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|Born||Donald Francis Henderson
10 November 1931
Leytonstone, London, England, United Kingdom
|Died||22 June 1997
Warwick, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Cause of death
|Spouse(s)||Shirley Stelfox (1979–1997; his death)|
Don Henderson (10 November 1931 – 22 June 1997) was an English actor whose film and TV work covered many years.
He lived in his adopted home town of Stratford-upon-Avon for many years, where he was a familiar face to locals. He also had several minor roles at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in the town. Prior to becoming an actor, Henderson was a detective sergeant with Essex Police.
Henderson is best remembered for his role as the fictional detective George Bulman. This character featured in three TV series The XYY Man in the mid-1970s; the later Strangers that saw Bulman rise from Detective Sergeant to Detective Chief Inspector and, in 1985, the series Bulman saw George retired from the police and pursuing a career as a horologist. He also starred in the popular TV drama series Warship.
In the late 1970s as a relatively unknown actor, whilst walking in Stratford, he was approached by an American tourist who recognised him as having starred in Star Wars, and offered him a thousand dollars in cash for his script. Sadly, Don had thrown it away.
- Ancestry/Find My Past (his birth was registered in the December 1931 quarter)