Basil Dignam

Basil Dignam (24 October 1905 – 31 January 1979) was an English character actor.[2]

Basil Dignam
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Basil Martin Dignam[1]

(1905-10-24)24 October 1905
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died31 January 1979(1979-01-31) (aged 73)
Westminster, London, England

Basil Dignam was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. He acted on film and television between 1948 and 1978.[2] He often appeared as an authority figure, such as a police officer, army general or peer.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to actress Mona Washbourne from 1940 until his death in 1979.[4] His brother Mark Dignam was also a professional actor.[4] Basil Dignam died, aged 73, in Westminster, London.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Basil Dignam".
  2. ^ a b "Basil Dignam". BFI. Archived from the original on 4 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Basil Dignam".
  4. ^ a b Hal Erickson. "Basil Dignam – Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos – AllMovie". AllMovie.

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