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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1958 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
The Mandarin of Yang Cheng
 1954 Lease of Life
Rev. William Thorne
 1949 The Cure for Love
Sergeant Jack Hardacre
 1943 The Adventures of Tartu
Captain Terence Stevenson, aka Jan Tartu
 1943 The New Lot (Short)
Actor (uncredited)
 1938 The Citadel
Andrew
 1937 Knight Without Armor
Ainsley J. Fothergill aka Peter Ouronov
 1933 For Love or Money
Paul Martin
 1932 Men of Tomorrow
Julian Angell
 1932 Over Night
Dick Warren
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He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Devil's Disciple," at the Golders Green Hippodrome in Golders Green, London, England in an Old Vic Theatre production with Stewart Granger, Sonia Dresdel Andrew Cruickshank, and Max Adrian in the cast. Esme Church was director. See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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One of the reasons why so few actors are successful both on the stage and on the screen is that too many film actors look upon filming as a rather boring, well-paid job. Their performances in front of the camera, if also rather boring, are not quite so much of a joke. See more »

Trivia:

He was originally scheduled to play the title role in Captain Blood (1935) but withdrew before shooting began, which created an opportunity for Errol Flynn to become a star. See more »

Nickname:

Fritz See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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