Jameson Thomas

Active - 1924 - 1939  |   Born - Mar 24, 1889   |   Died - Jan 10, 1939   |   Genres - Drama, Crime, Romance, Mystery, Comedy

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Biography by Hal Erickson

A London stage actor from the early 1900s, Jameson Thomas made his film debut in 1923's Chu Chin Chow. With such exceptions as Hitchcock's The Farmer's Wife (1928), Thomas was dissatisfied with the British phase of his film career, though he remained philosophical, observing, "If one wants to live by playing in British films, it is better to be miscast than never to be cast at all." Moving to Hollywood in the early talkie era, he was largely confined to minor roles until his death in 1939. His larger assignments included the role of Claudette Colbert's fortune-hunting husband King Westley in It Happened One Night (1934) and Charles Craig in the 1934 version of Jane Eyre. Jameson Thomas was married to actress Dorothy Dix.

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