The Info List - James Mason

James Neville Mason (/meɪsən/; 15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was an English actor. Mason achieved considerable success in British cinema before becoming one of Hollywood's biggest stars. He was the top box office attraction in the UK in 1944 and 1945, with notable films including The Seventh Veil
The Seventh Veil
(1945) and The Wicked Lady
The Wicked Lady
(1945). He starred in Odd Man Out
Odd Man Out
(1947), the first recipient of the BAFTA Award for Best British Film. He starred in a number of successful British and American films from the 1950s to the early 1980s, including The Desert Fox, A Star Is Born, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Lolita, North by Northwest, The Prisoner of Zenda, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, A Touch of Larceny, Bigger Than Life, Julius Caesar, Georgy Girl, The Deadly Affair, Age of Consent, Heaven Can Wait, The Boys from Brazil, The Verdict, Mandingo, Murder by Decree
Murder by Decree
and Salem's Lot. Mason was nominated for three Academy Awards, three Golden Globes (winning the Golden Globe in 1955 for A Star is Born) and two BAFTA Awards throughout his career. Following his death in 1984 his ashes were interred near the tomb of his close friend, fellow English actor Sir Charlie Chaplin.


1 Biography

1.1 Early life 1.2 Career

2 Personal life 3 Death 4 Filmography 5 Radio appearances 6 References 7 External links

Biography[edit] Early life[edit] Mason was born in Huddersfield, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, to Mabel Hattersley (Gaunt) and John Mason.[1] His father was a wealthy textile merchant. He was educated at Marlborough College, and earned a first in Architecture at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he became involved in stock theatre companies in his spare time. Mason had no formal training in acting and initially embarked upon it for fun. After Cambridge he made his stage debut in Aldershot
in The Rascal in 1931.[2][3] He joined The Old Vic
The Old Vic
theatre in London under the guidance of Tyrone Guthrie.[4] In 1933 Alexander Korda
Alexander Korda
gave Mason a small role in The Private Life of Don Juan but sacked him three days into shooting.[5] Career[edit] From 1935 to 1938, he starred in many British quota quickies. He registered as a conscientious objector during the Second World War[6] (causing his family to break with him for many years), but his tribunal exempted him only on the requirement to do non-combatant military service, which he refused; his appeal against this became irrelevant by including him in a general exemption for film work.[7] Mason became hugely popular for his brooding anti-heroes in the Gainsborough series of melodramas of the 1940s, including The Man in Grey (1943) and The Wicked Lady
The Wicked Lady
(1945). He also starred with Deborah Kerr and Robert Newton
Robert Newton
in Hatter's Castle (1942). He then took the lead role in the popular The Seventh Veil
The Seventh Veil
(1945), which set box office records in post-war Britain and raised him to international stardom. He followed it with a role as a mortally wounded IRA bank robber on the run in Carol Reed's Odd Man Out
Odd Man Out
(1947) and his first Hollywood film, Caught (1949). Exhibitors voted him the most popular star in Britain in each year between 1944 and 1947. They also thought he was the most popular international star in 1946; he dropped to second place the following year.[8][9] He was the most popular male star in Canada
in 1948.[10]

Mason in Hitchcock's North by Northwest
North by Northwest

Mason's "languid but impassioned"[6] vocal talent enabled him to play a menacing villain as easily as his good looks assisted him as a leading man. His roles include Brutus in Julius Caesar (1953), Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Erwin Rommel
in The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel and The Desert Rats, the amoral valet turned spy in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 5 Fingers, the declining actor in the first remake of A Star Is Born (1954), Captain Nemo
Captain Nemo
in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (also 1954), a small town school teacher driven insane by the effects of cortisone in Bigger Than Life (1956), a suave master spy in North by Northwest (1959), a former World War II hero and Admiralty commander A Touch of Larceny (1959), and a determined scientist and explorer in Journey to the Centre of the Earth (also 1959). In the 1950s, Mason was host of Lux Video Theatre
Lux Video Theatre
on CBS television.[11] In 1963 he settled in Switzerland, and embarked on a transatlantic career.[12] He played Humbert Humbert in Stanley Kubrick's version of Lolita (1962), a river pirate who betrays Peter O'Toole's character in Lord Jim (1965), James Leamington in the Swinging London
Swinging London
set Georgy Girl (1966), a role that earned him a second Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination, Bradley Morahan in Age of Consent (1969), the evil Doctor Polidori in Frankenstein: The True Story (1973), the vampire's servant, Richard Straker, in Salem's Lot, and surreal Royal Navy
Royal Navy
Captain Hughes in Yellowbeard (1983). One of his last roles, that of corrupt lawyer Ed Concannon in The Verdict
The Verdict
(1982), earned him his third and final Oscar nomination. In 1967 Mason narrated the documentary The London Nobody Knows. He then went on to narrate two British documentary series supervised by Kevin Brownlow: Hollywood (1980), on the silent cinema and Unknown Chaplin (1983), devoted to out-take material from the films of Sir Charlie Chaplin. Mason had been a long-time neighbour and friend of the comedian. In the late 1970s, Mason became a mentor to up-and-coming actor Sam Neill.[13] Having completed playing the lead role in Dr. Fischer of Geneva (1985), adapted from Graham Greene's eponymous novella for the BBC, he stepped into the role in The Shooting Party
The Shooting Party
originally meant for Paul Scofield, who was unable to continue after being seriously injured in an accident on the first day of shooting. This was to be Mason's final screen performance.[14] Personal life[edit]

Mason and his family in 1957 in the television programme Panic! From left, son Morgan with wife Pamela, daughter Portland and Mason

Mason was a devoted lover of animals, particularly cats. He and his wife, Pamela Mason, co-authored the book The Cats in Our Lives, which was published in 1949. James Mason
James Mason
wrote most of the book and also illustrated it. In The Cats in Our Lives, he recounted humorous and sometimes touching tales of the cats (as well as a few dogs) he had known and loved. In 1952, Mason purchased a house previously owned by Buster Keaton. He discovered several nitrate film reels of previously-thought-lost films stored in the house and produced by the comedian, such as The Boat. Mason arranged to have the decomposing films transferred to safety stock and thus saved them from being permanently lost.[15] Mason was married twice:

From 1941 to 1964 to British actress Pamela Mason
Pamela Mason
(née Ostrer) (1916–1996); one daughter, Portland Mason
Portland Mason
Schuyler (1948–2004), and one son, Morgan (who is married to Belinda Carlisle, the lead singer of the Go-Go's) Pamela Mason
Pamela Mason
was widely reported to be a devotee of the Hollywood social scene and was frequently unfaithful to her husband. Nevertheless, she initiated divorce proceedings against him in 1962, claiming adultery on his part. This led to a $1M divorce settlement, and made a star of her attorney Marvin Mitchelson.[16] Australian actress Clarissa Kaye (1971–his death). Tobe Hooper's DVD commentary for Salem's Lot reveals that Mason regularly worked contractual clauses into his later work guaranteeing Kaye bit parts in his film appearances.

Mason's autobiography, Before I Forget, was published in 1981. Death[edit] Mason survived a severe heart attack in 1959.[17] He died as result of another heart attack on 27 July 1984 in Lausanne, Switzerland,[18] where he was cremated. Mason left his entire estate to his second wife, Clarissa Kaye, but his will was challenged by his two children and the lawsuit had not been settled when she died on 21 July 1994 from cancer.[16] Clarissa Kaye Mason left her holdings to the religious guru Sathya Sai Baba, including the actor's ashes which she had retained in their shared home. Mason's children sued Sai Baba, and subsequently had Mason's ashes interred in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland.[19] The remains of Mason's old friend Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
are in a tomb a few steps away.[19] Mason's children specified that his headstone read: "Never say in grief you are sorry he's gone. Rather, say in thankfulness you are grateful he was here," words that were spoken to Morgan Mason by U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy after the actor's death.[citation needed] Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

000000001935-01-01-00001935 Late Extra Jim Martin

Fighting Shadows Horn

000000001936-01-01-00001936 Twice Branded Henry Hamilton

Prison Breaker 'Bunny' Barnes

Troubled Waters John Merriman

Blind Man's Bluff Stephen Neville

Secret of Stamboul Larry

The Mill on the Floss Tom Tulliver

000000001937-01-01-00001937 Fire Over England Hillary Vane

The High Command Capt. Heverell

Catch As Catch Can Robert Leyland

Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel Jean Tallien

000000001939-01-01-00001939 I Met a Murderer Mark Warrow

000000001941-01-01-00001941 This Man Is Dangerous Mick Cardby (released in the U.S. as The Patient Vanishes)

000000001942-01-01-00001942 Hatter's Castle Dr. Renwick

The Night Has Eyes Stephen Deremid (released in the U.S. as Terror House)

Alibi Andre Laurent

Secret Mission Raoul de Carnot

Thunder Rock Streeter

000000001943-01-01-00001943 The Bells Go Down Ted Robbins

The Man in Grey Lord Rohan

They Met in the Dark Richard Francis Heritage

000000001944-01-01-00001944 Candlelight in Algeria Alan Thurston

Fanny by Gaslight Lord Manderstoke (released in the U.S. as Man of Evil)

Hotel Reserve Peter Vadassy

000000001945-01-01-00001945 A Place of One's Own Smedhurst

They Were Sisters Geoffrey Lee

The Seventh Veil Nicholas

The Wicked Lady Capt. Jerry Jackson

000000001947-01-01-00001947 Odd Man Out Johnny McQueen

The Upturned Glass Michael Joyce

000000001949-01-01-00001949 Caught Larry Quinada

Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert

The Reckless Moment Martin Donnelly

East Side, West Side Brandon Bourne

000000001950-01-01-00001950 One Way Street Dr. Frank Matson

000000001951-01-01-00001951 Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Hendrik van der Zee

The Desert Fox Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Rommel

000000001952-01-01-00001952 Lady Possessed Jimmy del Palma (also producer and writer)

5 Fingers Ulysses Diello

Face to Face The Captain ('The Secret Sharer') National Board of Review Award for Best Actor

The Prisoner of Zenda Rupert of Hentzau

Botany Bay Capt. Paul Gilbert

000000001953-01-01-00001953 The Story of Three Loves Charles Coutray (segment "The Jealous Lover")

The Desert Rats Field Marshal Erwin von Rommel National Board of Review Award for Best Actor

Julius Caesar Brutus

The Man Between Ivo Kern

The Tell-Tale Heart Narrator (animated short subject, voice only)

000000001954-01-01-00001954 Prince Valiant Sir Brack

Charade The Murderer / Maj. Linden / Jonah Watson (also producer and writer)

A Star Is Born Norman Maine Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (2nd place) Nominated— Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Captain Nemo

000000001956-01-01-00001956 Forever, Darling The Guardian
The Guardian
Angel (with Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
and Desi Arnaz)

Bigger Than Life Ed Avery (also producer and writer)

000000001957-01-01-00001957 Island in the Sun Maxwell Fleury

000000001958-01-01-00001958 Cry Terror! Jim Molner

The Decks Ran Red Capt. Edwin Rummill

000000001959-01-01-00001959 North by Northwest Phillip Vandamm

A Touch of Larceny Cmdr. Max Easton

Journey to the Center of the Earth Sir Oliver S. Lindenbrook

000000001960-01-01-00001960 The Trials of Oscar Wilde Sir Edward Carson

000000001961-01-01-00001961 The Marriage-Go-Round Paul Delville

000000001962-01-01-00001962 Escape from Zahrain Johnson Uncredited

Lolita Prof. Humbert Humbert Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Tiara Tahiti Capt. Brett Aimsley

Hero's Island Jacob Weber

000000001963-01-01-00001963 Torpedo Bay Captain Blayne

000000001964-01-01-00001964 The Fall of the Roman Empire Timonides

The Pumpkin Eater Bob Conway

000000001965-01-01-00001965 Lord Jim Gentleman Brown

Genghis Khan Kam Ling

The Uninhibited Pascal Regnier

000000001966-01-01-00001966 The Deadly Affair Charles Dobbs Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Georgy Girl James Leamington Nominated— Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor

The Blue Max General Count von Klugermann

Dare I Weep, Dare I Mourn Otto Hoffman

000000001967-01-01-00001967 The London Nobody Knows Narrator (documentary)

Stranger in the House John Sawyer (also known as Cop Out)

000000001968-01-01-00001968 Duffy Charles Calvert

Mayerling Emperor Franz-Joseph

The Sea Gull Trigorin, a writer

000000001969-01-01-00001969 Age of Consent Bradley Morahan " The Die Hard" documentary Venture Films Australia.

000000001970-01-01-00001970 Spring and Port Wine Rafe Crompton

Cold Sweat Captain Ross

The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go Y.Y. Go

000000001971-01-01-00001971 Bad Man's River Francisco Paco Montero

Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! (fr) Alan Hamilton

000000001972-01-01-00001972 Child's Play Jerome Mailey New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd place)

000000001973-01-01-00001973 John Keats: His Life and Death Narrator (voice)

The Last of Sheila Phillip

The Mackintosh Man Sir George Wheeler

Frankenstein: The True Story Dr. John Polidori (TV mini-series)

000000001974-01-01-00001974 11 Harrowhouse Charles D. Watts

The Marseille Contract Jacques Brizard (released as The Destructors)

000000001975-01-01-00001975 The Year of the Wildebeest Narrator (documentary)

Mandingo Warren Maxwell

Kidnap Syndicate Fillippini

The Left Hand of the Law Senator Leandri

Autobiography of a Princess Cyril Sahib

Inside Out Ernst Furben

The Flower in His Mouth Avv. Antonio Bellocampo

000000001976-01-01-00001976 People of the Wind Narrator (documentary)

Voyage of the Damned Dr. Juan Ramos

Fear in the City Prosecutor

000000001977-01-01-00001977 Jesus of Nazareth Joseph of Arimathea (TV mini-series)

Cross of Iron Oberst Brandt

Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love Narrator (documentary)

000000001978-01-01-00001978 The Water Babies Mr. Grimes Voice of Killer Shark

Heaven Can Wait Mr. Jordan Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor

The Boys from Brazil Eduard Seibert

000000001979-01-01-00001979 North Sea Hijack Admiral Brinsden

Murder by Decree Dr. John H. Watson

The Passage Prof. John Bergson

Bloodline Sir Alec Nichols

Salem's Lot Richard K. Straker (TV mini-series)

000000001982-01-01-00001982 Evil Under the Sun Odell Gardener

Ivanhoe Isaac of York

A Dangerous Summer George Engels

The Verdict Ed Concannon Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor (2nd place) Nominated— Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Socrates Socrates

000000001983-01-01-00001983 Yellowbeard Captain Hughes

Don't Eat the Pictures Demon (TV)

Alexandre The Father

000000001984-01-01-00001984 George Washington Edward Braddock (TV mini-series)

Dr. Fischer of Geneva Dr. Fischer

000000001985-01-01-00001985 The Shooting Party Sir Randolph Nettleby London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year (tied with Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
for The Grey Fox) National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (3rd place)

A.D. Tiberius (TV mini-series)

The Assisi Underground Bishop Nicolini (final film role)

Radio appearances[edit]

Year Programme Episode/source

1952 Suspense Odd Man Out[20]

1950 Suspense Banquo's Chair

December 28, 1953 Suspense The Queen's Ring


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James Mason
named again as Britain's brightest star". The Mercury. Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 2 March 1946. p. 3 Supplement: The Mercury Magazine. Retrieved 24 April 2012.  ^ "FILM WORLD". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 28 February 1947. p. 20 Edition: SECOND EDITION. Retrieved 27 April 2012.  ^ "FILM NEWS". The Mercury. Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 11 June 1949. p. 14. Retrieved 4 March 2013.  ^ Becker, Christine (1 October 2005). "Televising Film Stardom in the 1950s". Framework. Retrieved 21 January 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)).  ^ Kevin Sweeney. James Mason: A Bio-Bibliography, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999, p.47 ^ Iley, Chrissy (23 July 2006). "Put it away, Sam ..." The Guardian. Manchester. Retrieved 17 October 2013.  ^ "Obituary: Paul Scofield". BBC
News. 20 March 2008.  ^ Bailey, Steve. "The Boat". The Love Nest. Retrieved 19 February 2013.  ^ a b Edge, Simon (24 April 2009). "James Mason: The sad cad". Sunday Express. Retrieved 2 May 2015.  ^ "James Mason: Obituary". Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014.  ^ Obituary Variety, 1 August 1984 ^ a b Caroline Davies "James Mason's ashes finally laid to rest", The Daily Telegraph, 25 November 2000 ^ Kirby, Walter (10 February 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 38. Retrieved 2 June 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 

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(1948) Ralph Richardson
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(1951) Ralph Richardson
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(1952) James Mason
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(1964) Lee Marvin
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(1965) Paul Scofield
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(1966) Peter Finch
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(1967) Cliff Robertson
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(1968) Peter O'Toole
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(1969) George C. Scott
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(1970) Gene Hackman
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(1971) Peter O'Toole
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(1972) Al Pacino
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/ Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
(1973) Gene Hackman
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(1974) Jack Nicholson
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(1975) David Carradine
David Carradine
(1976) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
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Laurence Olivier
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Robert De Niro
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(1980) Henry Fonda
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(1981) Ben Kingsley
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(1982) Tom Conti
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(1983) Victor Banerjee
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(1984) William Hurt
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(1988) Morgan Freeman
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(1989) Robert De Niro
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