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John Justin

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   John Justin (24 November 1917 - 29 November 2002) was a British stage and film actor. John Justinian de Ledesma was born in London, England, the son of a well-off Argentine rancher. Though he grew up on his father's ranch, he was educated at Bryanston School, Dorset. He developed an interest in flying and became a qualified pilot at the age of 12, though he was not allowed to fly solo at the time because of his age. The acting bug bit him early. By the age of 16, he had joined the Plymouth Repertory. In 1937, he briefly trained with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but did not like it and soon joined the repertory company of John Gielgud. In 1938, he auditioned for and won the role for which he is perhaps best remembered, Ahmad in the 1940 version of The Thief of Bagdad, opposite Sabu. World War II broke out during the film's production. After completing the picture, Justin joined the Royal Air Force, serving as a test pilot and flying instructor. He also worked on two films, The Gentle Sex (1943) with Leslie Howard, and Journey Together (1944) with Edward G. Robinson. With the war's end, Justin returned to acting. He made more films, such as David Lean's The Sound Barrier (1952), Island in the Sun (1957) and Lisztomania (1975), but his strong preference was for the stage. He became a member of the Old Vic company in 1959. He made his Broadway debut in 1960 in the play Little Moon of Alban. Justin was married three times, first to dancer and choreographer Pola Nirenska. His second marriage, to actress Barbara Murray, lasted from 1952 to 1964; they had three daughters. From 1970 to his death in 2002, he was married to Alison McMurdo. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Justin licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 24, 1917 In London, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Thief of Bagdad 1940-12-25
Latest Project:
Movie Schalcken the Painter 1979-12-22
Known For
Poster of Schalcken the Painter
Poster of Gideon's Way
Poster of The Village
Poster of Journey Together
Movie Schalcken the Painter Vanderhausen 1979-12-22
Series Lillie Unknown 1978-09-24
Movie Lisztomania Count d'Agoult 1975-10-10
Movie Barcelona Kill Comisario Mendoza 1973-02-22
Movie Savage Messiah Lionel Shaw 1972-06-27
Series Gideon's Way Unknown 1965-03-18
Movie Candidate for Murder Unknown 1962-01-01
Movie Man Wants to Live Carter 1961-11-06
Movie Der Fall Teckmann Philip Chance 1960-01-01
Movie The Spider's Web Henry Hailsham-Brown 1960-11-01
Movie Island in the Sun Denis Archer 1957-06-12
Movie Guilty? Nap Rumbold 1956-04-10
Movie Safari Brian Sinden 1956-06-20
Movie Untamed Shawn Kildare 1955-03-01
Movie The Man Who Loved Redheads Lord Binfield 1955-02-06
Movie Seagulls Over Sorrento Lieutenant Wharton 1954-07-12
Movie The Teckman Mystery Philip Chance 1954-10-27
Movie The Village Allan Manning 1953-04-24
Movie King of the Khyber Rifles Lt. Geoffrey Heath 1953-12-23
Movie The Sound Barrier Philip Peel 1952-10-10
Movie The Angel with the Trumpet Paul Alt 1950-03-19
Movie Journey Together Flying Instructor, Flying Grading School 1945-10-01
Movie The Gentle Sex Flying Officer David Sheridan 1943-05-23
Movie The Thief of Bagdad Ahmad 1940-12-25