Jump to content

James Mason

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Mason
Mason, 1940s
James Neville Mason

(1909-05-15)15 May 1909
Huddersfield, England
Died27 July 1984(1984-07-27) (aged 75)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Alma materPeterhouse, Cambridge
Years active1931–1984
(m. 1941; div. 1964)
(m. 1971)
FamilyBelinda Carlisle (daughter-in-law)

James Neville Mason (15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor.

Acting credits

[change | change source]
Year Title Role Notes
1935 Late Extra Jim Martin
1936 Twice Branded Henry Hamilton
Prison Breaker 'Bunny' Barnes
Troubled Waters John Merriman
Blind Man's Bluff Stephen Neville
The Secret of Stamboul Larry
The Mill on the Floss Tom Tulliver
1937 Fire Over England Hillary Vane
The High Command Capt. Heverell
Catch As Catch Can Robert Leyland
The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel Jean Tallien
1939 I Met a Murderer Mark Warrow
1941 This Man Is Dangerous Mick Cardby aka The Patient Vanishes
1942 Hatter's Castle Dr Renwick
The Night Has Eyes Stephen Deremid aka Terror House
Alibi Andre Laurent
Secret Mission Raoul de Carnot
Thunder Rock Streeter
1943 The Bells Go Down Ted Robbins
The Man in Grey Lord Rohan
They Met in the Dark Richard Francis Heritage
1944 Candlelight in Algeria Alan Thurston
Fanny by Gaslight Lord Manderstoke aka Man of Evil
Hotel Reserve Peter Vadassy
1945 A Place of One's Own Smedhurst
They Were Sisters Geoffrey Lee
The Seventh Veil Nicholas
The Wicked Lady Capt. Jerry Jackson
1947 Odd Man Out Johnny McQueen
The Upturned Glass Michael Joyce
1949 Caught Larry Quinada
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
The Reckless Moment Martin Donnelly
East Side, West Side Brandon Bourne
1950 One Way Street Frank Matson
1951 Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Hendrik van der Zee
The Desert Fox Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
1952 Lady Possessed Jimmy del Palma Also producer and writer
5 Fingers Ulysses Diello
Face to Face The Captain ('The Secret Sharer')
The Prisoner of Zenda Rupert of Hentzau
Botany Bay Capt. Paul Gilbert
1953 The Story of Three Loves Charles Coutray Segment: "The Jealous Lover"
The Desert Rats Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Julius Caesar Brutus
The Man Between Ivo Kern
The Tell-Tale Heart Narrator Voice; Animated short subject
1954 Prince Valiant Sir Brack
Charade The Murderer / Maj. Linden / Jonah Watson Also producer and writer
A Star Is Born Norman Maine
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Captain Nemo
1956 Forever, Darling The Guardian Angel
Bigger Than Life Ed Avery Also producer and writer
1957 Island in the Sun Maxwell Fleury
1958 Cry Terror! Jim Molner
The Decks Ran Red Capt. Edwin Rummill
1959 North by Northwest Phillip Vandamm
A Touch of Larceny Cmdr. Max Easton
Journey to the Center of the Earth Sir Oliver S. Lindenbrook
1960 The Trials of Oscar Wilde Sir Edward Carson
1961 The Marriage-Go-Round Paul Delville
1962 Escape from Zahrain Johnson Uncredited
Lolita Prof. Humbert Humbert
Tiara Tahiti Capt. Brett Aimsley
Hero's Island Jacob Weber
1963 Torpedo Bay Captain Blayne
1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire Timonides
The Pumpkin Eater Bob Conway
1965 Lord Jim Gentleman Brown
Genghis Khan Kam Ling
The Uninhibited Pascal Regnier
1966 Georgy Girl James Leamington
The Blue Max General Count von Klugermann
Dare I Weep, Dare I Mourn Otto Hoffman
1967 The Deadly Affair Charles Dobbs
The London Nobody Knows Narrator Documentary
Stranger in the House John Sawyer (also known as Cop Out)
1968 Duffy Charles Calvert
Mayerling Emperor Franz-Joseph
The Sea Gull Trigorin, a writer
1969 Age of Consent Bradley Morahan
1970 Spring and Port Wine Rafe Crompton
Cold Sweat Captain Ross
The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go Y.Y. Go
1971 Bad Man's River Francisco Paco Montero
Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! Alan Hamilton
1972 Child's Play Jerome Mailey
1973 John Keats: His Life and Death Narrator (voice)
The Last of Sheila Phillip
The Mackintosh Man Sir George Wheeler
1974 11 Harrowhouse Charles D. Watts
Great Expectations Abel Magwitch
The Marseille Contract Jacques Brizard Released as The Destructors
1975 The Year of the Wildebeest Narrator Documentary
Mandingo Warren Maxwell
Kidnap Syndicate Fillippini
The Left Hand of the Law Senator Leandri
Autobiography of a Princess Cyril Sahib
Inside Out Ernst Furben
The Flower in His Mouth Bellocampo
1976 People of the Wind Narrator Documentary
Voyage of the Damned Juan Ramos
Fear in the City Prosecutor
1977 Cross of Iron Oberst Brandt
Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love Narrator Documentary
1978 The Water Babies Mr Grimes
Voice of Killer Shark
Heaven Can Wait Mr Jordan
The Boys from Brazil Eduard Seibert
1979 Murder by Decree John H. Watson
The Passage Prof. John Bergson
Bloodline Sir Alec Nichols
1982 Evil Under the Sun Odell Gardener
Ivanhoe Isaac of York
A Dangerous Summer George Engels
The Verdict Ed Concannon
Socrates Socrates
1983 Yellowbeard Captain Hughes
Alexandre The Father
1984 Dr. Fischer of Geneva Dr Fischer
1985 The Shooting Party Sir Randolph Nettleby
The Assisi Underground Bishop Nicolini Final film role


[change | change source]
Year Title Role
1962 Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Captive Audience Warren Borrow S1 E5 TV Series
1973 Frankenstein: The True Story Dr. John Polidori TV miniseries
1977 Jesus of Nazareth Joseph of Arimathea TV miniseries
1979 North Sea Hijack Admiral Brinsden Released as Assault Force on US TV
Salem's Lot Richard K. Straker TV miniseries
1983 Don't Eat the Pictures Demon TV
1984 George Washington Edward Braddock TV miniseries
1985 A.D. Tiberius TV miniseries
Year Title Role Notes
1933 Henry VIII Cromwell The Old Vic, London
1933 Measure for Measure Claudio
1933-34 The Cherry Orchard Yasha
1934 The Tempest Francisco
1934 The Importance of Being Earnest Merriam
1934 Macbeth Lennox
1947 Bathsheba David Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway
1979 Faith Healer Frank Hardy Longacre Theatre, Broadway
Year Programme Episode/source
1950 Suspense Banquo's Chair
1952 Odd Man Out[1]
1953 The Queen's Ring


[change | change source]
  1. Kirby, Walter (10 February 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 38. Retrieved 2 June 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read

Other websites

[change | change source]