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      Gordon Jackson

      Gordon Jackson

      Highest Rated: 100% Kidnapped (1971)

      Lowest Rated: 43% The Night of the Generals (1967)

      Birthday: Dec 19, 1923

      Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

      Gordon Jackson started off as a draughtsman for Rolls Royce, but the entertainment industry soon came calling. His immense body of work in film and television is a testament to his raw talent and his dedication to the craft. Some of his most memorable film outings involved grisly ends for his characters. He starred as one of the intrepid British POWs dedicated to busting out and disrupting the German forces in "The Great Escape." Unfortunately, his character was one of the unlucky escapees to be subsequently captured and executed by the SS, as an example to the others. He also starred as Jock Carswell in "The Ipcress File," a spy thriller centered on the brainwashing of scientists (IPCRESS stands for the ominous sounding "Induction of Psycho-neuroses by Conditioned Reflex under Stress"). Jackson's character discovers the plot, only to be murdered before he can reveal it to the film's protagonist, played by Michael Caine. Gordon Jackson's TV characters fared better. He was best known to the British viewing public as the loyal butler, Angus Hudson, in the TV series "Upstairs, Downstairs" (a reference to the socio-economic divide between servants living downstairs and the rich household living upstairs).

      Highest rated movies

      The Shooting Party
      Kidnapped
      Greyfriars Bobby
      The Ipcress File
      Whisky Galore!
      The Great Escape
      The Quatermass Xperiment
      The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

      Photos

      THE GREAT ESCAPE, Richard Attenborough, Gordon Jackson, Steve McQueen, 1963 THE GREAT ESCAPE, Gordon Jackson, Donald Pleasence, Richard Attenborough, James Garner, 1963 TUNES OF GLORY, Alec Guinness (right front), Gordon Jackson rehearsing on set, 1960 RUSSIAN ROULETTE, George Segal, Gordon Jackson, 1975 TUNES OF GLORY, Gordon Jackson, 1960 THE IPCRESS FILE, Gordon Jackson, Michael Caine, 1965 THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, from left: Maggie Smith, Pamela Franklin, Gordon Jackson, 1969, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp./, tpomjb1968-fsct07, Photo by: (tpomjb1968-fsct07) TUNES OF GLORY, Alec Guinness (back to camera), seated front from left: Dennis Price, Gordon Jackson, 1960, tog1960ur-fsct04, Photo by: (tog1960ur-fsct04) ABANDON SHIP!, (aka SEVEN WAVES AWAY), Tyrone Power, Marie Lohr, Clive Morton, Gordon Jackson, 1957 TUNES OF GLORY, John Mills, Alec Guinness, Gordon Jackson, 1960 ABANDON SHIP!, (aka SEVEN WAVES AWAY), David Langton, Tyrone Power, Gordon Jackson, Mai Zetterling, Moira Lister, Stephen Boyd, 1957 MILLIONS LIKE US, from left: Gordon Jackson, Patricia Roc, 1943 MILLIONS LIKE US, from left: Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, 1943 MILLIONS LIKE US, seated from left: Amy Veness, Jack Vyvian, standing from left: Patricia roc, Gordon Jackson, 1943 MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Gordon Jackson, Richard Harris, 1962 MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, from left: Richard Harris, Trevor Howard, Gordon Jackson, 1962. GREAT ESCAPE, THE, Gordon Jackson, Donald Pleasence, Richard Attenborough, James Garner, 1963 MILLIONS LIKE US, Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, 1943 TUNES OF GLORY, Dennis Price, Gordon Jackson, Alec Guinness, 1960 THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, from left: Gordon Jackson, Maggie Smith, 1969, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp./, tpomjb1968-fsct08, Photo by: (tpomjb1968-fsct08)

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Brother Tom Lockie McGibbon (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunpowder Sir Anthony Phelps (Character) - 1985
      100% 61% The Shooting Party Tom Harker (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 45% Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death Alec MacDonald (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Town Like Alice: The War Years Noel Strachan (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Town Like Alice: A Love Story Joe Harman (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 95% A Town Like Alice Noel Strachan (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Town Called Alice: The War Years Noel Strachan (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rape of Malaya Noel Strachan (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Giraffe Fielding (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 73% The Medusa Touch Doctor Johnson (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 43% Golden Rendezvous Dr. Marston (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spectre Inspector Cabell (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 40% Russian Roulette Hardison (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 15% Madame Sin Commander Cavendish (Character) - 1971
      100% 35% Kidnapped Charles Stewart (Character) - 1971
      75% 84% Scrooge Tom (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Inimitable Mr Dickens Narrator - 1970
      No Score Yet 86% Run Wild, Run Free Mr. Ransome (Character) - 1969
      84% 85% The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Gordon Lowther (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 70% Hamlet Horatio (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Route Brian Stern (Character) - 1967
      43% 71% The Night of the Generals Capt. Engel (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 17% The Fighting Prince of Donegal Captain Leeds (Character) - 1966
      80% 75% Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines MacDougal (Character) - 1965
      97% 85% The Ipcress File Carswell (Character) - 1965
      54% 39% The Long Ships Vahlin (Character) - 1964
      94% 95% The Great Escape Flight Lt. Sandy MacDonald 'Intelligence' (Character) - 1963
      70% 73% Mutiny on the Bounty Seaman Edward Birkett (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cone of Silence Capt. Jock Bateson (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble in the Sky Capt. Jock Bateson (Character) - 1961
      100% 78% Greyfriars Bobby Farmer (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Wives at One Wedding Tom (Character) - 1961
      73% 78% Tunes of Glory Capt. Jimmy Cairns, M.C. (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 80% Yesterday's Enemy Sgt. McKenzie (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Navy Lark Leading Seaman Johnson (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 91% Blind Date Sergeant (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Price of Silence Roger Fenton (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Bait Sergeant Malcolm (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chance Meeting Sergeant (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Spot "Chalky" White (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad Little Island George Campbell (Character) - 1958
      80% 85% Hell Drivers Scottie (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Ice Hamish (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Be Happy Dougal MacLean (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Crooked Men Don Wescott (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sailor Beware! Carnoustie Bligh (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Baby and the Battleship Harry (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pacific Destiny District Officer (Character) - 1956
      89% 68% The Quatermass Xperiment BBC TV producer (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Delavine Affair Florian (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Lottery Ralph (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Goes to School Detective Inspector Campbell (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 80% Happy Go Lovely Paul Tracy (Character) - 1951
      96% 84% Whisky Galore! George Campbell (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stop Press Girl Jock Melville (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Floodtide David Shields (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eureka Stockade Tom Kennedy (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 60% Against the Wind Johnny Duncan (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 72% The Captive Heart Lieut. Lennox (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pink String and Sealing Wax David Sutton (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 68% Millions Like Us Fred Blake (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nine Men Young 'un (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Foreman Went to France Alastair `'Jock'` MacFarlan (Character) - 1942

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Noble House Superintendent Armstrong (Character) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Upstairs, Downstairs Hudson (Character) 1971-1975
      No Score Yet 86% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rheingold Theatre Angus (Character) 1956