Names on the buses

683 Terence Morgan

Connections with Brighton and Hove : The actor Terence Morgan lived for almost 50 years in Brighton and Hove, playing a prominent role in the life of the city. Born in London in 1921, he started as a repertory actor after training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Morgan joined the Old Vic Company along with Laurence Olivier in 1948. In that same year he played Laertes in a film version of Hamlet. He had a long, successful career as a film and TV actor. Many viewers will recall his portray of Sir Francis Drake in an ITV series and as a villain in Curse of the Mummy's Tomb. Morgan received fan letters during his early career for his dashing roles and later went on to play a series of charming cads. His many successes included Captain Horatio Hornblower RN, Forbidden Cargo, The Penthouse, They Can't Hang Me and Always a Bride. Morgan later ran a small hotel in Hove and became president of the local hotels, restaurants and guesthouses association. He was a founder member of the project to restore the Dome in Brighton and was a director of the Brighton Festival. He died in 2005. After retiring from acting, Morgan ran a small hotel in Hove for mars before becoming a property developer.

683 Scania Omnidekka - carried name since delivery in October 2007 in Regency livery. Regency branding changed March 2011. Repainted into standard livery May 2014. Regency branding added August 2014. Regency branding removed May 2016.