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James Mason
Birthday: May 15, 1909

Birth Place: Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Height: 5' 1"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for James Mason. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



Great English actor of British and American films. Born in Yorkshire, attended Marlborough and Cambridge, where he discovered acting on a lark and abandoned a planned career as an architect. Following work in stock companies, he joined the Old Vic under the guidance of Sir Tyrone Guthrie and of Alexander Korda, who gave Mason at least one small film role in 1933, but fired him a few days into shooting. Mason remained in the theatre becoming a prominent stage actor, meanwhile getting first small, then rapidly larger roles in "quota quickies", minor films made to accommodate laws mandating a certain percentage of films shown in Britain to be British-made. Mason's talent for playing protagonists of a decidedly hard-bitten or melancholy stripe brought him from these minor films to a position as one of Britain's major film stars of the Forties. When, late in that decade, he came to America, he played somewhat more glamorous or heroic roles than he had been accustomed to in Britain, but he remained a dynamic and intelligent force on the screen. His tendency to take any job offered led him to have many unworthy credits on his resume, but throughout his career he remained a respected and powerful figure in the industry. His mellifluous voice and an uncanny ability to suggest rampant emotion beneath a face of absolute calm made him a fascinating performer to watch. He died of a heart attack in 1984 at his home in Switzerland.

Movie Credits
Dr. Fischer of Geneva (1985)
[ Alan Bates ][ Barry Humphries ]
The Assisi Underground (1985)
[ Maximilian Schell ]
The Shooting Party (1985)
[ Robert Hardy ][ John Gielgud ][ Edward Fox ]
Yellowbeard (1983)
[ John Cleese ][ Cheech Marin ][ Peter Boyle ][ Tommy Chong ][ Eric Idle ]
Alexandre (1983)
The Verdict (1982)
[ Bruce Willis ][ Paul Newman ][ David Mamet ][ Sidney Lumet ][ Jack Warden ]
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
[ Roddy McDowall ][ Peter Ustinov ]
Ivanhoe (1982)
[ John Rhys-Davies ][ Sam Neill ][ Julian Glover ][ Anthony Andrews ]
A Dangerous Summer (1981)
[ Tom Skerritt ]
Salem's Lot (1979)
[ Stephen King ][ Fred Willard ][ Geoffrey Lewis ][ Tobe Hooper ][ George Dzundza ]
Bloodline (1979)
[ Omar Sharif ][ Ben Gazzara ]
The Passage (1979)
[ Christopher Lee ][ Malcolm McDowell ][ Anthony Quinn ][ Jim Broadbent ]
North Sea Hijack (1979)
[ Roger Moore ][ Anthony Perkins ]
Murder by Decree (1979)
[ Donald Sutherland ][ Christopher Plummer ][ John Gielgud ]
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
[ Warren Beatty ][ Jack Warden ][ Charles Grodin ]
The Water Babies (1978)
[ David Tomlinson ][ David Jason ]
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
[ Gregory Peck ][ Laurence Olivier ][ Steve Guttenberg ][ Denholm Elliott ][ Michael Gough ]
Cross of Iron (1977)
[ David Warner ][ Maximilian Schell ][ Burkhard Driest ]
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
[ Orson Welles ][ Malcolm McDowell ][ Jonathan Pryce ][ Max von Sydow ][ Denholm Elliott ]
Paura in città (1976)
Inside Out (1975)
[ Telly Savalas ][ Robert Culp ][ Aldo Ray ]
Autobiography of a Princess (1975)
Città sconvolta: caccia spietata ai rapitori, La (1975)
Mandingo (1975)
[ Sylvester Stallone ][ Perry King ][ Ken Norton ]
Polizia interviene: ordine di uccidere, La (1975)
Gente di rispetto (1975)
[ Franco Nero ]
Great Expectations (1974)
[ Michael York ][ Joss Ackland ]
11 Harrowhouse (1974)
[ Charles Grodin ][ John Gielgud ]
The Marseille Contract (1974)
[ Michael Caine ][ Anthony Quinn ]
The Last of Sheila (1973)
[ Ian McShane ]
Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)
[ John Gielgud ][ Tom Baker ][ Leonard Whiting ][ Christopher Isherwood ]
The MacKintosh Man (1973)
[ Paul Newman ][ Donal McCann ]
Child's Play (1972)
[ Sidney Lumet ][ Beau Bridges ][ Lloyd Bridges ]
Kill! (1971)
Bad Man's River (1971)
[ Lee Van Cleef ]
De la part des copains (1970)
[ Charles Bronson ]
Spring and Port Wine (1970)
The Yin and Yang of Mr. Go (1970)
[ Jeff Bridges ][ Burgess Meredith ]
Age of Consent (1969)
A Tall, Stalwart Lancer (1969)
The Sea Gull (1968)
[ David Warner ][ Sidney Lumet ][ Denholm Elliott ]
Mayerling (1968)
[ Omar Sharif ]
Duffy (1968)
[ James Fox ]
The Legend of Silent Night (1968)
Stranger in the House (1967)
[ Bobby Darin ]
The London Nobody Knows (1967)
The Deadly Affair (1966)
[ David Warner ][ Sidney Lumet ][ Maximilian Schell ][ Roy Kinnear ]
Georgy Girl (1966)
[ Alan Bates ]
The Blue Max (1966)
[ George Peppard ]
Dare I Weep, Dare I Mourn (1966)
The Tormentors (1966)
Web of Hate (1965)
A Life for a Life (1965)
Behold the Great Man (1965)
Pianos mecánicos, Los (1965)
Genghis Khan (1965)
[ Omar Sharif ][ Eli Wallach ][ Telly Savalas ]
Lord Jim (1965)
[ Peter O'Toole ][ Eli Wallach ]
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
[ Christopher Plummer ][ Alec Guinness ][ Omar Sharif ][ Mel Ferrer ]
Beta Som (1963)
Escape from Zahrain (1962)
[ Yul Brynner ][ Jack Warden ][ Sal Mineo ]
Rebecca (1962)
Tiara Tahiti (1962)
[ John Mills ][ Herbert Lom ][ Roy Kinnear ]
Hero's Island (1962)
[ Rip Torn ][ Harry Dean Stanton ][ Warren Oates ][ Darby Hinton ]
Lolita (1962)
[ Stanley Kubrick ][ Peter Sellers ]
The Marriage-Go-Round (1961)
The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)
John Brown's Raid (1960)
[ Sidney Lumet ]
The Second Man (1959)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
North by Northwest (1959)
[ Alfred Hitchcock ][ Cary Grant ][ Martin Landau ]
A Touch of Larceny (1959)
[ George Sanders ]
Not the Glory (1958)
The Decks Ran Red (1958)
Cry Terror! (1958)
[ Rod Steiger ][ Jack Klugman ]
The Thundering Wave (1957)
[ Jack Klugman ]
Island in the Sun (1957)
[ Harry Belafonte ]
Bigger Than Life (1956)
[ Walter Matthau ][ Jerry Mathers ]
Forever, Darling (1956)
[ Desi Arnaz ]
20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
[ Kirk Douglas ][ Walt Disney ][ Peter Lorre ][ Charles Grodin ]
A Star Is Born (1954)
[ John Saxon ][ Strother Martin ]
Prince Valiant (1954)
[ Robert Wagner ][ Sterling Hayden ]
The Tell-Tale Heart (1953)
The Man Between (1953)
Julius Caesar (1953)
[ Marlon Brando ][ Roger Moore ][ John Gielgud ]
The Desert Rats (1953)
[ Richard Burton ]
Botany Bay (1953)
[ Alan Ladd ]
The Story of Three Loves (1953)
[ Kirk Douglas ][ Ricky Nelson ][ Farley Granger ]
Charade (1953)
Face to Face (1952)
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
5 Fingers (1952)
Lady Possessed (1952)
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
[ George Nader ]
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
One Way Street (1950)
[ Rock Hudson ][ James Best ][ Jack Elam ]
East Side, West Side (1949)
[ William Frawley ]
The Reckless Moment (1949)
Madame Bovary (1949)
[ Harry Morgan ]
Caught (1949)
[ Robert Ryan ]
The Upturned Glass (1947)
Odd Man Out (1947)
[ Dan O'Herlihy ]
The Seventh Veil (1945)
[ Herbert Lom ]
The Wicked Lady (1945)
They Were Sisters (1945)
A Place of One's Own (1945)
Hotel Reserve (1944)
[ Herbert Lom ]
Candlelight in Algeria (1944)
Fanny by Gaslight (1944)
The Bells Go Down (1943)
Thunder Rock (1943)
They Met in the Dark (1943)
The Man in Grey (1943)
Secret Mission (1942)
[ Herbert Lom ]
Alibi (1942)
The Night Has Eyes (1942)
Hatter's Castle (1942)
The Patient Vanishes (1941)
The Circle (1939)
Avare, L' (1939)
I Met a Murderer (1939)
Square Pegs (1939)
Bees on the Boat-Deck (1939)
The Moon in the Yellow River (1938)
Cyrano de Bergerac (1938)
Catch As Catch Can (1937)
The Mill on the Floss (1937)
Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1937)
Fire Over England (1937)
[ Laurence Olivier ]
Troubled Waters (1936)
The High Command (1936)
Blind Man's Bluff (1936)
Twice Branded (1936)
Prison Breaker (1936)
Secret of Stamboul (1936)
Late Extra (1935)


  • He should not be confused with the American actor, Jim Mason, aka James Mason, who appeared in silent films, particularly Westerns in the Twenties and Thirties.
  • He had been considered for the part of Harry Lime in "The Third Man" TV series (1959-60) but 'Michael Rennie (I)' ended up in the role.
  • An avowed pacifist, he refused to perform military service during the Second World War, a stance that caused his family to break with him for many years.
  • Father of Morgan Mason and actress/scriptwriter 'Portland Mason'.
  • Was responsible for getting an unknown actor from New Zealand his first major film role. That actor was Sam Neill.
  • Was scheduled to play James Bond 007 in a 1958 TV adaptation of From Russia with Love, which was ultimately never produced. Later, despite being in his 50s, Mason was a contender to play Bond in Dr. No (1962) before Sean Connery was cast.
  • Turned down the role of Hugo Drax in the 1979 Bond film Moonraker.
  • In 1952 while remodeling his home, he discovered several reels of Buster Keaton's "lost" films (Mason had purchased Keaton's Hollywood mansion) and immediately recognized their historical significance and was responsible for their preservation.
  • Starred with his wife Clarissa Kaye in the original 1979 version of Salem's Lot, although they never appeared together on screen.
  • He was offered the role of Lawyer Crosby (Wendy Hiller) in the 1978 Cat And The Canary
  • Told "Playboy Magazine" in the late 1970s that he hated rock n' roll but loved country music.
  • Can be seen visiting the set of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" (1980) in Vivian Kubrick's TV documentary "Making 'The Shining'" (1980). Stanley Kubrick didn't usually allow visitors to his set, but made an exception for Mason, who had memorably played Humbert Humbert for him in "Lolita" (1962).
  • Was the original choice to play Professor Kingsfield in "The Paper Chase" (1973), but had to turn down the role due to poor health. John Houseman, who had acted in only one other movie in a bit part, was cast and won an Oscar.
  • Was rejected by fellow student Alistair Cooke for an acting role whilst at Cambridge. Cooke asked Mason what course he was studying. "Architecture", replied Mason. "Then I think you should finish your degree and forget about acting." advised Cooke, in one of his rare lapses of judgement.
  • Often used by Eddie Izzard in his stand-up comedy routines as the voice of God.
  • Was offered the part of Viktor Komarovsky in Doctor Zhivago (1965) by double-Oscar winning director David Lean after Marlon Brando failed to respond to director Lean's written inquiry into whether he wanted to play the role. Mason initially accepted the part. Lean decided on Mason, who was a generation older than Brando, as he did not want an actor who would overpower the character of Yuri Zhivago (specifically, to show Zhivago up as a lover of Lara, who would be played by the young Julie Christie, which the charismatic Brando might have done, shifting the sympathy of the audience). Mason eventually dropped out and Steiger, who had just won the Silver Bear as Best Actor for his role as the eponymous The Pawnbroker (1964), accepted the role.

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