Donald Houston

Donald Houston

  • Highest Rated: 100% Room at the Top (1959)
  • Lowest Rated: 68% Clash of the Titans (1981)
  • Birthday: Nov 6, 1923
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Welsh-born actor Donald Houston made his theatrical bow with in 1940 with the Pilgrim Players. Houston's earliest stage success was Tobias and the Angel, in which he appeared for several seasons, both in London and on the road. He was later active with the Oxford Rep and the Old Vic. Though he made his first film in 1941, he didn't achieve stardom until he appeared opposite Jean Simmons in the 1949 version of The Blue Lagoon. He later developed into a stellar character actor, accumulating such credits as Room at the Top (1959), A Study in Terror (1965, as Sherlock Holmes' Dr. Watson) and Clash of the Titans (1981). He also appeared in several "Doctor in the House" series entries. The brother of actor Glyn Houston, Donald Houston was married to actress Brenda Hogan.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Girl in the Picture Actor 1986
68% Clash of the Titans Acrisius 1981
No Score Yet The Sea Wolves Hilliard 1981
89% Voyage of the Damned Dr. Hans Glauner 1976
No Score Yet Find the Lady Actor 1975
No Score Yet Tales That Witness Madness Sam Patterson [Mr. Tiger] 1973
No Score Yet Bushbaby John Leeds 1970
91% Where Eagles Dare Christiansen 1969
No Score Yet The Viking Queen Maelgan 1967
No Score Yet A Study in Terror Dr. John Watson 1965
No Score Yet 633 Squadron Wing Cmdr. Tom Barrett 1964
No Score Yet Doctor in Distress Maj. Tommy French 1963
No Score Yet Carry On Jack Howett 1963
No Score Yet Maniac Georges Beynat 1963
No Score Yet The 300 Spartans Hydarnes 1962
87% The Longest Day RAF Pilot 1962
No Score Yet Twice Round the Daffodils John Rhodes 1962
No Score Yet The Prince and the Pauper John Canty 1962
No Score Yet The Mark Austin Reporter 1961
100% Room at the Top Charlie Soames 1959
No Score Yet Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (Battle Hell) Lt. Weston 1957
80% Doctor in the House Taffy Evans 1955
No Score Yet Devil's Point Actor 1954
No Score Yet Wishing Well (The Happiness of Three Women) John 1954
No Score Yet The Red Beret (Paratrooper) Taffy 1953
No Score Yet Crow Hollow Robert 1952
No Score Yet Dance Hall Phil 1950
No Score Yet A Run for Your Money Dai 1949
No Score Yet The Blue Lagoon Michael Reynolds 1949
No Score Yet Double Cross Actor 1941

QUOTES FROM Donald Houston CHARACTERS

Tilison
Your wife was killed in the uprising.
John Leeds
That was an accident.
Tilison
In 1956 your houseboy, Tembo Murumbi, was suspected of Mau Mau activities.
John Leeds
What are you trying to say?
Tilison
We all know the African mentality.
John Leeds
Do we?
Tilison
It's very likely he has a resentment against you.
John Leeds
No..
Tilison
You do admit the possibility?
John Leeds
If it is Tembo with Jackie, I don't want him arrested. You know what could happen.
Tilison
Isn't the important thing your daughter's safety?
John Leeds
If she's with Tembo she's safe.
John Leeds
I've arranged for Tembo to keep the flowers watered.
Jackie
I wish Tembo were coming with us.
John Leeds
He'll be at the boat to see us off. Jackie, Tembo belongs in Africa.
Jackie
Like Komba? I belong here, too. I was born here. I don't want to go away.
John Leeds
It can't be helped, Jackie. I don't want to leave Africa any more than you do.
Jackie
It isn't only Africa, I have to leave everything.