Albert Shepherd (actor)

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Albert Shepherd
Born(1936-08-29)August 29, 1936
York, England
DiedJuly 10, 2019(2019-07-10) (aged 82)
York, England
Years active1965–1981
Rosaleen Dumming (m. 1967)

Albert Shepherd (29 August 1936 – 10 July 2019) was an English actor, known for playing Don Rogers in Crossroads from 1970 until 1974.[1] He was the godfather of magician's assistant Debbie McGee.

Life and career[edit]

Albert was born and raised in York and attended the St George's Roman Catholic Secondary School. Before becoming an actor he worked as a railway engineer for nine years, then decided to try acting so went off to Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London for two years.

He starred in a TV series called Rosie, which was filmed in Scarborough, from 1979 to 1981, and also appeared in the 1968 film Secret Ceremony alongside Elizabeth Taylor. He was also the first person to speak on the 1969 movie Battle of Britain, and appeared in a number of other films and TV series.

Albert retired from acting in the mid-1980s following the death of his wife Rosaleen to look after his three children—Anthony, Jonathan and Gerard.[2]

He lived in Crayke north of York for the last 45 years of his life. Albert died at York Hospital from lung cancer, just three weeks after he was diagnosed.



Year Title Role Notes
1967 Quatermass and the Pit Loader Uncredited
1968 The Anniversary Construction Worker
1968 Charlie Bubbles Policeman
1968 Before Winter Comes Second British Soldier
1969 Battle of Britain Soldier at Self-propelled Gun Uncredited


Year Title Role Notes
1965 Compact Waiter Episode: "Action for Libel"
1965 Danger Man First Prison Guard Episode: "Two Birds with One Bullet"
1967 Market in Honey Lane Customer Episode: "Hearts and Flowers"
1969 Strange Report Hayes Episode: "Report 3906: Cover Girls - Last Year's Model"
1970 Department S Lomax Episode: "The Bones of Byrom Blain"
1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre Guard Episode: "Faith"
1970–1974 Crossroads Don Rogers Recurring role
1974 Notorious Woman Pietro Pagello Episode: "Conflict"
1977 Emmerdale Farm Fred Teaker One episode
1979–1981 Rosie 'Englebert' 10 episodes, (final appearance)


  1. ^ "The Crossroads Fan Club".
  2. ^ "Family man and former actor Albert Shepherd dies, aged 82". York Press.

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