James Robertson Justice (1907–1975)

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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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Known For

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lord Scrumptious
The Guns of Navarone Jensen / Prologue Narrator
Murder She Said Ackenthorpe
Land of the Pharaohs Vashtar, the Master Architect


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 1972 The Massacre of Glencoe
 1970 Doctor in Trouble
Sir Lancelot Spratt
 1970 Some Will, Some Won't
Sir Charles Robson (as James Robertson-Justice)
 1969 The Love Factor
Maj. Bourdon
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
- Lady on the Rocks (1969) ... Fitzwilliam
 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Lord Scrumptious
 1968 Mayerling
Albert Edward, Prince of Wales
 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)
Head of Madame Tussauds' Guides
 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
 1966 Carnaby, M.D.
Sir Lancelot Spratt
 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 Doctor in Distress
Sir Lancelot Spratt
 1963 The Lightship
Kapitän Freytag
 1962 The Fast Lady
Charles Chingford
 1962 Mystery Submarine
RAdm. Rainbird
 1962 Love on a Pillow
Katov - un sculpteur
 1962 Guns of Darkness
 1962 Crooks Anonymous
Sir Harvey Russellrod
 1962 A Pair of Briefs
Mr. Justice Haddon
 1961 Murder She Said
 1961 Roommates
Sir Benjamin Boyd
 1961 The Guns of Navarone
Jensen / Prologue Narrator
 1961 A Coming-Out Party
Sir Ernest Pease KBE FRS / Lt. Farrow RN
 1960 Foxhole in Cairo
Capt. Robertson
 1960 The Ambassadress
Robert Morrison
 1960 A French Mistress
Robert Martin Affectionately Known As' Bow Wow' / Robert Martin
 1960 Doctor in Love
Sir Lancelot Spratt
 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
 1957 It Happened in Rome (uncredited)
 1957 Doctor at Large
Sir Lancelot Spratt
 1956 Checkpoint
Warren Ingram
 1956 The Iron Petticoat
Colonel Vladimir Denisovich Sklarnoff
 1956 Moby Dick
Capt. Boomer
 1955 Storm Over the Nile
Gen. Burroughs
 1955 An Alligator Named Daisy
Sir James Colebrook
 1955 Doctor at Sea
Capt. Hogg
 1955 Land of the Pharaohs
Vashtar, the Master Architect
 1955 Above Us the Waves
Adm. Ryder
 1955 Out of the Clouds
Captain Brent
 1954 Doctor in the House
Sir Lancelot Spratt
 1953 Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue
John Campbell, Duke of Argyll
 1953 The Sword and the Rose
King Henry VIII
 1952 Murder Will Out
 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 David and Bathsheba
 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower
Seaman Quist (as James R. Justice)
 1951 Pool of London
Engine Room Officer Trotter
 1951 Blackmailed
Mr. Sine
 1950 The Magnet
Tramp (as Seamas Mor Na Feasag)
 1950 The Black Rose
Simeon Beautrie
 1950 Operation X
Prof. Keval
 1950 Prelude to Fame
Sir Arthur Harold
 1949 Poet's Pub
Prof. Benbow
 1949 Private Angelo
 1949 Whisky Galore!
Dr. Maclaren
 1949 Christopher Columbus
Martin Alonso Pinzon
 1949 Stop Press Girl
Mr. 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 (as J. Robertson-Justice)
 1948 Vice Versa
Dr. Grimstone
 1947 Hungry Hill
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1946 Appointment with Crime
Prison Governor (uncredited)
 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 | 10 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Seamas Mor Na Feasag | James R. Justice | James Robertson | J. Robertson-Justice | James Robertson-Justice


6' 2" (1.88 m)


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Spoke 10 languages including Gaelic. See more »



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