Gordon Jackson

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 12/19/1923 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (42)

Look to the Lady 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Winslow Boy 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Whistle Blower 1987 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

Gunpowder 1986 (Movie)

Sir Anthony Phelps (Actor)

The Shooting Party 1983 (Movie)

Tom Harker (Actor)

A Town Like Alice 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Medusa Touch 1977 (Movie)

Dr Johnson (Actor)

Golden Rendezvous 1976 (Movie)

Dr Marston (Actor)

Russian Roulette 1975 (Movie)

Detective Sergeant Brian Hardison (Actor)

Upstairs, Downstairs 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Kidnapped 1971 (Movie)

Charles Stewart (Actor)

Scrooge 1970 (Movie)

Nephew's Friend (Actor)

Hamlet 1969 (Movie)

Horatio (Actor)

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1969 (Movie)

Gordon Lowther (Actor)

Philip 1968 (Movie)

James Ransome (Actor)

The Night of the Generals 1967 (Movie)

Captain Engel (Actor)

Cast a Giant Shadow 1966 (Movie)

James McAfee (Actor)

Danger Route 1966 (Movie)

Stern (Actor)

The Fighting Prince of Donegal 1965 (Movie)

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Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines 1965 (Movie)

McDougal--A Pilot (Actor)

The Ipcress File 1964 (Movie)

Carswell (Actor)

The Long Ships 1963 (Movie)

Vahlin (Actor)

Mutiny on the Bounty 1962 (Movie)

Edward Birkett (Actor)

The Great Escape 1962 (Movie)

MacDonald (Actor)

Tunes of Glory 1960 (Movie)

Captain Jimmy Cairns (Actor)

Chance Meeting 1958 (Movie)

Police Sergeant (Actor)

Yesterday's Enemy 1958 (Movie)

Sergeant McKenzie (Actor)

Abandon Ship! 1957 (Movie)

John Merritt (Actor)

Hell Drivers 1957 (Movie)

Scottie (Actor)

The Baby and the Battleship 1956 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

The Creeping Unknown 1956 (Movie)

TV Producer (Actor)

Daylight Robbery (Movie)

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Happy Go Lovely (Movie)

Paul Tracey (Actor)

James Clavell's Noble House (TV Show)

Actor

Madame Sin (TV Show)

Actor

Pink String and Sealing Wax (Movie)

David Sutton (Actor)

Shaka Zulu (TV Show)

Actor

Spectre (TV Show)

Actor

The Captive Heart (Movie)

Lt. David Lennox (Actor)

The Lady and the Highwayman (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Giraffe (TV Show)

Actor

Whisky Galore! (Movie)

George Campbell (Actor)

Biography

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).

Relationships

Rona Jackson

Wife

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