Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

Duncan Preston

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Nationality  British
Ethnicity  White British
Name  Duncan Preston

Occupation  Actor
Role  Actor
Years active  1964–present
Partner  Susan Penhaligon (1997–)
Duncan Preston wwwthetelegraphandarguscoukresourcesimages19
Born  1946 (age 68–69)Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Spouse  Susan Penhaligon (m. 1986–1992)
Education  Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Movies and TV shows  Dinnerladies, Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer, Victoria Wood As Seen On, Surgical Spirit, Howl
Similar People  Susan Penhaligon, Victoria Wood, Colin Teague, Simon Shore, Kathleen Beedles

Television  Emmerdale Dinnerladies

Duncan preston talks about the alhambra theatre

Duncan Preston (born 11 August 1946) is an English actor. He is known for his appearances in television productions written by Victoria Wood, including his roles of Clifford in the soap opera parody sketches Acorn Antiques, and Stan in the sitcom Dinnerladies (1998–2000). He reprised his role of Clifford in Acorn Antiques The Musical in 2005. His other television roles include Jonathan Haslam in the sitcom Surgical Spirit (1989–95); playing Kevin's dad in Harry Enfield and Chums (1994), and Douglas Potts in the soap opera Emmerdale (2007–11, 2014–present).


Duncan Preston 54488jpg

Duncan preston talks to michael hasted


Preston has also made many guest appearances in various TV series, including (Hunters Walk) (1970s police series) Secret Army, The Professionals, All Creatures Great and Small, Robin of Sherwood, Bergerac, The New Statesman, Press Gang, Chalk, Boon, Casualty, Heartbeat, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Holby City, Peak Practice, Midsomer Murders, Dalziel and Pascoe and My Family.

Duncan Preston wwwatvtodaycoukwpcontentuploads201407DOUG

He was also a regular cast member in the sitcom Surgical Spirit and appeared as Dennis Stokes in Coronation Street in 2004. Preston is currently seen in Emmerdale as Doug Potts, the father of Laurel Thomas. He has also appeared on Lily Savage's Blankety Blank.

Personal life

Duncan Preston Duncan Preston Holbytv

Preston married actress Susan Penhaligon, who played Jean Hope in Emmerdale in 2006. They divorced in 1992 but subsequently reconciled in 1997, though they have not remarried.

Stage work

Duncan Preston Charlottes my leading lady Emmerdales Duncan Preston reckons his

A renowned Shakespearean actor, Preston has performed in many productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including playing Angus in Trevor Nunn's version of Macbeth (stage 1976, television 1978), starring Ian McKellen and Judi Dench. Other theatre work, includes a 2007 production of To Kill A Mockingbird.

Duncan Preston Interview Duncan Preston on staring in Sir Alan Ayckbourns

He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Bradford on 4 December 2002 "for his contributions as an actor".


Duncan Preston Wikipedia

Similar Topics
Kathleen Beedles
Simon Shore
Susan Penhaligon