Terence Soall

Terence Soall (22 March 1920 – 10 August 2006) was an English actor who appeared in numerous television productions over a 50-year period and in over 100 films.

Terence Soall
Born(1920-03-22)22 March 1920
Died10 August 2006(2006-08-10) (aged 86)

Early lifeEdit

He was born into a working-class family in Tottenham, North London. After he left school at 16 he first became a journalist with an American News Agency on Fleet Street. He then served in the Royal Air Force during World War II and was stationed in Gibraltar where he joined a theatre group. Upon his return to the UK he found work as an actor with the West Riding Theatre Company. He then made his West End debut and as an actor on stage he appeared in the original London production of Fiddler on the Roof playing the Rabbi.

Television appearancesEdit

His television appearances include; Coronation Street, Anna Karenina (1977), Dixon of Dock Green (1959), The Avengers (1963), Stand Up Nigel Barton (1965) and Porridge (1975) as the prison medical officer.

Film appearancesEdit

His film appearances include; Darling (1963), Georgy Girl (1966), Venom (1971), and Orlando (1992).

Soall was also the director of a drama school in Birmingham and he directed tourists in St. James's Park in his later years.[1][2]


Year Title Role Notes
1961 Payroll Uncredited
1961 The Day the Earth Caught Fire Man in Crowd Uncredited
1964 Becket Minor Role Uncredited
1966 Georgy Girl Salesman
1967 Theatre of Death Ferdi
1971 Venom Lutgermann
1992 Orlando Third Butler
1994 Beg! Dr. Ruden


  1. ^ Richard Webster; Dick Clement; Ian la Frenais (2001). Porridge The Inside Story. Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 0-7472-3294-6.
  2. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/news/2006/oct/11/obituaries.mainsection Obituary The Guardian. Retrieved 30 April 2012

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