I Say! What a Bounder - The Life of Terry-Thomas - Flashbak
The post-war variety show Piccadilly Hayride at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West-End is remembered for the comedian Sid Field’s big break. Field became a huge star but has almost been forgotten these days as his occasional film appearances never lived up to his huge success on the London stage. Piccadilly Hayride, however, was … Continue reading "I Say! What a Bounder – The Life of Terry-Thomas"
Terry-Thomas poster print Great English Comedy Actor
This is a poster print of the great English film comedy actor Terry-Thomas (1911-90), best known for playing cads and toffs in such classic movies as 'Lucky Jim', 'I'm All Right Jack' and my personal favourite 'School for Scoundrels'. Terry-Thomas (yes, that's how he wrote his name, the hyphen's all-important) basically always played the same scheming upper-class bounder - brilliantly - and had a number of great catchphrases he carried from film to film - 'You dirty rotter!', 'Hard cheese!'…
The glorious life and tragic death of Terry-Thomas
There are few actors more quintessentially English than Terry-Thomas, but what was going on off-screen?
Several celebrities endorsed Mac antiseptic throat sweets in the 1950s, including singer Alma Cogan and comic actor Norman Wisdom. Here are two from Picture Post, featuring another comic actor, Terry Thomas and radio ventriloquist (probably not the hardest job in show business), Peter Brough.