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Donald Sinden

Donald Sinden

Sir Donald Sinden KBE born October 9, 1923 is a British stage actor. A stalwart of the Royal Shakespeare Company he broke into acting after appearing in revues for the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He is more known for the puppet of him in Spitting Image that characterised him as a toady obsessed with the royal family and gaining a knighthood.

One of his more familiar roles was as Simon Peel in the comedy Never the Twain (1981). He also appeared on radio including Sir Charles Baskerville in the Radio 4 adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles. In the late 1970's, he starred with Elaine Stritch in a BBC television series later shown on PBS, Two's Company. Other roles include many stage appearances in the works of Sheridan and even a small role in the cult series The Prisoner.

One of his sons, actor Jeremy Sinden, and his wife, Lady Diana Sinden, a minor actress, both died from cancer.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Donald Sinden Facts

Birth NameDonald Alfred Sinden
BirthdayOctober 9, 1923 (98)
BirthplacePlymouth,, England, United Kingdom
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Donald Sinden compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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