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James Norval Harald Robertson Justice

(1907-1975), Actor

Sitter in 3 portraits
Character actor James Robertson Justice was born in Lewisham in 1907. Starting his career as a journalist, he went into acting after the Second World War - appearing in Vice Versa (1947), Scott of the Antarctic (1948) and Whisky Galore (1948). In 1951 Robertson Justice went to Hollywood, where his work included David and Bathsheba (1951), Land of the Pharaohs (1955) and Moby Dick (1956). He also published on ornithology, ecology, conservation and falconry. In later life, Robertson Justice compèred opera and ballet television programmes. He lived with the former actress Baroness Irina Margarethe Pauline Isabelle Caecilie von Meyendorff, whom he married as his second wife in 1975.

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