James Donald

Born: 18 May 1917, Aberdeen
Died: 3 August 1993, Hampshire

Highlighted works

  • The Great Escape

    The Great Escape

    A true-life WWII POW story gets all-star Hollywood treatment, topped by Steve McQueen’s iconic (and fictional) motorbike ride towards freedom.

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Alec Guinness plays a WWII British colonel whose perverse sense of duty leads him to help his Japanese captors build a bridge.

  • In Which We Serve

    In Which We Serve

    In this wartime tribute to the courage of the British Navy, Noël Coward traces turbulent experiences across the ranks on an ill-fated destroyer.


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