The birth on this day 15th May, 1909 of British actor James Mason. Born in Huddersfield, England. He appeared in over 80 films and his distinctive voice enabled him to play menacing villains as well as his good looks assisted him as a leading man.
LESLIE PHILLIPS ~ Born: April 20, 1924 in Tottenham, London. Is an English comedy actor who appeared in 3 of the early Carry On films "Carry On Nurse" (1959) "Carry On Teacher" (1959) & "Carry On Constable" (1960). After which, he told Peter Rogers that he did not wish to do any more Carry Ons, though he did return for "Carry On Columbus" (1992). He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1998 Queen's Birthday Honours & was promoted to Commander (CBE) in 2008.
John Grierson, father of documentary & a Great Scot. Now the subject of a documentary himself. Documenting John Grierson is showing as part of The Glasgow Film Festival 2014. Directed by Laurence Henson it showing Friday 28 February.