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James Cairncross (I) (1915–2009)

James Cairncross was born on December 21, 1915 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He was an actor and writer, known for Tom Jones (1963), Doctor Who (1963) and BBC Play of the Month (1965). He died on December 17, 2009 in Edinburgh, Scotland. See full bio »

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Known For

Tom Jones Parson Supple
(1963)
Doctor Who Lemaitre / Beta
(1964-1969)
BBC Play of the Month Alonso / Prior
(1965-1968)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Don Antonio / Domino of Ephesus / Dromino of Syracuse / Dromio of Ephesus / Dromio of Syracuse
(1953-1954)

Filmography

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 1990 The Fool
Mr. Trott
 1988 Taggart (TV Series)
Julian Sharp
- Dead Giveaway Part One (1988) ... Julian Sharp
 1988 Small World (TV Mini-Series)
Chairman
- Unreal Cities (1988) ... Chairman
 1980 Airport Chaplain (TV Series)
Alex
- No Hero (1980) ... Alex
 1973-1975 Crown Court (TV Series)
John Bray / Prof. Samual Bonar / Francis Prior
- Marathon (1975) ... Prof. Samual Bonar
- Contempt of Court: Part 1 (1975) ... Francis Prior
- Mrs. Moresby's Scrapbook: Part 3 (1973) ... John Bray
- Mrs. Moresby's Scrapbook: Part 2 (1973) ... John Bray
- Mrs. Moresby's Scrapbook: Part 1 (1973) ... John Bray
 1975 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
James Grant
- No Second Chance (1975) ... James Grant
 1974 Slater's Day (TV Movie)
Frogley
 1974 Late Night Drama (TV Series)
Jeremy
- M + M (1974) ... Jeremy
 1971-1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Coroner / Briggs
- The Ripening Rubies (1971) ... Briggs
 1972 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Dr. Jagerman
- Destroying Angel (1972) ... Dr. Jagerman
 1971 Play for Today (TV Series)
Rogo at Charitable Institution
- Edna, the Inebriate Woman (1971) ... Rogo at Charitable Institution
 1970/I Hamlet (TV Movie)
Polonius
 1969-1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Julian / Det. Chief Insp. Glover
- Lay Down Your Arms (1970) ... Julian
- Better Dead (1969) ... Det. Chief Insp. Glover
 1969-1970 The Borderers (TV Series)
Rutherford of Hunthill / Earl of Maitland
- The Terror of the March (1970) ... Rutherford of Hunthill
- Witch-hunt (1969) ... Earl of Maitland
 1964-1969 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Lemaitre / Beta
- The Krotons: Episode Four (1969) ... Beta
- The Krotons: Episode Three (1969) ... Beta
- The Krotons: Episode One (1968) ... Beta
- Prisoners of Conciergerie (1964) ... Lemaitre
- A Bargain of Necessity (1964) ... Lemaitre
 1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Brewer Smith
- The Life Class (1968) ... Brewer Smith
 1965-1968 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Alonso / Prior
- The Tempest (1968) ... Alonso
- Luther (1965) ... Prior
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Knappers
- The Order (1967) ... Knappers
 1967 The Dark Number (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Armstrong
- Episode #1.2 (1967) ... Tom Armstrong
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Mr. Scott
- Surgery (1966) ... Mr. Scott
 1966 Adam Adamant Lives! (TV Series)
Charles Fellows
- Death by Appointment Only (1966) ... Charles Fellows
 1966 Mogul (TV Series)
Lofthouse
- Wingless Wonder (1966) ... Lofthouse
 1965 Public Eye (TV Series)
John Fordyce
- You Have to Draw the Line Somewhere (1965) ... John Fordyce
 1965 R3 (TV Series)
Dr. Wirgman
- The Angel (1965) ... Dr. Wirgman
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Mellent
- The Speaking Eye (1964) ... Mellent
 1964 The Great War (TV Series documentary)
Various / Maximilian von Spee
- So Sleep Easy in Your Beds (1964) ... Maximilian von Spee (uncredited)
- Our Hats We Doff to General Joffre (1964) ... Various (uncredited)
- We Must Hack Our Way Through (1964) ... Various (uncredited)
 1963 Tom Jones
Parson Supple
 1962-1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Jackson / O'Brien
- Caught by the Ears (1963) ... Jackson
- Never on Wednesdays (1962) ... O'Brien
 1962 Debbie Go Home (TV Short)
Jim de Villiers
 1962 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Mr. Jones (uncredited)
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
Kite
 1962 Mr. Pastry's Progress (TV Series)
Colonel Smethurst
- One Bob, One Job (1962) ... Colonel Smethurst
 1961 The Square Mile Murder (Short)
Police Surgeon
 1961 Wings of Death (Short)
Dr. Ashton
 1960-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Norman Vine
- Fairy Tales of New York (1961) ... Norman Vine
- The Family First (1960)
 1961 Ask Mr. Pastry (TV Series)
Roy Spalding
- Ancient Rights (1961) ... Roy Spalding
 1961 Jango (TV Series)
Graham
- Champagne for Dee (1961) ... Graham
- Mind the Doors, Please (1961) ... Graham
 1959 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
Laigle
- My Young Brother (1959) ... Laigle
 1958 Run to Earth (TV Series)
Mr. Fairbairn
- Ninian McHarg (1958) ... Mr. Fairbairn
- Discovery at Dunoon (1958) ... Mr. Fairbairn
- Captain Gaunt's Secret (1958) ... Mr. Fairbairn
- Aunt Alexa (1958) ... Mr. Fairbairn
- Strange Neighbours (1958) ... Mr. Fairbairn
 1957 On Stage - London (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1957)
 1956 Kidnapped (TV Series)
Duncan Maclaren / Old Man
- The Quarrel (1956) ... Duncan Maclaren
- Red Fox (1956) ... Old Man
 1953-1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Don Antonio / Domino of Ephesus / Dromino of Syracuse / ...
- The Comedy of Errors/II (1954) ... Domino of Ephesus / Dromino of Syracuse
- The Comedy of Errors (1954) ... Dromio of Syracuse / Dromio of Ephesus
- The Duenna/II (1953) ... Don Antonio
- The Duenna/I (1953) ... Don Antonio
 1953 The Lass Wi' the Muckle Mou (TV Movie)
Thomas the Rhymer
 1952 The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (TV Movie)
Mr. Willings
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Personal Details

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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Taming of the Shrew", at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park in London, England with Kate O'Mara, Christopher Neame, Douglas Hodge, Berwick Kaler, Joan Davies, Christopher Biggins, William Relton, Emily Richard, Peter Woodward, Oscar James, Helen Ryan and Janet Spencer-Turner in the... See more »
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