Current stage name
Terence Graham (テリュース・グレアム)
Parents: Terry was born out of wedlock to Eleanor Baker, a famous American actress and the Duke Richard D. Grandchester. Despite his parents separating when he was a young child, he remembers spending an early childhood summer with them in Scotland. According to his mother, she had wanted to remain with him and his father, but she was unable to do so(2). His father had taken him away and abandoned his mother(3), who then returned to America and worked as a successful actress. His father married and had children with the new Duchess of Granchester, who continually derided him due to his illegitimate birth(4). In the winter of 1911, he went to America hoping to reconnect with his mother. Instead, he was abruptly rejected by her and was told to keep their relationship a secret and return to England(5). Regretting her actions, his mother went to Scotland in the summer of 1912 to reconcile with her son(6).
: Duke Richard D. Grandchester (リチャード・D・グランチェスター)
: Eleanor Baker (エレノア・ベーカー)
Stepmother : Duchess
Siblings : Terry has two younger half-brothers and one younger half-sister on his father's side. Their names are unknown. (Webmistress note: In the CC Final Story, only one brother and one sister is mentioned(7))
Past education : Terry attended the Royal St. Paul's Academy in England, a school with a long history with the Granchester family. His ancestors had founded the academy and even built the existing church(8). Although he had a tendancy to break the school rules, he managed to have excellent grades(9).During the school year, he fell in love with Candy, whom he first met on a ship sailing to England on New Year's Eve, 1911(10). He expelled himself from the school at the end of the year 1912, in order to protect Candy and allow her to remain in the Academy(11). Outside Candy's detention cell, he expressed regret at not being old enough so he could take Candy and leave the Academy together(12). Before leaving, Terry left a short note to Candy telling her that he was departing for America and wishing for her happiness(13).
Occupation/Career : Terry worked as a Broadway actor with the Stratford Troupe after his arrival in America. His first role as an actor was the King of France in the Shakespearean play "King Lear"(14) around the fall of 1914. He received great reviews and later earned the lead role as Romeo in the play "Romeo and Juliet"(15). After his heartbreaking separation from Candy (estimated winter 1916), his acting sufffered and he was panned by the critics. It was rumored that he was thrown out of work(16), so he left Broadway and ended up performing in a circus tent in Rockstown around the fall of 1917. However, after seeing a "vision" of Candy during his awful performance, he pulled himself together(17) and returned to Broadway to revive his acting career. Some years later, he made a comeback playing "Hamlet" with two successful runs and the play would go on to show in Britain(18).
Past engagement : Terry was previously engaged to Susanna Marlowe(19), a broadway actress, who was obsessively in love with him. Rumors of their engagement began surfacing in articles soon after America entered the war (April, 2017)(20). During their rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet, Susanna had saved Terry's life when a stagelight fell. She was severely injured after the accident and had to be confined to a wheelchair for life(21). (Webmistress note: In the CC Final Story, the author did not specify that Susanna lost her leg, like in the manga and anime.) Consequently, Terry and Candy were forced to make the painful choice to separate so he could remain with Susanna, who tried to commit suicide by falling off the hospital roof(22). Years afterwards, Susanna passed away after losing her battle to an unknown illness(23). (It is believed that they never married due to Terry's undying love for Candy.)
Pastime/Hobby : Terry
enjoys playing the piano(24)
and the harmonica which Candy had offered to help him stop smoking
(anime/manga). He is also
skilled in sword-fighting and horseback riding (anime/manga).
UPDATE: Keiko Nagita, author of Candy Candy Final Story (2010), announced the official spelling of Terry's name to be "Terence Granchester" in the italian edition of the Candy Candy Final Story (November, 2014).
Physical Characteristics as a Teenager
*Height : 1 meter 73 cm (5 ft 6.7inches)
*Weight : 53 kg (116.8 lbs)
*Shoe size : 25.5 cm (10 inches)
*Blood type : AB
*Favorite color : black
*Hair color : brown
*Eye color : blue-green
Reference : *Birthdate and personal measurements taken from the appendix "Nakayoshi Manga Shinbun" in the Nakayoshi magazine (June,1977)
Present Information :
Current relationship : It is widely believed that he married Candice White Ardlay, after sending her a letter revealing that he (or rather his feelings for her) had not changed, a year and half after Susanna's death(25).
Candice (Candy) White Ardlay (キャンディス・ホワイト・アードレー)
Current status/residence : It is rumored that he is living happily with Candy in a home situated near the Avon River (presumably in England) and that he is currently working as an actor at the Royal Shakespeare Theater at Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. It is also widely believed that Candy was referring to Terry as "anohito あのひと" whenever she reminisced about her past.