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James Donald

Highest Rated:   100% Lust for Life (1956)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
80% 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
93% The Great Escape
  • Senior Officer Ramsey
1963
No Score Yet Third Man on the Mountain
  • Franz Lerner
1959
75% The Vikings
  • Lord Egbert
1958
94% 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
100% The Way Ahead (The Immortal Battalion)
  • Lloyd
1945
No Score Yet San Demetrio London
  • Gunnery Control Officer
1943
93% In Which We Serve
  • Doctor
1942

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Nature
1982
  • Producer
  • 2007

Quotes from James Donald's Characters