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Lionel Charles Jeffries (June 10, 1926 – February 19, 2010) was an English actor, screenwriter, and director who is known for his roles in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Camelot, The Railway Children, The Amazing Mr Bluden, First Men in the Moon, Two-Way Stretch, and The Trails of Oscar Wilde.

Early life and education

Jeffries was born on June 10, 1926 in Forest Hill, London, England. He studied at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. He was married to Eileen Mary Walsh from 1951 until his death in 2010. They had three children.


Jeffries died on February 19, 2010 in Poole, Dorset, England from vascular dementia, aged 83.

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