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Gordon Jackson

Mostly Credited As: Gordon Jackson
Birth Name: Gordon Cameron Jackson
Date Of Birth: December 19, 1923 (Age 66)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
Date Of Death: January 15, 1990
Cause Of Death: Bone Cancer (London, England)
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Gordon Jackson


Gordon Jackson, 66, who after featured roles in more than 40 movies gained fame as Hudson, the impeccable butler of the TV serial "Upstairs, Downstairs," died January 15, 1990 in London. The show in which ruled over the corps of servants in an Edwardian English mansion, was in production from 1970-75 and won international Emmys for itself and Jackson.
Over a 48-year career, the Scottish actor was in more than 60 films, including "Tunes Of Glory," "the prime of miss Jean Brodie," "The Great Escape," "The Ipcress File" and the Ealing Studios comedy "Whisky Galore." -
Jackson's earliest professional work was in a 1942 British movie, ' "The Foreman Went To France,'' and a 1943 provincial stage offering of the play "George And Margaret." Legit credits included Horatio in a 1969 "Hamlet" on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne.
Among other films he appeared in are "Cast A Giant Shadow," "Run Wild, Run Free," "The Captive Heart," "The Medusa Touch," "Pacific Destiny," "Kidnapped," "Russian Roulette," "The Whistle Blower," "Beyond Therapy," "The Fighting Prince Of Donegal," "Meet Mr. Lucifer," "The Lady With A Lamp," "Eureka Stockade" and "Against The Wind." Among his many' other films for Ealing Studios are "Pink Strings And Sealing Wax," "San Demetrio, London," "Nine Men" and "Millions Like Us."
On the stage he also was in "The Soldier's Tale," "Seagulls Over Sorrento," "Moby Dick," "Macbeth." "The Story Of Yous," "Hedda Gabler" and "Cards On The Table."
Other TV series or telefilms were "The Professionals," "The Last Giraffe," "My Brother Tom" and "A Town Like Alice," an Aussie miniseries for which he won Australia's Logie Award. Besides an Emmy, "Upstairs, Downstairs brought him an award from the Royal Television Society of Britain.
Survived by two sons.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Spectre (1977)As: Inspector Cabell
The Professionals (1977)As: George Cowley
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)As: Hudson
Episode Cast Credits 

Campion (1989) 
  Look to the Lady Part Two 01x02: (Jan/29/1989) As Professor Gardner Cairey 
  Look to the Lady Part One 01x01: (Jan/22/1989) As Professor Gardner Cairey 

Hart to Hart (1979) 
  Harts and Hounds 05x05: (Nov/01/1983) As Sir William Belgrave 

Supernatural (1977) (1977) 
  Night of the Marionettes 01x07: (Jul/30/1977) As Howard Lawrence 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 28th Annual Emmy Awards 28x01: (May/17/1976) As Winner: Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series (for 'Upstairs, Downstairs': ep 'The Beastly Hun') 

Menace (1970) 
  Trespasser 01x08: (Nov/17/1970) As Lander 

Detective (1964) 
  Alan Grant, The Singing Sands 03x02: (Sep/14/1969) As Tommy Rankin 

Theatre 625 (1964) 
  Wind Versus Polygamy 05x24: (Jul/15/1968) As Father Joseph 

Mystery and Imagination (1966) 
  Casting the Runes 03x01: (Mar/25/1968) As Gayton 

The Troubleshooters (UK) (1965) 
  Happy Landings 02x22: (Sep/24/1966) As Alan Prescott 

Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962) 
  The Seniority Rule 04x13: (Feb/13/1966) As Davie Todd 

Gideon's Way (1964) 
  The Thin Red Line 01x20: (Feb/03/1966) As Sgt. McKinnon 
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