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Donald Pleasence
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Full name Donald Henry Pleasence
Born 5 October 1919
Workshop, Nottinghamshire, England
Died 2 February 1995 (aged 75)
Saint-Paul-de-Venice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Years active 1946–1995
Occupation Actor

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Donald Henry Pleasence was an English film, television, and stage actor. He was most famous, however, by playing Dr. Sam Loomis in the Halloween franchise.

Biography Edit

Donald Pleasence started his career in the theatres of England and Scotland after World War II.

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. 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. Finally he appeared as Dr. Samuel Loomis in John Carpenter's horror film Halloween (1978), a role he reprised again in Halloween II (1981), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995).

Horror filmography Edit

Film Character Year
The Flesh and the Fiends William Hare 1960
Circus of Horrors Vanet
The Hands of Orlac Graham Coates
What a Carve Up! Everett Sloane 1961
Eye of the Devil Pere Dominic 1966
Death Line Inspector Calhoun 1972
Tales That Witness Madness Professor Tremayne 1973
From Beyond the Grave Jim Underwood 1974
The Mutations Professor Nolter 1974
I Don't Want to Be Born Dr. Finch 1975
Land of the Minotaur Father Roche 1976
The Uncanny Valentine De'ath 1977
Night Creature Axel MacGregor 1978
Halloween Dr. Samuel Loomis
Dracula Dr. Jack Seward 1979
Halloween II Dr. Samuel Loomis 1981
Alone in the Dark Dr. Leo Bain 1982
The Devonsville Terror Dr. Warley 1983
Phenomena John McGregor 1985
Specters Professor Lasky 1987
Prince of Darkness Priest
Vampire in Venice Don Alvise 1988
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Dr. Samuel Loomis 1988
Paganini Horror Mr. Pickett 1989
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers Dr. Samuel Loomis
Buried Alive Dr. Schaeffer 1990
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Dr. Samuel Loomis 1995

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