Robert James (actor)

Robert James (28 March 1924 – 31 July 2004) was a British actor, who was best known for his television work.[1][2][3]

Robert James
Robert James McAllister

(1924-03-28)28 March 1924
Died31 July 2004(2004-07-31) (aged 80)
Middlesex, England, UK
Spouse(s)Mona Bruce

Born in Paisley, Scotland, Robert James trained to be a lawyer, before being spotted by a professional director while performing in amateur dramatics.[4]


He was married to actress Mona Bruce (1924-2008) until his death; they had one child.[citation needed][5]


Robert James died in 2004, aged 80, from Alzheimer's disease in Middlesex, England.


Year Title Role Notes
1956 Around the World in 80 Days Extra Uncredited
1958 A Night to Remember Engineer Uncredited
1959 The Bridal Path Inspector
1960 Two-Way Stretch Police Superintendent
1961 Pathfinders to Venus Colonel Korolyov Serial, third sequel to Target Luna
1961-1968 The Avengers Merlin / Jenkins / Mellor / Ronnie Vance / Ronnie Vance 5 episodes
1962 Masters of Venus Stewart
1962-1969 Dr. Finlay's Casebook James Gibson 11 episodes
1963 Z-Cars Maison Episode: "Enquiry"
1963 Bitter Harvest Police Sergeant Uncredited
1965-1969 Out of the Unknown Kelvin Brooke / Dr. Kersh 2 episodes
1965-1971 The Troubleshooters Alastair McFee / Barry / Eldridge 3 episodes
1966-1976 Doctor Who Lesterson / High Priest / Man 2 serials: The Power of the Daleks; The Masque of Mandragora
1968 The Love Bug Driver #31
1969 Counterstrike Pythian Episode: "The Lemming Syndrome"
1970 The Six Wives of Henry VIII Robert Barnes Episode: "Anne of Cleves"
1970-1972 Doomwatch Halliday (GLC Man) / Barker 2 episodes
1970 The Borderers Maitland of Lethington 2 episodes
1971 Mary, Queen of Scots John Knox
1972 The Shadow of the Tower Earl of Derby / Lord Stanley 5 episodes
1972 The Befrienders Shaky Man Episode: "Nobody Understands Miranda"
1973 Orson Welles Great Mysteries Mr. Granger Episode: "The Monkey's Paw"
1973-1974 Sutherland's Law Hamish McNab 2 episodes
1973-1979 The Onedin Line Rowland Biddulph / Major Nesbitt 6 episodes
1974 Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter Pointer
1974 Steptoe and Son Doctor Episode: "Upstairs, Downstairs, Upstairs, Downstairs"
1975 The Five Red Herrings Sir Maxwell Jamieson 3 episodes, (the 1975 BBC adaptation of the Lord Peter Wimsey story)
1977 Nicholas Nickleby Newman Noggs 6 episodes
1978 The Four Feathers John (the butler) TV movie
1978 Blake's 7 Ven Glynd Episode: "The Way Back "
1978 The Professionals David Merlin / Cusak 2 episodes
1984 The Jewel in the Crown Col. Beames Episode: "Daughters of the Regiment"
1984 John Wycliffe: The Morning Star Bishop Courtenay
1988 Rumpole of the Bailey Dr. McAndrew Episode: "Rumpole and the Quality of Life"
1992 Casualty Gerry Mitchell Episode: "Cascade"
1992 Soft Top Hard Shoulder Campbell
1993 Century Falls Dr. Josiah Naismith 4 episodes
1993 The Satan Killer Radio DJ Voice
1995 Taggart Robert Menzies Episode: "Black Orchid"
1996 The Innocent Sleep Hopkin
1998 Looking After Jo Jo High Court judge TV Series
1999 Existo Bar Tender


  1. ^ "Robert James". BFI.
  2. ^ "Robert James".
  3. ^ "BBC - Doctor Who Classic Episode Guide - The Power of the Daleks - Details".
  4. ^ Cano, Marina (22 January 2017). "Jane Austen and Performance". Springer – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Hogg, James (27 September 2018). "More Than Just A Good Life: The Authorised Biography of Richard Briers". Little, Brown Book Group – via Google Books.

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