Born on July 14, 1911
From Finchley, London, England
Terry-Thomas as "Maurice Spender"
When the tiny nation of Grand Fenwick suffers a plumbing malfunction, Prime Minister Rupert Mountjoy (Ron Moody) decides to use the competitive nature of the space race to his advantage. He requests financial aid for space research from the United States, and then uses the capital to heat Grand Fenwick's collective bathwater. Meanwhile, the nation's lone scientist, Professor Kokintz (David Kossoff), toils to prepare a fake rocket for launch, fueled by the country's most famous export: wine.
|Golden Globe (1963)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|
Terry-Thomas as "Ivan"
In a mythical land, woodcutter Jonathan (Bernard Miles) agrees not to chop down the oldest tree in the forest in return for three wishes granted by the Forest Queen. After he wastes two wishes bickering with his wife, the third brings them Tom (Russ Tamblyn), a thumb-sized child. The couple dote upon him, but are unable to protect him when, on his way to the village, the innocent Tom falls in with villainous Ivan (Terry-Thomas) and Tony (Peter Sellers).
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)||Nominated||British Actor|