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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st June 1982 Princess Diana gives birth to her first son, Prince William.

21st June 1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical Evita, premiers in London

21st June 1944 Born today: Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing)

21st June 1937 The first TV broadcast of a tennis match from Wimbledon was of a first round match between Bunny Austin and George Rogers.go to related location

21st June 1930 Born today: Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)

21st June 1921 Born today: Jean Kent, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)

Londoner James Robertson Justice



Londoner James Robertson Justice

This is where 'Scot' James Robertson Justice was born.

Location: 39 Baring Road, Lewisham

Description: James Robertson Justice (19071975) was a popular character actor in British films in the decades after World War II.

Born in London, Justice became a journalist with Reuters in London, alongside Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond before seeking fortune in Canada as an insurance salesman, English teacher, lumberjack and gold miner!

However, after falling into acting through a friend of his, he carved out a niche playing big bear-like, hairy, authoritative bumbling characters through dozens of movies.

He featured in many well known films but was most memorable as Sir Lancelot Spratt in the Doctor film series. He appeared in four films with Gregory Peck; Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951), David and Bathsheba (1951), Moby Dick (1956), and The Guns of Navarone (1961).

He sadly suffered a stroke after filming Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and despite battling on, later had to give up acting following further strokes.


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Londoner James Robertson Justice

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