Donald Houston

Donald Houston

Highest Rated: 100% Room at the Top (1959)

Lowest Rated: 67% Clash of the Titans (1981)

Birthday: Nov 6, 1923

Birthplace: Tonypandy, Wales, UK

Flaxen-haired Welsh actor Donald Houston was set for stardom in 1949, with the one-two punch of high-profile roles in both the desert island romance "The Blue Lagoon" and the Ealing Studios comedy "A Run for Your Money," co-starring Alec Guinness. Unlike Guinness, however, Houston didn't quite connect with audiences as a leading man, despite subsequently starring in a string of '50s British comedies and crime dramas--from "Dance Hall" to "Doublecross." The stage-trained thespian instead distinguished himself with solid supporting performances in Oscar-winning prestige pictures like the star-studded World War II epic "The Longest Day" and the sexually charged drama "Room at the Top," in which he played the dutiful best friend of Laurence Harvey's hard-hearted hero. Houston also logged dozens of television appearances, most prominently as a star of the 1971 BBC sitcom "Now, Take My Wife." Often cast as righteous, strong-willed men of action--see the combat adventure flicks "633 Squadron" and "Where Eagles Dare"--Houston found perhaps his juiciest onscreen role playing a deranged murderer in the critically acclaimed Hammer Films psychological thriller "Maniac."

Highest rated movies

Room at the Top
Where Eagles Dare
Doctor in the House
Clash of the Titans

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% 70% Clash of the Titans Acrisius (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 29% Tales That Witness Madness Sam (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bushbaby John Leeds (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Lover, My Son Robert (Character) - 1970
87% 89% Where Eagles Dare Capt. James Christiansen (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 15% The Viking Queen Maelgan (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 34% A Study in Terror Doctor Watson (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 33% Doctor in Distress Major Tommy Ffrench (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 58% 633 Squadron Group Capt. Don Barrett (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 41% Carry on Jack First Officer Jonathan Howett (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carry on Venus First Officer Jonathan Howett (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 55% Maniac Henri (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 62% The Prince and the Pauper John Canty (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 70% The 300 Spartans Hydarnes (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 79% The Mark Austin (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 67% Twice Round the Daffodils John Rhodes (Character) - 1961
100% 81% Room at the Top Charles Soames (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 43% Breakout Capt. Roger Byfold (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Question of Adultery Mr. Jacobus (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Upstairs Dr. Sanderson (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl in the Picture John Deering (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Surgeon's Knife Dr. Alex Waring (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 83% Battle Hell Lt Weston RN (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flaw John Millway (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Happiness of Three Women Unknown (Character) - 1954
83% 42% Doctor in the House Taffy Evans (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wishing Well (The Happiness of Three Women) Unknown (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Harbor Michael Mallard (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Large Rope Tom Penney (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 19% The Paratrooper Taffy Evans (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crow Hollow Dr. Robert Amour (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance Hall Phil (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 57% The Blue Lagoon Michael Reynolds (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Run for Your Money David "Dai Number 9" Jones (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime Unknown (Guest Star) 1983