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Lionel Jeffries Obituary

Saturday, February 20th, 2010


Lionel Jeffries, a veteran British actor-director, dies at 83



Los Angeles Times
February 20, 2010


Lionel Jeffries, 83, a British actor-director whose 50-year career included portraying Grandpa Potts in the film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” died Friday in London after a long illness, the Associated Press reported.


He also wrote the screenplay for and directed the 1971 film “The Railway Children,” which the British Film Institute named one of Britain’s 100 best films in 1999. It was one of five movies he directed.


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