James Robertson Justice

James Robertson Justice

Highest Rated: 100% Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)

Lowest Rated: 67% 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
The Guns of Navarone
Spirits of the Dead
Moby Dick
Murder, She Said
Doctor in the House
David and Bathsheba
The Face of Fu Manchu




No Score Yet 20% Doctor in Trouble Sir Lancelot Spratt (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bedroom Romp Through the Fifth Dimension Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 8% Zeta One Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trygon Factor Unknown (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 39% Mayerling Prince of Wales (Character) - 1968
86% 65% Spirits of the Dead Countess' Advisor (Character) - 1968
67% 71% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lord Scrumptious (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% 30% 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 46% Crooks Anonymous Sir Harvey Russelrod (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warrior's Rest Katov, Sculptor (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 30% Love on a Pillow Katov (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
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 64% A Very Important Person Sir Ernest Pease KBE FRS/Lt. Farrow RN (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Upstairs and Downstairs Mansfield (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foxhole in Cairo Capt. Robertson (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet A French Mistress Robert Martin / 'Bow Wow' (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 27% Doctor at Large Sir Lancelot Spratt (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Thunders Dr. Martout (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of the Clouds Captain Brent (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Living Idol Doctor Alfred Stoner (Character) - 1957
86% 73% Moby Dick Captain Boomer (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 25% The Iron Petticoat Colonel Sklarnoff (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Checkpoint Warren Ingram (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 64% Above Us the Waves Adm. Ryder (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 33% Doctor at Sea Capt. Hogg (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 18% Storm Over the Nile General Burroughs (Character) - 1955
78% 43% Land of the Pharaohs Vashtar (Character) - 1955
83% 42% Doctor in the House Sir Lancelot Spratt (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 36% 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 40% 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
No Score Yet 67% The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men Little John (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% The Lady Says No Matthew Hatch (Character) - 1951
100% 78% Captain Horatio Hornblower Seaman Quist (Character) - 1951
83% 32% David and Bathsheba Abishai (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 58% Anne of the Indies Red Dougal (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Daughter Joy Professor Keval (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 46% The Black Rose Simeon Beautrie (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prelude to Fame Sir Arthur Harold (Character) - 1950
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 25% Christopher Columbus Martin Pinzon (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 62% Quartet Branksome (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 73% Scott of the Antarctic P.O."Taff" Evans R.N. (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 60% Against the Wind Ackerman (Character) - 1948


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