Memories of Yorkshire on Walls of James Masons Swiss Home for Sale at Bonhams


LONDON.- Yorkshire born James Mason never forgot his roots even in his Swiss retirement. The pictures of Yorkshire he surrounded himself with, by the Yorkshire artist Peter Brook, will be sold by his estate at Bonhams Chester sale on November 16. James Mason was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire in 1909. He had no formal training as an actor, but won roles in British films from the mid 1930s, and starred in many from the 1940s onwards, as well as appearing in many Hollywood films. His major films included ‘Julius Caesar’ (1953), ‘A Star is Born’ (1954), ‘North by North West’ (1959), and in 1984 he appeared as the lord of the manor in ‘The Shooting Party’ (1985). His work took him away from Huddersfield, but through his family connections and friends he retained strong links with his hometown. In 1969 James Mason was introduced to Peter Brook by the actor Rodney Bewes, when they were filmin