Lionel Jeffries obituary

British actor Lionell Jeffries has died at age of 83. A busy character actor, Jeffries appeared in a wide variety of films, including several horror, fantasy, and science fiction efforts: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, THE QUATERMAS EXPERIMENT, and FIRST MEN IN THE MOON. A wonderful comic actor, he brought humor and liveliness to the live-action scenes in the later, a Harryhausen film, which typically emphasized monsters at the expense of actors. His other genre credits include a 1990 television adaptation of DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE and the 1972 science fiction film THE AMAZING MR. BLUNDEN, with Diana Dors, which he also directed.

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