Geoffrey Toone
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Geoffrey Toone

Geoffrey Toone
As von Gelb in the series Freewheelers (1969)
Born(1910-11-15)15 November 1910
Dublin, Ireland
Died1 June 2005(2005-06-01) (aged 94)
Years active1933-2002

Geoffrey Toone (15 November 1910 - 1 June 2005)[1] was an English character actor and former matinee idol, born in Ireland.[2][3] Most of his film roles after the 1930s were in supporting parts, usually as authority figures, though he did play the lead character in the Hammer Films production The Terror of the Tongs in 1961.[4][5]

Life and career

Toone was born in Dublin, Ireland to English parents and was educated at Charterhouse School and Christ's College, Cambridge.[1] He served in the Royal Artillery during World War II, but was invalided out in 1942.[4] Toone's notable appearances include:


He died from natural causes, aged 94, at Denville Hall in Northwood, London.[3] At the time of his death, Toone was one of the last survivors of the Old Vic theatre company of the 1930s, having appeared alongside the likes of John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier in productions of Shakespeare.[14][15] At the time, he was also the longest-lived actor to have appeared in Doctor Who.[16] For many years he had shared a house with his close friend, the actor Frank Middlemass.[15]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ a b Eric Shorter. "Obituary: Geoffrey Toone | Film". The Guardian. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Geoffrey Toone". BFI. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b Newley, Patrick. "Geoffrey Toone | Obituaries". The Stage. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b 12:01AM BST 07 Jun 2005 (2005-06-07). "Geoffrey Toone". Telegraph. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Synopsis by Hal Erickson (1961-03-15). "The Terror of the Tongs (1961) - Anthony Bushell | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "The King and I (1956) - Walter Lang | Cast and Crew". AllMovie. 1956-06-28. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "CTVA Western - "The Westerner" (Four Star/NBC)(1960) starring Brian Keith". Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)". BFI. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon, Episode 1 (1972) - Lennie Mayne | Cast and Crew". AllMovie. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Freewheelers (1968) - | Cast and Crew". AllMovie. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "The Greasy Pole (1981)". BFI. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Only Fools and Horses - what time is it on TV? Episode 7 Series 2 cast list and preview". Retrieved .
  13. ^ 01:45 (2005-06-15). "Geoffrey Toone". The Scotsman. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "NPG x14523; John Gielgud as Romeo; Laurence Olivier as Mercutio; Geoffrey Toone as Tybalt in 'Romeo and Juliet' - Portrait - National Portrait Gallery". Retrieved .
  15. ^ a b Alan Stachan (2005-06-03). "Geoffrey Toone". The Independent. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "Geoffrey Toone". Retrieved .

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