James Hanson

James Hanson and Audrey Hepburn
1922 - 2004

James Hanson  British Business


Who is is he dating right now?

James Hanson passed away on 1st Nov 2004 aged 82.


James Hanson was engaged to Audrey Hepburn (1952 - 1953).

He was in relationships with Susan Cabot (1958), Joan Collins and Jean Simmons.


British Business Professional James Hanson was born on 20th January, 1922 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England and passed away on 1st Nov 2004 aged 82. He is most remembered for British billionaire once engaged to Audrey Hepburn. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

James Hanson is a member of the following lists: Duke of Wellington's Regiment officers, Conservative Party (UK) life peers and Critics of the European Union.


Help us build our profile of James Hanson! Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions.

Relationship Statistics

Engaged1 1 year - -
Dating3 58 years, 11 months 19 years, 4 months -
Total4 58 years, 11 months 15 years, 9 months 1 year


First Name James
Middle Name Baron
Last Name Hanson
Alternative Name Lord James Hanson, Baron Hanson
Age 82 (age at death) years
Birthday 20th January, 1922
Birthplace Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Died 1st November, 2004
Cause of Death Cancer
Height 5' 11½" (182 cm)
Weight 225lbs (102 kg)
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality British
Occupation Text Company director
Occupation Business
Claim to Fame British billionaire once engaged to Audrey Hepburn
Family Member Lord Robert Hanson (son)

James Edward, Baron Hanson (20 January 1922 – 1 November 2004) was an English Conservative industrialist who built his businesses through the process of leveraged buyouts through Hanson plc.

More about James Hanson
Less about James Hanson

Dating History

Partner Comparison

James Hanson82 CapricornBusiness
Susan Cabot59 CancerActress
Audrey Hepburn63 TaurusActress
Joan Collins83 GeminiActress
Jean Simmons80 AquariusActress


Posted commentsView all comments (3)

Beatbox77Mar 28, 2013

Why was that comment removed about Lady Hanson being a drunk and jealous of Lord Hanson's "ladies"?

John GlenJan 19, 2009

I think you want to get your facts right!! There never was a home in the South of France they always stayed at the hotel du Cap. The House in Palm Springs was Norwood West. Fifi was Fiona and a great friend of both Lord and lady Hanson. Lady Hanson liked a glass of wine but was not, not an alcoholic. Robert is the natural son of Lord and Lady Hanson, it is Brook who was adopted and Lady Hanson`s daughter is called Karen. Lady Hanson always spoke with a gentle American accent and I never saw Gregory Peck. I was Lord and Lady Hanson`s butler and personal chef for 15 years.

kimber cottageJul 20, 2008

James Hanson married Geraldine, and they are now both deceased. They had homes in the South of France, Palm Springs (Las Palmas Area), and in the UK (Kimber Cottage). FiFi was a young lady, similar in looks to Audrey Hepburn, whom was a "friend" of the family", though Lady Hanson did not care for her much at all! Geraldine suffered from alcoholism which she tried to keep hush. They have one adopted son "Robert" and his half-brother "Brook", and "Susan" if I recall, was Geraldine`s daughter`s name. Geraldine was born in New Jersey, but spoke with a british accent! The Hanson`s had celebrity friends, including Margaret Thatcher, Gregory Peck, Frank Sinatra, Sydney Sheldon, and Kirk Douglas.

Join the FamousFix discussion board >>



Top Contributors for James Hanson

Edit Page

Help keep James Hanson profile up to date.

Six Degrees

Six Degrees Connections

Connect any celebrity with James Hanson to see how closely they are linked... romantically!