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Lionel Jeffries is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter British born on 10 june 1926

Lionel Jeffries

Lionel Jeffries
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Birth name Lionel Charles Jeffries
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 10 june 1926
Death 19 february 2010 (at 83 years) at Poole (United-kingdom)

Lionel Charles Jeffries (10 June 1926 – 19 February 2010) was an English actor, screenwriter and film director.

Best films

Camelot (1967)

Usually with

David Lodge
David Lodge
(13 films)
Ken Hughes
Ken Hughes
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lionel Jeffries (77 films)

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Jumping For Joy, 1h31
Directed by John Paddy Carstairs
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Frankie Howerd, Lindsay Pulsipher, Stanley Holloway, Joe Estevez, Joan Hickson, Lionel Jeffries
Roles Bert Benton
Rating59% 2.959472.959472.959472.959472.95947
A man buys a greyhound and enters it in a major race, but discovers the dog has one paw in the grave. As our hero nurses the pooch back to health, he also gets mixed up with criminals who want to fix the race by doping dogs.
Danny the Champion of the World, 1h24
Directed by Gavin Millar
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Jeremy Irons, Robbie Coltrane, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Lionel Jeffries, Jean Marsh
Roles Mr. Snoddy
Rating66% 3.344143.344143.344143.344143.34414
In 1955, William Smith (Jeremy Irons), a widower, lives with his nine-year-old son Danny (Samuel Irons) in a Vardo behind the filling station and garage where he works in the English countryside.
Abel's Island, 30minutes
Directed by Michael Sporn
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Tim Curry, Lionel Jeffries
Roles Gower (voice)
Rating76% 3.8341453.8341453.8341453.8341453.834145
Better Late Than Never, 1h29
Directed by Bryan Forbes, Yves Amoureux
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors David Niven, Art Carney, Maggie Smith, Catherine Hicks, Lionel Jeffries
Roles Bertie Hargreaves
Rating58% 2.913332.913332.913332.913332.91333
Nick (Niven) is the supposed grandfather of 10-year-old Bridget (Partridge), who stands to inherit a sizeable fortune. Charley (Carney) shows up and claims that he is the genuine grandpa. Both men once slept with Bridget's grandmother, and she was never certain which of the two produced her child. Neither Nick nor Charley are good prospects, so Bridget must choose from the lesser of two evils.
The Prisoner of Zenda, 1h48
Directed by Richard Quiney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Monde imaginaire, Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Peter Sellers, Lynne Frederick, Lionel Jeffries, Stuart Wilson, Britt Ekland, Elke Sommer
Roles General Sapt
Rating52% 2.6114852.6114852.6114852.6114852.611485
King Rudolf IV (Sellers) dies in a balloon accident upon the celebration of his seventieth birthday. In order to secure the throne, General Sapt and his nephew Fritz travel to London, where the King's son, Rudolf V (Sellers), resides and lives through the day in London's pleasure establishments; but the King's demented half-brother Michael (Kemp), thinking that he is the better claimant, sends an assassin after them. Hansom cab driver Sydney (or Sidney) Frewin (Sellers), the new King's half-brother from an affair with a British actress, rescues Rudolf from an assassination attempt. Once his resemblance to the King is noticed, Frewin is hired by the general ostensibly as the King's coachman, but actually to play the role of decoy. The ruse is quickly uncovered, however, when during an attack by Michael's men the royal guardsmen address Frewin as their new king, and the two look-alikes get acquainted.
What Changed Charley Farthing?, 1h49
Directed by Sidney Hayers
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Hayley Mills, Lionel Jeffries, Doug McClure, Alberto de Mendoza, Warren Mitchell, Fernando Sancho
Rating44% 2.249672.249672.249672.249672.24967
Une drôle de farce qui raconte la fuite du dénommé Charley Farthing, poursuivi par un époux irascible, pour quitter une république bananière et retourner en Irlande .....
Royal Flash, 1h42
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Florinda Bolkan, Joss Ackland, Tom Bell
Roles Kraftstein
Rating63% 3.198043.198043.198043.198043.19804
The film begins with Flashman making a patriotic speech to the boys of Rugby School framed by a giant Union Flag, in a scene which appears to be a parody of the opening sequence in the 1970 film Patton. There is a brief flashback to the events of the original Flashman, with the head of the Rugby School (Michael Hordern) recounting Flashman's exploits in Afghanistan.
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?, 1h31
Directed by Curtis Harrington
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about families, Children's films
Actors Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Ralph Richardson, Lionel Jeffries, Hugh Griffith, Rosalie Crutchley
Roles Insp. Willoughby
Rating62% 3.104853.104853.104853.104853.10485
Mrs. Forrest, in the eyes of the staff and children at an orphanage, is a sweet, kind-mannered and children-loving widow, who throws a lavish annual Christmas party at her mansion, Forrest Grange (known to the orphans as the "Gingerbread House") for ten of the best-mannered children at the orphanage. But secretly, she is a demented, sad and miserable woman who keeps the mummified remains of her daughter Katharine in a nursery room in the attic, singing lullabies to her and trying to contact her spirit with the assistance of (phony) psychic Mr. Benton. He fools Forrest into believing that the voice of Clarine, one of the servants, during the fake séances is that of Katharine.
Twinky (1970)
, 1h38
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Charles Bronson, Susan George, Trevor Howard, Michael Craig, Orson Bean, Honor Blackman
Roles Solicitor
Rating54% 2.7040752.7040752.7040752.7040752.704075
A 38-year-old writer of pornographic novels Scott (Charles Bronson) meets and falls in love with a sixteen-year-old school girl (Susan George) whilst living in London.
Eyewitness (1970)
, 1h35
Directed by John Hough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Mark Lester, Lionel Jeffries, Susan George, Jeremy Kemp, Peter Vaughan, Tony Bonner
Roles Grandpa
Rating61% 3.0531753.0531753.0531753.0531753.053175
Un jeune garçon affabule régulièrement. Quand il est témoin d'un attentat contre un président étranger en visite dans la ville, et qu'il croise le tireur, personne ne le croit. Les tueurs le traquent comme témoin gênant.
Twelve Plus One, 1h30
Directed by Nicolas Gessner
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Sharon Tate, Vittorio Gassman, Mylène Demongeot, Orson Welles, Vittorio De Sica, Terry-Thomas
Roles Randomhouse
Rating59% 2.950472.950472.950472.950472.95047
Mario Beretti (Vittorio Gassman) is a young Italian-American Barber. He runs a Barber Shop by a construction site that boasts few customers. His life reaches a turning point when he is notified of the death of his aunt living in England, who named him her sole heir.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 2h24
Directed by Ken Hughes, Brian W. Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Monde imaginaire, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Musical films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Adrian Hall, Lionel Jeffries, Gert Fröbe, Anna Quayle
Roles Grandpa Potts
Rating68% 3.4493253.4493253.4493253.4493253.449325
Set in the 1910s, the story opens with a montage of European Grand Prix races in which a particular car appears to win every race. In the final race, the car swerves to avoid a girl and a dog, loses control, crashes, and catches fire, bringing its racing career to an end. The car ends up in an old garage in rural England, where two children, Jeremy and Jemima Potts, have grown fond of it. They are told by a junkman that he intends to buy the car from the garage owner for scrap. The children (who live with their widowed father Caractacus Potts, an eccentric inventor, and his equally peculiar father) implore their father to buy the car before the junkman does, but he does not have the money. While playing truant, they meet Truly Scrumptious, a beautiful upper class woman with her own motorcar. She brings them home to report their truancy to their father. Truly shows interest in Caractacus' odd inventions, but he is affronted by her insistence that his children should be in school.
Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon, 1h35
Directed by Don Sharp
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Sur la Lune
Actors Burl Ives, Troy Donahue, Gert Fröbe, Terry-Thomas, Hermione Gingold, Lionel Jeffries
Roles Sir Charles Dillworthy
Rating53% 2.662742.662742.662742.662742.66274
Phineas T. Barnum (Burl Ives) and friends finance the first flight to the moon but find the task a little above them. They attempt to blast their rocket into orbit from a massive gun barrel built into the side of a Welsh mountain, but money troubles, spies and saboteurs ensure that the plan is doomed before it starts...
Camelot (1967)
, 2h59
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Films about royalty
Actors Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings, Lionel Jeffries, Laurence Naismith
Roles King Pellinore
Rating66% 3.348263.348263.348263.348263.34826
In the opening scene, King Arthur (Richard Harris) is preparing for a great battle against his friend, Sir Lancelot (Franco Nero), a battle he does not wish to fight but has been forced into. Arthur reflects on the sad circumstances which have led him to this situation, and asks his childhood mentor, Merlyn, for advice. Merlyn appears to him and tells Arthur to think back.