon (14 May 1922 – 23 April 2011) was an English actor.[1]

Terence Longdon
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Born(1922-05-14)14 May 1922
Died23 April 2011(2011-04-23) (aged 88)
Alma materRADA
Years active1950–2003
(m. 1953; div. 1960)

Gillian Conyers
(m. 2004)


Born Hubert Tuelly Longdon in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England. During World War II, Longdon was a pilot with the Fleet Air Arm, protecting Atlantic convoys. While stationed at a naval base near Blackpool, he acted in a show and was seen by actor Douglas Hurn who encouraged him to pursue it.[2]

After the war, Longdon trained at RADA (1946–48), and made his first stage appearance at the Lyceum, Sheffield in 1948, and his West End debut the same year.[2] He was best known for his lead role in the 1950s–1960s British TV series Garry Halliday where he played a Biggles-like pilot who flew into various adventure situations.[2] He was also known for his character actor roles in British television productions such as The Sandbaggers, Danger Man and The Avengers.[3]

In film, he was Drusus, Messala's personal aide, in the film Ben-Hur.[4] He had a major supporting role in the 1958 film Another Time, Another Place starring alongside Sean Connery and Lana Turner.[5] He was also in four of the early Carry On films.[6] He played occasional leading roles, most notably in the tense B-movie thriller Clash by Night (1963).

Terence Longdon lived on the border of Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. He died from cancer on 23 April 2011, aged 88.[2]

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  1. ^ "Terence Longdon". Bfi.org.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d Hayward, Anthony (13 June 2011). "Terence Longdon obituary". The Guardian.
  3. ^ "Terence Longdon". Aveleyman.com.
  4. ^ "Terence Longdon". The Daily Telegraph. 15 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Another Time, Another Place (1958) - Lewis Allen - Cast and Crew - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  6. ^ "Terence Longdon: Actor whose credits included 'Garry Halliday', the". The Independent. 18 June 2011.

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