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Terry was born in Sunderland, England, on 3 January 1946 (aged 75) and now lives in County Durham, in the North-East of England.

He says he can trace his family back to prehistoric times ...

Some folks'll boast about their family trees,
And there's some trees they ought to lop;
But our family tree, believe me, goes right back,
You'll see dinosaurs sitting on top!

Terry's father (Billy) was a butcher in Hendon, Sunderland, and his mother (Freda) was the manageress of a clothing shop. He worked many years in his father's butcher shop as a boy. It was better than school.

Terry began his career as a professional actor in 1972 when he joined Theatre Powys in Mid-Wales. He has also worked as a theatre-director, museum manager, drama teacher, television presenter and (his favourite job) Country Music singer. He still acts on stage and appears in 'The Terry Deary History Roadshow' around Britain - an entertainment with songs and stories for family audiences.

In 2009 CBBC Television launched a major television series of his Horrible Histories which has gone on to win many awards.

Therry's theatre work in 2022 includes "True Ghost Stories" and "Terry Deary's Twisted Tales" on tour with The National Production Company.

'Horrible Histories - Rotten Romans: The Movie' was released in Summer 2019 with Terry appearing in a small role.

In his spare time Terry is a road runner with Derwentside Athletic Club and takes part in races from 3 miles up to the Great North Run 13.1 miles, which he's done 23 times. See the videos he made HERE. He has written the script for a Documentary Feature Film to commemorate the 40th running of the Great North Run in 2021, "The Great North - a run, a river, a region". 

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