JAMES BOOTH (I)
|DATE OF BIRTH
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||London, England, UK
|Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
Shifty-looking, slightly rumpled British character actor and occasional lead, a veteran of London's Theatre Workshop and the Old Vic. He's particularly adept at limning smoothtalking rakes such as the seducer of Shirley MacLaine in The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968). Booth, who made his film debut in 1959'sJazzboat is another of those talented actors who's nearly always better than his material. Regrettably, his later work has been done in films very much beneath his ability. He was briefly a regular on the "Twin Peaks" TV show, very much in his element as a lugubrious phony.
OTHER FILMS INCLUDE: 1960:The Trials of Oscar Wilde 1961:In the Doghouse 1964:Zulu (a standout as a reluctant hero); 1965:The Secret of My Success 1970:Darker Than Amber, Macho Callahan 1971:Revenge (aka Inn of the Frightened People contributing the only skillful performance in that sordid little thriller); 1974:That'll Be the Day 1975:Brannigan 1980:The Jazz Singer 1981:Zorro, the Gay Blade 1985:Pray for Death 1987:Avenging Force, Moon in Scorpio 1989:Deep Space 1991:American Ninja 4: The Annihilation|