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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 Edward Lewis's stage adaptation of Mary Webb's novel, "Precious Bane," in a two week engagement at the Embassy Theatre in London, England with Donald Wolfit, Francis L. Sullivan, Andre Van Gysegham, Edith Sharpe, Richard Caldicot, and Joyce Bland in the cast. See more »

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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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Campaigned to be cast against type as Bill Sikes in Oliver Twist (1948), but Robert Newton was cast in the part instead. See more »

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