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Robert Donat (1905–1958)


Robert Donat's pleasant voice and somewhat neutral English accent (a byproduct of being raised in northern England) were carefully honed as a boy because he had a stammer and took elocution lessons starting at age 11 to overcome the impediment. It was not too surprising that freedom from such a vocal embarrassment was encouragement to act. His ... See full bio »

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(age 53) in London, England, UK

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He acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Peter Finch, Claire Bloom, Alan Badel, Paul Rogers, Irene Worth, Alexander Knox, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Laurence Payne, Robin Bailey, William Devlin, Jack May, Edgar Wreford, Richard Pasco, Daphne Heard, Phyllida Law, Andree Melly, Alan Dobie,... See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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The chief thing in my mind was that I must appear dashing. I distinctly remember in The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) pulling my shoulders back and trying to look handsome. See more »

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He said that his favourite actors were Charles Chaplin, Paul Muni, Spencer Tracy, Greta Garbo and Deanna Durbin. See more »

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