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James Mason Celebrity Life and Background Check

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James Mason Celebrity Life 

James Neville Mason was one of the most talented actors in the British and American film industry. His birthplace is Yorkshire of England and his date of birth is 15th May 1909.

Early Life

 

James’s father, John Mason, was a well-established textile merchant. He grew up within a wealthy environment in his childhood. Mabel Mason was his mother. He took his education at Marlborough College and then studied at Cambridge University to become an architect. But, he changes his decision for a career considering the worldwide environment. He had discovered that he enjoyed acting in a play though he had appeared in a play for fun. Except for his excellent talent for acting, Mason had an attractive and dark appearance including a good voice to enhance his career as an actor.

A Career As An Actor

In 1931, Jame's first appearance was on the stage in Aldershot and acted in The Rascal. After that, it was a great opportunity when the renowned London-based theatre company the Old Vic Theatre hired James and he got the chance to work under an eminent director Tyrone Guthrie. He took part in productions such as The Cherry Orchard, The Tempest, Henry VIII, and so on. In 1933, James got a small role in the film offered by Alexander Korda. At that time, James became a famous stage actor.

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A Career As An Actor

In 1931, Jame's first appearance was on the stage in Aldershot and acted in The Rascal. After that, it was a great opportunity when the renowned London-based theatre company the Old Vic Theatre hired James and he got the chance to work under an eminent director Tyrone Guthrie. He took part in productions such as The Cherry Orchard, The Tempest, Henry VIII, and so on. In 1933, James got a small role in the film offered by Alexander Korda. At that time, James became a famous stage actor.

Then, he got a major role in “quota quickies” which was mostly minor films and showed in Britain by law. In 1940, James became very famous working with Gainsborough Pictures. He established his career as a leading actor in many films such as The Patient Vanishes, Alibi, Thunder Rock, The Night Has Eyes and so on. He also appeared in some production of plays such as Square Pegs, The Circle, Cyrano de Bergerac, and so on and these plays were showed on television at an early stage.

 Personal Life

James Mason got married two times. Pamela Mason was his first wife. Portland Mason was his daughter and Morgan Mason was his son. In 1962, Pamela Mason filed for a divorce case. In 1971, James got married for the second time with an Australian actress named Clarissa Kaye.

Awards and Special Performances

The list of awards and special performances of James Mason is stated below.

  • In 1954, James Mason was nominated for the Best Performance as an actor in the Oscar Academy Award and he performed a leading role in ‘A Star is Born’. He won his first Golden Globe award for this film.
  • In 1963, he was nominated for the Best British Actor in BAFTA Film Awards.
  • In 1955, he won Golden Globe Award for the Best Performance within a Motion Picture and he was also the winner of music and comedy.

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  • In 1954, James Mason was nominated for the Best Performance as an actor in the Oscar Academy Award and he performed a leading role in ‘A Star is Born’. He won his first Golden Globe award for this film.
  • In 1963, he was nominated for the Best British Actor in BAFTA Film Awards.
  • In 1955, he won Golden Globe Award for the Best Performance within a Motion Picture and he was also the winner of music and comedy.
  • In 1966, he was nominated for the second time in the Oscar Academy Award for the Best Performance within a supporting role as an actor.
  • In 1968, he was nominated for the second time in BAFTA Film Award as the Best British Actor.
  • In 1982, he was nominated for the third time in the Oscar Academy Award for the Best Performance by acting within a supporting role in the film ‘The Verdict’.
  • In 1963, he was nominated for the second time in Golden Globe Award for the Best Performance in a Motion Picture and also in drama as an actor.
  • In 1983, he was nominated for the third time in Golden Globe Award for the Best Performance in a supporting role of a motion picture as an actor.
Net Worth

Net-Worth of James Mason is 13 Million.

Scandals

In 1945, when the first-day shooting of the film ‘The Wicked Lady’ was going on, James Mason hit on the nose of the director, Leslie Arliss. James was dissatisfied because he had to wait for the whole day on set to play his role.

James Mason was a powerful and respected actor throughout his career within the entertainment industry. He died in 1984 as he got a heart attack at his home in Switzerland.

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