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Robert Donat

Robert Donat (March 18, 1905 - June 9, 1958) was an English actor, best remembered for his roles in The 39 Steps (1935) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939 film) (for which he won an Academy Award). Donat was born in Withington, Manchester, of Polish descent, but his success was largely due to typecasting as the quintessential English gentleman.

Donat made his first stage appearance in 1921 and his film debut in 1932 in The Private Life of Henry VIII (as Thomas Culpepper), under the renowned film director and producer Alexander Korda. However, he suffered from ill-health (asthma) which blighted his career, and his last role, as the Mandarin of Yang Cheng in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is memorable because it was apparent that he knew he was close to death. He died from a cerebral haemorrage in London aged 53.

Robert Donat was married to Ella Annesley Voysey (1929-1946) and to the British actress Renee Asherson (1953-1958).

Other films:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) - Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The Winslow Boy (1948)- Sir Robert Morton

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Robert Donat was married to Ella Annesley Voysey (1929-1946) and to the British actress Renee Asherson (1953-1958). 1938 Dad and Dave Come to Town. He died from a cerebral haemorrage in London aged 53. Chedworth Steps Out. However, he suffered from ill-health (asthma) which blighted his career, and his last role, as the Mandarin of Yang Cheng in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is memorable because it was apparent that he knew he was close to death. 1939 Mr. Donat made his first stage appearance in 1921 and his film debut in 1932 in The Private Life of Henry VIII (as Thomas Culpepper), under the renowned film director and producer Alexander Korda. 1941 The Power and the Glory.

Donat was born in Withington, Manchester, of Polish descent, but his success was largely due to typecasting as the quintessential English gentleman. 1944 The Rats of Tobruk, & Red Sky at Morning. Chips (1939 film) (for which he won an Academy Award). 1946 A Son Is Born. Robert Donat (March 18, 1905 - June 9, 1958) was an English actor, best remembered for his roles in The 39 Steps (1935) and Goodbye, Mr. 1949 Train of Events & Eureka Stockade. The Winslow Boy (1948)- Sir Robert Morton. 1950 The Miniver Story & The Wooden Horse.

The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) - Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo. 1952 The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men. 1953 The Heart of the Matter & The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan. 1954 Father Brown & Elephant Walk. 1955 Josephine and Men, Make Me an Offer, Passage Home, Simon and Laura & The Dark Avenger.

1956 The Battle of the River Plate & A Town Like Alice. 1957 Windom's Way, Robbery Under Arms & The Shiralee. 1959 The Nun's Story & Operation Amsterdam. 1960 The Trials of Oscar Wilde & Kidnapped.

1961 No Love for Johnnie & The Sins of Rachel Cade. 1962 I Thank a Fool. 1963 In the Cool of the Day. 1964 First Men in the Moon, Girl with Green Eyes & The Pumpkin Eater.

1965 The Flight of the Phoenix. 1966 10:30 P.M. Summer & Judith. 1967 Far from the Madding Crowd. 1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare.

1971 Sunday, Bloody Sunday & Krasnaya palatka. 1972 Something to Hide. 1973 England Made Me, A Bequest to the Nation & Lost Horizon. 1974 The Abdication.

1976 Network. 1977 Raid On Entebbe (TV movie). When his real identity was later revealed, some commentators made the incorrect assumption that William Mitchell must have been his legal name. He was once arrested for drunkenness in Rome and, when asked for his name, he gave a fictitious one in order to protect his professional reputation.

This is not correct. Some references say his original name was William Mitchell. He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California. He had four children from his three marriages.

His third wife was Eletha Finch. Both marriages ended in divorce. His fist wife was Tamara Tchinarova and his second wife Yolande Turner. Peter Finch was married three times.

Finch also won five Awards of the British Film Academy. It was accepted by his widow. He died of a stroke during a promotional tour for the film. He nevertheless won the Oscar, the first time the Best Actor award had been made posthumously, and he was the first Australian actor to win the award. He also won an Oscar nomination for his over-the-top portrayal of a crazed television anchor man in the 1976 film Network.

In 1972, his role of the homosexual Jewish doctor in Sunday Bloody Sunday earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Finch's Hollywood debut was in The Miniver Story in 1950, but his first major role was 1956 in A Town Like Alice. His first role in a British-made film was in Eureka Stockade 1949 (set in Australia). Despite his stage experience, Finch suffered from stage fright and turned to films.

Finch returned the favor by having an affair with Olivier's wife, Vivien Leigh. Thereafter he played again on stage, where he was noticed by Laurence Olivier and encouraged to return to London. He began in 1935 playing theater roles, and also working in radio. In 1938, he appeared in his first movie, Dad and Dave Come to Town. After finishing school, he worked in several badly-paid jobs until he tried acting.

There he grew up in Sydney. Born Frederick George Peter Ingle-Finch in London, England, he lived as a child in France and India, and finally in Australia, his parent's native country. Peter Finch (September 28, 1916 - January 14, 1977) was an English-born actor with strong Australian connections.

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