Born in London, Terrence began his career as a “walk-on” at The Old Vic, then spent three years in repertory at Bristol and five with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Among parts for the latter were Mephistophilis in Doctor Faustus, and Starveling in the famous Peter Brook production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
A wide range of work in theatre since then includes: The Changeling and French Without Tears (English Touring Theatre) ; Called To Account and Bloody Sunday (Tricycle and Abbey, Dublin); Road To Ruin (Orange Tree); Blithe Spirit (Yorkshire Playhouse); Present Laughter (Tour); The Country Wife (Tour); Season’s Greetings (Windsor); Twelfth Night (Westcliff); John Bull (Bristol); Lady Audley’s Secret (Lyric, Hammersmith); The Curse of the Werewolf (Stratford East). In a musical version of The Demon Headmaster, he reprised the title-role that he created on television. Several seasons of pantomime also saw him appear as the villain.