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James Mason

(1909-1984), Actor

Sitter in 10 portraits
After receiving a degree in architecture from the University of Cambridge (1931), Mason began his acting career on stage before making his British film debut in Late Extra (1935). He established his career as a romantic villain in films such as The Seventh Veil (1945). Following his critically acclaimed role as a wounded Irish bank robber in Odd Man Out (1946), Mason moved to America in 1947. Among later notable successes were performances in Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959) and the role of Humbert Humbert in Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Nabokov's Lolita (1962).

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James Mason, by Lisette Model - NPG P367

James Mason

by Lisette Model
vintage bromide print, 1948
NPG P367

James Mason, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P827

James Mason

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG P827

James Mason, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39617

James Mason

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39617

James Mason; Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino), by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39618

James Mason; Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino)

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39618

Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino); James Mason, by Francis Goodman - NPG Ax39619

Pamela Mason (née Ostrer, later Kellino); James Mason

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s
NPG Ax39619

James Mason, by Fred Daniels - NPG x32909

James Mason

by Fred Daniels
vintage bromide print, circa 1945
NPG x32909

James Mason, by Davis Claude Boulton - NPG x27866

James Mason

by Davis Claude Boulton
bromide print, 1947
NPG x27866

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