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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 Sir Frank Benson and his theatrical company at the Opera House in Coventry, England with Frank Benson, Norman Claridge, Geo R. Hagan, and Genevieve Townsend in the cast. James Agate paid a tribute to Frank Benson. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his role in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)] "As soon as I put the moustache on, I felt the part, even if I did look like a great airedale come out of a puddle." See more »

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He was offered the part of Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) but turned it down due to illness. See more »

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Star Sign:

Pisces

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