The world of cinema took a real shine to British-born actor Mark Dignam, who appeared in a number of films throughout his Hollywood career. In 1938, he made his Broadway acting debut in "Oscar Wilde." Dignam's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the dramatic adaptation "Beau Brummell" (1954) with Stewart Granger, the comedic adaptation "Doctor in the House" (1955) with Dirk Bogarde and the dramatic adaptation "The Prisoner" (1955) with Alec Guinness. He also appeared in the adventure sequel "Pure Hell of St. Trinian's" (1960) with Cecil Parker, "Sink the Bismarck!" (1960) with Kenneth More and the adaptation "In Search of the Castaways" (1962) with Maurice Chevalier. His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like the Albert Finney comedy adaptation "Tom Jones" (1963), the Richard Burton comedic adaptation "The Taming of the Shrew" (1967) and the Vanessa Redgrave adaptation "Isadora" (1968). He also appeared in "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1968) with Trevor Howard, the Nicol Williamson dramatic adaptation "Hamlet" (1969) and "There's a Girl in My Soup" (1970) with Peter Sellers. In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in the Scott Antony thriller "Dead Cert" (1974), the drama "Memoirs of a Survivor" (1981) with Julie Christie and "The Chain" (1985). Dignam was most recently credited in the Mike Gwilym drama "On the Black Hill" (1991). He also had a part in the TV miniseries "The Story of David" (1975-76). Dignam passed away in September 1989 at the age of 80.