Donald Pickering

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Donald Ellis Pickering

(1933-11-15)15 November 1933
Died19 December 2009(2009-12-19) (aged 76)
Years active1952–2004

Donald Ellis Pickering (15 November 1933 – 19 December 2009) was an English actor.[1][2]

Pickering appeared in many stage, television, film and radio roles,[3] his television appearances include three roles in Doctor Who (The Keys of Marinus, 1964; The Faceless Ones, 1967; Time and the Rani, 1987).[4] In the 26-part BBC series The Pallisers, he played Dolly Longstaffe,[5] he also played roles in The House of Eliott, Dr. Watson in the series Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1979–1980), Yes, Prime Minister, Brittas Empire and Executive Stress.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1957 Doctor at Large Cyril Uncredited
1957 Carry on Admiral Second Officer Uncredited
1964-1987 Doctor Who Captain Blade / Beyus / Eyesen TV Series, 12 episodes
1964 Nothing But the Best Adrian Slater
1964-1966 The Saint Jeremy / Hans TV Series, 2 episodes
1965 Battle of the Bulge
1966 Fahrenheit 451 TV Announcer Uncredited
1967 A Challenge for Robin Hood Sir Jamyl de Penitone
1967-1969 The Avengers Freddie Cartwright / Peter Roberts TV Series, 2 episodes
1970 The Breaking of Bumbo Jorum
1971 The Persuaders! Morley Lyndon
1977 A Bridge Too Far Lieutenant Colonel Mackenzie
1977 The Three Hostages McGillivray
1978 The Thirty Nine Steps Marshall
1979 Zulu Dawn Major Russell
1979 Yanks Golfing friend
1983 Scarab Harrington
1986 Half Moon Street George Hardcastle
1997 The Man Who Knew Too Little Sir Duncan
1998 Monk Dawson Archbishop of Westminster
2000 Undertaker's Paradise


  1. ^ "Donald Pickering".
  2. ^ "Donald Pickering - Theatricalia".
  3. ^ "Donald Pickering". 25 October 2017 – via
  4. ^ "Donald Pickering - Movies and Filmography - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  5. ^ "Donald Pickering: Character actor who played three roles in 'Dr Who'". 3 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Donald Ellis Pickering's Obituary on The Times". The Times.

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