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James Donald (James Robert MacGeorge Donald)

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Biography

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
Scottish-born actor James Donald was born in Aberdeen on May 18, 1917, and took his first professional stage bow some time in the late 30s. He finally attained a degree of stardom in 1943 for his sterling performance in Noel Coward's "Present Laughter", which starred Coward himself. Subsequent post-war theatre work included "The Eagle with Two Heads" (1947), "You Never Can Tell" (1948) and "The Heiress" (1949) with Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft and Donald Sinden. Read more...

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Character: German corporal

Went the Day Well? 1942

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Character: On Board H.M.S. Jervis Bay: Gunnery Control Officer

San Demetrio London 1943

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Character: Pvt. Evan Lloyd

The Way Ahead 1944

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Character: Lord Digby Landon

Trottie True 1949

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Character: Lt. Richard Jennings, No. 1

Gift Horse 1952

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Character: Lord Edwin Mercer

Beau Brummell 1954

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Character: Major Clipton

The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957

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Character: Franz Lerner

Third Man on the Mountain 1959

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Character: Maj. Safir

Cast a Giant Shadow 1966

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Character: Dr. Mathew Roney

Quatermass and the Pit 1967

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Character: Col. Gurney-Simms

The Jokers 1967

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Character: Ramsey 'The SBO'

The Great Escape 1963

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Character: Commander John McAuliffe

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1963

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Character: Major Frazer

The Dick Powell Theatre 1961

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Character: Dr. Alvin MacKenzie

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Bronton

Edward, My Son 1949

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Character: Nathaniel Winkle

The Pickwick Papers 1952

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Character: Neil Marriner

White Corridors 1951

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Character: Richard Warwick

Saint Joan 1967

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Character: Sir Martin Rolfe

Destiny of a Spy 1969

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