From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens (14 July 1911 – 8 January 1990) was a distinctive English comic actor, known as Terry-Thomas. He was famous for his portrayal of disreputable members of the upper classes, especially cads, with the trademark gap in his front teeth, cigarette holder, smoking jacket, and catch-phrases such as "What an absolute shower!", "Good show!", "You dirty rotter" and "Hard cheese." Description above from the Wikipedia article Terry-Thomas, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.