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Prostate cancer


Donald Sinden

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Leon Sinden, Joy Sinden

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Full Name
Donald Alfred Sinden

9 October 1923 (
St Budeaux, Plymouth, Devon, England

KB; CBE; FRSA; D.Litt; D.Arts;Evening Standard Awards Best Actor;Society of West End Theatre Awards Actor of the Year;Drama Desk Special Award;BAFTA (3 nominations);Tony Award Best Actor (nomination);Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts (posthumous)

September 12, 2014, Romney Marsh, New Romney, United Kingdom

Diana Mahony (m. 1948–2004)

Marc Sinden, Jeremy Sinden

Movies and TV shows
Two's Company, The Cruel Sea, Mogambo, Never the Twain, The Island at the Top of the Wo

Similar People
Marc Sinden, Jeremy Sinden, Windsor Davies, Ralph Thomas, Charles Frend

Donald Sinden (1923-2014) CBE FRSA actor

Sir Donald Alfred Sinden, CBE FRSA (9 October 1923 – 12 September 2014) was an English actor in theatre, film, television and radio as well as an author.


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Achieving early fame as a Rank Organisation film star in the 1950s, Sinden then became highly regarded as an award-winning Shakespearean and West End theatre actor and television sit-com star.

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Early career

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Sinden made his first stage appearance at the amateur Brighton Little Theatre (of which he later became President) in 1941, stepping into a part in place of his cousin Frank, who had been called up to war and so was unable to appear. Offered a professional acting part by the Brighton impresario Charles F. Smith, he made his first professional appearance in January 1942, playing Dudley in a production of George and Margaret for the Mobile Entertainments Southern Area company (known as MESA) and in other modern comedies, playing to the armed forces all along the South Coast of England during World War II and later trained as an actor for two terms at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

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In 1942, in Hove, Sinden befriended Lord Alfred Douglas (known as "Bosie"), who had been Oscar Wilde's lover. On 23 March 1945, he was one of only two persons who attended his funeral. He is believed to have been the last living person to have known Douglas.

Rank Organisation and Pinewood Studios

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After the critical and financial success of his first screen leading role in The Cruel Sea (1953), made by Ealing Studios, in which he co-starred and received top-billing with Jack Hawkins, Sinden was contracted for seven years to the Rank Organisation at Pinewood Studios and subsequently starred in 23 movies during the 1950s and early 1960s, including Mogambo; Doctor in the House; Above Us the Waves; The Black Tent; Eyewitness; Doctor at Large; The Siege of Sidney Street and Twice Round the Daffodils.

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Sinden became associated with his character of "Benskin" in the Doctor film series as the duffel-coated medical student, regularly failing his finals and spending most of his time chasing pretty nurses, accompanied by his trade-mark "wolf-growl".

Sinden was the recipient of several "audience-based" awards during this period, including "The actor who made most progress during 1954". In 1956, a profile was written on him which stated:

In the three years since his début in The Cruel Sea, the un-temperamental Sinden has moved steadily up the British film ladder until people are noticing, not without surprise, that he is suddenly one of the country's prime box-office favourites. It's as though he arrived on tiptoe. He is not colourful or flamboyant, yet he has his niche in public favour, as a recent poll proved: British women-folk voted him "The face we'd most like to see across our breakfast table." This defines with a certain accuracy the sure, dependable appeal of the man who, so far, has shared star billing with some other more boisterous male idols. He has usually been left, crestfallen and jilted, in the last reel.

Commercial theatre

In 1949, he appeared in The Heiress at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket opposite Ralph Richardson and Peggy Ashcroft, directed by John Gielgud. In his Sky Arts documentary series Great West End Theatres, Sinden said that the play ran for 644 performances (19 months) and he was the only member of the cast not to have missed a performance: "As the play is the longest run in the [Haymarket] theatre's history, I therefore gave more consecutive performances in this theatre than any other actor since it was built in 1820." The management gave him an engraved silver ashtray as a present in recognition of the fact, which he showed in the episode.

Theatre being his first "love", he was a noted farceur and won best actor awards for his appearances in the Ray Cooney farces Not Now, Darling (1967); Two into One (1984) and Out of Order (1990). In 1976 he was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actor for his performance on Broadway as Arthur Wicksteed in Alan Bennett's comedy Habeas Corpus. His other notable leading performances in the commercial theatre included roles in productions such as There's a Girl in My Soup (1966); In Praise of Love (1973); An Enemy of the People (1975); Present Laughter (1981); The School for Scandal (1983); The Scarlet Pimpernel (1985); Major Barbara (1988); Diversions and Delights (one-man show as Oscar Wilde, 1989); That Good Night (1996) and Quartet (1999).

Sinden was a leading figure in the fight to launch the Theatre Museum in London's Covent Garden in the 1980s. In 2007, Sinden embarked on a UK, European and American theatre tour to talk about his life, work and anecdotes in An Evening with... Sir Donald Sinden. Produced by his son Marc, this included, on 8 November 2007 as part of Marc's British Theatre Season, Monaco, a performance in front of Prince Albert of Monaco (the son of Grace Kelly, his co-star in the film Mogambo) at the Théâtre Princesse Grace, Monte Carlo.

Royal Shakespeare Company

Joining the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre company in 1946, Sinden was an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) from 1967. Outstanding among his many notable stage appearances for the RSC, both at Stratford-upon-Avon and in London's West End (usually at the Aldwych Theatre), was his performance in 1963 as the Duke of York in The Wars of the Roses opposite Peggy Ashcroft as Queen Margaret.

Other notable performances by Sinden for the company were Eh? by Henry Livings in 1964; as Lord Foppington in The Relapse in 1967; Malvolio in Twelfth Night (opposite Judi Dench as Viola) in 1969 and again with Judi Dench and her husband Michael Williams in 1974, as Sir Harcourt Courtly in London Assurance (Albery Theatre).

After the production transferred to New York in 1975, Sinden became the first recipient of the newly established Broadway Drama Desk Special Award. Sinden sought and received advice about the character's costume and mannerisms in the role from the Regency novelist Georgette Heyer.

For the 1976 Stratford season and then at the Aldwych Theatre in 1977, Sinden won the Evening Standard Award as Best Actor for his performance in the title role of King Lear (with Michael Williams as the Fool). Meanwhile, he was also portraying in repertory, Benedick (regarded as "the most admired Benedick in living memory") opposite Judi Dench's Beatrice in John Barton's highly acclaimed 'British Raj' revival of Much Ado About Nothing, and in the same time frame also rehearsing the third season of the LWT sitcom Two's Company with Elaine Stritch during the daytime and filming the show at the studio in front of a live audience on Sunday evenings. He claimed "RSC money isn't very good compared with a normal commercial theatre rate. I was on their 'star' salary, which meant it worked out at about £47 per performance! You work for them 'for the honour' of doing the greatest classical plays, not for the money, so you have to make up the financial short-fall somewhere".

In 1979 he played the title role in Othello, directed by Ronald Eyre, becoming the last 'blacked-up white' actor to play the role for the RSC. Everyman editor and critic Gareth Lloyd Evans noted that his interpretation was "not…about colour or racialism" but one that illuminated the character's personal tragedy.

Great West End Theatres series

In 2013 Sinden presented a documentary series called Great West End Theatres, which describes the history and stories associated with each of the 40 London theatres. Directed and produced by his son Marc, it was to be released as a 40-part DVD and Sky Arts TV series, with the first 10 episodes showing on Sky Arts 2 during the autumn of 2013.

In their review of the series, the British Theatre Guide said "Sir Donald's gorgeous plummy tones are a joy to listen to whatever he is saying but when he is extolling the virtues of one of his own favourite theatres, the pleasure is heightened. At his first entrance, he announces that he is "tingling with excitement" which is just what one wants from a tour guide. Soon enough, so are viewers."

The Daily Telegraph review states "Great West End Theatres is a lovely documentary series, made by the director Marc Sinden. Its star, and – it transpires – the best documentary frontman of all time, is his actor-father: Sir Donald Sinden, 90 years old next month. Sir Donald has been let loose and the effect is enchanting beyond belief. It is also, at times, incredibly funny. One has the sense of a lifetime spent in this world, being poured out for our delight like glasses of vintage champagne."


Sinden achieved wide fame with the television-viewing public in 1963 through the Associated Rediffusion series Our Man at St Mark's. His other featured television roles included guest-starring as the Colonel in an episode of The Prisoner ("Many Happy Returns", 1967).

After starring in the series The Organisation (1971), he co-starred in the London Weekend Television situation comedy Two's Company which debuted in 1975. Sinden was cast in the role of an English butler, Robert, to Elaine Stritch's American character, Dorothy. Much of the humour derived from the culture clashes between Robert's very stiff-upper-lip Britishness and Dorothy's devil-may-care New York view on life. Two's Company was well received in Britain and ran for four seasons until 1979. The programme was nominated for a 'Best Situation Comedy' BAFTA in 1977. Stritch and Sinden also sang the theme tune for the opening credits to the programme, which received a BAFTA nomination. They each received a BAFTA nomination in 1979 for 'Best Light Entertainment Performance' and the show received two additional BAFTA nominations that year.

In 1979 Sinden presented a documentary series on BBC2 (later repeated in 1981 on BBC1), Discovering English Churches inspired by his grandfather's architectural drawings and watercolours. Over 10 episodes Sinden explored the unique history of the English church, and the influences that shaped the development of 16,000 unique churches, showing the history of 2-3 specific churches in each episode.

From 1981, Sinden starred in the Thames Television situation comedy, Never the Twain. He played snooty antiques dealer Simon Peel who lived next door to a competitor Oliver Smallbridge (played by Windsor Davies). The characters hated each other and were horrified when they discovered that their son and daughter were to be married – thus meaning they were related. Despite a lack of critical acclaim, the series was a TV ratings success and ran for 11 series until 1991. One episode in 1990 (A Car by Any Other Name) had Sinden being literally picked up by two police officers who were played by his own actor sons, Jeremy and Marc. His wife, Diana, appeared in the last episode.

He was the subject of an extended edition of This Is Your Life in 1985 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews. He also appeared on Lily Savage's Blankety Blank.

Sinden was spoofed on Spitting Image, the 1980s British satirical television programme in which famous people were lampooned by caricatured latex puppets. For example, when his puppet, sitting in a restaurant, summons a waiter and asks "Do you serve a ham salad?" the waiter replies "Yes, we serve salad to anyone".

From 2001 to 2007 he played the part of senior judge (and father-in-law of the title character), Sir Joseph Channing in Judge John Deed and was the voice of Totally Viral.


He starred in the Walt Disney Productions family film The Island at the Top of the World (1974), playing Sir Anthony Ross, which was filmed at Disney's studios in Burbank, California.


Sinden's distinctive voice was heard frequently on radio, including as Sir Charles Baskerville in a Radio 4 adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles. He starred in multiple adaptations of John Dickson Carr's Dr. Gideon Fell mysteries, including The House on Gallows Lane, The Hollow Man and Black Spectacles, To Wake the Dead, The Blind Barber and The Mad Hatter Mystery.


Sinden wrote two autobiographical volumes: A Touch of the Memoirs (1982) and Laughter in the Second Act (1985), edited the Everyman Book of Theatrical Anecdotes (1987), wrote a book to coincide with his BBC TV series The English Country Church (1988) and a collection of "epitaphs and final utterances" titled The Last Word (1994).

Later life

Sinden was awarded the CBE in 1979 and was knighted in 1997. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1966 and received the Freedom of the City of London in 1997.

On 12 July 2005, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Leicester and, on 20 July 2011, an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Kent.

In reply to a question from an audience member during a performance at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre of An Evening with... Sir Donald Sinden, he said he had worked out that, apart from "gaps before the next job started", he had only had a total of five-weeks unemployment between 1942 and 2008.

In 2004, the purpose-built theatre located in the grounds of Homewood School, Tenterden, Kent was named the Sinden Theatre.

Sinden was Honorary President of the Garden Suburb Theatre, an amateur theatre group based in Hampstead Garden Suburb where he was resident from 1954-1997.

On 9 October 2012, he celebrated his 89th birthday and his retirement after 30 years as the longest-standing President of the Royal Theatrical Fund (founded by Charles Dickens in 1839) with a celebration lunch for 350 guests at the Park Lane Hotel, London which was compered by Russ Abbott and the charity auction was conducted by Jeffrey Archer. Leading the tributes was Jean Kent, who had co-starred with Sinden in Bernard Delfont's 1951 stage production of Froufrou and letters from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Albert of Monaco were read out, with speeches from Julian Fellowes, Ray Cooney and Gyles Brandreth.

Sinden received, posthumously, the Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts at the Guildhall, London during the 2014 Theatre Awards UK ceremony, held on 19 October. The award was collected on his behalf by his son Marc Sinden.

Personal life

Sinden was born in St Budeaux, Plymouth, Devon on 9 October 1923. The middle child of Alfred Edward Sinden and his wife Mabel Agnes (née Fuller), he had an elder sister Joy and a younger brother Leon (1927-2015) also an actor. They grew up in Ditchling, where their home 'The Limes', doubled as the local chemist shop.

According to his second autobiography, while investigating his family genealogy he discovered that the only previous relatives who were also members of the theatrical profession were the Victorian brother and sister act of Bert and Topsy Sinden, who were distant cousins. Topsy achieved "some fame as a 'skirt dancer' and première danseuse at the Empire Theatre of Varieties in Leicester Square."

He was colour blind and suffered from asthma, which prevented him from joining the armed forces during the Second World War and suffered from negative buoyancy, meaning that he was unable to float or swim in water, which was discovered while filming The Cruel Sea when the ship was sinking. Co-star Jack Hawkins saved him from drowning in the open air water-tank at Denham Studios.

He died at his home in Wittersham on the Isle of Oxney, Kent, on 12 September 2014, aged 90, from prostate cancer which had been diagnosed several years earlier. The participants at his funeral on the 19 September in St John the Baptist Church, Wittersham were Dame Judi Dench, his grandson Hal Sinden and Sir Patrick Stewart. The eulogy was read by Lord Archer. An Honorary Life Member and Trustee of the Garrick Club in London, which he joined in 1960, he was cremated in a coffin painted in the Club's 'salmon and cucumber' colours.

It was announced that his estate on his death was valued at £2.3 million.

A Blue Plaque in his memory was attached to his former family home in Hampstead Garden Suburb in 2015.


Sinden was married to the actress Diana Mahony from 3 May 1948 until her death from stomach cancer aged 77 in 2004. The couple had two sons: the actor Jeremy Sinden (born 1950), who died of lung cancer in 1996 and the film director and West End producer Marc Sinden (born 1954). Donald Sinden had four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.


  • A Touch of the Memoirs (1982) ISBN 0340262354
  • Laughter in the Second Act (1985) ISBN 0340285400
  • Everyman Book of Theatrical Anecdotes (1987) ISBN 0460046926
  • The English Country Church (1988) ISBN 0283995041
  • The Last Word (1994) ISBN 0860518922
  • Filmography

    The Curse of Minerva (Short) as
    The Priest
    Run for Your Wife as
    Man on bus
    Blowing Dandelions (Short) as
    Labrats (Video) as
    Colonel (voice)
    Marple (TV Series) as
    Sir Henry Clithering
    - The Blue Geranium (2010) - Sir Henry Clithering
    Midsomer Murders (TV Series) as
    Colonel Henry Hammond
    - Shot at Dawn (2008) - Colonel Henry Hammond
    Judge John Deed (TV Series) as
    Sir Joseph Channing
    - Evidence of Harm: Part 2 (2007) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - Evidence of Harm: Part 1 (2007) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - War Crimes: Part 2 (2007) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - War Crimes: Part 1 (2007) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - Heart of Darkness (2006) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - One Angry Man (2006) - Sir Joseph Channing (credit only)
    - Silent Killer (2006) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - Lost Youth (2006) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - My Daughter, Right or Wrong (2006) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - Hard Gating (2006) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - Popular Appeal (2005) - Sir Joseph Channing (credit only)
    - Separation of Powers (2005) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - Economic Imperative (2003) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - Conspiracy (2003) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - Judicial Review (2003) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - Health Hazard (2003) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - Abuse of Power (2002) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - Political Expediency (2002) - Sir Joseph Channing (credit only)
    - Hidden Agenda (2001) - Sir Joseph Channing
    - Appropriate Response (2001) - Sir Joseph Channing (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    - Duty of Care (2001) - Sir Joseph Channing (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    - Rough Justice (2001) - Sir Joseph Channing (uncredited)
    - Exacting Justice (2001) - Sir Joseph Channing
    The Accidental Detective as
    Professor Stein (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    How Proust Can Change Your Life (TV Movie) as
    Duc d'Albufera
    Nancherrow (TV Mini Series) as
    Robin Jarvis
    - Episode #1.1 (1999) - Robin Jarvis
    Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie) as
    the voice of the Gryphon (voice)
    Creche Landing (TV Movie)(voice)
    The Cruel Sea (Podcast Series) as
    - The Final Cruelty (1998) - Narrator (voice)
    - Open Boats (1998) - Narrator (voice)
    - Fighting (1998) - Narrator (voice)
    - The Worst Convoy Ever (1998) - Narrator (voice)
    - Leave (1998) - Narrator (voice)
    - Learning (1998) - Narrator (voice)
    The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie) as
    Lord Dumbleton (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    Performance (TV Series) as
    Duke of York
    - Richard II (1997) - Duke of York
    Cuts (TV Movie) as
    Sir Luke Trimmingham
    The Treasure Seekers (TV Movie) as
    Old Wincott
    The Canterville Ghost (TV Movie) as
    Mr. Umney
    Balto as
    Doc (voice)
    Never the Twain (TV Series) as
    Simon Peel
    - The First of the Queue (1991) - Simon Peel
    - Two Fools and Their Money (1991) - Simon Peel
    - There Goes the Bride (1991) - Simon Peel
    - Born Again (1991) - Simon Peel
    - The Best Laid Plans (1991) - Simon Peel
    - Viva Espana (1991) - Simon Peel
    - A Car by Any Other Name (1990) - Simon Peel
    - There But for the Grace of God (1990) - Simon Peel
    - Happy Holiday (1990) - Simon Peel
    - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1990) - Simon Peel
    - S.W.A.L.K. (1990) - Simon Peel
    - X Marks the Spot (1990) - Simon Peel
    - A Winter's Tale (1989) - Simon Peel
    - Bonjour Paris (1989) - Simon Peel
    - Neighbours (1989) - Simon Peel
    - Aspects of Love (1989) - Simon Peel
    - A New Lease of Life (1989) - Simon Peel
    - A Point of Honour (1989) - Simon Peel
    - Just the Ticket (1989) - Simon Peel
    - It's a Long Way to Friern Barnet (1988) - Simon Peel
    - Moving On (1988) - Simon Peel
    - Never Say Die (1988) - Simon Peel
    - Whose Baby? (1988) - Simon Peel
    - Nursery Times (1988) - Simon Peel
    - Grandfathers-in-Law (1988) - Simon Peel
    - Fasten Your Seat Belts (1988) - Simon Peel
    - Born to Blush Unseen (1988) - Simon Peel
    - The Second Time Around (1988) - Simon Peel
    - Betrothed, Bothered and Bewildered (1988) - Simon Peel
    - The Wagers of Sin (1988) - Simon Peel
    - Settled Out of Court (1988) - Simon Peel
    - Affairs of the Heart (1987) - Simon Peel
    - The Battle of Deveraux Dale (1987) - Simon Peel
    - A Night to Remember (1987) - Simon Peel
    - Love Is a Many-Splendoured Thing (1987) - Simon Peel
    - Going to Pot (1987) - Simon Peel
    - Feed a Cold (1987) - Simon Peel
    - Definitely Not Cricket (1986) - Simon Peel
    - Reading Between the Lines (1986) - Simon Peel
    - Kung Who (1986) - Simon Peel
    - Thicker Than Water (1986) - Simon Peel
    - Going Going Gone (1986) - Simon Peel
    - In Whom We Tryst (1986) - Simon Peel
    - Come Fly with Me (1984) - Simon Peel
    - Loves' Neighbours' Lost (1984) - Simon Peel
    - No Flame Like an Old Flame (1984) - Simon Peel
    - Words and Music (1984) - Simon Peel
    - The Royal Connection (1984) - Simon Peel
    - A Home of Your Own (1984) - Simon Peel
    - Not on the Same Wavelength (1983) - Simon Peel
    - The Welsh Connection (1983) - Simon Peel
    - The End of the Line (1983) - Simon Peel
    - A Nose for Quality (1983) - Simon Peel
    - Partners (1983) - Simon Peel
    - Taking Stock (1983) - Simon Peel
    - The More We Are Together (1982) - Simon Peel
    - If You Knew Susan (1982) - Simon Peel
    - Blood Brothers (1982) - Simon Peel
    - A Woman's Place- (1982) - Simon Peel
    - As Young as You Feel (1982) - Simon Peel
    - Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1982) - Simon Peel
    - Father of the Groom (1981) - Simon Peel
    - Nothing But the Truth (1981) - Simon Peel
    - A Matched Pair (1981) - Simon Peel
    - A Night at the Opera (1981) - Simon Peel
    - Of Meissen Men (1981) - Simon Peel
    - Families at War (1981) - Simon Peel
    The Children as
    Lord Wrench
    Theatre Night (TV Series) as
    Sir Anthony Absolute
    - The Rivals (1988) - Sir Anthony Absolute
    Present Laughter (TV Movie) as
    Garry Essendine
    All's Well That Ends Well (TV Movie) as
    King of France
    Two's Company (TV Series) as
    Robert Hiller
    - The Friendly Aristocrats (1979) - Robert Hiller
    - The Rolls-Royce (1979) - Robert Hiller
    - The Silence (1979) - Robert Hiller
    - The Visiting Scots (1979) - Robert Hiller
    - The Salesman (1979) - Robert Hiller
    - The Clergy (1979) - Robert Hiller
    - The Club (1979) - Robert Hiller
    - The Politicians (1978) - Robert Hiller
    - The Picnic (1978) - Robert Hiller
    - The Critic (1978) - Robert Hiller
    - The Virus (1978) - Robert Hiller
    - The Take-Over Bid (1978) - Robert Hiller
    - The Pet (1978) - Robert Hiller
    - The Freezer (1978) - Robert Hiller
    - The Invitation (1978) - Robert Hiller
    - The Cleaning Ladies (1977) - Robert Hiller
    - The Guests (1977) - Robert Hiller
    - The Honeymoon (1977) - Robert Hiller
    - The Rubbish (1977) - Robert Hiller
    - The Burglary (1977) - Robert Hiller
    - The Reluctant Traveller (1977) - Robert Hiller
    - A Loving Christmas (1976) - Robert Hiller
    - Robert's Record Player (1976) - Robert Hiller
    - Robert's Mother (1975) - Robert Hiller
    - The Romance (1975) - Robert Hiller
    - The Patient (1975) - Robert Hiller
    - Dorothy's Electrician (1975) - Robert Hiller
    - The Housekeeping (1975) - Robert Hiller
    - The Bait (1975) - Robert Hiller
    The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) as
    Butler of the Year Judge
    - The First Thames Special (1978) - Butler of the Year Judge
    That Lucky Touch as
    British Gen. Armstrong
    Against the Crowd (TV Series) as
    Mr Thomas
    - Tell It to the Chancellor (1975) - Mr Thomas
    The Confederacy of Wives (TV Movie) as
    The Island at the Top of the World as
    Sir Anthony Ross
    Father Dear Father as
    Philip Glover
    The Day of the Jackal as
    The National Health as
    Mr. Carr / Senior Surgeon Boyd
    Rentadick as
    Jeffrey Armitage
    Father, Dear Father (TV Series) as
    Philip Glover
    - Brother, Dear Brother (1972) - Philip Glover
    - An Explosive Situation (1971) - Philip Glover
    - Baby, Won't You Please Come Home (1969) - Philip Glover
    The Organization (TV Series) as
    David Pulman
    - Mr Pulman and Mr Pershore (1972) - David Pulman
    - Veronica and Mr Pulman (1972) - David Pulman
    - Peter Frame and Veronica (1972) - David Pulman
    - Rodney Spurling and Peter Frame (1972) - David Pulman
    - Eve and Rodney Spurling (1972) - David Pulman
    - Ken Grist and Eve (1972) - David Pulman
    - Mr Pershore and Ken Grist (1972) - David Pulman
    The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series) as
    Romney Pringle
    - The Assyrian Rejuvenator (1971) - Romney Pringle
    Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) as
    Andrew Pelham
    - Seven Days in the Life of Andrew Pelham: Decision (1971) - Andrew Pelham
    - Seven Days in the Life of Andrew Pelham: Breakthrough (1971) - Andrew Pelham
    - Seven Days in the Life of Andrew Pelham: Deadlock (1971) - Andrew Pelham
    - Seven Days in the Life of Andrew Pelham: Retreat (1971) - Andrew Pelham
    - Seven Days in the Life of Andrew Pelham: Inquiry (1971) - Andrew Pelham
    - Seven Days in the Life of Andrew Pelham: Suspect (1971) - Andrew Pelham
    - Seven Days in the Life of Andrew Pelham: Crisis (1971) - Andrew Pelham
    Villain as
    Gerald Draycott
    The Ten Commandments (TV Series) as
    - The Nineteenth Hole (1971) - Major
    BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) as
    Philip Carter
    - Relatively Speaking (1969) - Philip Carter
    The Judgment of Albion (Short)(voice)
    Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher as
    The Prison Governor
    Not Now, Darling (TV Movie) as
    Gilbert Bodley
    Ooh La La! (TV Series)
    - Above Reproach (1968)
    Late Night Horror (TV Series) as
    William Pearl
    - William and Mary (1968) - William Pearl
    Armchair Theatre (TV Series) as
    - The Wind in a Tall Paper Chimney (1968) - Faulk
    The Prisoner (TV Series) as
    The Colonel
    - Many Happy Returns (1967) - The Colonel
    Our Man at St. Mark's (TV Series) as
    Rev. Stephen Young / Ven. Stephen Young
    - Christmas Special: There Are More Things- (1966) - Ven. Stephen Young
    - When Will They Ever Learn? (1966) - Ven. Stephen Young
    - My Uncle Oswald (1966) - Ven. Stephen Young
    - Ships That Pass (1966) - Ven. Stephen Young
    - Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die (1966) - Ven. Stephen Young
    - Are You There? (1966) - Ven. Stephen Young
    - Holy Yo-Yo (1966) - Ven. Stephen Young
    - Night Call (1966) - Ven. Stephen Young
    - The Talking Machine (1966) - Ven. Stephen Young
    - The Silent Village (1966) - Ven. Stephen Young
    - The Peppermint Man (1966) - Ven. Stephen Young
    - Love All (1966) - Ven. Stephen Young
    - The Fall of the House of Lawther (1966) - Ven. Stephen Young
    - Steps to the Cathedral (1965) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - The Yo-Yo Again (1965) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - Know Thine Enemy (1965) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - The Galloping Major (1965) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - Edie's Acre (1965) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - Ninety-Nine and Objection Sustained (1965) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - Pay Now, Live Later (1965) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - A Question of Degree (1965) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - One (1965) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - Storm in a Cocoa Cup (1965) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - Four Hundred Years' Thick (1965) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - The Invader (1965) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - A Funny Thing Happened to Amanda (1965) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - The Pleasure of Your Company (1964) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - Harry the Yo-Yo (1964) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - Smoke Without Fire (1964) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - We Do It on Saturday (1964) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - Rainbow's End (1964) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - Too Good to Be True (1964) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - A Question of Tactics (1964) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - No Bank for Sid (1964) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - Gillian's Day (1964) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - The Runaway (1964) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - Brother Midnight (1964) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - The Desk (1964) - Rev. Stephen Young
    - Quite Nice in Amsterdam (1964) - Rev. Stephen Young
    The Wars of the Roses (TV Mini Series) as
    York / Richard Duke of York / Plantagenet
    - The Fearful King (1966) - York
    - Margaret of Anjou (1965) - Richard Duke of York
    - The Inheritance (1965) - Plantagenet
    Love Story (TV Series) as
    Henry Chime
    - A Bachelor of Grey (1965) - Henry Chime
    Blackmail (TV Series) as
    Edward Leech
    - The Red House (1965) - Edward Leech
    First Night (TV Series) as
    Stephen Russell
    - The Happy Ones (1964) - Stephen Russell
    Festival (TV Series) as
    Solinus, Duke of Ephesus
    - The Comedy of Errors (1964) - Solinus, Duke of Ephesus
    Mix Me a Person as
    Philip Bellamy, QC
    Twice Round the Daffodils as
    Ian Richards
    Drama 61-67 (TV Series) as
    Harry Frazer
    - Drama '61: The Glove (1961) - Harry Frazer
    The Mystery of Edwin Drood (TV Mini Series) as
    John Jasper
    - The Final Answer? (1960) - John Jasper
    - The Strangler (1960) - John Jasper
    - The Central Problem (1960) - John Jasper
    - An Inquisitive Stranger (1960) - John Jasper
    - The Last Meeting (1960) - John Jasper
    - Daggers Drawn (1960) - John Jasper
    - A Strange Power (1960) - John Jasper
    - A Dream of Murder (1960) - John Jasper
    The Siege of Sidney Street as
    Your Money or Your Wife as
    Pelham Butterworth
    Operation Bullshine as
    Lt. Gordon Brown
    ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) as
    Mervyn Browne
    - Odd Man In (1959) - Mervyn Browne
    The Captain's Table as
    Mad Little Island as
    Hugh Mander
    ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) as
    The young man
    - Dinner with the Family (1958) - The young man
    BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) as
    Richard Gordon
    - The Frog (1958) - Richard Gordon
    - The Road to Rome (1957)
    Doctor at Large as
    Dr. Tony Benskin
    Tiger in the Smoke as
    Geoffrey Leavitt
    Eyewitness as
    The Black Tent as
    Col. Sir Charles Holland
    An Alligator Named Daisy as
    Peter Weston
    Josephine and Men as
    Alan Hartley
    Above Us the Waves as
    Lt Tom Corbett
    Simba as
    Inspector Drummond
    Mad About Men as
    Jeff Saunders
    The Beachcomber as
    Ewart Gray
    Doctor in the House as
    Tony Benskin
    You Know What Sailors Are as
    Lt. Sylvester Green
    A Day to Remember as
    Jim Carver
    Mogambo as
    Donald Nordley
    The Cruel Sea as
    Lost Daughter as
    Despatch Rider (uncredited)
    A Bullet in the Ballet (TV Movie) as
    Inspector Adam Quill
    Music Department
    Two's Company (TV Series) (performer - 29 episodes)
    - The Friendly Aristocrats (1979) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Rolls-Royce (1979) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Silence (1979) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Visiting Scots (1979) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Salesman (1979) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Clergy (1979) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Club (1979) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Politicians (1978) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Picnic (1978) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Critic (1978) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Virus (1978) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Take-Over Bid (1978) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Pet (1978) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Freezer (1978) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Invitation (1978) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Cleaning Ladies (1977) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Guests (1977) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Honeymoon (1977) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Rubbish (1977) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Burglary (1977) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Reluctant Traveller (1977) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - A Loving Christmas (1976) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - Robert's Record Player (1976) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - Robert's Mother (1975) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Romance (1975) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Patient (1975) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - Dorothy's Electrician (1975) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Housekeeping (1975) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    - The Bait (1975) - (performer: title song - uncredited)
    Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie) (performer: "Beautiful Soup")
    Two's Company (TV Series) (performer: "Two's Company")
    Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
    - Comparativas: La culpa fue de Eva (2014) - (in memory of)
    Living the Life (TV Series) as
    - Lord Jeffrey Archer & Sir Donald Sinden (2013) - Self
    Fifties British War Films: Days of Glory (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self (as Sir Donald Sinden CBE)
    Great West End Theatres (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Presenter
    - Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (2012) - Self - Presenter (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    - St Martin's Theatre (2012) - Self - Presenter (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    - Prince of Wales Theatre (2012) - Self - Presenter (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    - Noël Coward Theatre (2012) - Self - Presenter (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    - Piccadilly Theatre (2012) - Self - Presenter (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    - Her Majesty's Theatre (2012) - Self - Presenter (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    - Palace Theatre (2012) - Self - Presenter (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    - Theatre Royal, Haymarket (2012) - Self - Presenter (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    - Wyndham's Theatre (2012) - Self - Presenter (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    - Ambassadors Theatre (2012) - Self - Presenter (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    Arena (TV Series documentary) as
    - Paul Scofield (2008) - Self (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    The Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) as
    - Episode #4.19 (2006) - Self
    The Heaven and Earth Show (TV Series) as
    - Episode dated 15 January 2006 (2006) - Self
    The 100 Greatest War Films (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    Dracula's Bram Stoker (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self - Actor
    An Evening with... Sir Donald Sinden (Video documentary) as
    Treasure Hunt (TV Series) as
    - Kent: The Weald (2002) - Self
    Blankety Blank (TV Series) as
    - Episode #16.13 (2001) - Self (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    - Episode #16.10 (2001) - Self (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    - Episode #16.5 (2001) - Self (as Sir Donald Sinden)
    - Christmas Special (1999) - Self
    - Episode #15.10 (1999) - Self
    - Episode #15.6 (1999) - Self
    The Unforgettable Beryl Reid (TV Movie documentary) as
    Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh (TV Special documentary) as
    Col. Pickering
    This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary) as
    - Frank Thornton (1998) - Self
    - Nigel Davenport (1997) - Self
    - Michael Denison & Dulcie Gray (1995) - Self
    - Lord Brabourne (1990) - Self
    - Maurice Denham (1985) - Self
    - Donald Sinden (1985) - Self
    - Danny La Rue (1984) - Self
    An Audience with Ronnie Corbett (TV Special) as
    Self - Audience Member
    Network First (TV Series documentary) as
    - Life After Grace (1997) - Self
    - Life with Grace (1997) - Self
    An Invitation to Remember (TV Series) as
    - Donald Sinden (1989) - Self
    Wogan (TV Series) as
    - Episode #9.18 (1989) - Self
    - Episode #7.48 (1987) - Self
    - Episode #6.13 (1986) - Self
    - Episode #5.13 (1985) - Self (uncredited)
    - Episode #2.4 (1983) - Self
    An Audience with Mel Brooks (TV Special) as
    Self - Audience member (uncredited)
    Playing Shakespeare (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    - Poetry and Hidden Poetry (1982) - Self
    - Passion and Coolness (1982) - Self
    - Set Speeches and Soliloquies (1982) - Self
    Looks Familiar (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 8 April 1982 (1982) - Self - Guest
    Parkinson (TV Series) as
    - Episode #11.45 (1982) - Self
    Every Night Something Atrocious (TV Movie documentary) as
    Filmharmonic '80 (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    Call My Bluff (TV Series) as
    - Episode #14.4 (1980) - Self
    - Episode #14.3 (1980) - Self
    - Episode #12.18 (1978) - Self
    - Episode #12.17 (1978) - Self
    - Episode #6.6 (1971) - Self
    - Episode #6.5 (1971) - Self
    - Episode #3.29 (1968) - Self
    - Episode #3.12 (1967) - Self
    The Evening Standard Drama Awards (TV Special) as
    Omnibus (TV Series documentary) as
    - The Actors Changing Face: Acting Styles in the 20th Century (1969) - Self
    The Lord's Taverners Ball (TV Movie) as
    Film Time (TV Series) as
    - Film Festival at Venice British and Italian stars at the Venice Film Festival/Above Us the Waves Premiere (1955) - Self
    This Is Show Business (TV Series) as
    - Episode #4.2 (1954) - Self
    Archive Footage
    Fern Britton Meets... (TV Series) as
    - Barbara Dickson (2017) - Self
    The Man Who Ruined the British Film Industry (TV Movie documentary) as
    Tony Benskin (uncredited)
    Monkey Business (Video documentary short) as
    PG Tips Chimp
    The Golden Gong (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self -Interviewee


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