Robert Donat

Character Actor | * 03/18/1905 († 53, 06/09/1958) | Withington, Manchester, England, UK
Friedrich Robert Donat (18 March 1905 – 9 June 1958) was an English film and stage actor. He is best remembered for his roles in Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (1935) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939), winning for the latter the Academy Award for Best Actor. In his book, The Age of the Dream Palace, Jeffrey Richards wrote that Donat was "The British cinema's one undisputed romantic leading man in the 1930s". "The image he projected was that of the romantic idealist, often with a dash of the gentleman adventurer." Donat suffered from chronic asthma, which affected his career and limited him to appearing in only 20 films. ()
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Robert Donat (born Friedrich Robert Donat) was a star English film and stage actor. He is best remembered for his roles in The 39 Steps (1935) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939), the latter which earned him a Best Actor Academy Award.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Robert Donat

Academy Award for Best Actor 2x Academy Award for Best Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

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Movies with Robert Donat as Actor(28)

as (archive footage)1999 Hitchcock: The Early Years
as Himself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as The Mandarin of Yang Cheng1958 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
as Rev William Thorne1954 Lease of Life
as William Friese-Greene1951 The Magic Box
as Sergeant Jack Hardacre1949 The Cure for Love
as Sir Robert Morton1948 The Winslow Boy
as Charles Stewart Parnell1947 Captain Boycott
as Robert Wilson1945 Perfect Strangers
as Actor1943 The New Lot
as Captain Terence Stevenson, aka Jan Tartu1943 The Adventures of Tartu
as William Pitt / The Earl of Chatham1942 The Young Mr. Pitt
as (archive footage)1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
as Mr. Chips1939 Goodbye, Mr. Chips
as Dr. Andrew Manson1938 The Citadel
as Ainsley J. Fothergill / Peter Ouronov1937 Knight Without Armour
as Richard Hannay1935 The 39 Steps
as Murdoch Glourie / Donald Glourie1935 The Ghost Goes West
as Edmond Dantes1934 The Count of Monte Cristo
as Thomas Culpeper1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII
as Paul Martin1933 Cash
as Dick Warren1932 That Night in London
as Julian Angell1932 Men of Tomorrow

Movies with Robert Donat as Crew(3)

Directing/Director1949 The Cure for Love
Writing/Writer1949 The Cure for Love
Production/Producer1949 The Cure for Love

Full Name: Robert Donat
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Saturday, 03/18 1905 (March) in Withington
Died: Monday, 06/09 1958 (June) in London (aged: 53)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Spouses (current/former): Renée Asherson
Other names for Robert Donat (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Friedrich Robert Donat"
Robert Donat frequently works together with these people:
Alexander Korda (8x, Crew)
Louis Levy (7x, Crew)
Judy Garland (6x, Actress)
Spencer Tracy (6x, Actor)
Arthur Wimperis (6x, Crew)
James Stewart (5x, Actor)
Mickey Rooney (5x, Actor)
Greer Garson (5x, Actress)
Lana Turner (5x, Actress)
Norma Shearer (4x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:52913, Added: 05/17/2018, Last updated: 02/10/2020