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Terence Alexander

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Terence Alexander (1923-2009)
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Terence Joseph Alexander

Born: Sun 11th March 1923
Died: Thu 28th May 2009 (age: 86)

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Terence Alexander was an English film and television actor, best known for his role as Charlie Hungerford in the BritishTV drama Bergerac.

In Doctor Who he played Lord Ravensworth in the 1986 story Mark of the Rani

Alexander was born in London, the son of a doctor, and grew up in Yorkshire. He was educated at Ratcliffe CollegeLeicestershire, and Norwood CollegeHarrogate, and started acting in the theatre at the age of 16. During World War II he served in the British Army as a lieutenant with the 27th Lancers, and was seriously wounded by artillery fire in Italy. In 1956, Alexander appeared on stage in Ring For Catty at the Lyric Theatre in London. He is probably best remembered as Charlie Hungerford from the detective series Bergerac, though he was also very prominent in the 1967 BBC adaptation of The Forsyte Saga. One of his early roles was in the children's series Garry Halliday. He also appeared in one episode of Please Sir in 1970 as the headteacher of a rival school.

Also in 1970, Alexander played Lord Uxbridge in Sergei Bondarchuk's war epic Waterloo.

Alexander appeared in many other film and television roles including three appearances in different roles in The AvengersTerry and June (1979–1980); Behind the Screen (1981–1982); the 1985 Doctor Whoserial The Mark of the Rani; and The New Statesman (1987). On radio he starred as The Toff in the BBC radio adaptation of the John Creasey novels. He appeared in all but one episode of Bergerac from 1981 to 1991.

He appeared on the West End in comedies and farces and his credits included Move Over Mrs Markham (1971), Two and Two Make Sex (1973), There Goes The Bride (1974/5) and Fringe Benefits (1976).