Donald Pleasence

Actor, Producer, Railway station clerk
Possessed with an unassuming manner that offset his intensity, British actor Donald Pleasence accrued over 200 film and television roles in an impressive career that spanned more than four decades. Getting his start in ... Read more »
Born: 10/05/1919 in Nottinghamshire, England, GB


Actor (144)

Li Avvoltolo Puo Attendere 2014 (Movie)


In and Out of Fashion 1997 (Movie)


Lovejoy 1991 - 1996 (TV Show)


Signs and Wonders 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


Arabian Knight 1995 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers 1995 (Movie)

Dr Loomis (Actor)

The Advocate 1994 (Movie)

Pincheon (Actor)

Dien Bien Phu 1992 (Movie)

Howard Simpson (Actor)

Shadows and Fog 1992 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

The Big Freeze 1992 (Movie)


Miliardi 1991 (Movie)

Ripa (Actor)

Scoop 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


American Riscio 1990 (Movie)

Reverend Morton (Actor)

Casablanca Express 1990 (Movie)


Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)


Buried Alive 1989 (Movie)

Dr Schaeffer (Actor)

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers 1989 (Movie)

Dr Loomis (Actor)

Paganini Horror 1989 (Movie)


River of Death 1989 (Movie)

Heinrich Spaatz (Actor)

Ten Little Indians 1989 (Movie)

Justice Wargrave (Actor)

Blade on the Feather 1988 (Movie)

Jason Cavendish (Actor)

Ground Zero 1988 (Movie)

Prosper Gaffney (Actor)

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers 1988 (Movie)

Dr Loomis (Actor)

Hanna's War 1988 (Movie)

Rosza Gabor (Actor)

Nosferatu a Venezia 1988 (Movie)

Don Alvise (Actor)

Phantom of Death 1988 (Movie)

Inspector Downey (Actor)

The House of Usher 1988 (Movie)

Clive Usher (Actor)

Prince of Darkness 1987 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Warrior Queen 1987 (Movie)

Clodius (Actor)

A Breed Apart 1986 (Movie)

J P Whittier (Actor)

Cobra Mission 1986 (Movie)


Fuga Dall'inferno 1986 (Movie)


Spettri 1986 (Movie)

Professor Lasky (Actor)

Arch of Triumph 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)


Black Arrow 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)


Creepers 1985 (Movie)

John McGregor (Actor)

The Ambassador 1985 (Movie)

Defense Minister Eretz (Actor)

The Corsican Brothers 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)


El Tesoro del Amazones 1984 (Movie)

Klaus (Actor)

Frankenstein's Great-Aunt Tillie 1984 (Movie)

Old Baron Frankenstein (Actor)

Master of the Game 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)


Sotto il Vestito Niente 1984 (Movie)

Inspector (Actor)

Terror in the Aisles 1984 (Movie)


Warrior of the Lost World 1984 (Movie)

Prosser (Actor)

Where Is Parsifal? 1984 (Movie)

Mackintosh (Actor)

Witness For the Prosecution 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)


Alone in the Dark 1982 (Movie)

Dr Dan Potter (Actor)

Escape From New York 1981 (Movie)

President of the United States (Actor)

Halloween II 1981 (Movie)

Dr Sam Loomis (Actor)

Race For the Yankee Zephyr 1981 (Movie)

Gilbert "Gibbie" Gibson (Actor)

The Devonsville Terror 1981 (Movie)

Dr Warley (Actor)

To Kill a Stranger 1981 (Movie)

Colonel Kostik (Actor)

All Quiet on the Western Front 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)


Better Late Than Never 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)


The French Atlantic Affair 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)


The Monster Club 1980 (Movie)

Pickering (Actor)

Celebrity Cooks 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)


Dracula 1979 (Movie)

Seward (Actor)

Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff 1979 (Movie)

Dr Steiner (Actor)

Jaguar Lives! 1979 (Movie)

General Villanova (Actor)

Halloween 1978 (Movie)

Loomis (Actor)

L' Homme en colere 1978 (Movie)

Pumpelmayer (Actor)

Night Creature 1978 (Movie)

Axel MacGregor (Actor)

Power Play 1978 (Movie)

Blair (Actor)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 (Movie)

BD Brockhurst (Actor)

L' Ordre et la securite du monde 1977 (Movie)

Rothko (Actor)

Oh, God! 1977 (Movie)

Dr Harmon (Actor)

Telefon 1977 (Movie)

Dalchimsky (Actor)

Tomorrow Never Comes 1977 (Movie)

Dr Todd (Actor)

Les Liens de sang 1976 (Movie)

Doniac (Actor)

The Devil Within Her 1976 (Movie)

Dr Finch (Actor)

The Uncanny 1976 (Movie)

Valentine De'ath (Actor)

A Choice of Weapons 1975 (Movie)

Sir Giles Marley (Actor)

Escape to Witch Mountain 1975 (Movie)

Deranian (Actor)

Hearts of the West 1975 (Movie)

A J Nietz (Actor)

Journey Into Fear 1975 (Movie)


The Count of Monte Cristo 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)


The Eagle Has Landed 1975 (Movie)

Heinrich Himmler (Actor)

The Last Tycoon 1975 (Movie)

Boxley (Actor)

The Passover Plot 1975 (Movie)

Pontius Pilate (Actor)

Barry McKenzie Holds His Own 1974 (Movie)

Count Plasma of Transylvania (Actor)

The Black Windmill 1974 (Movie)

Harper (Actor)

Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)


The Mutation 1973 (Movie)

Dr Nolter (Actor)

Wedding in White 1973 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Deathline 1972 (Movie)

Inspector Calhoun (Actor)

La Loba y la Paloma 1972 (Movie)


Tales That Witness Madness 1972 (Movie)

Dr Tremayne ("Clinic") scene (Actor)

The Seaweed Children 1972 (Movie)

Malachi (Actor)

Innocent Bystanders 1971 (Movie)

Loomis (Actor)

Kidnapped 1971 (Movie)

Ebenezer Balfour (Actor)

Outback 1971 (Movie)

Doc Tydon (Actor)

THX 1138 1971 (Movie)

SEN (Actor)

The Pied Piper 1971 (Movie)

Baron (Actor)

The Rainbow Boys 1971 (Movie)

Logan (Actor)

The Jerusalem File 1970 (Movie)

Samuels (Actor)

Soldier Blue 1969 (Movie)

Isaac Q. Cumber (Actor)

The Madwoman of Chaillot 1969 (Movie)

The Prospector (Actor)

Will Penny 1968 (Movie)

Preacher Quint (Actor)

Mister Freedom 1967 (Movie)

Dr Freedom (Actor)

The Night of the Generals 1967 (Movie)

General Kahlenberge (Actor)

You Only Live Twice 1967 (Movie)

Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Actor)

Cul-de-Sac 1966 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Fantastic Voyage 1966 (Movie)

Dr Michaels (Actor)

Eye of the Devil 1965 (Movie)

Pere Dominic (Actor)

Matchless 1965 (Movie)

Andreanu (Actor)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

The Devil (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)


The Caretaker 1964 (Movie)

Davies (Actor)

The Hallelujah Trail 1964 (Movie)

Oracle Jones (Actor)

Lisa 1962 (Movie)

Sgt Wolters (Actor)

The Great Escape 1962 (Movie)

"The Forger" Blythe (Actor)

Killers of Kilimanjaro 1960 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

No Love For Johnnie 1960 (Movie)

Roger Renfrew (Actor)

Sons and Lovers 1960 (Movie)

Pappleworth (Actor)

The Risk 1960 (Movie)

Brown (Actor)

Look Back in Anger 1959 (Movie)

Hurst (Actor)

The Battle of the Sexes 1959 (Movie)

Irwin Hoffman (Actor)

A Tale of Two Cities 1958 (Movie)

Barsad (Actor)

The Adventures of Robin Hood 1955 - 1958 (TV Show)


The Man Inside 1958 (Movie)

Organ Grinder (Actor)

The Two-Headed Spy 1958 (Movie)

General Hardt (Actor)

All at Sea 1957 (Movie)

Teller (Actor)

Stowaway Girl 1957 (Movie)

Evans (Actor)

The Wind Cannot Read 1957 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

1984 1956 (Movie)

Parsons (Actor)

The Beachcomber 1954 (Movie)

Tromp (Actor)

Barchester Chronicles (TV Show)


Black Arrow (Movie)

Oates (Actor)

Centennial (TV Show)


Computercide (TV Show)


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Movie)


Gold of the Amazon Women (TV Show)


Goldenrod (TV Show)


Guinevere (TV Show)


Jesus of Nazareth (TV Show)


The Bastard (TV Show)


The Last Days of Pompeii (Movie)


The Room (TV Show)


The Twilight Zone (TV Show)


Value for Money (Movie)

Limpy (Actor)


Possessed with an unassuming manner that offset his intensity, British actor Donald Pleasence accrued over 200 film and television roles in an impressive career that spanned more than four decades. Getting his start in the theaters of England and Scotland after World War II, he began making a name for himself with small roles in film and TV projects such as "1984" (1956) and "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (ITV, 1955-1960). His first role in a major Hollywood blockbuster came as a part of the ensemble cast of director John Sturges' "The Great Escape" (1963). It was, however, his iconic portrayal of James Bond's evil nemesis, Blofeld, in "You Only Live Twice" (1967) that most affected the trajectory of Pleasence's future output. Considered mostly for the parts of villains or madmen, he frequently played the heavy in films like "Will Penny" (1968) and "The Eagle Has Landed" (1976). Although he did manage to play the hero in his most recognizable role as Dr. Loomis in director John Carpenter's "Halloween" (1978), it would, nonetheless, help solidify his growing reputation as a stock horror movie actor, resulting in appearances in "Dracula" (1979), "Phenomena" (1985) and "Prince of Darkness" (1987). While his propensity for accepting nearly every role offered him may have populated his extensive résumé with several less-than-stellar efforts, Donald Pleasence would long be remembered for his always reliable performances in many of the most beloved films of the 20th Century.


has two others survived him

Linda Kentwood

Married 1989 until his death 1995

Angela Pleasence

survived him

Holly Pleasence

survived him

Miranda Pleasence

the youngest, survived him

Meira Shore Actor



Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London, England



Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

London stage debut in "Twelfth Night"