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Robert James (I) (1924–2004)

Robert James was a Scottish actor whose gift for subtle characterisation meant that he was rarely out of work in a career on stage, television and in film which spanned over five decades. He was recognisable stalwart of British television drama, a prolific "I know the face, but" performer of intelligence, authority and a distinctive countenance: ... See full bio »

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(age 80) in Middlesex, England, UK

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 2004 Suburban Nightmare (Video)
Victim
 1998 Looking After Jo Jo (TV Series)
High Court judge
 1996 The Crow Road (TV Mini-Series)
Blawke
- Rory (1996) ... Blawke
- Fergus (1996) ... Blawke
- Prentice (1996) ... Blawke
 1996 On Dangerous Ground (TV Movie)
Jack Tanner
 1996 The Innocent Sleep
Hopkin
 1995 Taggart (TV Series)
Robert Menzies
- Black Orchid (1995) ... Robert Menzies
 1995 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Movie)
Mr. McKnag
 1993 Century Falls (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Josiah Naismith
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... Dr. Josiah Naismith
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... Dr. Josiah Naismith
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Dr. Josiah Naismith
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Dr. Josiah Naismith
 1993 Soft Top Hard Shoulder
Campbell
 1992 Casualty (TV Series)
Gerry Mitchell
- Cascade (1992) ... Gerry Mitchell
 1990 Dark River (TV Movie)
Dr. Wormold
 1989 Shadow of the Noose (TV Mini-Series)
William Wood
- The Camden Town Murder (1989) ... William Wood
 1988 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Dr. McAndrew
- Rumpole and the Quality of Life (1988) ... Dr. McAndrew
 1988 The Campbells (TV Series)
Lord Justice
- The Sentence of the Court (1988) ... Lord Justice
 1987 Strike It Rich! (TV Series)
Frost
- The Root of All Evil (1987) ... Frost
 1986 Mixed Doubles (TV Series)
Dr. McKenna
- And Baby Makes Five (1986) ... Dr. McKenna
 1986 First Among Equals (TV Mini-Series)
Hugh McKenzie
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Hugh McKenzie
 1986 The Return of the Antelope (TV Series)
Grimthorpe
- Where the Heart Is (1986) ... Grimthorpe
 1985 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Archie
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Archie
 1985 A Woman of Substance (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Ainsley
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Mr. Ainsley (uncredited)
 1984 John Wycliffe: The Morning Star
Bishop Courtenay
 1984 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (TV Series)
Father Ambrey / Packard
- And the Wall Came Tumbling Down (1984) ... Father Ambrey / Packard
 1984 The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Judson
 1984 The Jewel in the Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Col. Beames
- Daughters of the Regiment (1984) ... Col. Beames
 1983 Jane Eyre (TV Mini-Series)
Brocklehurst
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Brocklehurst
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Brocklehurst
 1982 Icebound in the Antarctic (TV Series)
Sir John Scott-Keltie
 1982 Nanny (TV Series)
Mr. Murrow
- A Faint and Distant Noise (1982) ... Mr. Murrow
 1981 John Diamond (TV Movie)
David Jones
 1981 The House on the Hill (TV Series)
John Cooper
- The Mistress of the House (1981) ... John Cooper
 1980 Square Mile of Murder (TV Series)
Lord Advocate
- A Kiss, a Fond Embrace (1980) ... Lord Advocate
 1980 Screenplay (TV Series)
Atkins
- Lives of Our Own (1980) ... Atkins
 1980 Doom Castle (TV Series)
Duke of Argyll
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Duke of Argyll
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Duke of Argyll
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Duke of Argyll
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Duke of Argyll
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Duke of Argyll
 1980 The Further Adventures of Oliver Twist (TV Series)
Mr. Stalker
- Runaway (1980) ... Mr. Stalker
- An Awful Example (1980) ... Mr. Stalker
- Declarations of War (1980) ... Mr. Stalker
- The Plot Thickens (1980) ... Mr. Stalker
- Old Acquaintance (1980) ... Mr. Stalker
 1980 The Ravelled Thread (TV Series)
Silas Trumble
- The Spy (1980) ... Silas Trumble
- The Ship (1980) ... Silas Trumble
- Kidnapped (1980) ... Silas Trumble
- The Ledger (1980) ... Silas Trumble
- The Felon (1980) ... Silas Trumble
 1973-1979 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Rowland Biddulph / Major Nesbitt
- Dirty Cargo (1979) ... Major Nesbitt
- The Passenger (1974) ... Rowland Biddulph
- The Silver Caddy (1974) ... Rowland Biddulph
- Ice and Fire (1973) ... Rowland Biddulph
- The Stranger (1973) ... Rowland Biddulph
 1979 Ike: The War Years (TV Mini-Series)
Capt. Burns
 1979 Two's Company (TV Series)
Mr. Campbell
- The Visiting Scots (1979) ... Mr. Campbell
 1978 A Horseman Riding By (TV Series)
Capt. Gleeson
- 1918: The Service (1978) ... Capt. Gleeson
 1978 Kidnapped (TV Mini-Series)
Scougal
- The Prisoner (1978) ... Scougal
 1978 The Voyage of Charles Darwin (TV Series)
Surgeon
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
David Merlin / Cusak
- The Rack (1978) ... David Merlin
- Where the Jungle Ends (1978) ... Cusak
 1978 Robin's Nest (TV Series)
Doctor
- As Long as He Needs Me (1978) ... Doctor
 1978 Blakes 7 (TV Series)
Ven Glynd
- The Way Back (1978) ... Ven Glynd
 1978 The Four Feathers (TV Movie)
John (the butler)
 1977 When the Boat Comes In (TV Series)
Mr. Murcheson
- Please Say Goodbye Before You Go (1977) ... Mr. Murcheson
- High Life & Hunger (1977) ... Mr. Murcheson
 1977 The Mackinnons (TV Series)
James Pringle
- Playboy of the Western Highlands (1977) ... James Pringle
- The Inheritance (1977) ... James Pringle
- In the Public Interest (1977) ... James Pringle
- Shame the Devil (1977) ... James Pringle
 1975 Five Red Herrings (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Maxwell Jamieson
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Sir Maxwell Jamieson
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Sir Maxwell Jamieson
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Sir Maxwell Jamieson
 1975 The Fight Against Slavery (TV Mini-Series)
Dundas
- A Grateful Peasantry (1975) ... Dundas
- Tight Packers and Loose Packers (1975) ... Dundas
 1975 Crown Court (TV Series)
John Ferris
- Who Cares?: Part 1 (1975) ... John Ferris
 1974 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Doctor
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
Doctor Wynn
- The Hammer of God (1974) ... Doctor Wynn
 1974 Spring and Autumn (TV Series)
Dr. Molineux
- Episode #2.4 (1974) ... Dr. Molineux
 1973-1974 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
Hamish McNab
- The Evidence (1974) ... Hamish McNab
- The Killing (1973) ... Hamish McNab
 1973 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Mr. Granger
- The Monkey's Paw (1973) ... Mr. Granger
 1973 Special Branch (TV Series)
Griffiths
- Threat (1973) ... Griffiths
 1973 Scotch on the Rocks (TV Series)
Church minister
- Phase 4 (1973) ... Church minister
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Auctioneer
- Going, Going... (1973) ... Auctioneer
 1971-1972 The Fenn Street Gang (TV Series)
Mr. James / Dr. James
- The Left Hand Path (1972) ... Mr. James
- When Did You Last See Your Father? (1971) ... Dr. James
 1972 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Duchess of Malfi (1972) ... Doctor
 1972 Love and Mr Lewisham (TV Series)
Mr. Bonover
- Part 1 (1972) ... Mr. Bonover
 1970-1972 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Halliday (GLC Man) / Barker
- Flood (1972) ... Halliday (GLC Man)
- Project Sahara (1970) ... Barker
 1972 Doctor in Charge (TV Series)
Reverend Bridgenorth
- The Minister's Health (1972) ... Reverend Bridgenorth
 1972 Adam Smith (TV Series)
Landsborough
- Episode #1.12 (1972) ... Landsborough
- Episode #1.11 (1972) ... Landsborough
 1972 The Befrienders (TV Series)
Shaky Man
- Nobody Understands Miranda (1972) ... Shaky Man
 1972 The Shadow of the Tower (TV Mini-Series)
Earl of Derby / Lord Stanley
- Do the Sheep Sin? (1972) ... Earl of Derby
- The White Hart (1972) ... Earl of Derby
- The Crowning of Apes (1972) ... Earl of Derby
 1965-1971 Mogul (TV Series)
Alastair McFee / Barry / Eldridge
- We and Them (1971) ... Alastair McFee
- Good Lord No, It's Illegal (1967) ... Barry
- Young Turk (1965) ... Eldridge
 1971 Misleading Cases (TV Series)
Mr. Mortmain
- The Usual Channel (1971) ... Mr. Mortmain
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Spence
- Orkney (1971) ... Spence
 1970 Big Brother (TV Mini-Series)
Beverley Payne
- The Eleventh Commandment (1970) ... Beverley Payne
 1970 The Borderers (TV Series)
Maitland of Lethington
- Plot Counterplot (1970) ... Maitland of Lethington
- Among the Eagles (1970) ... Maitland of Lethington
 1969 Counterstrike (TV Series)
Pythian
- The Lemming Syndrome (1969) ... Pythian
 1968-1969 Detective (TV Series)
Greatorex / Chief Inspector Blount
- The Tea-Leaf (1969) ... Greatorex
- The Beast Must Die (1968) ... Chief Inspector Blount
 1969 Who-Dun-It (TV Series)
Dr. Humbold
- Death of a Cavalier (1969) ... Dr. Humbold
 1962-1969 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Mr. Gibson / Gibson / James Gibson
- The Cheap Departed (1969) ... James Gibson
- Oak, Mahogany or Walnut (1969) ... James Gibson
- A Dove in the Nest (1969) ... Mr. Gibson
- The Equilibrium (1968) ... Mr. Gibson
- The McTavish Bequest (1967) ... Mr. Gibson
 1969 Sinister Street (TV Mini-Series)
Dickie Prescott
- The Parti-Coloured Years (1969) ... Dickie Prescott
 1965-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Dr. Gossard / Denzil Trafford
- Bam! Pow! Zapp! (1969) ... Dr. Gossard
- The Trial and Torture of Sir John Rampayne (1965) ... Denzil Trafford
 1958-1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Saud Martin / Victor Liebig / James Cartwright
- The Brophy Story (1969) ... Saud Martin
- After the Show (1959) ... Victor Liebig
- I Can Destroy the Sun (1958) ... James Cartwright
 1965-1969 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Kelvin Brooke / Dr. Kersh
- Liar! (1969) ... Kelvin Brooke
- Thirteen to Centaurus (1965) ... Dr. Kersh
 1968 The Love Bug
Driver
 1968 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
Doctor
- Where Have All the Ghosts Gone? (1968) ... Doctor
 1968 The Expert (TV Series)
Dr. Mitchell
- It Can't Be Done (1968) ... Dr. Mitchell
 1968 Late Night Horror (TV Series)
Redvale
- The Triumph of Death (1968) ... Redvale
 1961-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Ronnie Vance / Merlin / Jenkins / ...
- Too Many Christmas Trees (1965) ... Jenkins
- Death a La Carte (1963) ... Brigadier Mellor
- Brought to Book (1961) ... Ronnie Vance
- Hot Snow (1961) ... Ronnie Vance (uncredited)
 1964-1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Assesseur / Latimer / Ruggles / ...
- The Fanatics (1968) ... Assesseur
- Seek Her Out (1965) ... Latimer
- Parade's End #1: Some Do Not (1964) ... Ruggles
- The Seekers #1: The Heretics (1964) ... Bishop
 1966-1968 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
The Stranger / Carmaignac
- The Devil's Piper (1968) ... The Stranger
- The Flying Dragon (1966) ... Carmaignac
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Monsignor
- The Face of Hunger (1967) ... Monsignor
 1967 The Golden Age (TV Series)
2nd Ambassador
- Henry VIII (1967) ... 2nd Ambassador
 1966 The Last Invasion (TV Movie)
 1963-1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Benedict Caradus / Maurice Finch / Dr. Stuart
- The Case of the Devil's Daughter (1966) ... Benedict Caradus
- The Case of the Killer's Mark (1964) ... Maurice Finch
- The Case of the Slithy Tove (1963) ... Dr. Stuart
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Major Townsend
- Let Slip the Dogs of War (1966) ... Major Townsend
 1960-1966 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
George Platt / Mr. McPherson / Dr. Kelleher / ...
- The Lifer (1966) ... George Platt
- 100,000 Halfpennies (1962) ... Mr. McPherson
- The Slippery Deck (1961) ... Dr. Kelleher
- State Visit (1960) ... Plender
- The Golden Clown (1960) ... Ringmaster
 1965 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Mr. Durrant
- The Hidden Face (1965) ... Mr. Durrant
 1964 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Conductor / Angus Kendrick
- The Last Coach (1964) ... Conductor
- The Blackmailing of Mr S (1964) ... Angus Kendrick
 1964 Rupert of Hentzau (TV Series)
James
- The Decision of Fate (1964) ... James
- The Wheel of Chance (1964) ... James
- Audience with the King (1964) ... James
- Return to Zenda (1964) ... James
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Lord Woodham
- August for the People (1964) ... Lord Woodham
 1963 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Lucas
- The Hurricane (1963) ... Lucas
 1961-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
McPherson / Public prosecutor
- Money with Menaces (1963) ... McPherson
- Children of the Sun (1961) ... Public prosecutor
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Johnson
- Diversion to Danger (1963) ... Johnson
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Maison
- Enquiry (1963) ... Maison
 1963 Secret Beneath the Sea (TV Series)
Professor Gordon
 1962 The Sword in the Web (TV Series)
Roland
- The Double Agent (1962) ... Roland
 1962 Silent Evidence (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Harris
- Prophet of Truth (1962) ... Det. Sgt. Harris
- The Chosen Instrument (1962) ... Det. Sgt. Harris
- Simple Arithmetic (1962) ... Det. Sgt. Harris
- Shadow of the Past (1962) ... Det. Sgt. Harris
 1962 Masters of Venus
Stewart
 1962 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Eustace Carter
- Murder in Shorthand (1962) ... Eustace Carter
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series)
Eustace Willoughby Wallis
- North Flight (1962) ... Eustace Willoughby Wallis
 1961 Hamlet (TV Series)
1st Player
- The Dread Command: The Readiness Is All (1961) ... 1st Player
- The Dread Command: The Play's the Thing (1961) ... 1st Player
 1961 Top Secret (TV Series)
Diaz
- The Disappearing Trick (1961) ... Diaz
 1961 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Pathologist
- Episode #1.474 (1961) ... Pathologist
 1961 Triton (TV Movie)
Lord Nelson
 1961 Pathfinders to Venus (TV Series)
Colonel Korolyov
- Planet on Fire (1961) ... Colonel Korolyov
 1960 Fact and Fiction (TV Series)
Father Juan
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... Father Juan
 1960 The Roving Reasons (TV Series)
 1960 Hotel Imperial (TV Series)
Dr. Estrada
- The Leopardess in 424 (1960) ... Dr. Estrada
 1960 Two Way Stretch
Police Superintendent
 1959 The Bridal Path
Inspector
 1959 All Aboard (TV Series)
John Andrews, passenger
- Episode dated 4 April 1959 (1959) ... John Andrews, passenger
- Episode dated 21 March 1959 (1959) ... John Andrews, passenger
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
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He acted in Roger MacDougall's play, "Escapade", at the Liverpool Playhouse in Liverpool, Merseyside, England with Helen Lindsay, Gwen Williams, Anthony Service, Moray Watson, Margaret Diamond and Terence Knapp in the cast. Willard Stoker was the director. See more »
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