Jameson Thomas

Jameson Thomas (born Thomas Roland Jameson; 24 March 1888 – 10 January 1939) was an English film actor.[1] He appeared in 82 films between 1923 and 1939.

Jameson Thomas
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Thomas Roland Jameson

(1888-03-24)24 March 1888
St George Hanover Square, London, England
Died10 January 1939(1939-01-10) (aged 50)
Other namesJamison Thomas
Years active1923–1939
Spouse(s)Dorothy Dix

He was born in St George Hanover Square, London.[2] On the stage from his early teens, Jameson first appeared as a half-breed boy in The Squaw Man. He made his screen debut in 1923 in the film Chu Chin Chow. In 1929, he starred in Piccadilly as Valentine Wilmot opposite Anna May Wong.[3] At the time, Piccadilly was not well received, but has since been recognised as an accomplished melodrama and one of the best films of the late British silent era.[4]

Thomas moved to Hollywood, appearing on the stage with Bebe Daniels in The Last of Mrs. Cheyney. He continued to appear in minor roles in various films until his death.[5] Thomas played "King" Westley, the fortune-hunting husband/fiancé of Claudette Colbert in Frank Capra's comedy It Happened One Night.[6] He died from tuberculosis in Sierra Madre, California.[1]



  1. ^ a b McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781526111968 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Thomas, Jameson (1888-1939) Biography". Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Piccadilly (1929) - Ewald André Dupont - Cast and Crew - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Piccadilly (1929)". Screen Online.
  5. ^ "Jameson Thomas - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  6. ^ "It Happened One Night (1934) - Frank Capra - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.

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