Eric Thompson
British actor
Eric Thompson
Eric Norman Thompson was an English actor, television presenter and producer. He was best known for narrating The Magic Roundabout.
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Motorsport: Murphy still on learning curve - New Zealand Herald
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New Zealand's most recognised V8 Supercar driver Greg Murphy has had his ups and downs over recent seasons. The four-time Bathurst winner has been frustrated with some of his decision-making in regards to team choices of late but may
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Motorsport: Flying Kiwi no flash in the pan - New Zealand Herald
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New Zealand open-wheel racing star-in-the-making Richie Stanaway has proved that his recent good form is still no flash in the pan. At round six of the German F3 series, Stanaway made a clean sweep of the weekend, taking his race-win
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Eric Thompson: Law is almost always on the towie's side - New Zealand Herald
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Claiming ignorance of parking rules when your car is towed is a waste of time. Photo / Supplied I have mentioned it many times: if you break the rules you should be aware of the ramifications. Ignorance of the rules is no defence - as
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Eric Thompson: Validation thanks to a Ponsonby Rd bozo - New Zealand Herald
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It would appear, by the number of people who commented on last week's piece about pedestrians aimlessly using the road, that it split the population. After reading many of the comments, a feeling began to rise that I may have been too harsh on those
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Eric Thompson: Children's road play stems from poor guidance - New Zealand Herald
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The road seems to be the new place to sit down on. On numerous occasions I've had a go at pushbike riders and their psychotic (loss of contact with reality) belief they have the same rights as motor vehicles when sharing the same
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Northeast, West Coast States Top Entrepreneurship Index - BusinessWeek
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The annual index ranks states using the number of businesses that open and close, the average earnings of its entrepreneurs, the number of patents per capita, and other data, says Eric Thompson, an economics professor and director of the university's
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Bond set for North Charleston shooting suspect - ABC NEWS 4
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Another suspect, Eric Thompson, was arrested Wednesday in conjunction with the shooting. He is charged with attempted murder and armed robbery. Alston is being charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, and being in possession of a weapon during the
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IBMC of Fort Collins Appoints Eric Thompson to Campus Director - The Coloradoan
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The Institute of Business and Medical Careers (IBMC) welcomed Eric Thompson to the position of Campus Director at the Main IBMC Campus in Fort Collins - beginning August 1, 2011. I am very excited to transition into the Fort Collins Campus Director
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Eric Thompson: Race doco thrilling update to bike movie canon - New Zealand Herald
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Guy Martin's manic energy and cheeky, irreverent personality adds humour to the thrills and inevitable spills of TT3D: Closer to the Edge. Photo / Supplied One of the best-ever motorcycle movies had its roots in New Zealand
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Motorsport: Wheels come off GP3 charge - New Zealand Herald
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Mitch Evans was thwarted by tyre and engine troubles at Silverstone in England at the weekend. Photo / 2011 GP3 Media Young New Zealand driver Mitch Evans has slipped to second in the GP3 championship after a fraught two races at
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Thompson Joins NAIC as Manager of International Relations Unit - Insurance Journal
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Eric Thompson will be responsible for coordinating state insurance regulators' efforts on key international financial regulatory issues. The NAIC International Relations staff provides support to state insurance regulators on the development and
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Motorsport: Murphy plans drive up the ladder - New Zealand Herald
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The Australian V8 Supercar championship round in Townsville this weekend marks the halfway point of the series, and two-time champion Jamie Whincup looks good for a third. He leads the race for the title by 120 points from his teammate
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Eric Thompson: Pedestrians walk a fine line - New Zealand Herald
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I read recently that there has been more cycle rage on our roads to the extent that unhinged pushbike riders (and you are unhinged if you take on a car) are resorting to taking bits of cars away with them after a slanging match
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Eric Thompson: Just suck up the consequences and blow - New Zealand Herald
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Caught drink-driving? It's best to keep calm and co-operate. Photo / Herald on Sunday As I mentioned in last week's missive, I got caught in a police alcohol breath-testing roadblock just after Johnson's Tunnel heading north on State
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Eric Thompson: Tough ticket for a sticky wicket - New Zealand Herald
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For a number of years I have been at various dinner parties, barbecues, posh soirees, pub bashes and the like and, without exception, heard someone having a go at the police for pulling them over and slapping them with a speeding
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Man, 19, gets 13 years for shooting city store owner - Toledo Blade
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Calling it a "shocking" act in which the evidence against Eric Thompson was "overwhelming," a Lucas County common pleas judge sentenced young Thompson to the maximum of 13 years in prison for trying to kill a North Toledo store owner
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Thompson
    FIFTIES
  • 1982
    Age 52
    On 30 November 1982 Thompson died of a pulmonary embolism in London three weeks after his 53rd birthday.
    More Details Hide Details His death was widely reported as he was well known for his voice acting and narration. In 1992, ten years after Thompson's death, fifty-two unseen episodes of The Magic Roundabout were broadcast on Channel 4. The adaptation and narration of the episodes was done by The Young Ones star Nigel Planer in a pastiche of Thompson's style.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1966
    Age 36
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 27
    Thompson married Scottish actress Phyllida Law, whom he met while at the Old Vic in 1957.
    More Details Hide Details Their daughters Emma and Sophie Thompson have followed in their footsteps into acting.
  • 1952
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He worked mostly for the BBC, and was a presenter of the children's television programme Play School in the 1960s. He was best known as the narrator of The Magic Roundabout, for which he wrote the English-language scripts, using the visuals from the French Le Manège Enchanté. These were transmitted between October 1965 and January 1977.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Born
    Born on November 9, 1929.
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