james robertson justice biog.




British Actor
(1907-75)




robertson justice




Date of Birth
15 June 1907, Lewisham, London, England, UK

Date of Death
2 July 1975, Winchester, Hampshire, England, UK (stroke)


Biography:

  • Trivia | British Dvd War Films | Search Site
  • Above Us The Waves | Against the Wind
  • 2016: Forever Ealing Book Reviewed, Photos & In Stock
  • Doctor at Sea | Fast Lady | Whisky Galore
  • Father Came Too! | Very Important Person
  • Vice Versa


    What an actor! I mean, er, not the most versatile of actors but if acting is filling the screen with your presence then he was the mainman! Literally! Larger than life, both in physique (ie. overweight) and voice (booming), he acted with all the lightness of touch that one needs when cracking an egg with a sledgehammer. 'Irascible' s the polite way of describing him.

    But what joy, what absolute joy, to behold him on the silver screen. I'm afraid when he is in a scene I can't even remember who else he shares it with.

    He was unique. He was a gift to British cinema the like of which we will never receive again.

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    robertson justice


    Large as large gets, bushy beard, boom boom voice, James Robertson Justice (born James Norval Harald Justice, yeah, doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?) came late to acting. He was 37 when he began at the Players Theatre. That same year he began appearing in films and thus began a career that would last for well over thirty years.

    I suppose his stand-out role was as Sir Lancelot Spratt in the Doctor films, the first of which came in 1954 with Doctor in the House. Stand-out if only because he hammed it up more than in other films for from an acting point of view he was alot better or more restrained as Evans in Scott of the Antarctic (1948).

    He was also a journalist and naturalist, as well as a falconry expert.

    James Robertson Justice autographs, dvds, photographs, dvds and more @ ebay.co.uk (direct link to signed items)


    Links:


  • Trivia | British Dvd War Films | Search Site
  • Above Us The Waves | Against the Wind
  • 2016: Forever Ealing Book Reviewed, Photos & In Stock
  • Doctor at Sea | Fast Lady | Whisky Galore
  • Father Came Too! | Very Important Person
  • Vice Versa | Top of Page


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    Height was 6' 2"

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    Married:

  • Irene von Meyendorff (29 June 1975 - 2 July 1975) (his death)
  • Hayden, Dillys Ethel (Feb 1941 - Nov 1968) (divorced) 1 child

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  • Biog. | Trivia | British Dvd War Films | Search Site
  • Above Us The Waves | Against the Wind
  • Doctor at Sea | Fast Lady | Whisky Galore
  • Father Came Too! | Very Important Person
  • Vice Versa | Top of Page








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