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      James Robertson Justice

      James Robertson Justice

      Highest Rated: 100% Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)

      Lowest Rated: 69% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

      Birthday: Jun 15, 1907

      Birthplace: Lewisham, London, England, UK

      With his broad chest, bushy beard, and booming voice, Scottish actor James Robertson Justice brought a commandingly regal air to his performances in films of the '40s, '50's, and '60s. Justice flitted between colleges in England and Germany before landing at Reuters, serving as a reporter beside future James Bond creator Ian Fleming. Additional exploits included selling insurance in Canada and fighting against Franco in the Spanish Civil War before Justice made his way into small film roles in the mid '40s. Eventually, he began to get larger parts, including that of an ill-fated explorer in "Scott of the Antarctic." Further climbing the credits, he put his stature to good use as King Henry VIII in "The Sword and the Rose" before establishing his best known role, as the intimidating Sir Lancelot Spratt in "Doctor in the House," a part he would revisit in several more films in the series. He played strong supporting roles in other renowned dramas of the era, including "Moby Dick" and "The Guns of Navarone," both with Gregory Peck. As the amusingly named Lord Scrumptious in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," he had the chance to bring to a life a less famous character created by his old friend Ian Fleming. Off-screen, he also lived a full life, with a passion for women, fast cars, falconry, and politics, as well as serving as the Rector of the University of Edinburgh for two separate terms.

      Highest rated movies

      Captain Horatio Hornblower poster
      Captain Horatio Hornblower
      The Guns of Navarone poster The Guns of Navarone Spirits of the Dead poster
      Spirits of the Dead
      Doctor in the House poster
      Doctor in the House
      Murder, She Said poster
      Murder, She Said
      Moby Dick poster
      Moby Dick
      The Face of Fu Manchu poster
      The Face of Fu Manchu
      Land of the Pharaohs poster
      Land of the Pharaohs

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 33% Doctor in Trouble Sir Lancelot Spratt (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 8% Zeta One Unknown (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bedroom Romp Through the Fifth Dimension Unknown (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trygon Factor Unknown (Character) - 1969
      86% 65% Spirits of the Dead Countess' Advisor (Character) - 1968
      69% 71% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lord Scrumptious (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 39% Mayerling Prince of Wales (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 22% Two Weeks in September McClintock (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 38% Doctor in Clover Sir Lancelot Spratt (Character) - 1966
      80% 29% The Face of Fu Manchu Sir Charles (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet You Must Be Joking Librarian (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 33% Doctor in Distress Sir Lancelot Spratt (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Came Too Sir Beverley Grant (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Crippen Captain McKenzie (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Submarine RAdm. Rainbird (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 30% Love on a Pillow Katov (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 46% Crooks Anonymous Sir Harvey Russelrod (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Warrior's Rest Katov, Sculptor (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pair of Briefs Mr. Justice Haddon (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 50% The Fast Lady Charles Chingford (Character) - 1962
      83% 78% Murder, She Said Ackenthorpe (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Upstairs and Downstairs Mansfield (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 65% A Very Important Person Sir Ernest Pease KBE FRS/Lt. Farrow RN (Character) - 1961
      92% 86% The Guns of Navarone Commodore Jensen/Prologue Narrator (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Raising the Wind Sir Benjamin Boyd (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A French Mistress Robert Martin / 'Bow Wow' (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Foxhole in Cairo Capt. Robertson (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 21% Doctor in Love Sir Lancelot Spratt (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beasts of Marseilles Dr. Martout (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 80% Orders to Kill Naval Commander (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 30% Doctor at Large Sir Lancelot Spratt (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of the Clouds Captain Brent (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Thunders Dr. Martout (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Living Idol Doctor Alfred Stoner (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 25% The Iron Petticoat Colonel Sklarnoff (Character) - 1956
      83% 73% Moby Dick Captain Boomer (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Checkpoint Warren Ingram (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 18% Storm Over the Nile General Burroughs (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 33% Doctor at Sea Capt. Hogg (Character) - 1955
      78% 43% Land of the Pharaohs Vashtar (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 64% Above Us the Waves Adm. Ryder (Character) - 1955
      86% 42% Doctor in the House Sir Lancelot Spratt (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 33% The Sword and the Rose King Henry VIII (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 36% Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue Duke Campbell (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 65% The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men Little John (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 42% Les Misérables Robert (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 25% Miss Robin Hood The Macalister (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Will Out Jonathan Roche (Character) - 1952
      100% 78% Captain Horatio Hornblower Seaman Quist (Character) - 1951
      75% 32% David and Bathsheba Abishai (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 33% The Lady Says No Matthew Hatch (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 56% Anne of the Indies Red Dougal (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 45% The Black Rose Simeon Beautrie (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Daughter Joy Professor Keval (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Prelude to Fame Sir Arthur Harold (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 25% Christopher Columbus Martin Pinzon (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poet's Pub Prof. Benbow (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stop Press Girl Arthur Peters (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 71% Scott of the Antarctic P.O."Taff" Evans R.N. (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 62% Quartet Branksome (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 60% Against the Wind Ackerman (Character) - 1948

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969