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Basil Dignam

Highest Rated:   100% I'm All Right Jack (1960)
Lowest Rated:   43% The Great White Hope (1970)
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The brother of British leading man Mark Dignam, Basil Dignam spent most of his time before the cameras in small but pivotal roles. From 1952's Murder in the Cathedral onward, Dignam, a former lumberjack, popped up frequently as barristers, politicians and military officers. His aura of brusque professionalism made Dignam a valuable foil in British comedies of the 1950s and 1960s, notably several of the Carry On series. Habitues of the Shock Theatre TV programs of the early 1960s may recall Dignam as "The Admiral" in 1960's Gorgo, while Shakespeare scholars will remember the actor for his portrayal of Polonius in the 1969 Nicol Williamson version of Hamlet. Basil Dignam was the husband of actress Mona Washbourne.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Soft Beds, Hard Battles (Party for Hitler) (Undercovers Hero)
  • Brigadier
1975
44% Young Winston
  • Joseph Chamberlain
1972
No Score Yet Persuasion
  • Actor
1971
70% 10 Rillington Place
  • Medical Board
1971
43% The Great White Hope
  • English Official
1970
No Score Yet The Games
  • Weston
1970
No Score Yet Twisted Nerve
  • Doctor
1969
No Score Yet I'll Never Forget What's'isname
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet The Jokers
  • Bank Manager
1967
No Score Yet Where the Spies Are
  • Maj. Harding
1965
No Score Yet Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
  • Lawyer
1965
No Score Yet 80,000 Suspects
  • Medical Officer
1963
No Score Yet Corridors of Blood
  • Chairman
1963
No Score Yet Seven Seas to Calais (Il dominatore dei 7 mari)
  • Sir Francis Walsingham
1963
No Score Yet Heavens Above!
  • Prisoner Governor
1963
No Score Yet The Secret Partner
  • Lyle
1961
No Score Yet Gorgo
  • Admiral
1961
No Score Yet The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's
  • Actor
1961
No Score Yet Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (Man in a Cocked Hat)
  • Security Officer
1960
100% I'm All Right Jack
  • Minister of Labor
1960
No Score Yet The Spider's Web
  • Hugo
1960
100% Room at the Top
  • Priest
1959
No Score Yet Up the Creek
  • Coombes
1958
No Score Yet Carry On Sergeant
  • 3rd Specialist
1958
No Score Yet Further Up the Creek!
  • Flagship Commander
1958
No Score Yet Spaniard's Curse
  • Guy Stevenson
1958
No Score Yet Cry From the Streets
  • Police Inspector
1958
No Score Yet Brothers in Law
  • Judge Emery
1957
No Score Yet Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (Battle Hell)
  • British Ambassador
1957
No Score Yet Private's Progress
  • Col. Martin
1956
No Score Yet Finger of Guilt
  • Doctor Gray
1956
No Score Yet Carrington V.C. (Court Martial)
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet Appointment with Venus
  • RAMC Captain
1951

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