Donald Pleasence

Passionate performer who put heart into roles.

Donald Pleasence
Full NameDonald Henry Pleasence

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Nope! Donald Pleasence is the epitome of a self-made success story. With no family connections to rely on, Donald Pleasence had to rely solely on their drive and determination. It's like a phoenix rising from the ashes, and let me tell you, it's one beautiful sight to see! But, they may be a nepo parent!

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  • Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
  • Shades of Greene
  • Jesus of Nazareth
  • Centennial
  • Hindle Wakes
  • Encounter
  • The Man Outside
  • The Barchester Chronicles
  • Danger Man
  • Lovejoy
  • Armchair Theatre
  • Orson Welles' Great Mysteries
  • Signs and Wonders
  • Halloween
  • The French Atlantic Affair
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • ITV Play of the Week
  • Dick Turpin
  • Omnibus
  • The Ray Bradbury Theater
  • Master of the Game
  • Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery
  • The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Dark Secret of Harvest Home
  • The Defection of Simas Kudirka
  • The Thief and the Cobbler
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Escape from New York
  • The Guest
  • Witness for the Prosecution
  • Cul-de-sac
  • The Count of Monte-Cristo
  • The Eagle Has Landed
  • Soldier Blue
  • Henry VIII and His Six Wives
  • The Bastard
  • BBC2 Playhouse
  • Phenomena
  • Donne armate
  • Shadows and Fog
  • The Shakedown
  • All at Sea
  • THX 1138
  • From Beyond the Grave
  • The Advocate
  • Peep Show
  • Oh, God!
  • Wedding in White

Family Tree

The Royal Pleasence family is an illustrious dynasty of renowned talent spanning generations. The recently departed patriarch, Donald Pleasence, was an esteemed actor of great intensity, whose piercing blue eyes and round, steel-rimmed glasses often graced the big screen in the form of a villainous role. His daughter Angela was likewise an acclaimed thespian, known for her performance as Catherine Howard in the 1970 BBC mini-series The Six Wives of Henry VIII. His daughter Polly Jo and granddaughter Miranda have followed in his footsteps, with Miranda also appearing in Notes on a Scandal and A Touch of Frost. Donald's son Jak OHare has recently gained fame as a singer and songwriter, with notable works such as G FrSH Feat. Stormzy, Tinie Tempah: Sometimes, Perfectly Flawed and Daddy Does Mine. The illustrious lineage of the Pleasence family continues to shine, from the classical grandeur of Donald's Shakespearean villains, to the modern day successes of the younger generations.

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