James Donald

James Donald

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Donald (18 May 1917 - 3 August 1993) was a Scottish actor. Tall and gaunt, he specialised in playing authority figures; military officers, doctors or scientists. Donald was born in Aberdeen, and made his first professional stage appearance sometime in the late-1930s, having been educated at Rossall School on Lancashire's Fylde coast. During World War II he appeared in minor roles in such propaganda classics as In Which We Serve (1942), Went the Day Well? (1942) and The Way Ahead (1944), and he played Mr. Winkle in the 1952 film version of The Pickwick Papers. However, leading roles eluded him until Lust for Life (1956), in which he played Theo Van Gogh. His work in the theatre included Noël Coward's Present Laughter (1943) which starred Coward himself, and The Eagle with Two Heads (1947), You Never Can Tell (1948), and The Heiress (1949) with Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft and Donald Sinden. He memorably portrayed Major Clipton, the doctor who expresses grave doubts about the sanity of Col. Nicholson's (Alec Guinness) efforts to build the bridge in order to show up his Japanese captors, in the film The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). The final words are his: "Madness!, Madness!" He also played Group Captain Ramsey, the Senior British Officer in The Great Escape (1963), as well as supporting roles in other notable films both in Britain and the United States, including The Vikings (1958), King Rat (1965), Cast a Giant Shadow (1966), and Quatermass and the Pit (1967). Donald starred in a 1960 television adaptation of A. J. Cronin's The Citadel and appeared regularly in many other television dramas in the UK and USA, as well as on stage. In 1961, he played Prince Albert opposite Julie Harris's Queen Victoria, in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of Laurence Housman's play Victoria Regina. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Donald, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For: Acting
Birthday: 1917-05-18
Place of Birth: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
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Movies List of James Donald

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Brandy for the Parson

1952 Movie
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The Net

1953 Movie
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Gift Horse

1952 Movie
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The Pickwick Papers

1952 Movie
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Broken Journey

1948 Movie
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The Small Voice

1948 Movie
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Trottie True

1949 Movie
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White Corridors

1951 Movie
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Victoria Regina

1961 Movie
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The Way Ahead

1944 Movie
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Lust for Life

1956 Movie
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Cage of Gold

1950 Movie
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The Great Escape

1963 Movie
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Edward, My Son

1949 Movie
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The Jokers

1967 Movie
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Destiny of a Spy

1969 Movie
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Cast a Giant Shadow

1966 Movie
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King Rat

1965 Movie
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Beau Brummell

1954 Movie
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The Vikings

1958 Movie
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San Demetrio London

1943 Movie
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Conduct Unbecoming

1975 Movie
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In Which We Serve

1942 Movie
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Doc in the Box

2015 Movie
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The Big Sleep

1978 Movie
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David Copperfield

1969 Movie