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Pleasence

Donald. 1919--95, British actor. His films include Dr Crippen (1962) and Cul de Sac (1966)
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Donald Pleasence is terrific and Gary Bond is superbly cast because he looks so out of place in this hell on Earth from which there appears to be no easy way out.
The late Gary Bond is an embittered teacher working in the Outback township of Tiboonda who, while heading to Sydney during the Christmas holidays, drunkenly gambles away his last cent and falls in with a group of hard-drinking, kangarooshooting rednecks, headed by Donald Pleasence. It's the sort of cruel, rough-and-tough macho picture that could have been directed by Sam 'Straw Dogs' Peckinpah and, boy, does it grab you by the scruff of the neck.
Ten Little Indians (TV3, 1.55pm - 4pm) Thriller, starring Donald Pleasence. Agatha Christie tale of 10 people invited to an isolated place to find that an person is killing them 1989 ??
Blythe (Donald Pleasence), a mild-mannered photo interpreter, serves as the group's forger.
Donald Pleasence (1919-1995) acted on the London stage in 1939, joined the RAF as a wireless operator, was shot down in a 166 Squadron Lancaster.
For example, 'legal needs' studies undertaken in the UK have found that socially excluded groups such as people with chronic illness or disability, lone parents, and welfare benefit recipients are particularly vulnerable to experiencing multiple legal problems (Pleasence et al.
With: Sacha Tarter, Trevor Sather, Susannah York, Sian Phillips, Angela Pleasence, Anna Massey, Ben Willbound, Basil Moss, Anna Hourmouzios.
But many years later he would offer something even more bizarre in his own film, Fantastic Voyage (1966), in which Raquel Welch is shrunk to the size of a pinhead, so that she, and her diving suit, can join mad-eyed Donald Pleasence in a submarine journey though the veins of a dying scientist in need of brain surgery.
Although not a fan of football, I have to admit it was exciting when Donald Pleasence saved Beckham's penalty, thoughtful of Heskey to give us the chance to see how brilliant Zidane can be with a free kick, and inspirational of Gerrard and James to combine to lay on a demonstration of how Beckham should have taken the penalty.
To put things in perspective, that's a whole lot smaller than Donald Pleasence and Raquel Welch were in "Fantastic Voyage" in 1966.
BLACK ARROW THE brooding presence of Oliver Reed as the wicked Sir Daniel, coupled with Donald Pleasence as the murderous priest Sir Oliver, gives this 1985 made-for-TV movie more dramatic power than you might expect from a story written to order for a children's magazine.