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Eric Thompson

Actor
Male
Born Nov 9, 1929
Hometown Sleaford
Died Nov 30, 1982
Death Place London
Other Names Eric Norman Thompson

Eric Norman Thompson was an English actor, producer and television presenter. Thompson was born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, the son of George Henry and Anne Thompson, and grew up Rudgwick, Sussex, attending Collyer's School, Horsham. He trained to be an actor at the Old Vic acting school in London and joined the Old Vic theatre company in 1952. He worked mostly for the BBC, and was a presenter of the children's television programme Play School in the 1960s.… Read More

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Eric Thompson
Eric Thompson
d.1982

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  • George Henry Thompson
    George Henry Thompson
    Father
  • Anne Thompson
    Anne Thompson
    Mother

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CHILDHOOD

1929 Birth Born on November 9, 1929.

TWENTIES

1952 22 Years Old Thompson was born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, the son of George Henry and Anne Thompson, and grew up Rudgwick, Sussex, attending Collyer's School, Horsham. He trained to be an actor at the Old Vic acting school in London and joined the Old Vic theatre company in 1952. … Read More
1957 27 Years Old Thompson married Scottish actress Phyllida Law, whom he met while at the Old Vic in 1957. … Read More

THIRTIES

1966 36 Years Old Thompson rarely worked on television after his voice became well-known, but occasionally appeared in programmes such as Doctor Who in the serial The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve in 1966.

FIFTIES

1982 53 Years Old On 30 November 1982 Thompson died of a pulmonary embolism in London three weeks after his 53rd birthday. … Read More
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