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Robert Donat (Friedrich Robert Donath)

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Biography

Withington, Manchester, England, UK
Robert Donat's pleasant voice and somewhat neutral English accent (a byproduct of being raised in northern England) were carefully honed as a boy because he had a stammer and took elocution lessons starting at age 11 to overcome the impediment. It was not too surprising that freedom from such a vocal embarrassment was encouragement to act. His other handicap, acute asthma, did not deter him. At the age of 16 he began performing Shakespeare and other classic roles in a number of repertory and touring companies throughout Britain. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Murdoch Glourie / Donald Glourie

The Ghost Goes West 1935

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Character: Ainsley J. Fothergill aka Peter Ouronov

Knight Without Armour 1937

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Character: Rev. William Thorne

Lease of Life 1954

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Character: The Mandarin of Yang Cheng

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 1958

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