James Donald

Highest Rated: 100% Lust for Life (1956)
Birthday: May 18, 1917
Birthplace: Not Available
Scots actor James Donald made his first professional stage appearance sometime between 1935 and 1938, but would not achieve theatrical stardom until 1943's Present Laughter. Donald began making films in 1941, hitting his stride with his portrayal of Theo Van Gogh in Lust for Life (1956). He is most fondly remembered for his incisive performances in a trio of POW dramas: Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), The Great Escape (1963), and King Rat (1965). He also made a handful of memorable TV appearances, the last of which was the role of Murdstone in the 1970 all-star adaptation of David Copperfield. After a long period of inactivity, James Donald died of stomach cancer at the age of 75.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
38% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back School Staff $58.7M 2016
No Score Yet Nature Producer 2007
89% Bad Boys Black Gang Leader 1982
No Score Yet The Big Sleep Inspector Gregory 1978
No Score Yet Conduct Unbecoming Doctor 1975
No Score Yet David Copperfield Mr. Murdstone 1970
No Score Yet Royal Hunt of the Sun King Carlos V 1969
No Score Yet Hannibal Brooks Padre 1969
No Score Yet Journey to the Far Side of the Sun Screenwriter 1969
No Score Yet The Jokers Col. Gurney-Simms 1967
82% Quatermass and the Pit (Five Million Years to Earth)(The Mind Benders) Dr Roney 1967
No Score Yet Cast a Giant Shadow Maj. Safir 1966
No Score Yet King Rat Dr. Kennedy 1965
94% The Great Escape Senior Officer Ramsey 1963
No Score Yet Third Man on the Mountain Franz Lerner 1959
75% The Vikings Lord Egbert 1958
95% The Bridge on the River Kwai Maj. Clipton 1957
100% Lust for Life Theo Van Gogh 1956
No Score Yet Beau Brummell Lord Edwin Mercer 1954
No Score Yet The Pickwick Papers Mr. Winkle 1954
No Score Yet Gift Horse (Glory at Sea) Lt. Richard Jennings, No. 1 1952
No Score Yet Brandy for the Parson Bill Harper 1952
No Score Yet White Corridors Dr. Neil Marriner 1951
No Score Yet Edward, My Son Bronton 1949
No Score Yet The Gay Lady (Trottie True) Lord Digby Landon 1949
No Score Yet The Hideout (The Small Voice) Murray Byrne 1948
100% The Way Ahead (The Immortal Battalion) Lloyd 1945
No Score Yet San Demetrio London Gunnery Control Officer 1943
94% In Which We Serve Doctor 1942

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Producer
  • 2007
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Screenwriter
  • 1970
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Harry Pope Mark
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
1969
Screenwriter

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