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Birth Name: James Mason
Born: 05/15/1909
Birth Place: Yorkshire, England, GB
Death Place: Switzerland
Died: 07/27/1984

James Neville Mason was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England on May 15, 1909. Following his graduation from Cambridge University, Mason seemed poised for a career in architecture, but the experience of acting in several of Cambridge's dramatic productions prompted him to more thoroughly explore performing. West End exposure led to Mason appearing regularly at the Old Vic Theater in London and with the Dublin-based Gate Theatre Company. He made a very inauspicious movie debut in a 1933 movie directed by Alexander Korda, who fired Mason not long into shooting and recast his role. Thus, Mason's official cinematic bow actually came two years later in the low-budget crime drama "Late Extra" (... Continue Bio >>


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