Sam Dastor

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Sam Dastor
Born (1941-10-02) 2 October 1941 (age 73)
Mumbai, India
Nationality British
Education University of Cambridge
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)
Occupation Television and film actor
Years active 1969–present

Sam Dastor (born 2 October 1941) is an actor best known for his appearances in British television series.

Life and career[edit]

Dastor was born in Mumbai, and graduated from the University of Cambridge.[1] He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and joined the National Theatre.

Dastor is best known for his many appearances on British television, often playing characters of exotic origin. His most notable roles include Cassius Chaerea in the 1976 BBC adaptation of I, Claudius and Gandhi in both Lord Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy and the film Jinnah. Other credits include Softly, Softly, Space: 1999, Blake's 7, Shoestring, Yes Minister, Fortunes of War, A Touch of Frost and Spooks.

He has also narrated and voice-acted for a number of audiobooks.


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