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Donald Sinden

​Sir Donald Alfred Sinden CBE (born 9 October 1923) is an English actor of theatre, film and television. Sinden was born in Plymouth, Devon, England, on 9 October 1923. The son of Alfred Edward Sinden and his wife Mabel Agnes (née Fuller), he grew up in the Sussex village of Ditchling, where their home ('The Limes') doubled as the local chemist shop. He was married to actress Diana Mahony from 1948 until her death in 2004. He lives near Tenterden, Kent. The couple had two sons: actor Donald Sinden, who died of lung cancer in 1996, and Marc Sinden who is a West End theatre producer. Early career He trained as an actor at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and made his first stage appearance at the Brighton Little Theatre (of which he later became President) in January 1941, playing Dudley in George and Margaret. He broke into professional acting after appearing with the Mobile Entertainments Southern Area company in modern comedies for the armed forces during the Second World War. Rank Organisation In 1953 he was contracted for seven years to the Rank Organisation at Pinewood Studios and subsequently starred in many outstanding British films of the 1950s including The Cruel Sea, Mogambo, Doctor in the House, Above Us The Waves, Doctor at Large, The Siege of Sidney Street, Twice Round the Daffodils and with a very young Adam Faith in Mix Me a Person. Description above from the Wikipedia article Donald Sinden, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 9, 1923 In Plymouth, Devon, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Portrait from Life 1948-12-15
Latest Project:
Series Judge John Deed 2001-01-09
Known For
Poster of The Canterville Ghost
Poster of Never the Twain
Poster of Father Dear Father
Poster of The Captain's Table
Series Judge John Deed 2001-01-09
Movie Nancherrow Robin Jarvis 1999-01-01
Series Nancherrow 1999-04-04
Movie Alice in Wonderland Gryphon (voice) 1999-02-28
Movie Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh Col. Pickering 1998-11-07
Movie The Canterville Ghost Lord Dumbleton 1997-10-31
Movie The Treasure Seekers Old Wincott 1996-01-01
Movie The Canterville Ghost Mr. Umney 1996-01-27
Movie The Children Lord Wrench 1990-05-18
Movie The Golden Gong: The Story of Rank Films - British Cinema's Legendary Studio Himself-Interviewee 1985-01-01
Series Playing Shakespeare 1984-07-29
Movie Present Laughter Garry Essendine 1981-12-16
Movie All's Well That Ends Well King of France 1981-01-04
Series Never the Twain 1981-09-07
Series Two's Company 1975-09-06
Movie The Island at the Top of the World Sir Anthony Ross 1974-12-16
Movie The National Health Mr. Carr / Senior Surgeon Boyd 1973-03-06
Movie Father Dear Father Philip Glover 1973-05-25
Movie The Day of the Jackal Mallinson 1973-05-15
Movie Rentadick Jeffrey Armitage 1972-12-31
Movie Villain Gerald Draycott 1971-05-26
Series The Prisoner Unknown 1967-09-29
Movie The Wars of the Roses Duke of York 1965-04-08
Movie Mix Me a Person Philip Bellamy, QC 1962-08-31
Movie Twice Round the Daffodils Ian Richards 1962-04-02
Movie Your Money or Your Wife Pelham Butterworth 1960-03-01
Movie The Siege of Sidney Street Inspector Mannering 1960-10-11
Movie The Captain's Table Shawe-Wilson 1959-01-06
Movie Operation Bullshine Lt. Gordon Brown 1959-06-30
Movie Rockets Galore Hugh Mander 1958-12-26
Movie Doctor at Large Dr Tony Benskin 1957-03-26
Movie The Black Tent Col. Sir Charles Holland 1956-04-09
Movie Eyewitness Wade 1956-08-14
Movie Tiger in the Smoke Geoffrey Leavitt 1956-11-27
Movie Simba Inspector Drummond 1955-01-07
Movie Above Us the Waves Lieutenant Tom Corbett 1955-03-29
Movie An Alligator Named Daisy Peter Weston 1955-12-13
Movie Josephine and Men Alan Hartley 1955-11-09
Movie Doctor in the House Tony Benskin 1954-03-23
Movie You Know What Sailors Are 1954-02-09
Movie The Beachcomber Ewart Gray 1954-08-10
Movie Mad About Men Jeff Saunders 1954-11-16
Movie The Cruel Sea Lockhart 1953-02-24
Movie A Day to Remember Jim Carver 1953-11-10
Movie Mogambo Donald Nordley 1953-09-23
Movie Portrait from Life Minor Role 1948-12-15