Donald Pleasence

British actor (1919–1995)

Donald Henry Pleasence (5 October 1919–2 February 1995) was an English film, television, and stage actor.

Donald Pleasence in 1973


  • I treat all film roles one way: very seriously," exclaims Pleasence. "I never play anything tongue-in-cheek, though at times it might appear that way. I'm a professional actor who has no particular approach to acting. I get the part, I read the script. If I decide to do it, I learn the lines. People expecting a longwinded explanation on my approach will be disappointed. I have no theory about acting. There is no method, there is no way. I just do it.
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