James Mason

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James Mason
James Neville Mason
BirthplaceHuddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Mason, James,

1909–84, British stage and film actor. Mason, trained at Cambridge as an architect, became a leading man in British films in the 1940s and thereafter an international star. With a velvet smooth voice and introspective good looks, he played villains and romantic figures with equal skill. Among his best-known films are Odd Man Out (1946), Rommel, Desert Fox (1951), Julius Caesar (1953), A Star is Born (1954), Lolita (1962), Georgy Girl (1966), and The Seagull (1968).

Mason, James (Murray)

(1798–1871) U.S. senator, diplomat; born in Georgetown, D.C. (grandson of George Mason). As U.S. senator from Virginia (1847–61), he supported Southern rights and drafted the Fugitive Slave Act (1850). In 1861, en route to England on a mission to seek English diplomatic recognition for the Confederacy, he and John Slidell were taken by Union forces from the British ship Trent; held briefly in what threatened an international crisis, they were released and Mason spent the next four years in England. Although he had considerable success in purchasing naval and military supplies, he never gained diplomatic recognition. After the war, he lived in Canada until 1868 when he returned to Virginia.
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Prof Paul Ward opened the two-day event with an examination of the life and career of actor James Mason, who was born in Marsh in 1909.
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Eva Marie Saint is ice cold as the blonde who helps him out and James Mason is sensational as the villain in chief.
James Mason is on superb form as Avery in this shocking drama that clearly owes a debt to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
The new book includes a foreword by Mike Mignola ("Hellboy") and an introduction by actor Robert Wagner, who played Prince Valiant in a 1954 film that also starred James Mason and Janet Leigh.
Between lessons and homework, 15-year-old James Mason spends six hours a day taking care of the creatures, including six dogs, 19 hens and 22 guinea pigs, that no one else wanted.
And South Bank's Ross Jameson and Lance Corporal Shaun Hardy line up against James Mason (Welwyn Garden City) and Spennymoor's Keith Jones.
James Mason sustained severe head injuries when he was struck by a light-coloured small car as he walked along Atherstone Road, in Fazeley, near Smiths Industrial Estate, at 1.