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    A inspiration to us all...

    Our man here is perhaps the most quintessential Scot of the 20th Century, but, despite his larger-than-life bluff and hearty personality (which he brought to his on-screen characters) and his accent, James Robertson Justice was not a Scot at all - being southern English born and bred.

    But we can forgive him for that, and let him take the name Robertson if he wants.

    Many a film between the 1940s and the 1970s would be poorer without him, and he carried off the kilt as to the manner born - a trick many a true Scot fails at.

    Personally, I think his portrayal of historic Highland chiefs is what they all should aspire to, or at least go some way to model themselves on. Boy, wouldn't clan gatherings then be a red letter day..!

    So do you like his outfits..?

    JRJ 1.jpg JRJ 2.jpg

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    Indeed he was a character! I say this with all modesty, but I met him many times when he came to stay. He was a shooting and Royal Navy friend of my father.
    He was exactly as he was portrayed in many of his films and great fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Indeed he was a character! I say this with all modesty, but I met him many times when he came to stay. He was a friend of my father.
    He was exactly as he was portrayed in many of his films and great fun!
    That's certainly his reputation.

    He was also a great sportsman, and was a driving force behind the interest the new King developed in his youth, I believe.

    My list of 'People I Wish I Had Met' is not very long, but JRJ is near the top.

    I envy you..!

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