Terry, Fred

BORN 9 Nov 1863, London - DIED 17 Apr 1933, London
GRAVE LOCATION London: Hampstead Cemetery, Fortune Green Road, Camden (WA.166)

Fred Terry was a younger brother of the famous actress Ellen Terry. He debuted in 1880 at the Lyceum Theatre in "Twelfth Night", next to Ellen. In 1882 he played several parts in Shakespeare plays.

From 1890 until 1894 he was a member of Herbert Beerbohm Tree's company. In 1900 he married the actress Julia Neilson and they performed together between 1900 and 1930. The actors Dennis Neilson-Terry and Phyllis Neilson-Terry are their children. In 1912 he fell seriously ill, but after he recovered in 1913 he continued his career.

His most celebrated part was that of Sir Percy Blakely in "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1903).

• Wife: Neilson, Julia (1891-)

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Terry, Ellen


The grave of Fred Terry and Julia Neilson at Hampstead Cemetery, Fortune Green Road, London.
Picture by Androom (17 Mar 2006)


• Culbertson, Judi & Tom Randall, Permanent Londoners, Robson Books, London, 1991
• Meller, Hugh, London Cemeteries, An illustrated Guide and Gazetteer, Avebury Publishing, Amersham, 1981

Tersling, Hans Georg

Published: 23 Apr 2006
Last update: 20 Feb 2022