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Gordon Jackson

Gordon Jackson

Gordon Cameron Jackson, OBE (1923-1990), was a prolific Scottish character actor, best known for his roles in the film The Great Escape and the television series, Upstairs Downstairs (for which he won a best supporting actor Emmy Award) and The Professionals.

Jackson also received a Logie Award (Australian) for his work in the TV adaptation of A Town Like Alice. One of his last major film appearances was in The Shooting Party (1985).

Jackson was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and was married to Scottish actress Rona Anderson.

Gordon Jackson died in London of bone cancer.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Gordon Jackson Facts

BirthdayDecember 19, 1923
BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date of deathJanuary 15, 1990 (age 66)

Selected Filmography

The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Escape From Alcatraz
King Kong
Coming to America
The Great Escape
Angels In The Outfield
The Wiz
10 Things I Hate About You
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