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James Robertson Justice (1907–1975)

James Robertson Justice was always a noticeable presence in a film with his large stature, bushy beard and booming voice. A Ph.D., a journalist, a naturalist, an expert falconer, a racing car driver, JRJ was certainly a man of many talents. He entered the film industry quite late in life (37) after he was spotted serving as MC for a local music ... See full bio »

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lord Scrumptious
The Guns of Navarone
The Guns of Navarone Prologue Narrated by / Jensen
Moby Dick
Moby Dick Capt. Boomer
Spirits of the Dead
Spirits of the Dead Countess' Advisor (segment "Metzengerstein")


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 1971 The Massacre of Glencoe
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
- Lady on the Rocks (1969) ... Fitzwilliam
 1968 Spirits of the Dead
Countess' Advisor (segment "Metzengerstein")
 1967 Hell Is Empty
Angus McGee
 1967 Two Weeks in September
 1966 The Trygon Factor
Sir John (English version, voice)
 1966 Lucy in London (TV Movie)
 1966 Lange Beine - lange Finger
Sir Hammond
 1966 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
- The Uninvited Guest (1966) ... Dalgleesh
 1966 Jackanory (TV Series)
- The Black Bull of Norroway (1966) ... Storyteller
- The Soldier's Tale (1966) ... Storyteller
- Diarmid of the Shield (1966) ... Storyteller
- The Battle of the Birds (1966) ... Storyteller
- The Faery Flag of Dunvegan (1966) ... Storyteller
 1965 The Face of Fu Manchu
Sir Charles
 1965 You Must Be Joking!
 1965 Up from the Beach
British beachmaster
 1964 Father Came Too!
Sir Beverley Grant
 1963 Dr. Crippen
Captain McKenzie
 1963 Mystery Submarine
RAdm. Rainbird
 1962 Love on a Pillow
Katov - un sculpteur
 1962 Guns of Darkness
Hugo Bryant
 1962 Crooks Anonymous
Sir Harvey Russellrod
 1962 A Pair of Briefs
Mr. Justice Haddon
 1961 Roommates
Sir Benjamin Boyd
 1961 The Guns of Navarone
Prologue Narrated by / Jensen (voice)
 1961 A Coming-Out Party
Sir Ernest Pease KBE FRS / Lt. Farrow RN
 1960 Foxhole in Cairo
Capt. Robertson
 1960 Die Botschafterin
Robert Morrison
 1960 A French Mistress
Robert Martin / 'Bow Wow'
 1959 Upstairs and Downstairs
 1958 Orders to Kill
Naval Commander
 1958 Thérèse Étienne
Anton Muller
 1957 The Beasts of Marseilles
Dr. Martout
 1957 Campbell's Kingdom
James MacDonald
 1957 The Living Idol
Doctor Alfred Stoner
 1956 Checkpoint
Warren Ingram
 1956 The Iron Petticoat
Colonel Sklarnoff
 1955 An Alligator Named Daisy
Sir James Colebrook
 1955 Above Us the Waves
Adm. Ryder
 1955 Out of the Clouds
Captain Brent
 1952 Murder Will Out
Jonathan Roche
 1952 Miss Robin Hood
The MacAlister
 1952 Les Miserables
 1951 The Lady Says No
Matthew Huntington Hatch
 1951 Anne of the Indies
Red Dougal
 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
Seaman Quist (as James R.Justice)
 1951 Pool of London
Engine Room Officer Trotter
 1951 Blackmailed
Mr. Sine
 1950 The Magnet
Tramp (as Seamus Mor Na Feasag)
 1950 Operation X
Prof. Keval
 1950 The Black Rose
Simeon Beautrie
 1950 Prelude to Fame
Sir Arthur Harold
 1949 Private Angelo
 1949 Poet's Pub
Prof. Benbow
 1949 Whisky Galore
Dr. Maclaren
 1949 Stop Press Girl
Arthur Peters
 1948 Scott of the Antarctic
P.O. (Taff) Evans, R.N.
 1948 Quartet
Branksome (segment "The Facts of Life")
 1948 Against the Wind
 1948 My Brother Jonathan
Eugene Dakers
 1947 Hungry Hill
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1946 Appointment with Crime
Prison Governor (as James Robertson)
 1944 While Nero Fiddled
Centurion of the 8th legion
 1944 Champagne Charlie
Patron (uncredited)
 1944 For Those in Peril
Operations Room Officer (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Played "Seamus McNasty of McNasty" in "The Last of the McHancocks" episode of the BBC Radio sitcom "Hancock's Half Hour".

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 7 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Seamus Mor Na Feasag | James R.Justice | James Robertson | James Robertson-Justice


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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He claimed he was born on the Isle of Skye or in Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, in 1905. His birth certificate shows he was born in the London borough of Lewisham in 1907. See more »



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