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Donald Pleasence

Name in Native Language: "Donald Henry Pleasence" (English/EN)
Actor / Screenwriter | * 10/05/1919 († 75, 02/02/1995) | Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
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Donald Henry Pleasence (5 October 1919 – 2 February 1995) was an English actor. He began his career onstage in his native Britain before transitioning into a screen career, where he played numerous supporting and character roles including RAF Flight Lieutenant Colin Blythe in The Great Escape (1963), the villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (1967), SEN 5241 in THX 1138 (1971), and the deranged Clarence "Doc" Tydon in Wake in Fright (1971). Pleasence gained widespread recognition for his role as psychiatrist Dr Samuel Loomis in Halloween (1978) and four of its sequels, a role for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actor. The series' popularity and critical success led to a resurgent career for Pleasence, who appeared in numerous American and European-produced horror and thriller films. He collaborated with ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Horror

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Officer of The Order of The British Empire 4x Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play

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Movies with Donald Pleasence as Actor(171)

as Dr. Samuel Loomis (archival footage and CGI)2021 Halloween Kills
as Clive2020 The Other People
as Victor Harty2019 Femme Fatale
as Himself (Archive Footage)2003 Halloween: A Cut Above the Rest
as Professor Robinson1996 Fatal Frames
as Merlin1994 Guinevere
as Soup slurper1993 The Big Freeze
as Phido the Vulture (voice)1993 The Thief and the Cobbler
as Pincheon1993 The Hour of The Pig
as Howard Simpson1992 Diên Biên Phu
as Ripa1991 Millions
as Doctor1991 Shadows and Fog
as The Art Collector1991 L'avvoltoio può attendere
as Dreyfuss1990 Women in Arms
as Dr. Schaeffer1990 Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive
as Walter Usher1989 The House of Usher
as Heinrich Spaatz1989 River of Death
as Rev. Mortom1989 American Rickshaw
as Colonel Bats1989 Casablanca Express
as Mr. Pickett1989 Paganini Horror
as Mr. Justice Lawrence Wargrave1989 Ten Little Indians
as Colonel B. Abrahams1988 Last Platoon
as Henry Carlson1988 The Commander
as Don Alvise1988 Vampire in Venice
as Captain Thomas Rosza1988 Hanna's War
as Inspector Datti1988 Phantom of Death
as Vater Loomis1987 Prince of Darkness
as Prosper Gaffney1987 Ground Zero
as Prof. Livingstone1987 Animali metropolitani
as Joe Gardenia1987 Gila and Riky
as Clodius Flaucus1987 Warrior Queen
as Mr. Kidd (segment "The Room")1987 Basements
as Ben Gunn1987 Django Strikes Again
as Lord Copper1987 Scoop
as Professor Lasky1987 Specters
as Col. Kostik1987 To Kill a Stranger
as Olindo Cuomo1986 Naso di cane
as Father Lenoir1986 Cobra Mission
as David Beckett1986 Into the Darkness
as Professor John McGregor1985 Phenomena
as Ivon Haake1985 Arch of Triumph
as Klaus von Blantz1985 The Treasure of the Amazon
as Sir Oliver Oates1985 Black Arrow
as Commissario Danesi1985 Nothing Underneath
as Axel MacGregor (archive footage)1985 Reel Horror
as Minister Eretz1984 The Ambassador
as Himself - Host1984 Terror in the Aisles
as Victor Frankenstein / Baron Frankenstein1984 Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie
as J.P. Whittier1984 A Breed Apart
as Dr. Warley1983 The Devonsville Terror
as Dr. Leo Bain1982 Alone in the Dark
as Dr. Sam Loomis1981 Halloween II
as Pickering, Chief of the B-Squad1981 The Monster Club
as President of the United States1981 Escape from New York
as Gilbert Carson1981 Race for the Yankee Zephyr
as Professor John Cavendish1980 Blade on the Feather
as Kobras1980 The Pumaman
as Dr. Steiner1979 Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff
as Albert Rumpelmayer1979 The Angry Man
as Colonel Riddle1979 Better Late Than Never
as General Villanova1979 Jaguar Lives!
as Clarence Blasko1979 Gold of the Amazon Women
as Dr. Jack Seward1979 Dracula
as James Doniac1978 Blood Relatives
as Rothko1978 Last In, First Out
as Solomon Sholto1978 The Bastard
as Dr. Sam Loomis1978 Halloween
as Captain Vladimir Popov1978 The Defection of Simas Kudirka
as Dr. Todd1978 Tomorrow Never Comes
as Axel MacGregor1978 Night Creature
as Blair1978 Power Play
as Nicolai Dalchimsky1977 Telefon
as Valentine De'ath (segment 3 "Hollywood 1936")1977 The Uncanny
as Doctor Harmon1977 Oh, God!
as Nat Jeffcote1976 Hindle Wakes
as Pontius Pilate1976 The Passover Plot
as Himmler1976 The Eagle Has Landed
as Sir Giles Marley1976 Trial by Combat
as Father Roche1976 The Devil's Men
as Boxley1976 The Last Tycoon
as Lucas Deranian1975 Escape to Witch Mountain
as Kuvetli1975 Journey into Fear
as A.J. Nietz1975 Hearts of the West
as Dr. Finch1975 I Don't Want to Be Born
as Erich Count von Plasma1974 Barry McKenzie Holds His Own
as Professor Nolter1974 The Mutations
as The Doctor1974 Watch Out, We're Mad
as Jim Underwood1974 From Beyond the Grave
as Cedric Harper1974 The Black Windmill
as Martin Zayas1974 House of the Damned
as Ralph Logan1973 The Rainbow Boys
as Prof. R.C. Tremayne1973 Tales That Witness Madness
as Malachi1973 Malachi's Cove
as Fred Smudge1973 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
as The Spirit1973 Lonely Water
as Insp. Calhoun1972 Death Line
as The Baron1972 The Pied Piper
as Loomis1972 Innocent Bystanders
as Jim Dougall, Sr.1972 Wedding in White
as Thomas Cromwell1972 Henry VIII and His Six Wives
as Gerry Muddiman1971 Skin Deep
as Ebenezer Balfour1971 Kidnapped
as Doc Tydon1971 Wake in Fright
as SEN1971 THX 1138
as Tom1971 The Foxtrot
as Isaac Q. Cumber1970 Soldier Blue
as Arthur Brownjohn / Sir Easonby 'E' Mellon1969 Arthur? Arthur!
as The Prospector1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot
as Dr. Freedom1969 Mr. Freedom
as J.G.1968 The News-Benders
as James Thorne1968 Creature of Comfort
as Albert Dussel1967 The Diary of Anne Frank
as Ernst Stavro Blofeld1967 You Only Live Twice
as Pere Dominic1967 Eye of the Devil
as Gregori Andreanu1967 Matchless
as Preacher Quint1967 Will Penny
as General Kahlenberge1967 The Night of the Generals
as Dr. Michaels1966 Fantastic Voyage
as George1966 Cul-de-sac
as The Dark Hermit - Satan1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
as 'Oracle' Jones1965 The Hallelujah Trail
as Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen1964 Dr. Crippen
as Mac Davies / Bernard Jenkins1964 The Caretaker
as Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger"1963 The Great Escape
as Wolters1962 The Inspector
as Renfrew1961 No Love for Johnnie
as Everett Sloane1961 What a Carve Up
as Mr. Jenkins1961 Spare the Rod
as Captain Pinski1961 The Horsemasters
as Parsons, alias Bill Brown1960 Suspect
as Jessel Brown1960 The Shakedown
as Graham Coates1960 The Hands of Orlac
as Irwin Hoffman1960 The Battle of the Sexes
as Vanet1960 Circus of Horrors
as Mr. Puppleworth1960 Sons and Lovers
as Gus Hawkins1960 Hell Is a City
as Nabal1960 A Story of David
as William Hare1960 The Flesh and the Fiends
as Captain1959 Killers of Kilimanjaro
as Hurst1959 Look Back in Anger
as Barsad1958 A Tale of Two Cities
as Doctor1958 The Wind Cannot Read
as Spiel1958 Heart of a Child
as Organ Grinder1958 The Man Inside
as Evans1957 Manuela
as Crabtree1957 The Man in the Sky
as Ali1956 The Black Tent
as R. Parsons1956 1984
as Cpl. Martin (as Donald Plesance)1954 Orders Are Orders
as Tromp1954 The Beachcomber

TV Shows/Series with Donald Pleasence as Actor(26)


Full Name: Donald Pleasence
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Sunday, 10/05 1919 (October) in Worksop
Died: Thursday, 02/02 1995 (February) in Saint-Paul-de-Vence (aged: 75)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Ecclesfield School
Other names for Donald Pleasence (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Donald Pleasance"
"Don Pleasence"
"Donald Plesance"
"Donald Henry Pleasence"
Donald Pleasence frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
John Carpenter (18x, Crew)
Maya Rudolph (11x, Actress)
William Shatner (9x, Actor)
Debra Hill (8x, Crew)
Leslie Nielsen (7x, Actor)
William Windom (7x, Actor)
Patrick Macnee (7x, Actor)
Arthur Batanides (7x, Actor)
Barry Morse (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1229, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/22/2020