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John Freeman Turner
7 September 1924
|Died||1987 (aged 62–63)|
|Occupation||Film, television and stage actor|
|Television||The Invisible Man (1958–59)|
Life and career
He was born John Freeman Turner in Bexley, Kent. Before becoming a film and television actor, Turner was a popular leading young man in the theatre. One of his roles was as the love interest of Stella Linden's Sadie Thompson in the 1949 tour of Rain, adapted from the short story by W. Somerset Maugham.
Uncredited, Turner provided the voice of the title character in the TV series The Invisible Man (1958–59), a loose adaptation of the 1897 novel by H.G. Wells. He appeared in person in one episode as a foreign-accented villain. Later, Turner dubbed the voice of actor Todd Armstrong for the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts.
|1952||Top Secret||1st Reporter|
|1952||Hindle Wakes||Tommy Dykes|
|1953||The Red Beret||Rupert|
|1954||Mask of Dust||Alvarez - racer|
|1954||Night of the Silvery Moon||George|
|1954||Companions in Crime||Philip Marsden|
|1955||Police Dog||Frank Mason|
|1955||The Dam Busters||Flight Lieutenant J. F. Leggo, D.F.C.|
|1956||A Town Like Alice||British Sergeant|
|1958||Dunkirk||Officer (line of men in sea)||Uncredited|
|1958||A Tale of Two Cities||Voice, of Charles Darnay|
|1958||A Night to Remember||Third Officer Charles Groves - Californian|
|1958||Grip of the Strangler||Dr. Kenneth McColl|
|1959||Operation Amsterdam||Dutch Lieutenant|
|1960||Not a Hope in Hell||Cy Hallam|
|1963||Jason and the Argonauts||Jason||Voice, Uncredited|
|1964||First Men in the Moon||Voice, Uncredited|
|1967||The Mummy's Shroud||Narrator||Voice, Uncredited, (final film role)|
- "Tim Turner | Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos". AllMovie.
- "Man in Disguise (1959)". BFI.
- "Tim Turner · British Universities Film & Video Council". bufvc.ac.uk.
- McFarlane, Brian; Slide, Anthony (2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Manchester University Press. p. 2093. ISBN 978-1-5261-1196-8.
- Lorraine Greenslade "Patricia Plunkett - My Sister", Herne Hill Society Newsletter, No. 102, Spring 2008, p. 12–13.