Terry Scott

Owen John "Terry" Scott(4 May 1927 – 26 July 1994) was an English actor and comedian who appeared in sevenCarry On films.He also appeared in BBC1 's popular domestic sitcomTerry and Junewith June Whitfield .

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 Terry Scott's Life and career

After National Service in the Navy , at the end of World War II , he briefly studied accounting. Spells on the radio on shows likeWorkers Playtimewere followed by appearances on TV and he got an opportunity in farce when he joined the Whitehall Theatre Company . With Bill Maynard he appeared at Butlin's Holiday Camp in Skegness , Lincolnshire and partnered him in the TV seriesGreat Scott, It's Maynard!. During the early 1960s, he became well known to television audiences for his role alongside Hugh Lloyd inHugh and I.They both appeared as Ugly Sisters in pantomime at The London Palladium and Scott reappeared in that same role with Julian Orchard in later years. Scott later appeared with Lloyd as gnomes in the 1969 sitcomThe Gnomes of Dulwich.

Scott's novelty record "My Brother" (written by Mitch Murray , released 1962 on Parlophone) was based on a schoolboy character (he dressed in the uniform to sing it on TV) and it received regular airplay on BBC Radio (in particular Ed Stewart 's Saturday and Sunday morning programmeJunior Choice) for many years. In the 1970s, he had a memorable role in TV commercials for a chocolate coated caramel bar called Curly Wurly , in which he again appeared dressed as a schoolboy, complete with short trousers and cap.This performance he also repeated more than once on BBC TVs long running variety show, The Good Old Days. Scott had played a small role in the very first of theCarry On filmsseries of films,Carry On Sergeantin 1958. In 1968 he returned to the series with a role inCarry On... Up the Khyber(1968), playing main roles in six of the later films.

.They had first worked together making a series of the sketch showScott On(1968).They also featured in supporting roles together in the film version ofBless This House. From 1981 to 1992, Scott was the voice of Penfold the hamster in the animated seriesDanger Mouse.

Terry and Juneended in 1987, Scott suffered a nervous breakdown . The attack was in part brought on by his public confession that he had had a series of affairs since his marriage to dancer Margaret Peden in 1957. The couple had four daughters: Sarah, Nicola, Lindsay and Sally.

He said of his last illness: "I know it would be better to give up the booze, fags and birds, but life would be so boring, wouldn't it?".

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 Terry Scott's Selected films

TitleYearRole
Blue Murder at St Trinian's 1957 Police Sergeant
Carry On Sergeant 1958 Sergeant O'Brian
Too Many Crooks 1959 Fire Policeman James Smith
The Bridal Path 1959 Police Constable Donald
I'm All Right Jack 1959 Crawley
And the Same to You 1960 Police Constable
Nearly a Nasty Accident 1961 Sam Stokes
The Night We Got the Bird 1961 P. C. Lovejoy
No My Darling Daughter 1961 Constable
What a Whopper 1961 Sergeant
Nothing Barred 1961 P. C. Budgie
Mary Had a Little... 1961 Police Sergeant
Father Came Too! 1963 Executioner
Murder Most Foul 1964 Police Constable Wells
Gonks Go Beat 1965 PM
Doctor in Clover 1966 Robert
The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery 1966 Policeman
Carry On... Up the Khyber 1968 Sergeant Major MacNutt
Carry On Camping 1969 Peter Potter
Carry On Up the Jungle 1970 Cecil The Jungle Boy
Carry On Loving 1970 Terence Philpott
Carry On Henry 1971 Cardinal Wolsey
Carry On At Your Convenience 1971 Mr Allcock (Cut)
Carry On Matron 1972 Dr Prodd
Bless This House 1972 Ronald Baines

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 Terry Scott's Discography

  • Don't Light The Fire 'Til After Santa's Gone/My Brother, Parlophone R 4967 (December 1962)

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 Terry Scott's References

  1. Stevens, Christopher (2010). Born Brilliant: The Life Of Kenneth Williams. John Murray. p. 240. ISBN 1-84854-195-3. 
  2. The Unforgettable, ITV1, 22 September 2010
  3. The Guardian , 16 July 2008 hugh lloyd obituary
  4. The Guardian 11 December 2011 June Whitfield interview
  5. Independent obituary

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