Donald Henry Pleasence

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Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes — often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses — Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the obsessed, the paranoid and the purely evil. Even the Van … IMDB Wikipedia $10 million 1919 1919-10-5 1995-02-02 5′ 6″ (1.68 m) Actor Donald Henry Pleasence Donald Pleasence Net Worth Ecclesfield School England Escape from New York (1981) Halloween (1978) Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) Josephine Crombie Libra Nottinghamshire October 5 Soundtrack The Great Escape (1963) UK Worksop Writer

Donald Henry Pleasence Quick Info

Full NameDonald Pleasence
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 5, 1919
Died1995-02-02
Place Of BirthWorksop, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Height5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack, Writer
EducationEcclesfield School
NationalityBritish
SpouseJosephine Crombie
ChildrenAngela Pleasence, Miranda Pleasence, Lucy Pleasance, Polly Jo Pleasence, Jean Pleasence
ParentsThomas Stanley Pleasence, Alice Armitage
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000587
AwardsBritish Academy Television Award for Best Actor, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance
NominationsTony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance By A Supporting Actor In A Comedy Or Drama Special
MoviesHalloween, You Only Live Twice, Halloween II, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, The Great Escape, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Escape from New York, Prince of Darkness, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Fantastic Voyage, Wake in Fright, THX 1138, Cul-de-sac, Will Penny, Th…
TV ShowsThe Barchester Chronicles, Centennial, Jesus of Nazareth, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Foxtrot

Donald Henry Pleasence Trademarks

  1. Intense performances
  2. Dr. Sam Loomis from the Halloween films
  3. Bald head and piercing blue eyes

Donald Henry Pleasence Quotes

  • [om The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)] George Rose and myself were perfectly horrible grave robbers. As I recall, that film had some rather bloody scenes in it which, in 1960, was a rare occurrence in horror films. That was a really atmospheric film, and it portrayed the poverty of 19th century Europe realistically.
  • [on Fantastic Voyage (1966)] I remember being amazed the first day I walked onto the shoot and saw these outsize sets that simulated the human body. I enjoyed that film because, even though my character was the villain, I got to play him as a much gentler person. Of course, he richly deserved to be swallowed by the antibodies at the end.
  • I don’t know if I’m the first actor people think of when it comes to horror films, but I do seem to get these calls pretty regularly. I work all the time, and it’s by choice. I’ve got homes in Spain and France, and I do tend to have, shall we say, extravagant ways. It’s nice to know that, at some point, I’ll have a month off to work in my garden or be with my grandchildren. But it’s equally good to know that a call might come that would take me halfway around the world to make a film.
  • All kids love horror films. Films of that nature are especially attractive to teenagers for the simple reason that they don’t want to sit home with Mom and Dad and watch game shows. Give them a film that’s scary, violent, and a little bit funny and they’ll be out of the house and into the theaters like a shot.
  • [from an interview in 1988] Being typed as the one who constantly plays the crazy, mixed-up person is something I vehemently deny. I love playing the heavies, like Blofeld in You Only Live Twice (1967); they’re usually larger than life and are the characters that most people remember. But as my career has progressed, more and more I’m the good guy chasing after the crazy, mixed-up people. I’m rarely the crazed monster anymore. If the truth be known, I prefer being the pursuer. If the crazed killer was the only role I was being offered, I don’t know what I might do to myself.
  • For a while, I wore a toupee because I thought it would help me get work. But it didn’t, so eventually I threw it away and said, “They’ll have to take me the way I am.”
  • I don’t like horror films. I’m interested in them, but if there were three kinds of film playing across the road at my local cinema, the horror film would not be the one I would go to see. I do a lot of horror films because I’m asked to do them, and I need to make money all the time, so …
  • John Carpenter is the best director I ever worked with. One of the main reasons is his bravery in the way he’s cast me in his films. By casting me as the president in Escape from New York (1981) and as the essentially good Dr. Loomis in the original Halloween (1978), he gave me the opportunities that might have been missed had I stayed a stereotypical madman. That casting against type is what made Prince of Darkness (1987) such a lovely bit of business for me. People were walking into the theaters expecting me to be bad, and I ended up representing all the good in the universe.
  • [on The Great Escape (1963)] That was my first big Hollywood picture, and it struck particularly close to home for me because I had been in the RAF and spent some time in a POW camp in Germany. I had a wonderful part and was delighted. Steve McQueen was a bit difficult during the filming, flying in three separate screenwriters to make sure his character was to his liking. Coming from a theater background, I had a lot of qualms with the way this big budget movie was being made, but I kept my mouth shut and was ultimately very happy with the experience.
  • [from an interview done in 1989] It’s gotten to the point where it’s big news when I don’t do a horror film. At this point in my career, it doesn’t bother me much that I’m probably hopelessly typecast. I like to work, and horror films definitely keep me working.
  • [on THX 1138 (1971)] It was an enjoyable film to make. Even at that point, I had a feeling George Lucas would go on to do some wonderful things. Technically he knew everything about the business at a very young age.
  • [on Halloween (1978)] There are parts of the script which I couldn’t accept. I believe people are behaving in a way in which they couldn’t possibly in real life behave. And that’s always difficult because if you’re one of the people, then you are the one who’s going to look like an idiot.
  • There was a sort of horror picture that I did called The Mutations (1974). I think I did that solely for the money. I have six daughters, and they can be quite expensive, so one has to keep working and be able to pay the bills. I did get to work with Tom Baker. He’s a very charming, bright man and I liked him very much. I remember that movie as a very happy time; the whole gang of us were very friendly, and that means so much when you’re working together. But I surely wouldn’t list that film among my proudest moments.
  • I treat all film roles one way – very seriously.
  • I’m a professional actor. I get the part. I read the script. If I decide to do it, I learn the lines. I have no theory about acting. For me, there is no Method. I just do it.

Donald Henry Pleasence Important Facts

  • $20,000
  • He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1994 Queen’s New Year Honours List for his services to drama.
  • He and his The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) co-stars Telly Savalas and Max von Sydow all later played the Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld: Pleasence in You Only Live Twice (1967), Savalas in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) and von Sydow in Never Say Never Again (1983).
  • He was the first actor to play Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond films. However, he was a last-minute replacement for a Czech actor, Jan Werich.
  • Among the possible actors for the role of Fallanda in Lifeforce (1985). Frank Finlay won the role.
  • He was good in school plays and won prizes.
  • Daughter, Jean, is an occupational therapist at a psychiatric hospital.
  • Is Carrie Anderson’s great-uncle.
  • He was flying in a Lancaster NE112 “AS-M” when it was shot down on September 9, 1944.
  • Often joked to friends and family that, before Halloween (1978) came out, he was typecast as villains and psychopaths, never having been given the chance to play a good guy or hero. However, after his portrayal of the heroic, Van Helsing-like Dr. Sam Loomis in Halloween, he had the exact opposite problem in that no one wanted to see him play bad guys anymore, that the only parts offered to him were avengers and heroes.
  • He was a wireless operator in Lancaster bombers in 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force.
  • Was nominated for four Tony Awards as Best Actor (Dramatic): in 1962 for “The Caretaker”, a part he recreated in the film version also titled The Guest (1963); in 1965 for “Poor Bitos”; in 1969 for “The Man in the Glass Booth” and, in 1972 for “Wise Child” – but he never won.
  • One of the stars of The Great Escape (1963) to have actually been a World War II prisoner of war (Hannes Messemer, who played Colonel Lugo the camp commander, was a German soldier in World War II and was captured by American troops and held in a POW camp until the end of the war). He was also a POW in Russia. When he kindly offered advice to director John Sturges, he was politely asked to keep his “opinions” to himself. Later, when another star from the film informed Sturges that Pleasence had actually been an RAF officer in a World War II German POW camp, Sturges requested Pleasance’s technical advice and input on historical accuracy from that point forward.
  • Played Loomis in Innocent Bystanders (1972), Dr. Sam Loomis in most of the first six Halloween (1978) movies (Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) was not a “Michael Myers” movie) and Father Loomis in Prince of Darkness (1987).
  • Was held at Stalag Luft I, near the Baltic Sea. While a POW during World War II, he organized a theatre company in order to pass the time. His productions included “The Petrified Forest”, in which he played the Leslie Howard role opposite a 6′ 1″ Canadian who played the Bette Davis part.
  • He was initially a conscientous objector during World War II, but later changed his mind and joined the British Royal Air Force. His plane was shot down and was taken prisoner of war by the Nazis until his release in 1945.
  • His father was a stationmaster.
  • Shortly before his death in 1995, he was scheduled to star in a production of “King Lear” that would have featured daughters Angela Pleasence, Polly Jo Pleasence and Miranda Pleasence.
  • Married four times and had five daughters. Angela Pleasence and Jean Pleasence were born from his marriage to actress Miriam Raymond; Lucy Pleasance and Polly Jo Pleasence were the products of his union with actress/singer Josephine Crombie and Miranda Pleasence was conceived during his marriage to singer Miera Shore.
  • When Moustapha Akkad asked Donald Pleasence how many more Halloween (1978) films he was planning to make, Donald replied “I stop at twenty-two!”
  • Was originally chosen to play Blair in The Thing (1982), but a scheduling conflict prevented him from doing so. Therefore, the role went to Wilford Brimley.
  • The only actor to have appeared in both The Great Escape (1963) and its television sequel The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988). Ironically, he played one of the would-be great escapees in the first film and one of the German executioners in the second. Strangely he even played the role of the SS and Gestapo chief, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, in the film The Eagle Has Landed (1976). Heinrich Himmler was the one who ordered the secret murder of “the 50” POWs. Thus, Pleasence is likely to be one of only a few actors to have ever portrayed all three roles of murder conspirator, executioner, and victim (although technically he was not among the 50. His character died earlier.).
  • He had elocution lessons as a child.
  • Father of Angela Pleasence, Jean Pleasence, Polly Jo Pleasence, Lucy Pleasance (1962) and Miranda Pleasence.
  • His portrayal of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in You Only Live Twice (1967) will always be an influence of the Dr. Evil character in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999). Both Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) and Pleasence’s Blofeld have a large facial scar.

Donald Henry Pleasence Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Night Creature1978Axel MacGregorActor
The Bastard1978TV MovieSolomon SholtoActor
Tomorrow Never Comes1978Dr. ToddActor
Les liens de sang1978James DoniacActor
The Defection of Simas Kudirka1978TV MovieCaptain Vladimir PopovActor
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home1978TV Mini-SeriesNarratorActor
Telefon1977Nicolai DalchimskyActor
Oh, God!1977Doctor HarmonActor
The Uncanny1977Valentine De’ath (segment “Hollywood 1936”)Actor
Jesus of Nazareth1977TV Mini-SeriesMelchiorActor
The Eagle Has Landed1976HimmlerActor
Hindle Wakes1976TV MovieNat JeffcoteActor
The Last Tycoon1976BoxleyActor
The Passover Plot1976Pontius PilateActor
BBC2 Playhouse1974-1976TV SeriesGeorge Livingston / AaronActor
Goldenrod1976John Tyler JonesActor
The Devil’s Men1976Father RocheActor
A Dirty Knight’s Work1976Sir Giles MarleyActor
Death of an Informer1976TV MovieThe man in the officeActor
Peep Show1976TV SeriesMaxActor
Ubu roi1976TV MoviePa UbuActor
Shades of Greene1975TV SeriesPucklerActor
Hearts of the West1975A.J. NietzActor
Journey Into Fear1975KuvetliActor
Sharon’s Baby1975Dr. FinchActor
Escape to Witch Mountain1975Lucas DeranianActor
The Count of Monte-Cristo1975TV MovieDanglarsActor
Performance1975TV SeriesActor
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own1974Erich Count von PlasmaActor
The Mutations1974Professor NolterActor
La loba y la Paloma1974Martin ZayasActor
Occupations1974TV MovieChristo KabakActor
The Black Windmill1974Cedric HarperActor
Watch Out, We’re Mad1974The DoctorActor
From Beyond the Grave1974Jim Underwood (segment 2 “An Act of Kindness”)Actor
Tales That Witness Madness1973Prof. R.C. TremayneActor
Columbo1973TV SeriesAdrian CarsiniActor
Malachi’s Cove1973MalachiActor
Great Mysteries1973TV SeriesCawserActor
The Rainbow Boys1973Ralph LoganActor
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1973TV MovieFred SmudgeActor
The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water1973TV ShortThe Spirit (voice)Actor
Wedding in White1972Jim Dougall, Sr.Actor
Police Surgeon1972TV SeriesJerry HahnActor
Innocent Bystanders1972LoomisActor
Henry VIII and His Six Wives1972Thomas CromwellActor
The Man Outside1972TV SeriesVictor CobbActor
The Pied Piper1972BaronActor
The Jerusalem File1972Major SamuelsActor
Hawaii Five-O1972TV SeriesHans VoglerActor
Raw Meat1972Inspector CalhounActor
Kidnapped1971Ebenezer BalfourActor
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes1971TV SeriesCarnackiActor
Wake in Fright1971Doc TydonActor
THX 11381971SENActor
Confession1970TV SeriesSergeant HurbyActor
Soldier Blue1970Isaac Q. CumberActor
The Madwoman of Chaillot1969The ProspectorActor
Arthur! Arthur!1969Arthur Brownjohn / Sir Easonby ‘E’ MellonActor
NBC Experiment in Television1969TV SeriesActor
Creature of Comfort1968James ThorneActor
The Other People1968Clive – Elsa’s fatherActor
Mr. Freedom1968Dr. Freedom (as Don Pleasence)Actor
Thirty-Minute Theatre1967-1968TV SeriesJ.G. / Richard PrattActor
Will Penny1967Preacher QuintActor
The Diary of Anne Frank1967TV MovieAlbert DusselActor
Matchless1967Gregori AndreanuActor
You Only Live Twice1967BlofeldActor
Armchair Theatre1957-1967TV SeriesBen Hoffman / Fred Watson / Arthur Gladwell / …Actor
Seven Deadly Virtues1967TV SeriesBuchananActor
The Night of the Generals1967General KahlenbergeActor
Call Me Daddy1967TV MovieMr. HoffmanActor
The Wednesday Play1966TV SeriesThe Head WaiterActor
Fantastic Voyage1966Dr. MichaelsActor
Eye of the Devil1966Pere DominicActor
Cul-De-Sac1966GeorgeActor
ITV Play of the Week1956-1966TV SeriesSupt. Smith / Barton Keyes / Henri Pincoff / …Actor
The Fugitive1966TV SeriesMax PfeifferActor
Armchair Mystery Theatre1965TV SeriesAmbroseActor
The Hallelujah Trail1965‘Oracle’ JonesActor
The Defenders1965TV SeriesDr. Byron SaulActor
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965The Dark Hermit – SatanActor
Espionage1964TV SeriesEscalonActor
The Outer Limits1963TV SeriesHarold J. FinleyActor
Dr. Crippen1963Dr. Hawley Harvey CrippenActor
The Great Escape1963Blythe ‘The Forger’Actor
The Guest1963Mac Davies
Bernard Jenkins
Actor
The Hatchet Man1962TV MovieHarry Laws, assistant to CurnicActor
The Twilight Zone1962TV SeriesProfessor Ellis FowlerActor
Lisa1962Sgt. WoltersActor
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color1961TV SeriesCaptain PinskiActor
No Place Like Homicide!1961Everett SloaneActor
Spare the Rod1961Mr. JenkinsActor
One Step Beyond1961TV SeriesHarvey LaurenceActor
A Story of David: The Hunted1961NabalActor
The Wind of Change1961‘Pop’ MarleyActor
No Love for Johnnie1961Roger RenfrewActor
Danger Man1960-1961TV SeriesNikolides / Captain AldrichActor
Alice Through the Looking Box1960TV MovieCaterpillarActor
The Hands of Orlac1960Graham CoatesActor
The Risk1960Parsons, alias Bill BrownActor
The Big Day1960Victor PartridgeActor
Interpol Calling1960TV SeriesKarl HaussmanActor
BBC Sunday-Night Play1960TV Mini-SeriesAdmiral VesperyActor
Rendezvous1960TV SeriesPotterActor
Sons and Lovers1960PappleworthActor
Hell Is a City1960Gus HawkinsActor
Circus of Horrors1960VanetActor
The Battle of the Sexes1960Irwin Hoffman (as Donald Pleasance)Actor
The Flesh and the Fiends1960William HareActor
The Four Just Men1960TV SeriesPaul KosterActor
The Shakedown1960Jessel BrownActor
Killers of Kilimanjaro1959CaptainActor
ITV Television Playhouse1956-1959TV SeriesRobert Robertson / Leonard Browne / Lenin / …Actor
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1952-1959TV SeriesDoctor
The Foreign Minister
Syme
Actor
The Traitor1959TV MovieGrantley CayporActor
William Tell1959TV SeriesThe SpiderActor
Look Back in Anger1959HurstActor
The Scarf1959TV SeriesDet. Insp. Harry YatesActor
Granite1958TV MovieA nameless manActor
The Two-Headed Spy1958General HardtActor
The Man Inside1958Organ-grinderActor
The Adventures of Robin Hood-1958TV SeriesPrince John / Bailiff BaldwinActor
The Wind Cannot Read1958DoctorActor
The Desk Set1958TV MovieKennyActor
Heart of a Child1958SpielActor
The Killing Stones1958TV SeriesJakob KleiberActor
A Tale of Two Cities1958BarsadActor
I Spy1958TV MovieMr. FruteActor
All at Sea1957CashierActor
Stowaway Girl1957EvansActor
Assignment Foreign Legion1957TV SeriesCommandantActor
Decision Against Time1957CrabtreeActor
The Black Tent1956AliActor
19841956R. Parsons (as Donald Pleasance)Actor
Encounter1956TV SeriesActor
On Camera1955TV SeriesActor
Value for Money1955LimpyActor
Orders Are Orders1955L / Cpl. Martin (as Donald Plesance)Actor
The Grove Family1955TV SeriesMonsieur PaulActor
The Face of Love1954TV MovieAlexActor
The Runaway Slave1954TV MovieKidnapperActor
Montserrat1954TV MovieJuan AlvarezActor
The Beachcomber1954TrompActor
The Coiners1954TV MovieMr. ChamberlaynActor
The Dybbuk1952TV MovieSecond batlonActor
Fatal Frames – Fotogrammi mortali1996Professor RobinsonActor
Safe Haven1995The SailorActor
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers1995Dr. LoomisActor
Signs and Wonders1995TV SeriesCornelius Van DammActor
Guinevere1994TV MovieMerlinActor
The Big Freeze1993TV MovieSoup slurperActor
The Advocate1993PincheonActor
The Thief and the Cobbler1993Phido the Vulture (original and Majestic Films version) / Additional voices (Miramax version) (voice)Actor
Screen Two1993TV SeriesVictor HartyActor
Lovejoy1992TV SeriesKarel RedlActor
Diên Biên Phú1992Howard SimpsonActor
Shadows and Fog1991DoctorActor
Millions1991RipaActor
L’avvoltoio può attendere1991Aaron ShalikActor
Donne armate1990TV MovieDreyfussActor
Moi, général de Gaulle1990TV MovieWinston ChurchillActor
American risciò1990Reverend MortomActor
Buried Alive1990Dr. SchaefferActor
Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery1989TV MovieJason RafielActor
Casablanca Express1989Colonel BatsActor
Halloween 51989LoomisActor
Paganini Horror1989Mr. PickettActor
Ten Little Indians1989Judge WargraveActor
River of Death1989Heinrich SpaatzActor
The House of Usher1989Walter UsherActor
The Great Escape II: The Untold Story1988TV MovieDr. AbsalonActor
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers1988Dr. Sam LoomisActor
Hanna’s War1988Captain Thomas RoszaActor
Vampire in Venice1988Don AlviseActor
Angel Hill: l’ultima missione1988Colonel B. AbrahamsActor
Der Commander1988Henry CarlsonActor
The Ray Bradbury Theater1988TV SeriesGeorge HillActor
Phantom of Death1988Inspector DattiActor
Animali metropolitani1987Prof. LivingstoneActor
Gila and Rik1987TV MovieJoe GardeniaActor
Django 2 – Il grande ritorno1987Ben GunnActor
Prince of Darkness1987PriestActor
Ground Zero1987Prosper GaffneyActor
Double Target1987Senator BlasterActor
Basements1987TV MovieMr. Kidd (segment “The Room”)Actor
Spettri1987Professor LaskyActor
Scoop1987TV MovieLondon – Lord CopperActor
Warrior Queen1987ClodiusActor
Into the Darkness1986VideoDavid BeckettActor
Operation Nam1986Father LenoirActor
Honor Thy Father1986TV MovieAldo RossiActor
Naso di cane1986TV Mini-SeriesOlindo CuomoActor
Sotto il vestito niente1985Commissioner DanesiActor
Treasure of the Amazon1985Klaus von BlantzActor
The Corsican Brothers1985TV MovieThe ChancellorActor
Phenomena1985Professor John McGregorActor
Black Arrow1985TV MovieSir Oliver OatesActor
Arch of Triumph1984TV MovieHaakeActor
A Breed Apart1984J.P. WhittierActor
The Ambassador1984Minister EretzActor
Where Is Parsifal?1984MackintoshActor
Master of the Game1984TV Mini-SeriesSalomon Van der MerweActor
Frankenstein’s Great Aunt Tillie1984Victor Frankenstein
Old Baron Frankenstein
Actor
The Devonsville Terror1983Dr. WarleyActor
To Kill a Stranger1983Col. KostikActor
Play for Today1971-1983TV SeriesSamuel Johnson / Gerry Muddiman / TomActor
Warrior of the Lost World1983ProssorActor
The Barchester Chronicles1982TV Mini-SeriesRev. Septimus HardingActor
Witness for the Prosecution1982TV MovieMr. MyersActor
Alone in the Dark1982Dr. Leo BainActor
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr1981Gilbert CarsonActor
Halloween II1981Sam LoomisActor
Computercide1981TV MovieGeorge DettlerActor
Dick Turpin1981TV SeriesIgnatius SlakeActor
Escape from New York1981PresidentActor
The Monster Club1981Pickering – Chief of the B-SquadActor
Blade on the Feather1980TV MovieProfessor Jason CavendishActor
The Ghost Sonata1980TV MovieThe old manActor
The Pumaman1980Kobras (as Donald Pleasance)Actor
All Quiet on the Western Front1979TV MovieKantorekActor
Better Late Than Never1979TV MovieColonel RiddleActor
Jaguar Lives!1979General VillanovaActor
Dracula1979Dr. Jack SewardActor
Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff1979Dr. SteinerActor
L’homme en colère1979Albert RumpelmayerActor
Gold of the Amazon Women1979TV MovieClarence BlaskoActor
Mrs. Columbo1979TV SeriesIan A. MorlyActor
Centennial1978-1979TV Mini-SeriesSam PurchasActor
The French Atlantic Affair1979TV Mini-SeriesMax DechambreActor
Halloween1978LoomisActor
Last In, First Out1978RothkoActor
Power Play1978BlairActor
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band1978B.D. HofflerActor
The Unforeseen1959TV Series teleplay – 1 episodeWriter
ITV Play of the Week1959TV Series adaptation – 1 episodeWriter
The Telltale Heart1958TV Movie adapted byWriter
On Camera1955TV Series adaptation – 1 episodeWriter
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr1981performer: “Beautiful Browneye” – uncreditedSoundtrack
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: “I Want You She’s So Heavy”Soundtrack
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1973TV Movie performer: “Smudge’s Song”Soundtrack
Zur Nacht1970TV Series documentary 1 episodeDirector
Phelous & the Movies2012TV Series special thanks – 1 episodeThanks
Halloween Existence2012Short dedicated to the memory of – as Donald PleasanceThanks
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later1998in memory of – as Donald PleasanceThanks
Fatal Frames – Fotogrammi mortali1996in memory ofThanks
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers1995in memory ofThanks
Dieter & Andreas1989Short grateful acknowledgmentThanks
Aspel & Company1992TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Making of ‘Halloween 5’1989TV Movie documentaryHimself – Dr. LoomisSelf
Wogan1985TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Il mondo dell’orrore di Dario Argento1985DocumentaryHimself / Prof. John McGregorSelf
Terror in the Aisles1984DocumentaryHimself – HostSelf
Saturday Night Live1981TV SeriesHimself – Host / VariousSelf
London Bridge1975TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Russell Harty Plus1972TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Collector’s World1972TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Cinema1972TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The 26th Annual Tony Awards1972TV SpecialHimselfSelf
The David Frost Show1969-1972TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Frost Over America1972TV SeriesHimself – IntervieweeSelf
Omnibus1972TV Series documentarySelf
Aquarius1970TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Zur Nacht1970TV Series documentaryHimself – NarratorSelf
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards1969TV SpecialHimselfSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The Skitch Henderson Show1968TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Tempo1968TV SeriesArthur GoldmanSelf
Call My Bluff1968TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Armchair Mystery Theatre1960TV SeriesHimself – HostSelf
I Want to Be a Doctor1947TV Movie documentarySelf
IMDb Originals2015TV SeriesBlofeldArchive Footage
Pop Culture Beast’s Halloween Horror Picks2015TV Series documentaryPickering – Chief of the B-SquadArchive Footage
FalconCast2015TV SeriesThe SpiritArchive Footage
Söldner-Stories2014Video documentary shortHenry Carlson (uncredited)Archive Footage
Top Gear2012TV SeriesErnst Stavro BlofeldArchive Footage
Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness2007-2011TV Series documentaryDr. Sam Loomis
Sam Loomis
Archive Footage
Halloween: The Inside Story2010TV Movie documentaryHimself / Dr. Sam LoomisArchive Footage
Escape from New Jersey2010The PresidentArchive Footage
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!2008DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Ground Zero: An Important Story – Jack Thompson in Conversation2008Video documentary shortProsper GaffneyArchive Footage
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film2006DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror2006Video documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
The Revamping of Dracula2004Video short documentaryArchive Footage
‘Halloween’: A Cut Above the Rest2003TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Barry Humphries Gives Us the Good Oil2003VideoErich Count von PlasmaArchive Footage
Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond2002TV Movie documentaryBlofeldArchive Footage
Best Ever Bond2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage
Arena1982-2002TV Series documentaryMac Davies
Bernard Jenkins
Himself – Mourner
Archive Footage
Halloween: Resurrection2002Dr. Samuel ‘Sam’ Loomis (uncredited)Archive Footage
Halloween 4: Final Cut2001Video documentary shortDr. Sam Loomis (uncredited)Archive Footage
Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation2001Video documentaryDr. Samuel ‘Sam’ Loomis (Halloween)Archive Footage
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryDr. MichaelsArchive Footage
Inside ‘You Only Live Twice’2000Video documentary shortHimselfArchive Footage
The James Bond Story1999TV Movie documentaryErnst Stavro Blofeld (uncredited)Archive Footage
In and Out of Fashion1998DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryErnst Stavro BlofeldArchive Footage
The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files1997TV Movie documentaryBlofeld (uncredited)Archive Footage
American Masters1995TV Series documentaryArchive Footage
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)Archive Footage
Robin Hood: Quest for the Crown1995Prince JohnArchive Footage
Return to ‘The Great Escape’1993Video documentary shortHimselfArchive Footage
Reel Horror1985Axel MacGregorArchive Footage
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue1985Video shortLucas DeranianArchive Footage
Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color1980TV SeriesLucas DeranianArchive Footage
Barry McKenzie: Ogre or Ocker1974TV MovieErich Count von PlasmaArchive Footage
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973TV SeriesMan with ColumboArchive Footage
Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond1967TV MovieErnst Stavro BlofeldArchive Footage

Donald Henry Pleasence Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
1959BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsLight EntertainmentWon
1959BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsLight EntertainmentNominated