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Donald Pleasence (Donald Henry Pleasence)

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Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes -- often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses -- Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the obsessed, the paranoid and the purely evil. Even the Van Helsing-like psychiatrist Sam Loomis in the Halloween (1978) franchise seems only marginally more balanced than his prey. An actor of great intensity, Pleasence excelled on stage as Shakespearean villains. Read more...

Actor

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Character: R. Parsons

1984 1956

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Character: Irwin Hoffman

The Battle of the Sexes 1959

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Character: Pappleworth

Sons and Lovers 1960

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Character: Vanet

Circus of Horrors 1960

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Character: Graham Coates

The Hands of Orlac 1960

1
Character: Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen

Dr. Crippen 1963

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Character: The Dark Hermit - Satan

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965

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Character: 'Oracle' Jones

The Hallelujah Trail 1965

2
Character: General Kahlenberge

The Night of the Generals 1967

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Character: Preacher Quint

Will Penny 1968

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Character: Isaac Q. Cumber

Soldier Blue 1970

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2
Character: Fred Smudge

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1973

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Character: Jim Underwood

From Beyond the Grave 1974

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Character: Cedric Harper

The Black Windmill 1974

1
Character: Pickering - Chief of the B-Squad

The Monster Club 1981

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Character: Gilbert Carson

Race for the Yankee Zephyr 1981

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Character: Dr. Samuel 'Sam' Loomis

Halloween: Resurrection 2002

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Character: Phido the Vulture / Additional voices

The Thief and the Cobbler 1993

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Character: Pincheon

The Hour of the Pig 1993

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Character: Soup slurper

The Big Freeze 1993

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Character: The Art Collector

L'avvoltoio può attendere 1991

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Character: Reverend Mortom

American risciò 1990

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Character: Heinrich Spaatz

River of Death 1989

1
Character: Mr. Justice Lawrence Wargrave

Ten Little Indians 1989

1
Character: Walter Usher

The House of Usher 1989

1
Character: Col. Kostik

To Kill a Stranger 1987

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Character: Senator Blaster

Double Target 1987

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Character: Professor John McGregor

Phenomena 1985

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Character: Commissioner Danesi

Sotto il vestito niente 1985

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Character: J.P. Whittier

A Breed Apart 1984

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2
Character: Blythe 'The Forger'

The Great Escape 1963

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Character: Himself - Host / Various

Donald Pleasance/Fear 1981

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Character: Ian A. Morly

Mrs. Columbo 1979

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Character: Adrian Carsini

Columbo 1971

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Character: Prosper Gaffney

Ground Zero 1987

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Character: Captain Vladimir Popov

The Defection of Simas Kudirka 1978

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Character: Dr. Byron Saul

The Defenders 1961

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Character: Max Pfeiffer

The Fugitive 1963

0
Character: Roger Renfrew

No Love for Johnnie 1961

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Character: Professor Jason Cavendish

Blade on the Feather 1980

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Character: Puckler

Shades of Greene 1975

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Character: Doctor Harmon

Oh, God! 1977

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Character: Sam Purchas

Centennial 1978

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Character: Rev. Septimus Harding

The Barchester Chronicles 1982

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Character: Karel Redl

Lovejoy 1986

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Character: Bernard Jenkins

Arena 1975

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Character: SEN

THX 1138 1971

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Character: Himself

Aquarius 1970

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Character: Doc Tydon

Wake in Fright 1971

2
Character: A.J. Neitz

Hearts of the West 1975

3
Character: Gus Hawkins

Hell Is a City 1960

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Character: Salomon Van der Merwe

Master of the Game 1984

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Character: Solomon Sholto

The Bastard 1978

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