British actor James Mason wears a black dinner jacket and bow tie

James Mason

British actor (1909–1984) | North by Northwest (1959), Secret Mission (1942), The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)

Leading British and international actor who became a star at home in saturnine roles during World War II

Mini Biography

James Mason later went to Hollywood and initially had a thin time, but during the 1950s became a respected interpreter of varied and interesting characters. Married Pamela Kellino.

Latest James Mason Pictures

Select James Mason Filmography

Father and Son (1936)
Henry Hamilton
The Mill on the Floss (1937)
Tom Tulliver
The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel (1937)
Jean Tallien
Fire Over England (1937)
Vane
Alibi (1942)
Andre Laurent
Secret Mission (1942)
Raoul de Carnot
Thunder Rock (1942)
Streeter
Hatter’s Castle (1942)
Dr Renwick
The Night Has Eyes (1942)
Stephen Deremid
The Man in Grey (1943)
Lord Rohan
The Bells Go Down (1943)
Ted Robbins
They Met in the Dark (1943)
Richard Francis Heritage
Fanny by Gaslight (1944)
Lord Manderstoke
Hotel Reserve (1944)
Peter Vadassy
Candlelight in Algeria (1944)
Alan Thurston
A Place of One’s Own (1945)
Mr. Smedhurst
The Wicked Lady (1945)
Capt Jerry Jackson
They Were Sisters (1945)
Geoffrey Lee
The Seventh Veil (1945)
Nicholas
Odd Man Out (1947)
Johnny McQueen
The Upturned Glass (1947)
Michael Joyce
Caught (1949)
Larry Quinada
The Reckless Moment (1949)
Martin Donnelly
Rommel, Desert Fox (1951)
Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Rommel
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
Hendrik van der Zee
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
Rupert of Hentzau
Botany Bay (1952)
Capt Paul Gilbert
The Desert Rats (1953)
Field Marshal Erwin von Rommel
Julius Caesar (1953)
Brutus
The Man Between (1953)
Ivo Kern
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Captain Nemo
A Star Is Born (1954)
Norman Maine
Prince Valiant (1954)
Sir Brack
Bigger Than Life (1956)
Ed Avery
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
Sir Oliver S. Lindenbrook
North by Northwest (1959)
Phillip Vandamm
The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)
Sir Edward Carson
A Touch of Larceny (1960)
Cdr Max Easton
Lolita (1962)
Prof Humbert Humbert
Escape from Zahrain (1962)
Johnson
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Timonides
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Bob Conway
Lord Jim (1965)
Gentleman Brown
Genghis Khan (1965)
Kam Ling
The Blue Max (1966)
General Count von Klugermann
Georgy Girl (1966)
James Leamington
The Deadly Affair (1967)
Charles Dobbs
Duffy (1968)
J C Calvert
Age of Consent (1969)
Bradley Morahan
Spring and Port Wine (1970)
Rafe Crompton
Bad Man’s River (1971)
Francisco Paco Montero
The MacKintosh Man (1973)
Sir George Wheeler
Great Expectations (1974)
Magwitch
Cross of Iron (1977)
Oberst
The Water Babies (1978)
Grimes
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
Eduard Seibert
North Sea Hijack (1980)
Admiral Brinsden
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
Odell Gardener
The Verdict (1982)
Ed Concannon
Ivanhoe (1982)
Isaac of York
+ Show all productions (50 more)

Personal Details

Born
Died
Pamela Kellino
Wife  m. 1941–1964 (divorced)
Morgan Mason
Son

Watch James Mason on British television