Basil Dignam

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Basil Dignam
Basil Dignam.jpg
Born Basil Martin Dignam [1]
24 October 1905
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died 31 January 1979
Westminster, London, England
Occupation Actor

Basil Dignam (24 October 1905 – 31 January 1979) was an English character actor.[2]

Basil Dignam was born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. He acted on film and television between 1948 and 1978.[2] He often appeared as an authority figure, such as a police officer, army general or peer.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to actress Mona Washbourne.[4] His brother Mark Dignam was also a professional actor.[4] Basil Dignam died, aged 73, in Westminster, London.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Basil Dignam". CBS Interactive. 
  2. ^ a b "Basil Dignam". BFI. 
  3. ^ "Basil Dignam". 
  4. ^ a b Hal Erickson. "Basil Dignam - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie. 

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