Donald Churchill

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Donald Churchill
Born(1930-11-06)6 November 1930
Died29 October 1991(1991-10-29) (aged 60)
Fuengirola, Spain
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Pauline Yates

Donald Churchill (6 November 1930 - 29 October 1991) was an English actor and playwright. He appeared in many film and television productions over a 35-year period and wrote several TV scripts.

Career[edit]

His films included Barnacle Bill (1957), The Captain's Table (1959), Victim (1961), The Wild Affair (1964), Zeppelin (1971), The First Great Train Robbery (1979), Charlie Muffin (1979) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983) as Doctor Watson. On television he starred in Spooner's Patch (1980-1982), played game show host Ronnie Kemp in Good Night and God Bless (which Churchill also co-wrote, 1983), Mr Scott Eccles in an adaptation of "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" for The Return of Sherlock Holmes in 1988, and appeared in Stanley and the Women (1991) and C.A.T.S. Eyes. His plays include Mixed Feelings, The Decorator, and Moments of Weakness.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to the actress Pauline Yates in 1960 and they had two daughters, Jemma and Polly.

Death[edit]

He died in Spain of a heart attack after filming his final episode of El C.I.D. for Granada Television in which he played the irascible harbour master Metcalf.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donald Churchill at Herald Scotland. Retrieved 15 May 2016
  2. ^ Donald Churchill at Variety. Retrieved 15 May 2016

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