Pleasence


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Pleasence

(ˈplɛzəns)
n
(Biography) Donald. 1919–95, British actor. His films include Dr Crippen (1962) and Cul de Sac (1966)
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Things didn't end well for her character as Blofeld -- played by Donald Pleasence -- opened a trap door which dropped her into a pool filled of piranhas as punishment for failing to do away with Bond.
Pleasence is best known for playing sophisticated, if quirky, English gentlemen, such as gentle bird-enthusiast Blythe in The Great Escape (John Sturges, 1963), or cultured Bond villain Ernst Blofeld in You Only Live Twice (Lewis Gilbert, 1967), and this is at odds with his performance as the animalistic, unshaven and often shirtless brute of a man Doc Tydon.
Agent 007 (Sean Connery) is dispatched to Japan to investigate, where he comes face to face with Blofeld (Donald Pleasence, giving arguably the definitive take on the arch-villain).
The movie which starred Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut had a budget of $300,000 (it went on to make $47million in the box office).
Ernst Stavro Blofeld was played by Donald Pleasence, a former member of Birmingham Repertoire Theatre, in You Only Live Twice.
The cat-stroking evildoer, played by actors including Donald Pleasence and Charles Gray, hasn't appeared for several decades because of a legal dispute over rights to the character.
With the freedom fighters engaged in a life and death struggle with Panem's evil president (Donald Pleasence at his icy best), they're relying on Katniss to take on the mantle of Mockingjay to inspire the insurgents and help sweep them to victory.
Asked if he wanted to follow in the footsteps of acting legends such as CHRISTOPHER LEE and DONALD PLEASENCE, Chiwi, 37, added: "It's a great franchise any actor would like to be.
Donald Pleasence is terrific and Gary Bond is superbly cast because he looks so out of place in this hell on Earth from which there appears to be no easy way out.
The late Gary Bond is an embittered teacher working in the Outback township of Tiboonda who, while heading to Sydney during the Christmas holidays, drunkenly gambles away his last cent and falls in with a group of hard-drinking, kangarooshooting rednecks, headed by Donald Pleasence.
With a cast including Laurence Olivier and Donald Pleasence, this was a romanticised adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic.
8 Which character was played by Donald Pleasence in 1950s series The Adventures of Robin Hood?